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 Collection: Texas Patents
Churn.

Churn.

Date: February 14, 1893
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Description: Patent for an improved and simple churn that works easily and quickly. It "is adapted to permit of the simultaneous securing and retention of the cream vessel or receptacle in position in its journaling or carrying frame, as well as the cover upon said vessel, and to provide for the ready removal of said vessel or receptacle and its said cover preparatory to removing the contents of the vessel or the cleaning thereof" (lines 18-25).
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Telephone-Transmitter.

Telephone-Transmitter.

Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Description: Patent for a granulated-electrode phone transmitter that is designed to be simple and "constructed so that the granulated-electrode cannot become displaced from the cell" (lines 10-12).
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Telephone-Transmitter.

Telephone-Transmitter.

Date: October 20, 1896
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Description: Patent for a telephone-transmitter "with a diaphragm and carbon button carried thereby, of a spring-supported flaring conical carbon-cell provided with a flange covered with soft material and resting on the carbon button carried by the diaphragm, the carbon-cell being filled with granulated carbon resting in contact with the carbon button" (lines 13-19). This is meant to optimize the volume of sound being transmitted.
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Telephone-Transmitter.

Telephone-Transmitter.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Description: Patent for "a simple transmitter in which the greatest volume of sound may be transmitted without causing grating or rattling." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Device for Sheltering Animals.

Device for Sheltering Animals.

Date: December 21, 1880
Creator: Austin, John Overton
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal shelter. This design "relates to a device which may be adapted for use as a hen's nest, a dog-kennel, a stable for domestic animals, or for analogous purposes. The principle of construction prevalent in all these different adaptations for use of the device consists of certain improved means for automatically closing the door as the animal steps into a vertically-swinging compartment, and for automatically opening the door as the animal leaves said swinging compartment" (lines 13-23).
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Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Date: May 5, 1876
Creator: Austin, Matthew J.
Description: Patent for the improvement of ditching-machines by way of new construction techniques.
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Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Austin, Matthew J.
Description: Patent for an improved ditching machine design that will "easily and rapidly cut or excavate, on the surface of the ground, soil, clay, or soft stone, a ditch or trench of any reasonable width or depth suitable" (lines 33-37) including instructions and illustrations.
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Quilting-Frame.

Quilting-Frame.

Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Banker, John P.
Description: Patent for a quilting frame that has "a novel means of supporting and tilting the track, and also other features" (lines 15-16). The frame is suspended in a track, and the track can be tilted so the frame can run in bot directions on the track.
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Stalk Cutter.

Stalk Cutter.

Date: November 29, 1881
Creator: Bolliver, William S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design "consists in the construction and combination of parts . . . [of] that class of machines for cutting cotton and other stalks, consisting, essentially, of parallel runners or beams carrying outwardly-projecting knives, which serve to cut the stalks as the machine is drawn over the ground" (lines 15-22).
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Copy-Holder.

Copy-Holder.

Date: November 14, 1893
Creator: Bramlette, William A. & Evans, William H.
Description: Patent for a copy-holder that is "especially designed for type-writing machines, of any of the prevalent forms, and it has for its object to facilitate the holding of the copy; also to aid the reader or operator to readily retain his "place," in reading the copy line by line, in the usual way, to insure accuracy in copying the same; also to provide for its adaptation to the machine, irrespective of the size of the latter" (lines 16-24).
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