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 County: Jefferson County, TX
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Drawers-Supporter.

Drawers-Supporter.

Date: September 20, 1898
Creator: James, Thomas S.
Description: Patent for a new and useful drawers supporter, including instructions and illustrations.
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Handle-Bar.

Handle-Bar.

Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Martin, John L.
Description: Patent for "handle-bars for bicycles, velocipedes, and the like; and the primary object is to enable the successful use of animals' horns in the formation thereof and to provide for the adjustment and securing of such handle-bars in either a raised or lowered position or at any point within range of a circular adjustment" (lines 8-15).
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Log-Hauling Locomotive.

Log-Hauling Locomotive.

Date: June 7, 1898
Creator: Fletcher, William Andrew
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in log hauling locomotives, including instructions and illustrations.
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Pen-Cleaning Attachment for Inkstands.

Pen-Cleaning Attachment for Inkstands.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Description: Patent for innovations in "pen-cleaning attachments for inkstands" (lines 9-10). It is a lip that extends past the top of ink-wells, and is meant to prevent blotting. The attachment is "an annular expansible body portion of spring metal adapted to be fitted in the mouth of an ink-well" (lines 93-95)
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Mining Sulfur.

Mining Sulfur.

Date: April 27, 1897
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo & Carroll, George W.
Description: Patent for a method of mining sulfur and other things that have similar melting points that is less expensive and more efficient than previous methods. A machine sprays hot fluid at fissures where the mineral exists, melts it, and carries it away in the stream.
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Mucilage-Bottle.

Mucilage-Bottle.

Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Taylor, George Watson
Description: Patent for a mucilage-bottle that has a brush which stays in the bottle, and is held in place with a cork. A spring is in the neck, and is compressed when the cork is inserted. This mucilage-bottle will not get clogged with dried mucilage.
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Log-Carrier.

Log-Carrier.

Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Carroll, Joseph Alexander
Description: Patent for a log-carrier with an improved construction from a previous patent (No. 539,380). Improvements include a change in "the angle of strain of the draft-chain as the lever approaches the horizontal position...when the load is elevated" (lines 34-37). It also maintains "a uniform leverage without the use of guide-rollers or other means" (lines 54-56), and balances the sliding tongue so that "the team is relieved of the weight thereof" (line 62).
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Log-Loader.

Log-Loader.

Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Description: Patent for improvements in a machine that hauls logs and loads them on railways, based on a patent application submitted by the inventor previously (serial no. 563,242). A swinging crane loads and unloads the logs.
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Log-Loading Mechanism.

Log-Loading Mechanism.

Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, WIlliam Andrew
Description: Patent for a machine that hauls and loads logs upon cars from either side of the track, or both sides at once. The machine can easily be transported on a car. The machine "consists, essentially, in a platform of about the length of an ordinary log-car and of a height and width to enable it to span the same, mounted upon which are a steam engine and a boiler and a rotating crane, said platform being provided with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with means for locking said legs in a vertical position" (lines 23-30).
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Oil-Distributer.

Oil-Distributer.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Ericson, John & Phinney, Adelbert
Description: Patent for simple and efficient oil-distributor that is meant to calm the water next to a ship. It also takes up little space and can easily be launched over the side of the ship and is insured so that oil is automatically distributed into the water.
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