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 County: Brown County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Cotton-Stalk Puller.

Cotton-Stalk Puller.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Womack, Lewis L.
Description: Patent for an improved machine for pulling cotton-stalks by making “the pulling-wheel turned in a direction to cause its side engaging the cotton-stalks to move rearwardly or in a direction opposite to that in which the machine is advancing” (lines 87-91), illustration is included.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Walter, George P.
Description: Patent for improvements in washing-machines by using a combination of body, the shaft journaled in suitable bearings and extending beyond the body, the cog-wheel arranged on the extended end... and the rotary rubber.” (Lines 91-98, p.1 to lines1-6, p.2) Illustration is included.
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Burglar-Alarm.

Burglar-Alarm.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Canterbury, Crawford R.
Description: Patent for a burglar-alarms by constructing “an alarm which would adapted and arranged to sound and to be operated at and by the raising of the window or opening of the door, and simultaneous with the sounding of the alarm to produce an illumination.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
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Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Howard, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for "an improved frame for carrying the rolls of cloth from which a quilt is to be made in a horizontal position, so that they are adapted to be stitched together, with the batting between them, by the aid of an ordinary sewing-machine." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Churn-Power.

Churn-Power.

Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Dickey, John S.
Description: Patent for improvements in churns is to “simplify and improve the construction of the means for operating vertically-reciprocating churn-dashers and to enable the dasher to be adjusted vertically, according to the amount of lacteal fluid to be churned.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Crouch, Riley
Description: Patent for an improvement in churn by using a combination of a sliding bar, a cord secured to the dasher-shaft, and vertical rods to create a mechanical movement that would wind and unwind the cord in order to operate the churn. Illustration is included.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: February 24, 1891
Creator: Walter, George P.
Description: Patent for improvement in "the construction of washing-machines and increase their efficacy and produce a thorough rubbing of the clothes and to prevent the latter being torn or in any wise injured by the rubbing action," (lines 11-15) includes illustration.
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Bale-Tie Opener.

Bale-Tie Opener.

Date: June 1, 1897
Creator: Gaskill, Clinton R.
Description: Patent for "a simple and durable device by means of which the buckles or securing devices on cotton-bale ties or bands may be readily opened and the band removed from the bale without destroying the buckle or the band, so that they may be again used." (Lines 11-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Hay Press

Hay Press

Date: August 10, 1897
Creator: Couch, John Calvin
Description: Patent for an improvement to hay press designs resulting in a "simple, durable, and effective press" (line 13). Instructions and illustrations are included.
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Paper File.

Paper File.

Date: September 5, 1882
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Description: Patent for a new and improved paper file. This design "provide[s] a simple, cheap, and effective wire clamp for . . . holding bills, papers, cards, and the like . . . that can be secured to a table, desk, wall, or other object, thereby dispensing with the strips of wood or other material to which the wire clamps are usually connected" (lines 18-29).
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