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 County: DeWitt County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Barnes, Robert Hanson & Salles, George Camiel
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "has for its object the production of a simple, cheap, and effective device whereby the ants are confined to a space within the circle of the trap, speedily captured, and exterminated. It consists in a trap constructed with a circular flanged pit provided with tubes leading therefrom to a central ant-receptacle; also, in the details of construction of the trap" (lines 8-16).
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Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Date: December 23, 1873
Creator: Brown, David
Description: Patent for "an improved hub for buggy and other vehicle wheels, which shall be simple in construction, strong, and durable, and which will run with little friction." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Insecticide.

Insecticide.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Brumleu, Ludwig & Brumleu, Ernest
Description: Patent for an insecticide that uses an arsenic compound to kill insects instead of Paris green or London purple, and can easily be made into a beautiful green powder that may be used as a pigment.
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Improvement in Bale-Tie Buckles.

Improvement in Bale-Tie Buckles.

Date: September 5, 1876
Creator: Bunker, Thaddeus, of Cuero, Texas.
Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie buckle which will not slip or break under great strain.
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EARTH-AUGER.

EARTH-AUGER.

Date: April 13, 1880
Creator: Cudd, Decater P.
Description: Patent for structural improvement in machines used for boring post holes and wells with illustrations and instructions included.
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Car-Replacer.

Car-Replacer.

Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a car-replacer that is simple and inexpensive and can be easily set and removed. The replacer has two blocks shaped like triangles and tie rods connecting the blocks.
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Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a combined railway-switch and car-replacing mechanism that is meant to "provide certain improved devices which can be arranged to operate as a switch mechanism, or as car replacing means, which can be easily manipulated, are of a simple construction and which will effectively serve for their intended purposes" (lines 11-16). It can be easily assembled and dissembled.
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Washing-Machines.

Washing-Machines.

Date: January 20, 1874
Creator: Eberhardt, T. C.
Description: Patent for an improvement in washing machines. The shaping and components are meticulously detailed and indicate they play a part in the said improvement.
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Addressing-Machine.

Addressing-Machine.

Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Description: Patent for an improved addressing machine, which will "paste, cut, and attach the slip simultaneously, or with one operation" (lines 26-27), with instructions and illustrations.
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Device for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton by Atmospheric Suction.

Device for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton by Atmospheric Suction.

Date: May 19, 1891
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Description: Patent for a new device for handling and cleaning seeding cotton by atmospheric suction in which the cotton may be conveyed and cleaned without passing through the exhaust-fans, thereby avoiding danger of the machine being choked while in operation. (Lines 14-17) Illustration is included.
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