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 County: Taylor County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Raley, Sylvester B. & Raley, Timothy M.
Description: Patent for washing machines that are "capable of thoroughly and rapidly washing clothes and other fabrics without wearing, tearing, or otherwise injuring them and at the expenditure of a minimum amount of labor." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Seed-Planter.

Seed-Planter.

Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Mannewitz, Maximilian
Description: Patent for "a construction of seed-planter providing a positive and efficient means for planting any desired number of rows at one time, while at the same time having means for opening the furrow, dropping the seed, and covering up the furrow in one operation." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton-Planter.

Cotton-Planter.

Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Mannewitz, Maximilian
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient cotton planter that plants four or more rows at once. It works over rough, stony, and uneven ground; its operation is that it opens a furrow, drops the seed, and puts dirt over the seeds.
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Combined Hook and Hammer.

Combined Hook and Hammer.

Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Tillett, Henry Augustus; Tarpley, Thomas Dee & Moore, Robert Jones
Description: Patent for a combined hook and hammer meant to "combine in its structure the ordinary hook for engaging with the article to be moved, and a handle adapted, when desired, to be used as a hammer, thus dispensing with the necessity for a separate implement of this character, and, second, to combine with the said hook and handle improved means for preventing the accidental contact of the hand of the operator with the article to be handled" (lines 17-26).
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Kitchen Utensil.

Kitchen Utensil.

Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Adair, Annie E.
Description: Patent for a kitchen utensil that can be used for washing dishes, scraping cooking vessels, and cleaning ornamental glass and silver.
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Track-Raiser.

Track-Raiser.

Date: October 16, 1894
Creator: Steed, Thaddeus Franklin
Description: Patent for an improved track-raiser used during constructing and repairing railways. It is a jack that raises and holds a rail in place.
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Wire-Stretching Spool-Carrier.

Wire-Stretching Spool-Carrier.

Date: August 14, 1894
Creator: Williams, Thomas P.
Description: Patent for a wire-stretching spool-carrier that can be easily mounted to the back of a wagon and can stretch wires to the desired amount of tension. Coils are on the mount on the wagon.
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Window-Sash.

Window-Sash.

Date: June 6, 1893
Creator: Roach, George W.
Description: Patent for an improved window sash that is meant to "provide means for securing a sash in its frame whereby it is capable of free movement, and at the same time is dust-proof, wind-proof, rain-proof, and snow-proof" (lines 9-13). The sash does not rattle and cannot be displaced from the outside.
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Cutting-Table.

Cutting-Table.

Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Jones, Vina
Description: Patent for an improved trimming-table that easily measures, holds, and cuts or trims fabrics. It consists of a table with measures, keepers that are attached to the top of the table with a stem, and an arched front portion that ends in a foot-piece.
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Machine-Brake.

Machine-Brake.

Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Boulte, Adolph
Description: Patent for a break that "the device may be brought to a stop either gradually or instantaneously as may be desired. The break is a reciprocative one and comprises a rubber or other elastic or yielding wheel designed to engage the periphery of the fly wheel of the motor and a lug, tooth or analogous provision for engagement with a tooth of a ratchet wheel on the said fly wheel; in operating the break the rubber wheel is first brought into contact with the fly wheel and then by continued movement of the brake lever the said lug or projection enters a tooth of the ratchet wheel and stops the revolution of the same" (lines 14-27).
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