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 Month: April
 Collection: Texas Patents
Cloth Measuring and Cutting Device.

Cloth Measuring and Cutting Device.

Date: April 5, 1898
Creator: Hood, William B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cloth measuring device.
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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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FAN.

FAN.

Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: Cameron S. Fitzhugh
Description: Patent for a fan designed for use on a table or desk.
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Fire Kindler.

Fire Kindler.

Date: April 3, 1888
Creator: Streeter, George D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fire starter. This design "has for its object to provide novel means for making comparatively inexpensive fire-kindlers; and to such end the invention consists, essentially, in a vessel having two chambers, one capable of being opened at the top and adapted to contain ashes, and the other closed, except as to a bottom passage in communication with the ash-chamber, and adapted to contain a combustible fluid—such as petroleum oil or other liquid hydro-carbon—which flows through the said bottom passage to saturate the ashes and prepare them for use" (lines 8-20).
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Fire Kindler.

Fire Kindler.

Date: April 3, 1888
Creator: Streeter, George D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fire starter. This design "is to provide novel means for determining when the oil is exhausted from the oil vessel and to provide novel means for keeping the ashes from direct contact with the oil-supply openings . . . [for] ashes possess great capillary attraction and take up more hydro-carbon fluid than is requisite when the ashes are dry and not tightly packed, so that the ashes become soft and mushy" (lines 12-21).
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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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Motor.

Motor.

Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: Walker, James C.
Description: Patent for improving the “’multiple cylinder rotary engine’“ (lines 9-10) through "controlling devices" (line 24) that are both automatic and manual and help engine pistons function more effectively. This patent builds upon earlier patents regarding motor design by the inventor, and will connect to a generator concurrently patented by the inventor. Detailed explanations and illustrations included.
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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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