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 County: Medina County, TX
 Collection: Texas Patents
Acetylene-Gas Apparatus.

Acetylene-Gas Apparatus.

Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Metzger, Frederick
Description: Patent for improvements in “gas-machines in which the gas is generated from calcium carbid; in which the gas will be thoroughly washed before passing to the distributing-pipe, thus affording a pure white light, and further to provide a means for running off coal-tar that may gather on the top of the water in the machine.” (Lines 9-18) Illustration is included.
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Auger.

Auger.

Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Tevebaugh, Henry Clay
Description: Patent for a new and improved auger. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a shank provided with a conveying-screw and the cutters at the lower end of the screw, the sides of the cutters being extended beyond a vertical line drawn across the edges of the screw, and a tube or casing enclosing the screw and connected at its lower end with the cutters, said tube being of less diameter than the cutters and arranged within the outer sides thereof" (lines 56-64).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Wash, Thomas Henry & Wash, Nathan Robert Hodge
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in a link-guide support "pivoted to the underside of the car, the link-guide pivoted to the front end of the support, the spring arranged between the guide and the support, the yoke secured to the car, and the spring supported by said yoke and bearing against the link-guide support" (lines 1-6).
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Carriage Curtain Fastener.

Carriage Curtain Fastener.

Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Paschal, Thomas M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved curtain fastener for carriages. This design is "an improvement upon that particular form of curtain-fasteners . . . in which a sleeve or barrel having a rotary and sliding movement on a spring-encircled shank or post is provided with a wing or projection for effecting the connection of said sleeve or barrel with the eyelet or grommet of the curtain . . . which will effectually prevent the accidental disengagement of the curtain" (lines 18-29).
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Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Droitcourt, Adam
Description: Patent for "a truck having operating mechanism changeable to either cotton or corn seeders and in combination therewith a hopper formed in sections, one of which is removable" (lines 14-17).
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Corn-Shuck Chopper.

Corn-Shuck Chopper.

Date: November 5, 1901
Creator: Pluck, James
Description: Patent for "an implement for cutting and removing the corn shuck or husk from the ear of corn more rapidly than any machine in the market. The invention consists of a table having in the middle of the top a longitudinal recess wit grooves on its sides, in which by means of pressing down a treadle a horizontal knife-blade slides to and fro. This knife-blade carries on its upper side a pair of movable clamps for holding an ear of corn in its place against an upright standard which is fastened on top of a stationary knife-blade." (Lines 7-19) Illustrations are included.
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Improvement in Thrashing-Machines.

Improvement in Thrashing-Machines.

Date: September 13, 1870
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements on machinery for thrashing various kinds of grain, whereby the work is performed in a very rapid and perfect manner, without impairing the straw." (lines 28-32) Instructions and illustrations are included.
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Improvement in Threshing-Machine.

Improvement in Threshing-Machine.

Date: February 9, 1869
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Description: Patent for improvements in threshing-machine for threshing grain, with the improved machine, “grain may be threshed and separated from the straw in a very rapid and perfect manner, and without bruising or injuring the straw in any way.” (Lines 13-16) Illustration is included.
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Insecticide.

Insecticide.

Date: August 27, 1889
Creator: Smith, Byrd
Description: Patent for a compound to kill insects, formula and instruction on how to mix the ingredients are included. No illustration.
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Punch.

Punch.

Date: December 24, 1901
Creator: Tevebaugh, Henry C.
Description: Patent for a metal punch for use on cold metal. It is designed to sit atop a blacksmith's anvil.
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