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 County: Limestone County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Wire Stretching and Reeling Machine.

Wire Stretching and Reeling Machine.

Date: November 4, 1890
Creator: Claunch, Martin B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design "relates to improvements in wire-stretchers for use in building wire fences, and also adapted to take up the wire and reel the same when it is desired to take a fence down" (lines 12-16). It consists, "with the main frame, of the inclined and slotted standards secured thereto, the boxes arranged on said standards, the pivoted pawl carried by the boxes, and a reel-shaft carrying a pinion and arranged in the slots of the standards and supported by the boxes" (lines 89-95).
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Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Ferriott, Charles L.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers and cultivators by using “the shearing action between a rotary hoe and a cutter-bar traveling along beside the row” (lines 20-22) to cut off the cotton. Illustration is included.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: September 15, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Description: Patent for improvements in plows: "This invention relates more particularly to double mold board plows, but it is applicable to ordinary sulky and other plows having a rotary colter over the plowshare and friction wheel with acts as a rotating support or sole in rear of the plow" (lines 8-13).
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Cultivator-Harrow.

Cultivator-Harrow.

Date: September 29, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Description: Patent for improvements in cultivator-harrows in which an adjustable “harrow-frame is adapted to the ready attachment of cultivators, plows, sweeps, scrapers, and various forms of cultivating devices which are interchangeable with each other and can be used either with or without the harrow-teeth, according to the character of work to be done.” (Lines 80-86) Illustration is included.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: August 16, 1892
Creator: Taylor, John Greene
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design "is composed of two parts, the upper end forming what may be termed a 'buckle proper,' to secure the end of a strap, and the lower ends formed into curved portions which fit one within the other and constructed to interlock, so that the lower end is adapted to catch a chain, bit, or other device which it is desired to connect a strap to, the . . . parts forming a hinge, whereby they can be turned one upon the other and separated entirely, or at their upper ends to allow the adjustment of the strap secured thereto" (lines 18-30).
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Device-for-Cooling-Milk-or-Butter

Device-for-Cooling-Milk-or-Butter

Date: January 17, 1893
Creator: Wilder, Joseph L.
Description: Patent for a device used for cooling milk or butter by means of evaporation so that there is a constant circulation of cool air around the milk or butter.
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Cotton-Bag Carrier.

Cotton-Bag Carrier.

Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Laird, Archibald F.
Description: Patent for improved cotton sack carrier: "the object of the present invention is to provide a device whereby cotton sacks may be conveniently carried during the picking of cotton from one portion of the field to another without wearing the sack and with convenience to the picker" (lines 10-15).
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Hoisting Attachment for Wagon-Beds.

Hoisting Attachment for Wagon-Beds.

Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Baugh, Edward H. & Selvidge, Charles W.
Description: Patent for a low cost, removable hoisting attachment for wagon beds, including illustrations and instructions.
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: June 13, 1893
Creator: McKinney, John Wilson
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient wire stretcher that aids in fence-building, tightening loose wires, cutting wires, and tying broken wires. The stretcher is similar in appearance to a wrench that can be taken apart in order to properly utilize the tool.
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Animal-Poke.

Animal-Poke.

Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: McWilliams, Anderson W.
Description: Patent for animal-poke that prevents them from jumping or forcing their way through fences. It consists of a yoke with its ends pointing upward, a brow band, rods that connect the brow band and the ends of the yoke, and bulges at the ends of the rods.
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