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 County: Rusk County, TX
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Peach-Parer.

Peach-Parer.

Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Hermans, Alva
Description: Patent for a paring device for peaches using prongs to hold and rotate the fruit while a blade pares the peach. Includes illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton Cultivators, Scrapers, and Choppers.

Improvement in Cotton Cultivators, Scrapers, and Choppers.

Date: December 27, 1870
Creator: Young, John H.W.
Description: Patent for a new cotton cultivator that allows for a worker to adjust the cultivator's angle based on soil depth.
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Improvement in Apparatus for Preserving Meats and Vegetables

Improvement in Apparatus for Preserving Meats and Vegetables

Date: January 30, 1872
Creator: Maxwell, William
Description: Patent for "improvement in apparatus" for the use of "preserving meats, vegetables, fruits &c." (lines 5, 16-17) including construction specifications and illustrations.
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Improvement in Washing-Machines

Improvement in Washing-Machines

Date: July 16, 1872
Creator: Newman, Greer J.
Description: Patent for "a new and valuable Improvement in Washing-Machines" for which "the novelty consists in providing the tank with two separate apartments or boxes for containing, respectively, suds and clear water, and in arranging the separating partition so that an ordinary wringer may be attached thereto and used on the clothes as they pass from the suds-box to the clear-water box."
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: September 16, 1879
Creator: Hill, William
Description: Patent for a bale-tie designed to "provide a simple, strong, durable, and easily adjustable tie for bales of cotton, hay, etc." (para. 4), using a hook, a band, and a beveled eye. The hook has a barb attached to the end, and is described as a double hook.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Langill, Charles H.
Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-presses adapted for pressing cotton into bales including instructions and illustration.
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Improvement in Saw-Sets

Improvement in Saw-Sets

Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Holton, Samuel
Description: Patent for an improvement in a device which sets the teeth of a saw, with instructions and illustrations.
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Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Description: Patent for a cloth cleaning machine to "furnish bagging-reels, so constructed that the bagging can be conveniently unwound from the roll, measured automatically, and again wound into a roll" (lines 13-17).
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Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Date: August 3, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Description: Patent for for a new cloth-measuring machine design, including illustrations.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: October 12, 1880
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in a jointed rod which has its lower end fastened to one of the hooks of the coupling and its upper end fastened to a vertically-moving ring that slides upon the brake-rod, whereby the coupling hook can be raised upward and supported in such a position that it will not couple when the cars run together" (lines 14-20).
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