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 County: Limestone County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Hay-Rack.

Hay-Rack.

Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Erskine, William James
Description: Patent for a hay-rack meant to "provide an improved device for holding or clamping hay within reach of livestock, and which while not impairing the feeding of the stock will prevent them from pulling the hay down beneath their feet" (lines 14-19).
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Spring Bed Bottom.

Spring Bed Bottom.

Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Bunnell, James F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved box-spring. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the main frame, the springs having their connecting pieces curved or coiled to form double heart-shaped configurations, the hinged head-rests, the wide bails, movably attached at the ends of their side pieces to the connecting-pieces of the springs at the side edges of the head-rests, and having their middle pieces curved or coiled to form heart-shaped configurations resting upon the tops of the springs of the head-rest, and the coiled wire coiled around all the portions of the springs" (lines 76-87).
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Washing Machine.

Washing Machine.

Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Richardson, William H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design consists "in a washing-machine, the combination, with the furnace, of the box, having the semicircularly-curved top, of the cylindrical cage and the flues in the box" (lines 87-90).
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Paint Brush.

Paint Brush.

Date: October 13, 1885
Creator: Nowlin, William Abner
Description: Patent for a new and improved paint brush. This design "consists in an extensible and contractible frame having means for clamping a brush within the same, and provided at the end of its component members or plates with a sockets or tubes, in which are fitted adjustable stems carrying brush holders or sockets at their ends which are capable of receiving an angular adjustment in relation to said stems" (lines 15-23).
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Improvement in Nails.

Improvement in Nails.

Date: January 21, 1873
Creator: Hall, William N.
Description: Patent for a nail with hexagonal form with two sides nearly flat and beveled edges.
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Improvement in Baling-Presses.

Improvement in Baling-Presses.

Date: May 16, 1876
Creator: Page, John, H.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in baling-presses.
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Improvement in Combined Adjustable Fire-Fenders, Grates, and Andirons.

Improvement in Combined Adjustable Fire-Fenders, Grates, and Andirons.

Date: May 13, 1873
Creator: Hall, William N.
Description: Patent for improvement in fire-fender and grate with separable andirons that is adjustable to different fireplaces, and which can be adapted for wood or coal.
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Improvement in Combination-Padlocks.

Improvement in Combination-Padlocks.

Date: December 23, 1873
Creator: Hall, William N.
Description: Patent for "a padlock in which the permutation locking device is not permanently connected to the hasp; and said invention consists of a permutation device the fixed ends whereof are provided with sockets to receive the ends of a separate hasp, and be locked therewith by a notched bolt passing through the permutation device and both ends of the hasp, whereby the usual hinged connection of the parts is avoided, and the padlock made more secure and cheaper than when the parts are permanently united." (Lines 6-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Corn-Shellers.

Improvement in Corn-Shellers.

Date: August 17, 1875
Creator: Williams, Solomon.
Description: Patent for improvement in the design of the corn-sheller, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Key-Hole Guards.

Improvement in Key-Hole Guards.

Date: December 23, 1873
Creator: Hall, William N.
Description: Patent for "a guard for key-holes of locks, to prevent the use of keys by unauthorized persons, the picking of the lock, and as a means for operating the bolt when fitted for that purpose." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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