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 County: DeWitt County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
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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Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Date: June 19, 1890
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling seed-cotton. This apparatus is designed to move seed-cotton to gin-feeders, then from the condenser to the press, and also for conveying seeds and motes to an area of deposit.
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Account-Book.

Account-Book.

Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Huck, Henry J., Jr.
Description: Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included.
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Vehicle-Seat.

Vehicle-Seat.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Johnson, James M.
Description: Patent for an improvement in vehicle-seats, intended especially for uses in wagon-seats, by constructing a supporting frame consist of two shafts, each having two cranks with two springs connected with the wrists of the cranks. The seat is supported upon these springs which are secured to the underside of the seat-board by employing two blocks that are safely attached beneath the seat. The movements of the springs preserve the horizontal position of the seat even when weight is unequally disposed. Illustration is included.
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Process of Tanning Hides.

Process of Tanning Hides.

Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Rogers, John Charsley
Description: Patent for "an improved process of tanning hides in an expeditious and economical manner, and to produce a fine quality of leather" (lines 8-11). The limed and haired hides are baited thrice, afterwards the hides are packed into "tanning-vats with bark and covering them with a solution of alum and water" (lines 80-82). The hides are then leached in salt water and scoured and dried.
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