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 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Pan Lifter and Turner.

Pan Lifter and Turner.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Ericson, John
Description: Patent for a pan lifter and turner using a bent handle, a curved plate is secured at the end of the bent handle; extending upward from the curved plate with a series of teeth to engages the crimped rim of a pan for lifting. At both ends of the curved plate provided with curved notches or recesses to receive and engage the rim of a pan for turning. Illustration is included.
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Feed-Trough.

Feed-Trough.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Webb, William James
Description: Patent for improvements in feed-troughs in which a controlled amount of feed can be placed in a feed box, and in which the latter will be fed as rapidly as consumed and the unconsumed feed will be protected. (Lines 11-14) Illustration in included.
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Mill-Carriage-Wheel Guard.

Mill-Carriage-Wheel Guard.

Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Zimmerman, Joseph W.
Description: Patent for a new mill-carriage-wheel guard "to prevent obstruction falling on the wheels or on the [railroad] track, this guard also carries scrapers in front and in rear and on each side of the wheel, whereby the obstructions are scraped off the track." (Lines 23-28) This guard can be used with a wood-working machine carriages and/or rail.” Illustration is included.
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Improvement In Percussion-Shells.

Improvement In Percussion-Shells.

Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Urquhart, John M.
Description: This patent was created for individuals to be able to hit an object with the instrument and the oject immediately explodes on impact. It then produces an excessive amount of explosions. The invention is made out of shells with sections assembled together infused with different substances, and connected by a fuse.
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Refuse-Carrier Frame.

Refuse-Carrier Frame.

Date: February 19, 1891
Creator: Zimmerman, Joseph W.
Description: Patent for a support frame for devices that carry refuse from the saw mill to the burning pile, with instructions and illustrations.
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Trunk-Strap Fastener.

Trunk-Strap Fastener.

Date: February 13, 1891
Creator: Webb, William James
Description: Patent for a device "whereby a trunk-strap after having been tightly drawn around a trunk or other article of baggage can be fastened without the use of the usual buckle," (lines 10-14) including instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Armstrong, James P.
Description: Patent for improved car couplings "of the Janney type, capable of readily coupling on short curved, and adapted to be either coupled or uncoupled without going between cars. A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the parts may be readily set for automatic coupling, or to prevent coupling." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Dredging Apparatus.

Dredging Apparatus.

Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Hyatt, Frank A.
Description: Patent for an improved dredging apparatus that plows or scoops, and has "an endless traveling elevator, the latter, being arranged in a rigid frame that is supported at a suitable angle, and the scoop being hinged to the lower end of said frame so that it works horizontally, or practically so" (lines 9-14).
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Log-Carrier.

Log-Carrier.

Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Carroll, Joseph Alexander
Description: Patent for a log-carrier with an improved construction from a previous patent (No. 539,380). Improvements include a change in "the angle of strain of the draft-chain as the lever approaches the horizontal position...when the load is elevated" (lines 34-37). It also maintains "a uniform leverage without the use of guide-rollers or other means" (lines 54-56), and balances the sliding tongue so that "the team is relieved of the weight thereof" (line 62).
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Mining Sulfur.

Mining Sulfur.

Date: April 27, 1897
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo & Carroll, George W.
Description: Patent for a method of mining sulfur and other things that have similar melting points that is less expensive and more efficient than previous methods. A machine sprays hot fluid at fissures where the mineral exists, melts it, and carries it away in the stream.
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