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 County: Collin County, TX
 Decade: 1880-1889
Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: August 16, 1881
Creator: Stephens, Lawrence Earnest. & Pool, George Washington.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the rack-bars seated in ways recessed in the sides of the draw-head, toothed segments engaging therewith, a shaft carrying said toothed segments, and also bearing within the cavity of the draw-head a vibratory arm and a setting-lever, from which the coupling-pin is suspended, connected to said vibratory arm" (lines 24-32).
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Cotton Packer.

Cotton Packer.

Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Moore, Ralleigh Cabert
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton packer. This design is "to provide means for taking the cotton from the gin and packing the same in the bale box, ready for the action of the press-follower, without manual labor" (lines 22-26).
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Cotton-Planter Attachment.

Cotton-Planter Attachment.

Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Willcoxson, Coulmon W.
Description: Patent for improvements on cotton or other seed planters with a new design that allows for "simultaneously adjusting-i.e., raising and lowering-the plows in front and in rear of the seed-dropping drum " (lines 29-31) including instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: Thompson, Francis Marion
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton stalk cutter. This design "is to facilitate the operation of cutting down of cotton-stalks in preparing the ground for a new crop. The invention consists in the combination, with the sled provided with a series of holes, in its upper surface, of the hinged perforated bars, the cross-bar, the pins, and the knives; also, in the combination, with the sled carrying the hinged perforated bars, cross-bar, and knives, of the platform secured to the rear part of the sled and the standards secured to a cross-bar of the sled in front of the platform" (lines 17-29).
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Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Pearce, Aaron B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-stalk cutter. This design utilizes a frame with two small, curved blades, which, with the assistance of pins, can be locked in place either in two corresponding recesses or outwardly when in use.
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Feeder for Cotton Presses.

Feeder for Cotton Presses.

Date: February 14, 1882
Creator: Kirkpatrick, Robert Insley
Description: Patent for a new and improved feeder for cotton presses. This design "consists in a feeder for cotton-presses, constructed with a box to receive the cotton from the gin, the said receiving-box being provided with a movable top board to force the cotton into the packing-box placed beneath the said receiving-box, and from which the cotton is forced into the baling-press by a follower" (lines 23-30).
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Fire Place.

Fire Place.

Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: Horn, John W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fire place. This design "consists essentially in the improved construction of the back plate and the combination therewith of side plates or jambs" (lines 20-22).
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Game Board.

Game Board.

Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Henry, Marcus Linsay
Description: Patent for a new and improved bowling alley. This design calls for depressed gutters running along either side of the elevated alley, with cushions running along the lengths of the other sides of the gutters.
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Hollow Auger.

Hollow Auger.

Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Rodman, James A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hollow auger. This design "consists in an adjustable hollow auger and an adjustable fore-auger, which are combined together for use with an ordinary brace, and constructed in such a manner that when applied to use the end of the spoke or other article is first beveled by the fore-auger, and the tenon then formed by the hollow auger. The cutters of the fore-auger are formed upon pivoted arms, which are automatically released, and then thrown open by a spring when the spoke is pointed, in order to give opportunity for the hollow auger to act" (lines 16-28).
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Ink Fountain for Printing Machines.

Ink Fountain for Printing Machines.

Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Bomar, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved ink fountain for printing machines. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the shell-shaped frame having an inclined bottom, a hole in the lower part of the front end wall, and a socket provided with a thumb-screw, a vertical arm passing through the said socket and provided with a clamp at its lower end, a roller for distributing ink, journaled at the front of the shell and vertically adjustable therewith, and the removable reservoir having a gate, an inclined bottom, and an opening corresponding with the hole in the shell" (lines 17-27).
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