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 County: Limestone County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Bond, William Beebe
Description: Patent for a "trap designed to be placed around an ant-hill and adapted to capture ants leaving or returning to the ant-hill." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: November 22, 1881
Creator: Arnett, Sandridge Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a tank of water to be buried in the ground and a collar of cheap material to be attached to the tank and placed over the mouth of an anthill. The concave nature of the collar prevents ants from climbing out of it, so they are forced into the water tank, where they drown; the design is cheaper and less toxic than previous designs.
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Attachment for Cultivators.

Attachment for Cultivators.

Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Morris, Thomas R.
Description: Patent for a wheel-cultivator that attaches to planters or plows. It provides "means whereby a planter or a plow-beam carrying any desired cultivating implement can be attached to the frame of a riding or wheel cultivator frame, and thus enable the cultivator-frame to be applied to uses other than that for which it was intended" (lines 25-30).
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Bevel.

Bevel.

Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Morris, Thomas R.
Description: Patent for "bevel-squares adapted to be converted into a try-square through the medium of a pivoted and adjustable blade." (Lines 13-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Churn Power.

Churn Power.

Date: August 10, 1880
Creator: Brace, James
Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized butter churn. This design utilizes paralleled uprights, shafts, through-holes, screw-holes, a crank, pit-men, and a cross-head (lines 85-92). This combination and arrangement of parts allows rotary motion to be converted to reciprocal motion, which improves the churning process.
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Cotton-Bag Carrier.

Cotton-Bag Carrier.

Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Laird, Archibald F.
Description: Patent for improved cotton sack carrier: "the object of the present invention is to provide a device whereby cotton sacks may be conveniently carried during the picking of cotton from one portion of the field to another without wearing the sack and with convenience to the picker" (lines 10-15).
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Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Ferriott, Charles L.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers and cultivators by using “the shearing action between a rotary hoe and a cutter-bar traveling along beside the row” (lines 20-22) to cut off the cotton. Illustration is included.
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Cotton-Gin.

Cotton-Gin.

Date: September 28, 1897
Creator: Heffner, John H.
Description: Patent for "improvements in cotton-gins, and more particularly to that class of saw-gins in which the brush-cylinder is dispensed with and a combined suction-fan and doffer employed to remove the lint from the gin-saws; and the object is to simplify the construction and at the same time increase the effectiveness of this class of gins." (Lines 11-18)
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Cultivator-Harrow.

Cultivator-Harrow.

Date: September 29, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Description: Patent for improvements in cultivator-harrows in which an adjustable “harrow-frame is adapted to the ready attachment of cultivators, plows, sweeps, scrapers, and various forms of cultivating devices which are interchangeable with each other and can be used either with or without the harrow-teeth, according to the character of work to be done.” (Lines 80-86) Illustration is included.
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Design for a Kitchen-Cabinet.

Design for a Kitchen-Cabinet.

Date: December 1, 1896
Creator: Webb, Samuel Baxtern
Description: Patent for a new design of kitchen cabinets with doors that open downward. Includes illustrations.
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