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 County: Gonzales County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Chimney-Protector.

Chimney-Protector.

Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Lamprecht, William & Krieger, Edward C.
Description: Patent for chimney protectors "which can be readily applied and will secure a water-tight joint between the smoke-pipe and the roof." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Window-Curtain Holder.

Window-Curtain Holder.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: West, Eugene B.
Description: Patent for improvements in window-curtain holders,in which the curtain holder has a upper and a lower socket, “with the lower socket having a central opening and mounted on a base-plate, of the upper socket having a side opening and mounted on a base-plate, and the U-shaped clasp pivoted at its lower end in the lower socket and having its upper end laterally bent and designed for insertion in the side opening of the upper socket” (lines 84-92). The curtains would be retained and giving them the proper draping and prevent them from flapping and tearing, includes illustration.
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Insect-Power Distributer.

Insect-Power Distributer.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Preston, Leonidas A.
Description: Patent for a new insecticide distributer using a bellows, a rotary fan, and a tube connecting the bellows to an insecticide reservoir; when pressure is applied to the bellows, the insecticide would pass through the reservoir to a flexible pipe that would distribute the insecticide to any direction without the operator breathing it.
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Gopher Trap.

Gopher Trap.

Date: July 5, 1881
Creator: Norris, Abram.
Description: Patent for a new and improved trap for gophers and other subterranean animals. This design utilizes for the first time the combination of spring, jaw, treadle, trigger, and baseboard to ensnare gophers and other varmints.
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Vehicle Axle Lubricator.

Vehicle Axle Lubricator.

Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Rochelle, John Rugeley
Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design utilizes threads to allow for removal and reattachment, as well as easy cleaning.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George Gooding
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design calls for "the rear side of the cross-piece [to be] provided with a recess . . . to receive the back of the tongue-joint, so that the latter shall not be in the way when the strap is to be passed between the cross-pieces . . . after being adjusted upon the tongues or studs" (lines 35-41).
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BUCKLE

BUCKLE

Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Bardwell, Henery G.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved buckle" (lines4-5)
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Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Description: Patent for an improved design of a balance staff and wheel used for watch repair. The new design allows for an easier repair when replacing a broken staff and decreases the chance that the wheel would be damaged when replacing the staff. Included are instructions and illustrations.
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Stake-Pin.

Stake-Pin.

Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Carnes, William, Sr. & Penfield, Charles W.
Description: Patent for stake-pin that improves upon previous stake-pins that are used for picketing horses and attaching the ropes. This design allows for the rope to stay out of the dirt. Included are instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Portable Steam-Engines.

Improvement in Portable Steam-Engines.

Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Kriebel, Hosea K. & Light, Frederick, Jr.
Description: Patent for Improvements in Portable Steam-Engines
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