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 County: Hays County, TX
 Month: March
 Collection: Texas Patents
Combined Clothes Washer and Churn.

Combined Clothes Washer and Churn.

Date: March 6, 1883
Creator: Bridges, Mary Jane
Description: Patent for a new and improved combined clothes washer and churn. This design "is to facilitate the operations of washing clothes and churning, and also to avoid the necessity of having a separate mechanism for each use. The invention consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 16-21).
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Fire Tongs.

Fire Tongs.

Date: March 9, 1886
Creator: Bishop, John Andrews
Description: Patent for new and improved fire tongs. This design "is designed to produce an article . . . which will be practical in every respect, and which will prevent the slipping or sliding of the legs or arms thereof while handling the logs, enabling the latter to be grasped with a firm hold, thereby avoiding the numerous accidents that often occur from the use of the present form of tongs" (lines 9-17).
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Hose-Coupling.

Hose-Coupling.

Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Goodspeed, Henry
Description: Patent for a hose-coupling that is "simple and economic in construction and which shall be capable of rapid and ready action without use of any tool for manipulating the same" (lines 14-17).
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Tire-Tightener.

Tire-Tightener.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Reeves, Alexander Marion
Description: Patent for improvements in tire tighteners by using wedges with longitudinal ridges, longitudinal tapering ridges or webs, together “with a wheel-rim, clamps arranged in pairs upon each side of the felly-joint, the clamps consisting of plates have a fluted or corrugated inner surface …., the extension of the registering plates being connected by transverse bolts.” (lines 37-45) Illustration is included.
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