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 County: Hill County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Quilting-Frame.

Quilting-Frame.

Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: Scoby, William E. & Spoonts, Joseph L.
Description: Patent for a quilting frame "pivotally attached to a suspending-bar, whereby either part may be brought beneath the arm of the sewing-machine without requiring the shifting of the goods to bring a new part into position to be quilted until after the exposed portions of the two parts have been quilted." (Lines 24-30) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Lamp.

Lamp.

Date: May 25, 1897
Creator: Pitts, William Wirt
Description: Patent for improvements to headlight lamps used in locomotives, with illustrations.
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Telephone Attachment.

Telephone Attachment.

Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Christopher, William O.
Description: Patent for "a device which will support the weight of the telephone-receiver on the switch-lever whether the receiver be hung on the hooks of said lever or carelessly dropped, [the] object being to provide against the short-circuiting of the local battery when the telephone is not being used, whereby it would become uselessly exhausted, and also to insure that the signal-bell shall at such times always be in operative circuit with the central station, so that the annoyance to a distant exchange or subscriber by a failure of the call-bell to respond is avoided." (Lines 9-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Portable Furnace.

Portable Furnace.

Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Underwood, William T. & Underwood, Leroy C.
Description: Patent for a furnace adapted for camping and general outdoor use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Seed-Planter Attachment.

Seed-Planter Attachment.

Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Adkins, Stephen J.
Description: Patent for "seed-planter attachments; and it has for its object to provide a new and useful machine of this character adapted to simultaneously plant two rows of corn, cotton, or other seed at any desired distance apart and to also provide means for marking the third row at any width from the planter." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: July 17, 1894
Creator: Maxfield, Nelson; Griffin, Richard Frankling & Speer, Henry Alson
Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment which is designed to be "a guard to protect the young growing crop from being covered by dirt when it is being cultivated." (Lines 14-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton.

Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton.

Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Littlefield, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton: "provide a simple, cheap and efficient apparatus for taking seed cotton from a wagon, or other source of supply cleaning it, and delivering it in the desired quantity and in a suitable condition for ginning to one or more gins or gin feeders" (lines 13-18).
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Clothes-Pounder.

Clothes-Pounder.

Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Allgaier, George E.
Description: Patent for improvements in atmospheric clothes pounders: "Dividing the outer section into compartments so that air in escaping is distributed evenly from all sides of the pounder instead of escaping in a body from one side, whenever the pounder strikes a wad or knot of cloths and is tipped sidewise; it also makes the suction better" (lines 49-55).
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Harrow.

Harrow.

Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Grisham, James Madison
Description: Patent for a harrow that is constructed without frames, so it is lighter and easier to use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: October 20, 1891
Creator: Richardson, Jerome Shipley
Description: Patent for wire-stretching levers, with instructions and levers.
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