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 County: Hopkins County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Faucet.

Faucet.

Date: January 18, 1897
Creator: Murphy, George S.
Description: Patent for an improvement on a previous faucet, patent no. 539,633. This faucet is "a valve-seat consisting of a cylinder having an internal shoulder, a tubular valve operating within said cylinder and below said shoulder, a packing-ring carried by said valve and engaging said shoulder, a piston-road attached to said valve for operating the same, and a drop-valve in the lower end of said tubular valve, substantially as specified" (lines 60-69)
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Combination-Plow.

Combination-Plow.

Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Dean, John Rowe
Description: Patent for a combination-plow that "may be combined with facility to form a variety of plows designed for work of different kinds, the present invention being an improvement upon that shown and described in Patent No. 492,462, granted to [the inventor] February 28, 1893" (lines 10-15).
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Kitchen-Cabinet.

Kitchen-Cabinet.

Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Brooks, John M.
Description: Patent for "a more complete and convenient kitchen cabinet... with an effective and desirable sink attachment, whereby dirty water may be easily disposed of." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Stove.

Stove.

Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Brooks, John M.
Description: Patent for "a stove in which the heat may be shifted to various parts thereof to the exclusion of other parts," and "wherein the radiation of the heat from the bottom of the heat-passage is made to heat a secondary or supplemental oven, thereby making use of heat which is otherwise lost." (Lines 19-30) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Convertable Corn Sheller and Grater.

Convertable Corn Sheller and Grater.

Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Crockett, William E.
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive convertible corn sheller and grater that, when shelling, can fill a receptacle without spilling or clogging. The sheller also separates dust from the corn. The grater is easily removable for cleaning.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: July 29, 1891
Creator: Taylor, Debos & Taylor, William M.
Description: Patent for an automatic coupling that can be used in any car and without replacing the existing draw-head. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Plotter.

Plotter.

Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Smith, Valentine Hartgroves
Description: Patent for an improvement in "surveying-instruments, and has for its object to produce a simple device whereby certain information can be obtained without the necessity of auxiliary calculations,” (lines 12-15) includes illustration.
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Heel Brace.

Heel Brace.

Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Edney, Cartwright Jones
Description: Patent for a new and improved heel-brace. This design "consist[s] in a semi-circular rim provided with two downward side extensions, the lower ends of said extensions being provided with inwardly extending lugs adapted to lie under the heel of a boot or shoe, said rim being also provided on its rear side with a downwardly-extending projection shorter than the side extensions, the lower ends of the extensions being provided with openings for the reception of screws" (lines 63-73).
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Ironing Table.

Ironing Table.

Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Adair, Annie E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved ironing board. This design consists in "the rigid supporting-frame of an ironing-table, a cross-piece secured to the outside of the upper ends of the supports at one end of the frame, so that its upper edge shall project above the supports, an ironing-board top hinged to one side of the cross-piece, and a shelf secured to the upper edge and projecting to the opposite side of said cross-piece" (lines 86-94).
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Railroad Gate.

Railroad Gate.

Date: June 1, 1886
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey & Houston, Samuel Callahan
Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad gate. This design "has relation to railroad-gates of the class that is designed to be erected at the lines of fences for the purpose of preventing cattle and stock from passing from one field to another, and further designed to be opened by the wheels of a passing train, and automatically closed after the train has passed; and the invention consists in the construction and novel combination of parts" (lines 20-28).
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