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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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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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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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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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Top Prop.

Top Prop.

Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for a new and improved top-props for carriages. This design consists "[i]n combination with an arm having perforations and slot, plate provided with arm, pin, and bolt, and arms . . . secured, respectively, to the arm and the carriage-top" (lines 76-80).
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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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