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 County: Bell County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
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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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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Clothes-Pounder.

Clothes-Pounder.

Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Rylander, William P.
Description: Patent for "an automatic clothes washer and soaper whereby the clothes are soaped and cleansed by one and the same operation." (Lines 18-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Corn-Planter.

Corn-Planter.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
Description: Patent for an improvement of a corn-planter using a combinations of, a rotary seed plate that has a circumferential series of perforations, a spherical weight or ball acts as ejector, and a hopper that has a circular opening on the bottom to work together “to prevent too large quantities of seed from entering the seed-cups, but which shall also serve to forcibly eject the seeds at the proper time” (lines 19-22), illustration is included.
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Cotton-Baling Machine.

Cotton-Baling Machine.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Bessonette, Charles Lewis
Description: Patent for a cotton-baling machine that compresses cotton between two pressure-rolls and rolls it around a core. This invention improves "the mode of applying pressure to the pressure rolls, and [improves] the manner of mounting the core-roll in position within the compress, and for facilitating the removal of said core-roll; and the elevation therefrom of the compress-roll" (lines 15-21).
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Cotton-Compress.

Cotton-Compress.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Bessonette, Charles L. & Bessonette, William T.
Description: Patent for a cotton-compress in which the "cotton is fed to the compress direct from the gin, and is wound into a dense cylindrical bale, and the said invention consists in certain novel means for adding additional pressure to the bale as it is being rolled up, in readily detaching the finished bale from the machine, in providing a reservoir for the surplus cotton, when the gin is running and the machine has stopped" (lines 14-22).
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Cotton-Planter.

Cotton-Planter.

Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
Description: Patent for a cotton planter by using a pivoted spring-actuated tongue that has a feed-slot and regulating-slide to plant cotton or corn seeds easily and quickly. Illustration is included.
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Harvester-Platform and Carrier.

Harvester-Platform and Carrier.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Compton, Silas T.
Description: Patent for a harvester-platform and carrier that carries forward and elevates the grain. It has toothed bars, a framed, a crank-shaft that is connected to the toothed bars, a cross-rod loosely connected to the crank-shaft, and it is pivotally mounted on grain.
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Journal-Lubricator.

Journal-Lubricator.

Date: May 19, 1891
Creator: Hubbard, Benjamin V.
Description: Patent for improvements in lubricators by mounting a box, with a pair holes near its ends, on a bearing; with partitions across the box adjacent each holes, a pair of cord shape wicks and a depending flange, depressing the wicks to the bottom of the box. “When the box filled with liquid lubricant and the cover closed, the lower edge of the flange depresses the wicks, submerging them at the center of the box, and the wicks absorb oil at this point, the oil is lead thence by capillary attraction along the wicks down through the holes in the bottom of the box and into the groove, whence it is delivered by direct contact upon the upper side of the rotating shaft which it is desired to lubricate.” (Lines 52-63) Illustration is included.
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Knee-Pad.

Knee-Pad.

Date: December 29, 1897
Creator: Rice, John T.
Description: Patent for knee pads that are "simple, inexpensive, and durable, and which is so constructed as to hold the knee of the user in an elevated position above the ground or other surface upon which the pad may be placed, thereby preventing the knee contacting with the ground or other surface and causing injury to the knee (lines 10-17).
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