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 Collection: Texas Patents
Churn.

Churn.

Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Haley, William L.
Description: Patent for a churn. The patent is for a "means for adjustably securing a series of vertically-arranged breakers in a churn-body of any size, operating with a revolving dasher" (lines 8-11).
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Roberts, John A. & Vermillion, William E. C.
Description: Patent for an automatic churn, which is an improvement to a previous churn, no. 39,532. It has a two-part cabinet, the top part equipped with a hinged top, a crank shaft, ratchet-wheel, spring pawl, and a tubular square pocket at the end of the crank-shaft. The square pocket is where one can attach a handle to operate the churn. The lower half of the cabinet opens on the side and contains the container, dasher-rod, and churn-dashers.
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Combination Wrench.

Combination Wrench.

Date: March 1, 1881
Creator: Butler, Edward Martin & Campbell, William Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved combination wrench. This design "is to provide a wrench whose moveable jaw is adjustable without a screw, and with whose handle are combined several useful tools or instruments" (lines 8-11).
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Combined Flour and Meal Bin and Sifter.

Combined Flour and Meal Bin and Sifter.

Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Alexander, Charles P.
Description: Patent for a combined flour and meal bin sifter meant for the kitchen. The amount of flour or meal put into the machine does not matter, and the sifter may be removed when desired. The sifted material is directed into a container, and the end of the chute can be closed when not in use.
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Cotton-Picking Machine.

Cotton-Picking Machine.

Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Armstrong, Henry T.
Description: Patent for a sack laborers drag around the fields with them to store cotton in. It has a shoulder-strap that fits around the sack's mouth. There are two wheels, and a platform is attached to the axle. The sack is strapped to the platform.
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: June 21, 1881
Creator: Connor, Laurance H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design is "first, to provide for use in such implements a sectional axle which shall be capable of being so manipulated as to cause the wheels to be placed at a greater or less distance from each other; second, to provide the necessary mechanism and suitable combinations thereof for moving the parts of the axle and the wheels into their desired positions" (lines 20-27). This enables the cultivator to adapt to different spacings of crops, marking an improvement over previous cultivators.
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Gas-Vent for Molds.

Gas-Vent for Molds.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Streetman, Willard
Description: Patent for a gas-vent for molds. Its object is "to provide a simple and cheap construction whereby free escape of the gas or air is permitted form the mold into which molten metals...are to be poured for the purpose of forming a casting" (lines 12-18). Construction of the vent may vary.
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Hydraulic Pump

Hydraulic Pump

Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Clarkson, William
Description: Patent for a hydraulic pump with "means for automatically supplying water to the pressure-pipe while the pump is working to replenish waste or leakage." (Lines 18-20) Includes instructions or illustrations.
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Hydraulic Pump.

Hydraulic Pump.

Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Clarkson, William
Description: Patent for a pump that operates "a pump-rod designed especially to dispense with valves, valve-cages, or other impedimenta to the flow of liquid" (lines 40-44). It is capable of pumping liquids to elevated heights.
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: October 23, 1875
Creator: Powell, Amos N.
Description: Patent for improvement in bale-ties. "This invention relates to that class of ties or hoops for cotton-bales, in which the band of hoop iron is provided with rigid hooks, studs, or buttons, and matching perforations as means for adjustably uniting the ends."
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