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 County: Taylor County, TX
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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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Nut-lock.

Nut-lock.

Date: March 29, 1892
Creator: Terry, David Crockett
Description: Patent for improvements in the means for securing nuts on their bolts. The invention is "especially adapted for use on railway-rails in which the locking devices are subjected to severe and continual jarring" (lines 13-16) including illustrations.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: McCaul, James L.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers and thinners by using a combination of “a rectangular frame having the transverse arch, the axle having the ground-wheels and the drive-gears mounted on the axle, a stirrups shafts, cogs, rotary cutters, and a bifureated cam” (p. 2, lines 85-92) to construct the chopper. This new construction will “provide means for easily adjusting the knives or cutters, and for regulating the distance between the stands of cotton.” (Page 1, lines 12-15) Illustration is included.
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Tire-Heater.

Tire-Heater.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Cook, Nathan H.
Description: Patent for improvements in “tire-heating furnace where tires of various sizes may be heated either independently or continuously and having certain other highly advantageous characteristics.” (Lines 7-13) Illustration is included.
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Adding-Machine.

Adding-Machine.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Wright, Joseph W.
Description: Patent for am adding machine by using two disks, one a units-disk with pins in multiples of ten, one a tens-disk, is an annular disk with pin surrounding the units disk, an outwardly spring-pressed holder having a beveled outer end frictionally engaging the pins of the tens-disk and a carrier having oppositely-beveled ends engaged a supplemental pin and one pin on the tens-disks, teeth in the adjacent faces of the holder and carrier, and an idle-gear between them to enable the adding operation. (Lines 50-62) Illustration is included.
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Earth-Auger.

Earth-Auger.

Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas
Description: Patent for an earth auger.
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