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 County: Robertson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Plow.

Plow.

Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Stephens, William
Description: Patent for "an improved plow of simple and inexpensive construction employing two shovels so arranged and attached that either one may be quickly and easily removed to convert the plow into either a right or left hand plow, and has for its further object to provide a plow especially designed for opening new ground wherein the plowing is rendered difficult by the presence of roots and similar growth" (lines 9-18).
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Horseshoe.

Horseshoe.

Date: October 27, 1896
Creator: Dellinger, Thomas Gamewell
Description: Patent for a horseshoe that has "a double crease in the bottom face or under side of the shoe and peculiarly-arranged corrugations or roughened surfaces in the upper side of the shoe" (lines 13-17).
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Grate-Bar.

Grate-Bar.

Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Fuller, James T.
Description: Patent for an improved grate-bar that has a "semicylindrical journal rounded below, and its upper surface forming part of the grate-surface, with draft-spaces between the cross-walls forming the bearing portions, in combination with a supporting bar matching with said cross-walls and open under said draft-spaces, substantially as described" (lines 13-19). It is meant to sift ashes.
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Fence-Stay.

Fence-Stay.

Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Munger, Ennis
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive fence-stay that "may be readily applied in a secure manner to horizontal fence-wires" (lines 12-13). The posts are sheets of metal, and metal T-shaped tongues hold the wires in place.
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Muzzle-Yolk.

Muzzle-Yolk.

Date: March 10, 1896
Creator: Courtney, Thomas Lafayette
Description: Patent for a cattle-yolk that stops the animals from jumping or breaking through fences. The yolk "will bind upon him, thus effectually stopping the animal from any further effort" (lines 12-15) if it tries to jump or break through a fence.
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Horseshoe.

Horseshoe.

Date: September 10, 1895
Creator: Custer, George
Description: Patent for a durable and secure horseshoe that doesn't let "the heel of the hoof from contracting, thus overcoming the serious defect in other common types of shoes of permitting the horse to have a "narrow heel," as it is called, and to prevent slipping of the shoe on the icy surfaces" (lines 16-21).
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Thill-Coupling.

Thill-Coupling.

Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Parker, Daniel
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive thill-coupling that "can be conveniently applied to any ordinary vehicle, which is arranged in such a way that rattling is positively prevented, and which, when the thills are dropped, permits them to be freely lifted from the coupling; also to a modified form of the device designed to prevent rattling only" (lines 12-18).
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Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard for railroads that improves on preventing cattle from passing from their enclosure onto a railway track. The invention does not trap animals or people or cause injury, and lies below the upper treads of the rails.
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Cattle-Guard.

Cattle-Guard.

Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Description: Patent for a simple cattle-guard that provides an unstable footing for the cattle without injuring them, and thus preventing the cattle from going onto train tracks. The cattle do not get injured when stepping on this device.
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Trolley Mechanism.

Trolley Mechanism.

Date: November 21, 1893
Creator: Fuller, James T.
Description: Patent for a trolley mechanism that is a pivoting "yoke adapted to normally follow being swerved out of line when the car is going around curve of the trolley wire; to prevent catching on cross-wires in case the trolley wheel should leave the line-wire; and to adjust the amount of pivotal action of said yoke with regard to the trolley pole" (lines 13-20).
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