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 County: DeWitt County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Vechicle-Top Support.

Vechicle-Top Support.

Date: May 15, 1900
Creator: Buchanan, Sanford McElroy
Description: Patent for "supports for the bows of folding vehicle-tops, and has for its object to provide an improved device of this character for application to one end of the shifting rail of the top, so as to receive the bows and cushion them against injury in folding and when the vehicle is passing over a rough roadway." (Lines 8-15) Illustration included.
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Tongue-Support.

Tongue-Support.

Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Wright, George Washington
Description: Patent for a new and useful tongue support, including instructions and illustrations.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Schumacher, Hermann G.
Description: Patent for a new and useful washing machine, including instructions and illustrations.
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Grinding-Machine.

Grinding-Machine.

Date: May 2, 1899
Creator: Post, Bernhard
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in grinding machines, including instructions and illustrations.
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Horse - Releaser.

Horse - Releaser.

Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Grossman, Amanda I.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in "devices for releasing fractious animals from vehicles" (line 15 -16).
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Process of Tanning Hides.

Process of Tanning Hides.

Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Rogers, John Charsley
Description: Patent for "an improved process of tanning hides in an expeditious and economical manner, and to produce a fine quality of leather" (lines 8-11). The limed and haired hides are baited thrice, afterwards the hides are packed into "tanning-vats with bark and covering them with a solution of alum and water" (lines 80-82). The hides are then leached in salt water and scoured and dried.
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Refrigerator.

Refrigerator.

Date: October 1, 1895
Creator: Elder, Philip T.
Description: Patent for a refrigerator especially designed to cool meat, dairy, and other farm products. It uses little ice and cools using vaporization.
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Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Date: May 14, 1895
Creator: Zelder, Friedrich & Ward, Perry L.
Description: Patent for a pneumatic feed device or elevator and distributor for cotton gins. It has a mechanical conveyer that connects "with the blast device, so that a positive force feed is obtained and the cotton is placed evenly over the gins, and wherein further an overflow box is employed and an independent means of feeding the cotton through the medium of the said blast device, either from a vehicle or bin or from the overflow box, thus enabling the gin to be fed even while the connection between the bin or main source of supply is cut off; and wherein also the blower or fan employed in connection with the pneumatic conveying device may likewise be used for forcing the speed delivered from the gin to any desired point" (lines 12-26).
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Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a combined railway-switch and car-replacing mechanism that is meant to "provide certain improved devices which can be arranged to operate as a switch mechanism, or as car replacing means, which can be easily manipulated, are of a simple construction and which will effectively serve for their intended purposes" (lines 11-16). It can be easily assembled and dissembled.
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Insecticide.

Insecticide.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Brumleu, Ludwig & Brumleu, Ernest
Description: Patent for an insecticide that uses an arsenic compound to kill insects instead of Paris green or London purple, and can easily be made into a beautiful green powder that may be used as a pigment.
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