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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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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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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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Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a combined railway-switch and car-replacing mechanism that is meant to "provide certain improved devices which can be arranged to operate as a switch mechanism, or as car replacing means, which can be easily manipulated, are of a simple construction and which will effectively serve for their intended purposes" (lines 11-16). It can be easily assembled and dissembled.
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Combined Safety Hook and Buckle.

Combined Safety Hook and Buckle.

Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved combined hook and buckle. This design "is especially adapted for use upon the back-bands, whether of leather or canvas, of harnesses, and for receiving and holding the leather trace or trace-chains of the harness; but it may be attached to various other parts of the harness, and used for various other purposes. The buckle part of the device is composed of a suitable frame . . . and a bar formed or provided with points or small tongues for holding the strap or canvas adapted to slide in the frame" (lines 9-21).
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Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Date: May 14, 1895
Creator: Zelder, Friedrich & Ward, Perry L.
Description: Patent for a pneumatic feed device or elevator and distributor for cotton gins. It has a mechanical conveyer that connects "with the blast device, so that a positive force feed is obtained and the cotton is placed evenly over the gins, and wherein further an overflow box is employed and an independent means of feeding the cotton through the medium of the said blast device, either from a vehicle or bin or from the overflow box, thus enabling the gin to be fed even while the connection between the bin or main source of supply is cut off; and wherein also the blower or fan employed in connection with the pneumatic conveying device may likewise be used for forcing the speed delivered from the gin to any desired point" (lines 12-26).
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Cotton Sprinkler.

Cotton Sprinkler.

Date: May 17, 1881
Creator: Wolfram, John Arnold
Description: Patent for a new and improved sprinkler. This design consists "[i]n a cotton or other plant sprinkler, the reservoir or tank mounted upon a suitable carriage or truck, and having connected thereto a pump, in combination with the grooved pulley, rigidly secured to the wheel of the carriage or truck, belt or chain, pulley, clutch, and crank, connected by suitable levers or arms to the piston-rod . . . with the pipes, provided with roseheads, of the arm or carrier, formed in sections and connected to a suitable lever for raising or lowering it" (lines 20-33).
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