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 County: Hopkins County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Medical Compound.

Medical Compound.

Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Reeves, J. J.
Description: Patent for a cough syrup formula made from various plant extracts, to treat inflammatory diseases. No illustration.
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Improvement in Detaching Horses

Improvement in Detaching Horses

Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Craig, John Kerr
Description: Patent for improvements for a device used to detach a horse or horses from a vehicle. Included illustration shows 3 elevation views of the detacher.
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Horse-Power.

Horse-Power.

Date: January 29, 1878
Creator: Randall, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved "horse-power" (motor). This design utilizes a central pinion and a counter-wheel to accelerate the rest of the motor with minimal friction and minimal complicating of design.
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Improvement in Churn-Motors

Improvement in Churn-Motors

Date: July 30, 1878
Creator: Alexander, Julius A.
Description: Patent for an improvement in churn-motors, which would allow for the motor to run faster or slower as needed, with illustration.
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Improvement in Horse-Powers

Improvement in Horse-Powers

Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Smith, William W. & Randall, John C.
Description: Patent for an improvement in Horse Powers and in it's construction.
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Improvement in Harrows and Clod-Crushers

Improvement in Harrows and Clod-Crushers

Date: November 11, 1879
Creator: Murphy, James M.
Description: Patent for the improvement in the design of harrows and clod-crushers.
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Sulky Plow.

Sulky Plow.

Date: October 9, 1883
Creator: Henderson, William Chancy
Description: Patent for a new and improved sulky plow. This design "consists in a sulky-plow constructed with the sliding block carrying the adjustable wheel locked in place by a sliding spring-pressed bolt and withdrawn by means of an elbow-lever. The sliding wheel-carrying block is provided with rack-teeth engaging with the teeth of a double-gear wheel placed loosely upon the journal of the plow-crank, and connected with the plow-crank lever by a pawl, whereby the machine can be leveled and the plow adjusted by means of the same lever (lines 20-31).
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Bale Tie.

Bale Tie.

Date: March 31, 1885
Creator: Tippit, James A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design "consists of a buckle or tie consisting of a base-plate having one or more projections or hooks on its face, to one of which is permanently secured one end of the wire or band, while the other end is passed around the bale and secured to the opposite hook or projection" (lines 21-27).
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Railroad Gate.

Railroad Gate.

Date: June 1, 1886
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey & Houston, Samuel Callahan
Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad gate. This design "has relation to railroad-gates of the class that is designed to be erected at the lines of fences for the purpose of preventing cattle and stock from passing from one field to another, and further designed to be opened by the wheels of a passing train, and automatically closed after the train has passed; and the invention consists in the construction and novel combination of parts" (lines 20-28).
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Ironing Table.

Ironing Table.

Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Adair, Annie E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved ironing board. This design consists in "the rigid supporting-frame of an ironing-table, a cross-piece secured to the outside of the upper ends of the supports at one end of the frame, so that its upper edge shall project above the supports, an ironing-board top hinged to one side of the cross-piece, and a shelf secured to the upper edge and projecting to the opposite side of said cross-piece" (lines 86-94).
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