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 County: Upshur County, TX
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Improvement in Buckles.

Improvement in Buckles.

Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Description: Patent for improvement in buckles “which does not require to be sewed to either of the straps which it is to connect, and which will securely fasten and hold the said straps of bands in any desired position.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Wrench.

Improvement in Wrench.

Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Description: Patent for improvements in monkey wrenches.
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Improvement in Oscillating Steam-Engine

Improvement in Oscillating Steam-Engine

Date: July 6, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Description: Patent for improvements to steam-engines that employ oscillating cylinders for the drive-shaft.
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Improvement in Lamps

Improvement in Lamps

Date: August 3, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Description: Patent for the construction of a combined oil burning lamp and candlestick.
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Improvement in Coffee-Mills.

Improvement in Coffee-Mills.

Date: August 16, 1870
Creator: Richer, Francois Charles
Description: Patent for an improvement to upright coffee-mills, "whereby the bearings are always maintained in their true relative positions, while the strain on the two is made automatically counteracting, and each part of the shell firmly and effectually supported by the other." (Lines 10-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Road-Scrapers.

Improvement in Road-Scrapers.

Date: March 26, 1872
Creator: Coy, Elihu E.
Description: Patent for an improvement in road-scrapers which "consists in hanging the scoop to the carriage in such a manner that it may always be made to scrape in horizontal planes whether the carriage run on a level surface or on a hill side; and also in certain devices for holding the scoop suspended above the ground while moving from place to place." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Road-Scrapers.

Improvement in Road-Scrapers.

Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Tate, Thomas M.
Description: Patent for a new improvement in the construction of road-scrapers to make them more facilitating, faster, and with less animal power required.
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Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Cultivators.

Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Cultivators.

Date: November 2, 1875
Creator: McClung, Richard L.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful Improvement in Combined Cotton Scraper, Chopper, and Cultivator" (lines 4-6) including illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Gin Hoppers.

Improvement in Cotton-Gin Hoppers.

Date: August 5, 1879
Creator: Horne, Edward Gideon
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-gins, including illustrations.
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Automatic Car Brake.

Automatic Car Brake.

Date: January 22, 1884
Creator: Miller, John D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic car brake. This design "consists, first, in the combination of the draw-heads . . . connecting-rods . . . and a partially-rotating shaft provided with suitable slotted cams, which cams are attached to the brake-beams, so that when the draw-heads are forced inward or drawn out the brakes will move out of contact with the wheels; second, in the combination, with the slotted cams and a mechanism for moving them, of the rods which are connected thereto, and which pass through the brake-beams, the sliding sleeves, the springs, and the nuts" (lines 13-27).
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