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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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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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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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Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: McKay, Felix Early
Description: Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19).
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Automatic Track Sweeping and Oiling Attachment for Street-Cars.

Automatic Track Sweeping and Oiling Attachment for Street-Cars.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Nesmith, Robert Henry
Description: Patent for improvements in automatic track sweeping and oiling attachments to street cars by having a transverse shaft carries a hub which has a series of brushes. When “the street car moves forward, the brushes on the transverse shaft are revolved, which sweep the rails and keep them clean.” (Lines 90-93) Illustration is included.
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Balance-Staff for Watches.

Balance-Staff for Watches.

Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Cooper, Jonathan H.
Description: Patent for improvements in balance-staffs for watches by “strengthen and increase the durability of the pivots or journals of the staff while reducing the friction to a minimum” (lines 16-19), included illustration.
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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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Bicycle Attachment.

Bicycle Attachment.

Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Zintgraff, August
Description: Patent for "a new and improved bicycle attachment arranged to serve as a foot-rest for the feet of the rider while coasting and adapted to be lowered to support the bicycle in a vertical position when not in use and to securely lock the wheel and support together to prevent the machine from being stolen" (lines 7-14), including illustrations.
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Bottle.

Bottle.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Phillips, George C.
Description: Patent for a bottle that has a mechanism near its opening, and when the cork is pulled out, it becomes impossible to refill the bottle and use it again. The point of this bottle is so that after it has been sealed, it cannot be opened and emptied without apparent evidence that it has been opened.
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