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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 County: Fannin County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Royse, John
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "compris[es] the sides adapted to encompass an anthill and composed of a bottom, inclined walls, and horizontal top portions, having depending inclined flanges, one of the sides having an opening in its bottom and provided with ways arranged on opposite sides of the opening, a removable receptacle provided with flanges arranged in said ways and having inwardly-inclined walls, and a discharge-tube arranged at one corner of the trap" (lines 77-87).
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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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Appliance for Protecting Oil-Wells from Fires.

Appliance for Protecting Oil-Wells from Fires.

Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Cochran, James M.
Description: Patent for an appliance for protecting oil-wells from fires. As stated within the patent, "this invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in appliances for protecting oil-wells from fires; and to this end it consists of the novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more specifically described in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the claims herein appended" (Lines 9-16).
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Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved trip-gear for power-presses. This design "consists in providing the lever connected with an ordinary reversible gearing with a cord and weight, so that when in its normal position and not in use the small friction-wheel will not come in contact with either face of the large friction wheel. The upper end of the press is provided with a notched metallic plate connected with the reversing-lever, so that when the follow-block in its upward passage passes the said plate the lever will be released, and, falling back into its normal position by the press, is immediately stopped" (lines 24-36).
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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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Back Band for Harness.

Back Band for Harness.

Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Johnson, Ike
Description: Patent for a new and improved back-band for harnesses. This design "relates to back-bands for that class of harnesses wherein chains are used for traces; and [the] invention consists, principally, in providing the back-band at its ends with metal loops through which the traces pass to protect the leather of the back-band from wear. The invention also consists in connecting snap-hoops to the metal end-pieces by means of metal loops" (lines 7-15).
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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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Bank-Protector.

Bank-Protector.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Saxon, James A.
Description: Patent for a bank-protector that consists of vertically moving shields arranged just within the cashier's and teller's windows and the outer door of the bank, and a mechanism that allows the cashier to drop the shields and sound an alarm. Illustrations included.
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Barrel-Stand.

Barrel-Stand.

Date: August 27, 1901
Creator: McClary, Rufus E. & Gray, Thomas S.
Description: Patent for improvments to barrel stands and related to the "object in view being to provide a simple, and convenient stand for holding barrels and casks and permitting the same to be readily turned with slight exertion from a vertical to a horizontal position and vice versa" (lines 9-12) including illustrations.
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Box for Presses.

Box for Presses.

Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Galbraith, Oscar B.
Description: Patent for a box used to house heated metal presses to extract fluid from cotton seeds.
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