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 County: McLennan County, TX
 Month: April
 Collection: Texas Patents
Combined Couch and Storage-Chest.

Combined Couch and Storage-Chest.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Caruthers, Robert A. & Savage, Charles P.
Description: Patent for a couch that stores clothes in its body and head. The clothes can be readily accessed.
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Convertible Mop and Brush.

Convertible Mop and Brush.

Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Bagby, William H.
Description: Patent for improvements in convertible mops and brushes by using a “combination of the fountain-handle, the bail/frame secured thereto and provided with a rubber strip at its lower edge, and the mop secured to the bail/frame.” (Lines 3-7, p.2) Illustration is included.
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Cooling and Preserving Apparatus.

Cooling and Preserving Apparatus.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Brown, Elijah Clark
Description: Patent for a "cooling apparatus in which a cloth envelops a vertically-disposed series of supports, and has its upper end dipping into a receptacle supplied with water; and the object of the improvement is to secure a uniformity of temperature throughout the structure, and particularly in the several compartments formed between the various supports, as well as to prevent the spoiling of food by foreign matters entering the same by accidental dislodgment from a support immediately thereover." (Lines 8-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Bale Ties.

Improvement in Cotton-Bale Ties.

Date: April 28, 1874
Creator: Lane, James H.
Description: Patent for cotton-bale ties with metal plates and hooks.
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Oil Press Mat.

Oil Press Mat.

Date: April 8, 1884
Creator: Osborn, Adelbert E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved oil press mat. This design "consists in a mat for oil-presses having its leaves composed of paper-pulp molded by dies or molds into the requisite shape to present a hard and inelastic body to the meal to be pressed, said leaves of molded paper-pulp being provided with a leather backing" (lines 18-24).
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Stump-Puller.

Stump-Puller.

Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Widmer, Louis J.
Description: Patent for a stump-puller that "can be quickly assembled and taken apart, to devise a device which will admit of the rope being quickly paid off from the capstan after the stump has been uprooted, and, finally, to provide a machine which can be easily handled and which will perform the required work in a rapid and satisfactory manner and which can be transported from one stump to the other by being dragged upon the ground" (lines 10-19).
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