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 County: Bell County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Apparatus for Coupling and Uncoupling Cars

Apparatus for Coupling and Uncoupling Cars

Date: July 8, 1890
Creator: McWhirter, Robert & Scheble, Eugene S.
Description: Patent for "a coupling of such construction as will permit the coupling and uncoupling of the cars to be effected by the engineer and to be entirely and at all times under his perfect control" (lines 16-20).
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Baling Press.

Baling Press.

Date: March 4, 1890
Creator: Spencer, Anderson Hood
Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design is "to place two baling-chambers at a suitable angle to each other and to connect both of the followers to the same sweep; to attach each of the filling-doors of the baling-chambers to the sweep, so that when one door closes from its own weight the other will be opened by the movement of the sweep, and to provide each of the filling doors with an automatically-acting bolt mechanism, whereby the movement of the follower bolts the door, so that it cannot be opened upward by the pressure of hay that is being pressed" (lines 15-26).
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Band Cutter and Feeder.

Band Cutter and Feeder.

Date: October 28, 1890
Creator: Izard, William H.
Description: Patent for an improvement of band-cutters, involving cutting bands and spreading grain in regulated quantities and intervals. Includes illustration.
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Beehive.

Beehive.

Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Tucker, John Q.
Description: Patent for improvements in beehives: "invention is to improve the construction of beehives and to provide a simple and efficient one, which will permit food to be readily supplied to the bees when desired and enable the apiarian to have him to cut bee entrances to the same." (lines 9-15).
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Beehive.

Beehive.

Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: Hawkins, Jackson D. & Ray, Francis M.
Description: Patent for a beehive that is meant "to provide for the ready or convenient "robbing" of the hive without subjecting the bees to injury , as experienced in the old way, by smoking the bees out of the hive" (lines 16-20).
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Buggy-Top Attachment.

Buggy-Top Attachment.

Date: June 13, 1899
Creator: Peikert, Albert
Description: Patent for a new and useful buggy top attachment, including instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Weathersby, Sarah Ann
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by enhancing a device called pin-lifter to couple and uncouple rail cars. Illustration is included.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Ervin, Robert N.
Description: Patent for a vertical hook car coupling that also couple air-brakes. In the invention "the drawheads are provided with interlocking tongues to prevent the disconnection of the drawheads by vertical movement; the interlocking faces of the drawheads are provided with sockets to receive a plug for completing the air passage for the train pipes; the drawheads are provided with means for receiving the ordinary hose-coupling on cars not provided with [the] drawhead, and finally other features of [the] invention are the means for securing the drawhead to the car and for uncoupling" (lines 14-25).
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Caster.

Caster.

Date: September 13, 1898
Creator: Gluck, Solomon
Description: Patent for a new and useful caster to be "applied to light and heavy furniture" (line 13-14).
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Clamp.

Clamp.

Date: November 15, 1898
Creator: Hauff, Isaac F.
Description: Patent for a new and useful clamp, including instructions and illustrations.
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