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 County: Grayson County, TX
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Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.

Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.

Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Description: Patent for a press-box for horizontal oil-presses that produces "a cake of even thickness and density, and without strain on any part of the box" (lines 11-13) that has "a box fitted with a strainer that will be more lasting, which can be cleaned without removing it form the box, or the box from the press, and to which the cake will not adhere; [and] to provide a box fitted with effective and economical means of raising the cake out of the box after it is pressed" (lines 13-20). This box is made out of metal.
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Picture-Hook.

Picture-Hook.

Date: February 6, 1894
Creator: Hall, James B.
Description: Patent for a picture-hook that improves on a commonly used picture-hook that easily becomes dislodged. The patented hook fits over molding with spurs that go into the molding.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 15, 1895
Creator: Curry, Charles D.
Description: Patent for a simple, practical, and reliable car-coupling with a side latch. It is "adapted for automatic connection in pairs, when two cars having the improvements are brought together on the same track, which will be capable of a ready release from the side of either coupled car, and also that will be adapted by its peculiar formation to receive support from one part of the improvements, when a coupled drawhead is partly detached from its connections to the car, and which if not so sustained might fall on the track, derail the car having the disabled coupling, and occasion the wreckage of said car and others of a train" (lines 14-27).
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Surgical Instrument.

Surgical Instrument.

Date: January 15, 1895
Creator: Johnson, Emmet E.
Description: Patent for a surgical instrument meant to help examine and treat the urethra and similar internal canals and passages. It can easily be cleaned and taken apart.
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Suspension-Bridge.

Suspension-Bridge.

Date: January 23, 1894
Creator: Greer, William Henry Clay
Description: Patent for a suspension bridge that improves on a previous patent granted to the inventor (No. 411,499). This patent is meant to "decrease the vertical motion in floor of min span of bridge, thereby adding stability thereto; to provide for a new and improved anchorage for the suspension cables of the bridge; and, furthermore, to improve certain details of construction" (lines 15-20).
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Quick-Speed Steam-Engine.

Quick-Speed Steam-Engine.

Date: May 15, 1894
Creator: Devoissaud, John P.
Description: Patent for a simple, efficient, and high pressure quick speed steam-engine that maximizes power with the minimum amount of steam.
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Steam-Engine Governor.

Steam-Engine Governor.

Date: May 15, 1894
Creator: Devoissaud, John P.
Description: Patent for a governor meant to be used with a double cylinder single-action steam engine of Devoissaud's invention. It has "a plate-like governor valve having suitable steam ports, is introduced within a vertical channel formed in the single head plat that closes one end of two steam cylinders, which are located in the same vertical plane on a bed-plate; said valve being directly attached to, and controlled by the governor, for the alternate introduction of steam directly through the cylinder head into the two cylinders, for the actuation of working parts of the steam engine" (lines 17-27).
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Motor.

Motor.

Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Chisholm, Toliver Lynn
Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design "relates to improvements in motors in which a screw or spiral operates in conjunction with suitable gearing; and the object of my improvement is to convert a vertically-reciprocating motion into a rotary for driving any light machinery" (lines 15-20).
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Improvement in Churns.

Improvement in Churns.

Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Davis, Henry T.
Description: Patent for improvements in churns with specific improvements in dasher-rods and lids. This patent includes illustrations.
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Improvement in Earth-Boring Machines.

Improvement in Earth-Boring Machines.

Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Yarborough, William H.
Description: Patent for improvements in earth-boring machines with new design and connections, including illustrations.
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