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 County: Fannin County, TX
 Month: March
 Collection: Texas Patents
Bank-Protector.

Bank-Protector.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Saxon, James A.
Description: Patent for improvements in bank-protectors by “providing doors, windows, and other openings with suitable metallic shields that may be readily placed in position by a slight movement of the hand or foot of the operator” (lines 19-23), illustration is included.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: Gibson, Wyatt
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive churn that works efficiently and does not take up much space. It consists of a solid upper portion, a lower portion, a horizontal bar that connects the two, a bracing frame, a shaft, bearings, a band wheel attached to the shaft, an adjustable drive wheel, a crank wheel, and a dasher.
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Horse Detacher.

Horse Detacher.

Date: March 18, 1890
Creator: Harper, Henry Hughes
Description: Patent for a new and improved horse-detacher. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the axle, of the arms attached to the front face thereof and inclined downward and toward each other, the spring-actuated pins within said arms, and the cord attached to adjacent ends of the said pins and passed beneath the axle over guide-rollers and connected with a lever pivoted upon the under side of the reach, said lever being arranged to be actuated from the vehicle" (lines 43-52).
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: March 10, 1891
Creator: Williams, Irvin
Description: Patent for improved “reversible hillside-plows and enable the plowshare to be rapidly changed from one side of the plow to the other and to move in front of the standard and over the foot of the same and obviate the necessity of lifting the entire plow every time it is desired to change the position of the plowshare" (lines 10-17), includes illustration.
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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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