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 Decade: 1890-1899
 Month: May
 Collection: Texas Patents
Account-Book.

Account-Book.

Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Huck, Henry J., Jr.
Description: Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included.
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Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Camp, Charles M.
Description: Patent for a new and useful acetylene gas generator, including instructions and illustrations.
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Adding-Machine.

Adding-Machine.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Wright, Joseph W.
Description: Patent for am adding machine by using two disks, one a units-disk with pins in multiples of ten, one a tens-disk, is an annular disk with pin surrounding the units disk, an outwardly spring-pressed holder having a beveled outer end frictionally engaging the pins of the tens-disk and a carrier having oppositely-beveled ends engaged a supplemental pin and one pin on the tens-disks, teeth in the adjacent faces of the holder and carrier, and an idle-gear between them to enable the adding operation. (Lines 50-62) Illustration is included.
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Adjustable Fire Guard and Screen.

Adjustable Fire Guard and Screen.

Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Gibson, Nathaniel B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fireplace screen. This design "is to provide a simple and efficient device which may be suspended in front of open fireplaces or grates for the purpose of preventing the frequent and sometimes fatal accidents which are directly due to the absence of reliable safe-guards. The invention consists of a series of shields or plates of suitable size and material, which are so connected that when not in use they may be easily drawn upward in succession side by side and compactly placed in an appropriate receptacle attached to the front of a mantel or to a wall above a fireplace" (lines 16-29).
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Adjustable Grate Attachment.

Adjustable Grate Attachment.

Date: May 23, 1893
Creator: Hutton, Milton Calhoun
Description: Patent for an adjustable grate attachment that is meant to be used with open grates. It prevents "the falling of heated coals therefrom; also to provide for extension of the grate vertically to facilitate making of a larger fire; and further, to provide an attachment which may be used in regulating the draft to the grate proper" (lines 15-20).
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Air-Pipe Coupling.

Air-Pipe Coupling.

Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Thomas, James Bryant
Description: Patent for an improved air-pipe coupling that is airtight and watertight and has a flexible union for railroad cars.
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Air-Tight Heating-Stove

Air-Tight Heating-Stove

Date: May 31, 1898
Creator: Wilson, John Wesley & Wilson, William Wharton
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in air tight heating stoves, including instructions and illustrations.
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Animal Poke.

Animal Poke.

Date: May 17, 1892
Creator: Stracener, Upton W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal poke. This design "is to construct a device which may be secured to horses, cattle, and other animals, and which will effectually prevent fence-jumping, while at the same time allow the animal free use of [its] head and limbs, doing away with any tendency to cramp the wearer" (lines 17-23). It consists, "with bar and a means for suspending it beneath the animal's body and the bar, which is secured at its outer end to the animal's head, of a hinge to the opposite side of which the adjacent ends of the said bars are pivoted" (lines 78-83).
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Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Henry Clay
Description: Patent for improvements in animal-traps that would be capable of catching two animals; to set the trap, bait is placed upon the hooked ends of the bait-hooks, the jaws are elevated and retained in a position by the link-catches, which have the lower hooked ends engaging the trigger, which has its free end engaging the eye at the inner end of the bait hooks, thus setting the trap, (lines 66-73) ready to catch animals. Illustration is included.
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Ant-Trap.

Ant-Trap.

Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Bond, William Beebe
Description: Patent for a "trap designed to be placed around an ant-hill and adapted to capture ants leaving or returning to the ant-hill." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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