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 County: Clay County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Risley, Ward
Description: Patent for an apparatus for burning garbage that is made up of a roasting chamber, a grate to hold the garbage, two furnaces, a passage for the ashes, a third furnace connected to the passage, flues, a smokestack, non-combustible absorbent material around the flues and beneath the grate, and flues beneath the grate.
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Coffee-Pot.

Coffee-Pot.

Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Royer, Lemon S.
Description: Patent for a coffee pot "wherein the water is forced to percolated through a body of coffee or tea held in a holder or receptacle near the top of the vessel." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Hillermann, August & Heinen, Christopher
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
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Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Gary, John S.
Description: Patent for improvements in fasteners for fish-plates for rails by using a combination of fish-plates, washers placed in between the plates and rail, a slotted bolt, a wedge-shaped key with thin bendable portion and a washer on the bolt between the key and fish-plate to “firmly hold the plates in position but will serve to deaden the noise caused by the fractional contact of the parts,” (lines 18-20) includes illustration.
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File or Bill-Book.

File or Bill-Book.

Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Slaton, William David
Description: Patent for a paper file that has "an index board or cover that it can be moved along the transfer wires from one side of the bottom boards to the other, the same as papers and with or without papers attached to it, and so that when brought around on top of the bottom board and interposed papers it will form therewith a book in which the papers or blanks will be retained for the ready reference or for such use as may be required" (lines 24-33). Papers can be punched with a mechanism on the invention so that papers can be placed onto the retaining wires.
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Fruit-Press.

Fruit-Press.

Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Thompson, Sarah Rosaline
Description: Patent for a device that extracts and strains "the juice of fruits, and it has for its general object to provide such a device of a cheap, simple, and durable construction, and one adapted when not in use to be disconnected and folded back against the wall so as to occupy but a minimum amount of space" (lines 13-18).
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Index for Books.

Index for Books.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Kerr, Warren Dunlop
Description: Patent for "... improvements in indexes for books which receive the freight tariffs or schedules of railroads and the agreements between one road and others a to division of freight charges where the traffic is handled by more than one" (lines 11-16 ) including instructions and illustrations.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: November 1, 1892
Creator: Couch, John P.
Description: Patent for an addition "to provide a plow of this character that shall perform both operations at one and the same time, one that is exceedingly cheap and simple, one that will always move in a straight line and protect the plants being barred, and one that requires very little more power than an ordinary plow" (lines 15-18).
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Quilting-Frame.

Quilting-Frame.

Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Click, John J.
Description: Patent for a quilting frame designed to be used with a sewing machine and "which may be easily set up and be supported from the floor, and not in any manner mar or injure the walls or ceilings." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Repair-Tool For Wire Fences.

Repair-Tool For Wire Fences.

Date: November 22, 1898
Creator: Major, John H.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in repair tools for wire fences, including instructions and illustrations.
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