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 County: Fannin County, TX
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Improvement in  Cotton-Hoes.

Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.

Date: September 26, 1897
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton hoes: "such as are employed in thinning cotton and other plants" ( lines 16-17).
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Telephone-Transmitter.

Telephone-Transmitter.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Description: Patent for "a simple transmitter in which the greatest volume of sound may be transmitted without causing grating or rattling." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Seed-Planter.

Seed-Planter.

Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Pace, Francis W.
Description: Patent for a seed planter which utilizes a dropping-wheel that has pockets. Plungers take in and release a certain number of seeds into the pockets.
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Telephone-Transmitter.

Telephone-Transmitter.

Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Description: Patent for a granulated-electrode phone transmitter that is designed to be simple and "constructed so that the granulated-electrode cannot become displaced from the cell" (lines 10-12).
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Non-Refillable Bottle.

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Clinton, John S.
Description: Patent for non-refillable bottles "which in order to obtain access to its contents will have to be sufficiently mutilated or altered in appearance so that it cannot be again used as an original package for the fraudulent sale of an imitation liquid." (Line 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Telephone-Transmitter.

Telephone-Transmitter.

Date: October 20, 1896
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Description: Patent for a telephone-transmitter "with a diaphragm and carbon button carried thereby, of a spring-supported flaring conical carbon-cell provided with a flange covered with soft material and resting on the carbon button carried by the diaphragm, the carbon-cell being filled with granulated carbon resting in contact with the carbon button" (lines 13-19). This is meant to optimize the volume of sound being transmitted.
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Revolving Cabinet.

Revolving Cabinet.

Date: September 26, 1896
Creator: Smith, John D.
Description: Patent for a revolving cabinet that "shall constitute a counter or a part of the same, or that may be used as a kitchen-table, and at the same time serve as a convenient receptacle for the safe storage of general articles of merchandise and household supplies, which shall be maintained in a clean and fresh condition and be easy to access" (lines 12-19). There is an opening on the counter to access the trapezoidal trays that can rotate underneath.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Orr, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a pin-and-link car-coupling that allows "cars to be readily coupled and uncoupled without going between them, and by which a link may be readily guided into the mouth of a draw-head without necessitating a person going between the cars" (lines 11-16). It also has a durable link lifting or guiding device.
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Axle-Skein.

Axle-Skein.

Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Finley, Robert L.
Description: Patent for an axle-skein. Its purpose is "to improve the construction of axle-skeins, to increase their strength and durability, and to decrease the wear of the same at the bottom thereof" (lines 10-14).
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Holt, Henry Lee
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient churn where "the process of churning is rendered easier, the resultant product firmer, and butter obtained in a shorter space of time than heretofore, while at the same time the milk is left in better condition and rendered free from water" (lines 12-17).
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