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 County: Hays County, TX
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Fire Tongs.

Fire Tongs.

Date: March 9, 1886
Creator: Bishop, John Andrews
Description: Patent for new and improved fire tongs. This design "is designed to produce an article . . . which will be practical in every respect, and which will prevent the slipping or sliding of the legs or arms thereof while handling the logs, enabling the latter to be grasped with a firm hold, thereby avoiding the numerous accidents that often occur from the use of the present form of tongs" (lines 9-17).
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Horse Collar Fastener.

Horse Collar Fastener.

Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Bomar, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved horse-collar fastener. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in horse-collar fastenings of that class designed to lock the two sides of the horse-collar and to permit of the ready separation thereof to facilitate the placing and removal of the collar when desired; and it has for its object to provide a simple and cheap device of this character wherein provision shall be made for the retention of the lever against the catch, and also means for preventing the drawing of the screws" (lines 15-26).
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Fumigator.

Fumigator.

Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: Bozarth, Stephen P.
Description: Patent for an improved fumigator that's primary purpose is to kill insects within corn storage units without damaging either the corn or the building. Illustration included.
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Packing attachment for cotton presses.

Packing attachment for cotton presses.

Date: 1885-10-6
Creator: Bradford, John B.
Description: Patent for improvement of packing attachment for cotton presses.
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Combined Clothes Washer and Churn.

Combined Clothes Washer and Churn.

Date: March 6, 1883
Creator: Bridges, Mary Jane
Description: Patent for a new and improved combined clothes washer and churn. This design "is to facilitate the operations of washing clothes and churning, and also to avoid the necessity of having a separate mechanism for each use. The invention consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 16-21).
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Motor for Sewing Machines.

Motor for Sewing Machines.

Date: August 28, 1888
Creator: Briggs, Emma Flora
Description: Patent for a new and improved sewing-machine motor. This design has for its object "the production of a motor capable of rapid and convenient adjustment to permit operation by hand or foot . . . Heretofore motors have been provided for [this purpose] but the difficulty experienced in these machines is that during the operation of the machine by hand the treadle forms no substantial support for the feet, the pitman simply being disconnected from the driving-wheel and thrown back. . . . [T]he present invention . . . will obviate the above objection" (lines 10-22).
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Sash Balance.

Sash Balance.

Date: November 4, 1890
Creator: Cayce, Henry P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved sash balance. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a window-frame provided with the pulleys . . . sash provided with the grooves, and [the other] pulleys working in said grooves, and cord having one end attached to the upper part of the frame . . . passing thence under [the latter] pulleys in the upper sash, thence over [the second] pulley" (lines lines 81-87).
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Fumigator.

Fumigator.

Date: July 20, 1897
Creator: Cock, Lewis W.
Description: Patent for "constructing a fumigator that the fire in the combustion-chamber may be caused to burn more rapidly in one part than in another, whereby the proportions of vapors and fumes may be governed at will." (Lines 45-50) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton Picker's Wagon.

Cotton Picker's Wagon.

Date: February 21, 1882
Creator: Collins, Charles P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon for cotton pickers. This design "consists in a suitable frame-work supported on wheels and covered on top by canvas or other suitable material to protect the pickers from the rays of the sun or from the rain, and on one or both sides of the frame, preferably both, is a trough for receiving the picked cotton" (lines 10-16).
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Cotton Picker's Wagon.

Cotton Picker's Wagon.

Date: May 1, 1883
Creator: Collins, Charles P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon for cotton pickers. This design consists in "the combination of the frame, supporting wheels, cover, side-curtains, troughs, and partitions" (lines 53-55).
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