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 County: Red River County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Trap.

Trap.

Date: January 19, 1897
Creator: Williams, Lloyd Franklin
Description: Patent for "a trap of the character mentioned simple and efficient means for closing the entrance thereof, whereby an animal or fowl passing therethrough shall be prevented returning, and thus be held in the trap, and, further, to so construct such means as to permit the door of the trap remaining in an open position except when the animal or fowl attempts to pass out through the same, thereby affording a free passage to the interior of the trap and presenting and inducement for other animals or fowls to enter." (Lines 13-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Baling-Press.

Baling-Press.

Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Anderson, Alva E.
Description: Patent for a baling-press meant to bale cotton. In this machine, "the power as applied to the plunger is increased in proportion to the resistance offered by the material being baled and whereby the forward movement of the plunger is automatically checked at the limit of its path and is returned to its initial positioin without effort upon the part of the operator" (lines 10-17).
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Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus for boring Artesian and other wells. It is meant to "provide simple, efficient, and durable means for expanding or spreading the reamer-blades after the bit-carrying devices have been lowered sufficiently to arrange the reamer-blades below the plane of the lower end of the tubular drill-rod" (lines 10-17). Water pressure is also used to remove the cuttings from the boring-blades. Sections of cable that suspend and lower drill-bit carrying parts into the drill-rod are supported, and sections of drill-rod can be attached and added to the drill-rod. The method of securing the reamer-blades to the reamer-stock is improved with this patent. The parts fit snugly together and prevent water from getting into the drill-rod.
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Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Date: December 24, 1895
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus meant "to provide improved means for adjusting and withdrawing drill-tools without removing the drill-rod to provide a folding reamer and means for adjusting the blades thereof, and to provide means for conveying water to the drill, whereby the drillings are carried up outside of the drill-rod or barrel" (lines 9-16).
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Compound for Removing Grease and Stains.

Compound for Removing Grease and Stains.

Date: August 21, 1891
Creator: Cox, George S. & Lewis, Georgia M.
Description: Patent for a compound to remove grease and stains from wood and fabric. Includes instructions.
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Provision-Safe.

Provision-Safe.

Date: June 15, 1891
Creator: Jones, Walter Adolphus
Description: Patent for "a pantry and kitchen safe combined and designed to be built apart from the house and constituting a distinct and removable piece of furniture," (lines 11-14) including instructions and illustrations.
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Clevis.

Clevis.

Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: Bruton, Alonzo D.
Description: Patent for improvements in clevises in which a clevis can be used upon plows or harrows. When it is used, it “will obviate the necessity of using links or open rings in connection with the clevis and the singletree, as well as enable the plowman to cause his plow to run in the soil any desired depth or to cut a narrow or wide furrow.” (Lines 16-20) Illustration is included.
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Facing-Slip and Label Holder.

Facing-Slip and Label Holder.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Gaines, Thomas W., Jr.
Description: Patent for improvements “in facing-slip and label holders to be used by mailing and postal clerks” (lines 13-14) “by providing a convenient and readily-accessible means in applying the facing-slips to packages of mail-matter and to adapt such holders for placement with respect to a case of letter-box as to always have such slips and labels with the receptacle containing the letters to receive a slip corresponding with such mail-matter.” (Lines 16-23) Illustration is included.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Hamilton, Weston G.
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings “with means for elevating the coupling-link without the necessity of the brakeman going between the cars, and also to provide means for holding the coupling-pin out of engagement with the link when the cars are uncoupled, said pin being automatically released when the cars come together, so that it will fall by gravity and engage with said link.” (Lines 17-25) Illustration is included.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bright, Tom Full
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using a combination of “a rod pivoted at its front end to the side of the draw-head and pivotally connected at its rear end..... when the draw-head is driven to the rear by the force of the blow received in coupling with another draw-head, the lug will be pressed to the front,” (lines 30-40) illustration is included.
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