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 Collection: Texas Patents
Articulating Plate

Articulating Plate

Date: April 11, 1900
Creator: Driskill, T. F.
Description: Patent for "new and useful articulating plate" (lines 5-6), including illustration and instructions.
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Artificial Fruit, Foliage, and Flowers.

Artificial Fruit, Foliage, and Flowers.

Date: May 24, 1887
Creator: Eve, Emma H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved method of making artificial fruit. This design "consists in cutting out a piece of lace or netting of the desired shape, forming the lace or netting into a bag, stuffing the bag with cotton or wool . . . picking the cotton or wool up through the meshes of the lace or netting, cutting narrow strips of tissue-paper, and applying them in layers until a covering similar to pasteboard is formed, drying the article, painting the article, sinking the article in a bath of wax heated to a point beneath boiling . . . letting it drain off, and finally applying a paint finish" (lines 34-47).
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Artificial Leg.

Artificial Leg.

Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Chapman, Edward
Description: Patent for an artificial leg that has an improved ankle joint and a socket for the stump. It is also more comfortable than other artificial legs.
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Artificial Leg.

Artificial Leg.

Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Wolf, Peter M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial leg. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of parts in artificial legs, so as to make them more durable, easier of repair, and more comfortable to the wearer" (lines 11-15).
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Artificial Stone.

Artificial Stone.

Date: August 28, 1900
Creator: Johnson, Jesse W. & Hendrix, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a process of manufacturing artificial stone in which “it will not cracked by reason of exposure and which may be readily engraved, impressed or otherwise marked to form letters, characters, emblems and etc….” (Lines 16-20). No illustration.
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Artificial Stone.

Artificial Stone.

Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Power, John H. & Power, Rufus M.
Description: Patent for artificial stone made of a special combination of cement that hardens and stays hard under water. It also does not conduct heat.
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Artificial Stone Block.

Artificial Stone Block.

Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Graham, George M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial-stone block. This design "consists in the particular formation of the protuberances by which interlocking joints or seams of the building-blocks are attained, the object of which is to so form the prolific protuberances of said blocks as to permit joining them in close proximity on all the sides or faces of the seam, to reduce the binding material for the same and increase the strength of the same" (lines 14-22).
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Artificial-Stone Composition

Artificial-Stone Composition

Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Blackmon, Albert M.
Description: Patent for "an artificial stone adapted for all purposes to which natural stone can be applied, and which can be given any desired shape while in a plastic state, or carved and polished after hardening" (lines 12-18).
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Artificial-StoneTomb.

Artificial-StoneTomb.

Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Wilson, Hence
Description: Patent for the concept of an artificial tomb that serves as a tomb and ornamental piece made as one. "This invention relates to certain improvements in artificial-stone tombs; and it has for its object to produce a tomb with head-stone and foo-piece all in one piece that can be built up or placed immediately over grave, so as to form an ornamental finish, at a comparatively small cost." (lines 15-22) including illustrations and instructions.
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Artificial Teeth.

Artificial Teeth.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Johnston, George A. & Carroll, Houston M.
Description: Patent for the lower set of artificial teeth, "and aims to provide retainers and combine them with the plate, so as to hold the denture in place against accidental displacement during the process of articulation, prehension, mastication, and deglutition" (lines 10-15). This invention "provides retainers which fill a vacuum in the mouth never heretofore utilized in the construction of artificial teeth and which form a rest for the muscles in their contraction incident to the movements of the jaws, and these retainers render a lower set of artificial teeth s comfortable and serviceable as if they were natural" (lines 22-29).
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