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 Collection: Texas Patents
Bale-Box Attachment.

Bale-Box Attachment.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Sanders, William
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-presses, in which “it comprises two presser-rollers between which the cotton as it comes from the gin, is compressed, yielding bearings for one of the said presser-rollers, two guard-bars, one for each presser-roller, to prevent the cotton being carried out by the rollers, the ends of the guard–bars being threaded to receive nuts by means of which the attachment is clamped to the baling-box, and a conveyer to transfer the cotton from the gin to the said rollers.” (Lines 22-32) Illustration is included.
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Box for Meat and Oil Presses

Box for Meat and Oil Presses

Date: May 26, 1885
Creator: Culberston, John J., of Paris, Texas; O'Connell, John C., of Montgomery, Alabama & Gaston, Bernard, of Paris, Texas
Description: Patent for box for meat and oil presses. This box prevents meat from adhering to the box by using a lining, preferably sheet metal (p. 2). This keeps the box from breaking.
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Chimney.

Chimney.

Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Glover, William J.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in chimneys, including instructions and illustrations.
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Curtain Fixture.

Curtain Fixture.

Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Nix, Manning L. & McClelland, Stephen
Description: Patent for a new and improved curtain fixture. This design calls for a rubber roller in which a curtain can withdraw and from which a curtain can emerge. The roller has holes for screwing and mounting.
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Device for Preventing Hens from Setting.

Device for Preventing Hens from Setting.

Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Sparks, Andrew J.
Description: Patent for improvements to a hood that prevents hens from flying (by cutting off vision above or to either side) while allowing them to continue scratching and eating.
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Elevated Electric Car-Line.

Elevated Electric Car-Line.

Date: May 31, 1898
Creator: Cooley, Joe H.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in "elevated double-track electric car lines and car and electric-wire supports combined, including instructions and illustrations" (line 5 - 7).
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Hame Fastener.

Hame Fastener.

Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hame fastener. This design consists, "with the bar provided with a rack and longitudinal ways, of the housing provided at each end with downwardly and inwardly projecting lugs engaging said ways, and a spring provided with a stop, the link seated in a groove on the housing provided with a finger-hold, and an offset on said link adapted to strike against a projection on the spring for limiting the movement of said link" (lines 64-73).
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Non-Refillable Bottle.

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Bogue, Robert J.
Description: Patent for a non-refillable bottle. The invention "relates to bottles in general, and more particularly to that class known as "non-refillable" bottles, and has for its object to provide a cheap and simple device of this nature that when once emptied cannot be refilled either by floating, by exhausting the air therefrom, or by pouring thereinto" (lines 11-17). Includes specifications and illustrations.
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Piano.

Piano.

Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Description: Patent for an upright piano. This piano's construction provides a "case in which warping of the sides and fingerboard support will be prevented, in which convenient racks for holding music in use may be provided, in which the music may be continuously arranged, so as to be readily accessible, and in which the sounding board and string-carrying frame by me readily inserted and removed and may be held firmly in place." (Lines 13-21) Illustrations included.
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Stirrup.

Stirrup.

Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design is "to provide a stirrup of simple and inexpensive construction, to form the buckle for attaching the side straps integral with the hanger in such position that the stirrup will hang at right angles to the saddle-skirts, and, further, to hinge or pivot the foot-rest at one end to the hanger and supported at its opposite end by means of a spring-controlled catch that automatically releases the foot-rest by means of a lever and prevents the rider's foot from hanging in the stirrup and the rider being dragged should he [or she] be thrown from [the] horse" (lines 17-29).
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