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 County: Hill County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvement In Gun-Locks.

Improvement In Gun-Locks.

Date: July 14, 1874
Creator: Grisham, James Madison ; Grisham, J. M. ; James Madison Grisham, of Towash, Texas.
Description: Patent for "new and useful improvement in Gun-Lock" (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement In Apparatus For Washing Dishes and Table-Cutlery

Improvement In Apparatus For Washing Dishes and Table-Cutlery

Date: August 12, 1879
Creator: Walling, Edmund, P.
Description: Patent for improvements to a dish washing machine with specifications and illustrations attached.
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Portable Extension Top for Stoves.

Portable Extension Top for Stoves.

Date: November 16, 1880
Creator: Hutchinson, John Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved portable extension for stove tops. This design is for a casing with pot-holes that utilizes a flange and a collar to allow for attachment to the stove top. This increases the usable surface area of the stove by a third.
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Caster.

Caster.

Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Custer, George
Description: Patent for an improved design for casters, otherwise known as "rollers for bedsteads and the like" (lines 15-16), including illustrations.
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Coffee Roaster.

Coffee Roaster.

Date: August 23, 1881
Creator: Walling, Edmund Pendleton
Description: Patent for a new and improved "culinary utensil primarily intended for use as a coffee roaster, but also . . . of any article which needs to be stirred while upon the fire" (lines 12-16). This design utilizes a crankshaft to stir the beans (or other foods) as they roast.
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Apparatus for Trimming Hooves of Animals.

Apparatus for Trimming Hooves of Animals.

Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: Mullins, Joshua C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hoof trimmer. This design "consists in an upright standard or support having a concaved supporting-recess adapted to receive the animal's hoof, with parallel guide-ways arranged in rear thereof, a trimming implement moving in said guides, and so constructed as to operate upon the hoof without injury to the frog, and means for reciprocating the trimming device from either side of the animal" (lines 16-25).
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File.

File.

Date: March 18, 1884
Creator: Custer, George.
Description: Patent for a new and improved file. This design consists in "[a] file provided with longitudinal teeth upon one or both of its edges . . . [and] upon its sides so cut that they extend only half-way across the width of the file, the inner ends of the said teeth meeting at an angle at the center of the width of the blade" (lines 50-56).
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: May 19, 1885
Creator: Connelly, William E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "relates to improvements in that class of gates in which the gate is suspended from and adapted to transverse a supporting-beam adapted to oscillate and cause the gate to travel back and forth by gravity, according to the position the beam occupies, and has for its object to provide a gate and its operating mechanism which shall be simple and durable in construction, and capable of being readily and easily operated by a horse[back rider] or driver of a team approaching the same from either direction" (lines 9-20).
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Combination-Lock for Money-Drawers, &c.

Combination-Lock for Money-Drawers, &c.

Date: March 16, 1886
Creator: Sturgis, Herbert M.
Description: Patent for improvement to a combination lock for money drawers to make it more secure.
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File.

File.

Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Custer, George
Description: Patent for a new and improved file. This design "consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of a file having its teeth cut to extend half-way across the face from each edge and at an angle to each other, and having a longitudinal groove in the middle of each face" (lines 22-27).
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