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 County: Hardeman County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Fountain-Pen.

Fountain-Pen.

Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Rogers, William Joseph
Description: Patent for a fountain pen that has a piston which suctions ink into the pen's barrel and feeds it to the pen-point. The pen will be sturdy with no loose parts.
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Gearing For Bicycles.

Gearing For Bicycles.

Date: August 17, 1897
Creator: Godfray, Ernest H.
Description: Patent relating to "a new and useful improvement in gearing for bicycles and the like, and has for its object to so construct and arrange a device of this description as to avoid sudden shocks or jars which are occasioned by unevenness in the road-bed over which the machine is traveling, and also to enable the rider to exert a sudden force upon the pedals without straining the framework or wheels of the machine" (lines 9-18).
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Generator for Acetylene Gas

Generator for Acetylene Gas

Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Williams, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved generator for acetylene gas.
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Insecticide.

Insecticide.

Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: Staples, David W.
Description: Patent for improvements in poisons for prairie-dogs, a “chemical compositions adapted to destroy vermin and more particularly prairie-dogs; but it may also be used to destroy many other sorts of vermin, including birds and insects.” (Lines 12-16) Ingredients and instruction of how to mix this compound are included. No illustration.
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Quilting-Frame for Sweing-Machines.

Quilting-Frame for Sweing-Machines.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Parsons, James A.
Description: Patent for a quilting-frame for sewing-machines that "a folding tripod which is adapted to support the quilting frame, by means of a swiveled pulley connected to the handle of the frame carrying the rollers, the said pulley running backward and forward on the upper surface of a horizontal shaft which is held by means of adjustable rods, to a parallel shaft which is slidingly held to the upper surfaces of two of the tripod strips" (lines 18-26). The invention can fold compactly for storage.
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Shot-Carrying Shell.

Shot-Carrying Shell.

Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Williams, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for "a cartridge-shell which shall clean the barrel of the gun each time one is discharged, thereby preventing the gun becoming foul or clogged," and "which can be employed for shooting shot at long or short range." (Lines 11-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Sulky.

Sulky.

Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: Harper, William D.
Description: Patent for improvements in sulkies by using materials such as curved springs, cross-bar and braces to support the body of the vehicle and making it rigid, with a sturdy frame, the sulky would vibrate freely in every direction. Illustration is included.
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Two Wheeled Vehicle.

Two Wheeled Vehicle.

Date: October 21, 1890
Creator: Harper, William D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved two-wheeled vehicle. This design consists, "with the vehicle-body, the side springs secured thereto, and the bow-shaped brackets secured to said springs, of the axle and the shafts secured to the axle, the links pivoted to the axle and the said brackets and suspending the vehicle-body from the axle, the spring having its rear end secured to the vehicle body and provided with an eye at its front end, the cross-bar connecting the shafts, an eyebolt depending from the said cross-bar, and the adjustable link adapted to be lengthened or shortened" (lines 53-64).
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