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 County: Brown County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
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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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bottles; in pivoted and laterally-moving pointed levers for throwing the parts of the corks away from the blade when withdrawn, and in the construction and combination of the parts of the device" (lines 14-23).
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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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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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Stump Puller.

Stump Puller.

Date: April 24, 1883
Creator: Tucker, William A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved stump puller. This design's object "is to provide a simple, cheap, and effective stump-puller, readily portable and easily operated by one man and a horse; and to that end the novelty consists in the construction of the same" (lines 10-15).
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Mechanical Motor.

Mechanical Motor.

Date: November 11, 1884
Creator: Groves, Isaac N.
Description: Patent for a new and improved engine. This design "is to convert a given rotary into a vertical reciprocating motion, and to provide means whereby the stroke of the reciprocating motion may be increased or diminished, according to the use or work to which the machine may be applied; and to these ends the novelty consists in the construction, combination, and arrangement of the same" (lines 10-18).
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Cotton-Stalk Puller.

Cotton-Stalk Puller.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Womack, Lewis L.
Description: Patent for an improved machine for pulling cotton-stalks by making “the pulling-wheel turned in a direction to cause its side engaging the cotton-stalks to move rearwardly or in a direction opposite to that in which the machine is advancing” (lines 87-91), illustration is included.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: February 24, 1891
Creator: Walter, George P.
Description: Patent for improvement in "the construction of washing-machines and increase their efficacy and produce a thorough rubbing of the clothes and to prevent the latter being torn or in any wise injured by the rubbing action," (lines 11-15) includes illustration.
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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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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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