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 County: Jefferson County, TX
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Armstrong, James P.
Description: Patent for improved car couplings "of the Janney type, capable of readily coupling on short curved, and adapted to be either coupled or uncoupled without going between cars. A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the parts may be readily set for automatic coupling, or to prevent coupling." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Dredging Apparatus.

Dredging Apparatus.

Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Hyatt, Frank A.
Description: Patent for an improved dredging apparatus that plows or scoops, and has "an endless traveling elevator, the latter, being arranged in a rigid frame that is supported at a suitable angle, and the scoop being hinged to the lower end of said frame so that it works horizontally, or practically so" (lines 9-14).
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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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Gage for Adjusting Planer Knives.

Gage for Adjusting Planer Knives.

Date: June 17, 1884
Creator: Thompson, Francis B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved gauge for planer knives. This design is "for use in planing and other mills where side heads are used to supply the need of a convenient appliance for holding the side heads in best position for filing, sharpening, or setting the bits, to afford a strong machine for holding the side heads firmly and securely in any position that the work[person] may desire while sharpening or adjusting the bits to the desired pattern" (lines 30-38).
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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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Improvement in Drawing Off Tallow, Lard &c., from Rendering-Tanks.

Improvement in Drawing Off Tallow, Lard &c., from Rendering-Tanks.

Date: June 7, 1870
Creator: Archer, John H.
Description: Patent for a new method for drawing off tallow, lard, etc. from pressure tanks by introducing water. This includes illustrations.
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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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Improvement In Percussion-Shells.

Improvement In Percussion-Shells.

Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Urquhart, John M.
Description: This patent was created for individuals to be able to hit an object with the instrument and the oject immediately explodes on impact. It then produces an excessive amount of explosions. The invention is made out of shells with sections assembled together infused with different substances, and connected by a fuse.
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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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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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