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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 County: Cass County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: August 29, 1899
Creator: Griffin, Walter R.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in animal traps, including instructions and illustrations.
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Car - Coupling.

Car - Coupling.

Date: July 5, 1898
Creator: Oden, Joshua K.
Description: Patent for a new and useful car coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: November 11, 1890
Creator: Burns, John Calvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design's "objects are, first, to couple cars of various altitudes; second, to couple the cars automatically; third, to uncouple from the top or side of the car; [and] fourth, to dispense with pins" (lines 16-20). It consists in a "draw-head [that] is provided with an elastic cover having a link-lifting arm secured thereto, a lever for oscillating said cover, performing the duplex function of disengaging the link and permitting its egress, a sloping projection from the base of said draw-head engaging the link on contact, and the bent link" (lines 51-58).
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Henderson, Neely Trimmier & Smith, William F.
Description: Patent for a device by which cotton can be easily, quickly and accurately chopped, "leaving cotton stands the distance apart for future cultivation and to insure the most rapid and satisfactory growth," (lines 13-16) including illustrations.
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Fruit-Picker.

Fruit-Picker.

Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Armstrong, George W.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive, efficient, and durable fruit-picker that picks small fruit and does not bruise them. The picker is easily operated.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: November 6, 1894
Creator: Hefner, John M.
Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive swinging gate that is strong, durable, and doesn't sag. It can be fully opened and easily conteracted.
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Lumber-Carrier

Lumber-Carrier

Date: November 15, 1892
Creator: Chauvin, Phillip A.
Description: Patent for an improved lumber carrier which, as the cart travels down hill with the weight of the lumber it is prevented from rolling backwards if it were to lose speed by engaging of pawls with notches to hold it in place. It can then be manually pushed to get it started again.
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Lumber-Drier

Lumber-Drier

Date: February 4, 1890
Creator: Hooton, James M.
Description: Patent for "means adapted to superheat steam and supply it to a drying-chamber, substantially" (lines 28-30).
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Planter.

Planter.

Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Rausheck, John E.
Description: Patent for a planter in which "the seed-dropping mechanism is adjustable to suit the nature of the seed to be planted and to drop the same closer together or farther apart, as desired." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Haynes, Leonard Franklin
Description: Patent for an improved plow which is attached in the usual manner to the standard of a suitable beam, when the device is used for cultivating young crops, the fender is place in position and will serve to prevent the loose, dirt from tumbling over upon the growing plants. When the plants grew larger, the fender can be removed and a portion of the loose soil will thus be permitted to cover. (Lines 65-73) Illustration is included.
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