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 County: Brown County, TX
 Month: February
 Collection: Texas Patents
Composition of Matter for Removing Grease, &c.

Composition of Matter for Removing Grease, &c.

Date: February 7, 1893
Creator: Ehman, Benedickt
Description: Patent for a compound that is meant to remove grease, oil, paint, and similar things from delicate cloth. It is composed of gasoline, chloroform, sulfuric ether, alcohol, spirits of ammonia, powdered borax, powdered carbonate of soda, and saltpeter in lumps.
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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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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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Brace for Bedsteads.

Brace for Bedsteads.

Date: February 14, 1888
Creator: Warfield, Dunbar Griffith
Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for bed frames. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the bedstead having bolts at the corners, the hooks at the centers of the end rails, and the hooks at the centers of the side rails, of the two wires on each side having their ends secured to the bolts, engaging the hooks and passing to the side of the bed and engaging the hooks, the rings strung on and embracing the adjoining wires between the hooks . . . so as to cause the wires to be brought together, and the cord or strap connecting the said rings so as to slide the rings upon the wires" (lines 20-31).
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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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