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 County: Brown County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Stalk - Cutter.

Stalk - Cutter.

Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Acre, William Floyd & Wafford, William Penn
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in stalk-cutters to "provide a simple, light, and durable machine by means of which three rows of stalks may be cut in one passage of the machine across the field" (line 13-16).
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Burglar-Alarm.

Burglar-Alarm.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Canterbury, Crawford R.
Description: Patent for a burglar-alarms by constructing “an alarm which would adapted and arranged to sound and to be operated at and by the raising of the window or opening of the door, and simultaneous with the sounding of the alarm to produce an illumination.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
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Burglar Alarm.

Burglar Alarm.

Date: August 27, 1889
Creator: Carter, Elmira
Description: Patent for a new and improved burglar alarm. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the casing, the shaft having the winding-drum, the rope connected to the latter passing over a pulley and having a weight attached thereto, a ratchet-wheel at one end of the shaft, a pitman connecting said ratchet-wheel with the alarm-sounding mechanism, a spring-latch engaging the ratchet-wheel and having a cam-lever pivoted in a notch at its front end, the lamp having a scratch-plate attached to its burner, and the lamp-chimney having a vertical slot in its lower end" (lines 39-50).
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Automatic Cork Extractor.

Automatic Cork Extractor.

Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic cork extractor. This design "consists, principally, of a vertically-moving and partially-rotating blade having a harpoon-shaped or shouldered head for piercing and drawing the corks; in laterally opening and closing jaws for holding the necks of the bottles; in pivoted and laterally-moving pointed levers for throwing the parts of the corks away from the blade when withdrawn, and in the construction and combination of the parts of the device" (lines 14-23).
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Bed Frame Brace.

Bed Frame Brace.

Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for bed frames. This design "consists in providing a transverse slat at each of its ends with a pair of diverging hooks, the same to be connected to the rail on each side by means of screw-eyes, and thereby preventing the bedstead from spreading, bracing it transversely and obliquely" (lines 19-25).
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Folding Cradle.

Folding Cradle.

Date: February 15, 1881
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Description: Patent for a new and improved folding cradle. This design "consists of a cradle formed of two triangular folding end frames provided with folding braces and connected by longitudinal rods, from which the canvas bottom is supported, which frames are pivoted at their apex on the top of two connected triangular folding standards, and are provided with a crank for swinging the cradle. . . . [The cradle] is simple in construction and may be provided with a fan attachment" (lines 10-19).
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Paper File.

Paper File.

Date: September 5, 1882
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Description: Patent for a new and improved paper file. This design "provide[s] a simple, cheap, and effective wire clamp for . . . holding bills, papers, cards, and the like . . . that can be secured to a table, desk, wall, or other object, thereby dispensing with the strips of wood or other material to which the wire clamps are usually connected" (lines 18-29).
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Hay Press

Hay Press

Date: August 10, 1897
Creator: Couch, John Calvin
Description: Patent for an improvement to hay press designs resulting in a "simple, durable, and effective press" (line 13). Instructions and illustrations are included.
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Nut Lock.

Nut Lock.

Date: December 20, 1892
Creator: Crisp, James E.
Description: Patent for a keyed lock for nut and bolt that is removable and does not damage the threads.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Crouch, Riley
Description: Patent for an improvement in churn by using a combination of a sliding bar, a cord secured to the dasher-shaft, and vertical rods to create a mechanical movement that would wind and unwind the cord in order to operate the churn. Illustration is included.
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