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 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Means for Propelling Boats.

Means for Propelling Boats.

Date: October 16, 1894
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Description: Patent for a means for propelling boats that uses pneumatic pressure and does not use propellers and screws. The invention has increased propulsion.
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Improvement in Windmills

Improvement in Windmills

Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Jackson, Thomas R.
Description: Patent for the improvement of wind mills, that includes a detailed description as well as labeled figure drawings.
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Improvement in Jack-Screws and Clamps Combined.

Improvement in Jack-Screws and Clamps Combined.

Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Jackson, Thomas R.; Jackson, Asberry C. & Watson, Claudius S.
Description: Patent for an invention "to combine a jack-screw or lifting-jack with a clamp, so that they may be interchangeably used." (Lines 19-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Trunk-Strap Fastener.

Trunk-Strap Fastener.

Date: February 13, 1891
Creator: Webb, William James
Description: Patent for a device "whereby a trunk-strap after having been tightly drawn around a trunk or other article of baggage can be fastened without the use of the usual buckle," (lines 10-14) including instructions and illustrations.
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Refuse-Carrier Frame.

Refuse-Carrier Frame.

Date: February 19, 1891
Creator: Zimmerman, Joseph W.
Description: Patent for a support frame for devices that carry refuse from the saw mill to the burning pile, with instructions and illustrations.
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Pan Lifter and Turner.

Pan Lifter and Turner.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Ericson, John
Description: Patent for a pan lifter and turner using a bent handle, a curved plate is secured at the end of the bent handle; extending upward from the curved plate with a series of teeth to engages the crimped rim of a pan for lifting. At both ends of the curved plate provided with curved notches or recesses to receive and engage the rim of a pan for turning. Illustration is included.
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Mill-Carriage-Wheel Guard.

Mill-Carriage-Wheel Guard.

Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Zimmerman, Joseph W.
Description: Patent for a new mill-carriage-wheel guard "to prevent obstruction falling on the wheels or on the [railroad] track, this guard also carries scrapers in front and in rear and on each side of the wheel, whereby the obstructions are scraped off the track." (Lines 23-28) This guard can be used with a wood-working machine carriages and/or rail.” Illustration is included.
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Feed-Trough.

Feed-Trough.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Webb, William James
Description: Patent for improvements in feed-troughs in which a controlled amount of feed can be placed in a feed box, and in which the latter will be fed as rapidly as consumed and the unconsumed feed will be protected. (Lines 11-14) Illustration in included.
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Improvement in Shingle-Bolting Machines.

Improvement in Shingle-Bolting Machines.

Date: December 1, 1874
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Description: Patent for a shingle-bolting machine.
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Gravity Oil-Distributer for Ships.

Gravity Oil-Distributer for Ships.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Ericson, John
Description: Patent for a gravity oil-distributors for ships at sea that calms the water during storms. "the objects of [the] invention are to produce a very simple, cheap and buoyant boat or float, that may be compactly stored upon deck, conveniently launched over the side of the vessel, and so manipulated therefrom as to keep a proper and desired relative position in connection therewith, and which will automatically feed oil to the water" (lines 11-18).
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