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 County: Fannin County, TX
 Month: August
 Collection: Texas Patents
Improvement in Machines for Washing Photographs

Improvement in Machines for Washing Photographs

Date: August 17, 1875
Creator: Caylor, J. L.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved apparatus for washing photographic prints after fixing, for the purpose of removing the double hyposulphite of soda and silver formed in the body of the paper during the process of fixing" (lines 6-11).
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Hay-Press.

Hay-Press.

Date: August 11, 1891
Creator: Cox, Benjamin G.
Description: Patent for improvements in baling-presses and is practically adapted to bale hay, in which “the hay may be held at the rear end of the frame against the pressure of the follower and head-blocks or presser-blocks.” (Lines 17-20) Illustration is included.
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Coffee-Pot.

Coffee-Pot.

Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Cummings, James K.
Description: Patent for "improvements in coffee-pots, and has for its object the provision of an improved coffee-grounds holder, together with a device of improved form for spraying the water thereover, the latter device operating in conjunction with a condenser; and a further object is to provide the pot with an adjustable handle." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Apparatus for Cooking Cotton-Seed Meal.

Apparatus for Cooking Cotton-Seed Meal.

Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: Dabney, Benjamin & Yopp, William I.
Description: Patent for an apparatus for cooking cotton-seed meal meant to get the maximum amount of oil for the meal used and puts moisture into dry meal and evaporates excess moisture in meal. Meal is continuously supplied through the machine and water-bath. The steam does not burn or harm the meal.
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Axle-Skein.

Axle-Skein.

Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Finley, Robert L.
Description: Patent for an axle-skein. Its purpose is "to improve the construction of axle-skeins, to increase their strength and durability, and to decrease the wear of the same at the bottom thereof" (lines 10-14).
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Knee-Pad.

Knee-Pad.

Date: August 6, 1895
Creator: Hamilton, James William & Siebenthall, John Francis
Description: Patent for a simple and expensive knee-pad used while picking cotton, berries, &c. The invention affords "the most perfect protection to the user by protecting his knee against contact with objects which would tend to bruise and injure it, and by preventing the dampness of the ground from being transmitted to the knee, which, as is well known, results in various diseases, such as rheumatism" (lines 13-20).
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Marker Attachment for Plows.

Marker Attachment for Plows.

Date: August 11, 1891
Creator: Marley, James D.
Description: Patent for an “improved device to be used upon plows, and the objects are to provide means whereby the succeeding row to be plowed may be marked, thereby giving a uniform plowing to the field; furthermore, to provide for an adjustment of the marker, whereby the distance between the rows may be adjusted.” (Lines 8-15) Includes illustration.
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Improvement in Cotton-Plow and Planter

Improvement in Cotton-Plow and Planter

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah
Description: Patent for improvements to cotton-plows and planters.
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Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.

Improvement in Cotton-Hoes.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-hoes for the purpose of saving time when spacing and thinning cotton plants by providing an angular handle with bent arms that can be attached to the back of the hoes. The hoe is made up with three separate cutters with spaces in between to allow young plants equally spaced in each row. The middle cutter can be removed when second thinning is needed to avoid injuring the plants. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Picker and Cleaner.

Improvement in Cotton-Picker and Cleaner.

Date: August 31, 1869
Creator: Sims, Zachariah B.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-picker and cleaner by using rotary breakers combined with fixed breakers to break the branches and outer coverings of the cotton in the bolls. The cotton then passes through an “inclined-way” where the rotary breakers are spirally-arranged on a concentric cylinder to carry the cotton out of the cleaner. (Lines 69-75) Illustration is included.
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