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 County: Bowie County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Automatic Electric Alarm.

Automatic Electric Alarm.

Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Williams, George Bayley
Description: Patent for an automatic electric alarm meant to be hooked up to an automatic dry-pipe sprinkler system, and protects against fire. The alarm goes off when the air in the sprinkler pipes falls below a predetermined level. This invention also signals an alert when there is a leak in the pipes, and is an improvement on the circuit-wires for similar alarms.
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Chopping-Ax.

Chopping-Ax.

Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Crabtree, James G.
Description: Patent for an ax that is "provided with a poll made in two sections adapted to be clamped or secured to the handle and receive a removable bit or hardened section presenting the cutting edge" (lines 16-20).
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Churn-Dasher.

Churn-Dasher.

Date: August 5, 1891
Creator: Sterling, Isaac F.
Description: Patent for "reciprocating churn-dashers with rotary heads." (Lines 11-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Convertible Trunk.

Convertible Trunk.

Date: March 29, 1892
Creator: Dwyer, John
Description: Patent for a trunk that converts between luggage (for use while traveling) and a bureau (for use while not traveling), with illustrations.
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Cotton-Seed Linter

Cotton-Seed Linter

Date: August 5, 1890
Creator: O'Brien, Edward J.
Description: Patent for an improvement "to prevent the accumulation of lint within the lint-chambers; to provide for the automatic discharge of the lint from the saw-teeth; to provide for a thorough agitation of the seed within the seed-reviews, and, finally, to provide for the delivery of the stripped seed from the machine" (lines 12-19).
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Electrode for Secondary Batteries.

Electrode for Secondary Batteries.

Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Boyd
Description: Patent for improvements in the manufacture of electrodes for storage batteries or accumulators by using “two corresponding plates, each having flanges on three sides of one face, said plates being united to form a central space open at top by securing together corresponding flanges on the respective plates.” (Lines 5-9, page 2) Illustration is included.
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Gin-Saw-Filing Machine.

Gin-Saw-Filing Machine.

Date: December 19, 1893
Creator: McCurry, James C.
Description: Patent for a machine that is meant to file circular saws. The invention files "saws while mounted side-by side upon a saw arbor, as cotton gin saws usually are; means for moving the file carriage along upon the frame of the machine to locate it in front of the individual saws which are to be filed; means for raising and carrying the file over the saws when the carriage is to be moved; means for securing the file sash on the file carriage and of securing the file carriage upon the main frame by a single act; and means for converting a continuous rotary feed motion of the saws while being filed, to an intermittent motion which rotates the saws step-by-step from tooth to tooth" (lines 15-28).
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Lumber-Stacker.

Lumber-Stacker.

Date: May 23, 1899
Creator: Coleman, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a certain new and useful improvement in lumber stackers, including instructions and illustrations.
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Lumber-Trimmer.

Lumber-Trimmer.

Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Coleman, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for an improved lumber-trimmer that has "a suitable carriage or number of carriages for conveying the lumber a series of swinging frames, which carry belted saws and also supporting-wheels, which wheels, if not tripped, will ride over the lumber, carrying the saws up with them out of an operative position, but which wheels, if tripped, will ride over the lumber, but permit the suspended saws to remain in operative position to trim the lumber at different points in its length, as may be desired" (lines 23-33).
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Pad for the Backs of Horses.

Pad for the Backs of Horses.

Date: April 22, 1890
Creator: Mudford, Charles
Description: Patent for a new and improved pad for horses. This design consists in "the air-tight cushion composed of opposite blanks of elastic air-tight material secured along their adjacent edges, and a central longitudinally-disposed dividing strip dividing the cushion into opposite compartments, and provided with openings affording communication between the compartments" (lines 62-68).
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