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 County: DeWitt County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Account-Book.

Account-Book.

Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Huck, Henry J., Jr.
Description: Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included.
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Addressing-Machine.

Addressing-Machine.

Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Description: Patent for an improved addressing machine, which will "paste, cut, and attach the slip simultaneously, or with one operation" (lines 26-27), with instructions and illustrations.
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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Barnes, Robert Hanson & Salles, George Camiel
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "has for its object the production of a simple, cheap, and effective device whereby the ants are confined to a space within the circle of the trap, speedily captured, and exterminated. It consists in a trap constructed with a circular flanged pit provided with tubes leading therefrom to a central ant-receptacle; also, in the details of construction of the trap" (lines 8-16).
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Apparatus for Floating Vessels.

Apparatus for Floating Vessels.

Date: November 12, 1901
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a mechanism for raising, and hauling into deeper water, a floating vessel that has run aground.
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Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Date: June 19, 1890
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling seed-cotton. This apparatus is designed to move seed-cotton to gin-feeders, then from the condenser to the press, and also for conveying seeds and motes to an area of deposit.
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Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.

Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.

Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Zedler, Friedrich
Description: Patent for a machine that puts gins and condensers in a line, which sit over a flue. "The lint cotton in bat form being delivered from all of the condensers in independent bats to a common conveyer, the bat cotton increasing in thickness upon the common conveyer and in its travel to a press, compress or other receptacle, receiving the different bats from the different condensers, one bat lying smoothly upon the other, until at the discharge end of the common conveyer, the bat in which the lint is evenly distributed and which is of considerable thickness, will be conveniently discharged" (lines 13-24).
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BED-BOTTOM

BED-BOTTOM

Date: July 13, 1880
Creator: Pafford, John R.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in bed bottoms". The bed bottom fits any bedstead and it is cheap, portable, and durable.
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BOLL-WEEVIL OR OTHER INSECT DESTROYER

BOLL-WEEVIL OR OTHER INSECT DESTROYER

Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: John S. Doak & Alexander G. Farrington
Description: Patent for
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Car-Replacer.

Car-Replacer.

Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a car-replacer that is simple and inexpensive and can be easily set and removed. The replacer has two blocks shaped like triangles and tie rods connecting the blocks.
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Combined Cotton Chopper and Scraper.

Combined Cotton Chopper and Scraper.

Date: November 1, 1881
Creator: McCaskill, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and scraper. This design consists in "the combination of a central beam having a slot at its rear end and a hook at its front end, the laterally-adjustable bars connected with said beam, the scraper-standards pivoted to the adjustable bars, the front clevis for the beam, and rear yoke or support having a transverse pin, and the suspension-chains with a supporting-frame" (lines 101-108).
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