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 County: Rusk County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Automatic Blast-Generator.

Automatic Blast-Generator.

Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Sidwell, Aaron M., Jr.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved automatic blast-generator designed for the use of jewelers, dentists, and other persons, and arranged to produce a steady and uniform blast and to permit of increasing or decreasing the force of the blast as required, according to the nature of the work on hand." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Ironing-Table.

Ironing-Table.

Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Coleman, Robert Franklin
Description: Patent for an improved folding ironing-table that has "its top pivoted to the longer of two pairs of legs, the shorter pair designed to hold a cross bar which is adapted to support the table top about midway its length, when the table is opened and set up for use" (lines 18-22).
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Cotton Feeder and Cleaner.

Cotton Feeder and Cleaner.

Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Oliphint, Alfred
Description: Patent for feeders and cleaners for cotton gins: "provide a combined feeder and cleaner for cotton gins which is not only thoroughly and effectually cleans cotton before it passes to the gin, but at the same time it regularly and positively feeds the cotton to the gin in such cleaned condition" (lines 10-15).
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Fanning-Machine.

Fanning-Machine.

Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Wallace, James T.
Description: Patent for improvements in fanning-machines by making the fanning-machine portable, so that it “can be placed upon a table or other support or attached to a bed, chair, lounge, or seat of any kind;” (lines 18-21) it also can keep away flies and insects from people. Illustration is included.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: December 30, 1884
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head provided with a flange upon one of its sides, ways for securing said draw-head in place and allowing it a longitudinal movement, an abutment which is secured to said ways upon one side, a hook which is pivoted in the draw-head on the side opposite to the flange, which hook is provided with a weight for keeping it normally closed, and which has a notch formed upon its pivotal end, and a latch which is pivoted to one side of the draw-head" (lines 64-74).
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Landside for Plows.

Landside for Plows.

Date: August 21, 1883
Creator: Wherry, William B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow landside. This design "consists in a landside for plows made with a slotted flange to rest upon the forward side of the plow-standard, and a flange to rest upon the bottom of the furrow, whereby the plow will be made stronger, more durable, and more effective, and will be made to run steadier . . . The object of this invention is to increase the strength and durability of plow-plates, and obtain the efficiency and steadiness of ordinary turn-plows without their weight" (lines 21-31).
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Baling Press.

Baling Press.

Date: March 14, 1882
Creator: Smith, William Fredric
Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design "is to promote convenience in operating baling-presses and increase the efficiency of said presses. The invention consists in a novel construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 16-20).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: October 12, 1880
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in a jointed rod which has its lower end fastened to one of the hooks of the coupling and its upper end fastened to a vertically-moving ring that slides upon the brake-rod, whereby the coupling hook can be raised upward and supported in such a position that it will not couple when the cars run together" (lines 14-20).
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Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Date: August 3, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Description: Patent for for a new cloth-measuring machine design, including illustrations.
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Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Description: Patent for a cloth cleaning machine to "furnish bagging-reels, so constructed that the bagging can be conveniently unwound from the roll, measured automatically, and again wound into a roll" (lines 13-17).
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