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 County: Bexar County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Artificial Teeth.

Artificial Teeth.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Johnston, George A. & Carroll, Houston M.
Description: Patent for the lower set of artificial teeth, "and aims to provide retainers and combine them with the plate, so as to hold the denture in place against accidental displacement during the process of articulation, prehension, mastication, and deglutition" (lines 10-15). This invention "provides retainers which fill a vacuum in the mouth never heretofore utilized in the construction of artificial teeth and which form a rest for the muscles in their contraction incident to the movements of the jaws, and these retainers render a lower set of artificial teeth s comfortable and serviceable as if they were natural" (lines 22-29).
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Autographic Register.

Autographic Register.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Norcross, George A.
Description: Patent for an autographic register meant "to provide improved means for guiding, printing, cutting, and filling a record-bill and discharging original and duplicate bills" (lines 9-12). The printing and feeding mechanisms operate independently, bills may be any desired length, and checks may be numbered successively and dated.
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Autographic Register.

Autographic Register.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Norcross, George A.
Description: Patent for an autographic register that provides "improved means for guiding, stamping, cutting, and filling a record-bill and discharging original and duplicate bills; [provides] improved means for guiding the strips of paper and holding the carbon or duplicating paper in operative position; furthermore, [provides] improved means for operating the several parts of the mechanism to insure accuracy and facilitate the subsequent permanent filing of the record-bills" (lines 9-19).
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Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.

Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.

Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Innes, Robert Hayward
Description: Patent for an automatic repeating railroad-signal designed to be used with semaphore and other train-signaling apparatus. It eliminates mistakes made in notifying the central office and automatically reports "any change in the position or color of the signal to a central office over the ordinary telegraph-wire" (lines 14-16). The signal is a wheel that operates a key to send a message to the central office.
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Beer Tapping Apparatus.

Beer Tapping Apparatus.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Haenig, Emil
Description: Patent for a new and improved beer tap. This design calls for the air pipe to go within the beer tapping pipe and for a pump to supply the air pipe with air. This eliminates the need of a rubber nipple to connect the air pipe, easily cleans the pipe coil, and allows for the tapping of the keg from without the icebox.
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Cabinet.

Cabinet.

Date: October 27, 1896
Creator: Caplinger, Joseph E.
Description: Patent for a cabinet meant to contain "screws, bolts, rivets, and similar articles, and has for its object to provide a case for the storage of such articles by means of which the different articles are kept separate one from another, while at the same time ready access may be had to any one of the storage-compartments" (lines 9-15). It is circular and has a wheeled base.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Thompson, James A. M.
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by providing "a coupler which will without any adjustment couple two cars whose draw-heads are of different heights.” (lines 17-19) Illustration is included.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: May 25, 1897
Creator: Lee, Charles
Description: Patent for "automatic pin-and-link car-couplings in which a sliding spring-actuated block is employed for supporting the coupling-pin in an elevated position preparatory to coupling." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: November 24, 1896
Creator: Lee, Charles
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive car-coupling that improves on the pin-and-link car-couplings and "will be capable of coupling automatically and which may be readily uncoupled without going between cars" (lines 13-15). After the car has been separated, this coupling automatically puts its parts in position to be re-coupled. It also enables a "flying kick" to be transmitted to the car.
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Change-Maker.

Change-Maker.

Date: August 1, 1891
Creator: Johnson, William W.
Description: Patent for "improvements in money-drawers which are designed to separate the coin placed therein according to the various denominations, and at the same time providing means whereby change may be readily had" (lines 8-13) with instructions and illustrations.
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