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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 County: Lamar County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Month: May
 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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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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Wrist-Guide and Foot-Guard for Pianos.

Wrist-Guide and Foot-Guard for Pianos.

Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Description: Patent for “…a piano attachment consisting of an adjustable wrist-pin and foot-guard adapted to serve as a means for securing the proper position of the wrist and forearm in practice and also adapted to protect the front panel of the instrument and serve, with children, as a foot-rest. Further objects and advantages of this invention will appear in the following description, and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims” (lines 8-19).
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