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 County: Travis County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Metallic Cross-Tie.

Metallic Cross-Tie.

Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Budington, Albert G.
Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive metallic crosstie that has elasticity and the same vibration as a wooden cross-tie and does not require bolts or nuts. It can easily be placed or removed from rails.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Roosevelt, James A.
Description: Patent for an improved car-coupling that consists of a hollow drawhead, a knuckle pivoted in the drawhead, a lock that pivots across the drawhead, a catch on one side of the drawhead, a spring presses on the side of the lock, a lever pivoted in the drawhead, a hand rod connected to the arm, a hand rod connected to the drawhead, and a bell crank lever pivoted in the drawhead.
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Cigar-Package.

Cigar-Package.

Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Philipson, Sigmund
Description: Patent for an improved cigar-package that complies "with all the requirements of the revenue laws, to be retailed to purchasers, who destroy the stamp upon opening the package, the construction being such that the packages thus opened can be used as pocket cases for the protection of the cigars" (lines 21-27).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: July 31, 1894
Creator: Kirk, John P.
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient car coupling that easily couples by impact, and can uncouple without going between cars.
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Refrigerating Apparatus.

Refrigerating Apparatus.

Date: October 23, 1894
Creator: Carleton, Ernest William & Odell, James Madison
Description: Patent for an economic and durable refrigerating apparatus that cools food by "reducing the temperature of the air in a partially closed chamber by the evaporation of water brought about through the medium of capillary attraction, and likewise to provide for automatically maintaining a predetermined level of water in the water chamber of the apparatus, and a thorough ventilation of the refrigerating chamber thereof" (lines 16-24).
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Dental or Surgical Chair.

Dental or Surgical Chair.

Date: August 28, 1894
Creator: Stiles, Edmund Pease
Description: Patent for a dental or surgical chair that is adjustable, light and portable. The chair can be adjusted "without the employment of a raising device using fluid or any sub-basal mechanism" (lines 57-59), and can be adjusted with little effort. The chair's decent can be monitored. It can be easily assembled and disassembled for transport.
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Automatic Danger-Signal for Railroads.

Automatic Danger-Signal for Railroads.

Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Lee, Horatio Grooms; White, John P.; Ball, Thomas & White, James L.
Description: Patent for a "device for indicating at railroad crossings and other points, the approach or departure of trains within any given distance of such crossing or with relation to any point where persons might come into dangerous proximity to the train if they were left unadvised by some such signal as this." (Lines 19-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Siphon-Pump Attachment for Oil-Cans.

Siphon-Pump Attachment for Oil-Cans.

Date: February 19, 1895
Creator: Franklin, Edward R.
Description: Patent for a siphon pump attachment that takes up little space and can be used in different sized containers. It is an improvement on a previous patent granted to E. A. Franklin (No. 503,232).
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Howe, Charles P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "relates to improvements in gates of that class known as 'tilting and folding' gates, and is designed to produce a gate that will automatically lock itself when down and close the passage by means which will not interfere in the least with the operation of the tilting" (lines 9-15).
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Cuff Button and Holder.

Cuff Button and Holder.

Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Stuart, John A. & Woodmansee, John F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cuff button and holder. This design consists in "[a] cuff button and holder having in combination a shank-plate, two buttons, one attached at each end of the shank-plate, and a clamp-bar, one end of which is for attachment to the shirt-sleeve, and the other end having a device to couple with said shank-plate" (lines 1-6).
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