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 County: Collin County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Attachment for Plows.

Attachment for Plows.

Date: April 15, 1891
Creator: Williams, George M. D.
Description: Patent for an attachment for plows, which "may be utilized as a cutter or the plow converted into a double-shovel plow," (lines 18-19) with instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: March 31, 1896
Creator: Epps, Charles
Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a draw-bar attached to the car, a hollow draw-head with a flaring opening that sits horizontally to the draw-bar, a spring that holds the draw-head in the horizontal position, a bar that raises and lowers the forward end of the draw-head against the spring, a coupling-pin that sits in the draw-head, a chain that connects the draw-head to the bell-crank lever, a cam that supports the chain, and a device that turns the cam in either direction in order to tighten the chain.
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Clock-Level.

Clock-Level.

Date: January 8, 1895
Creator: Marshall, William J.
Description: Patent for a clock level that is made up of a wall-plate that is attached to the wall, arm braces that are attached to the wall-plate, thumb-screws in the lower shelf-plate, a shelf-plate, levels, plates secured to the edge of the shelf, and leveling nibs.
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Clothes-Pounder.

Clothes-Pounder.

Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Leddy, Owen
Description: Patent for a clothes pounder used in washing clothes. It is a pyramidal vessel that is open in the bottom and has perforations on the top of the inside of the vessel, a cap covering the top of the pyramid with an air-hole, a sleeve that goes through the top of the vessel and through the cap, a handle in the upper portion of the sleeve, a diaphragm with perforations in the base of the vessel, a rectangular box secured beneath the diaphragm, and inclined tubes open at both ends of the angles of the vessel.
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Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake.

Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake.

Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Priestley, Joseph
Description: Patent for an improved combined stalk cutter and rake that has a main frame, a rake frame, a hanger attached to the axle-bar under the frame, arms at the back of the frame, a transverse rod in the hanger and slots in the arms, a rock-lever, connections for operating the frame, a rake at the end of the frame, and an operating lever.
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Compress.

Compress.

Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Burton, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for "surgical instruments which are used for stopping the flow of blood during an amputation or other similar operation." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Extension-Step.

Extension-Step.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel R.
Description: Patent for improvements in extension-steps which attach to vehicles and "do away with the boxes used to assist in getting up to the first or lower step" (lines 10-12). When not in use, the steps can be swiveled up. They are raised, lowered, and locked into position with a mechanism operated using a handle.
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Fire-Escape.

Fire-Escape.

Date: June 13, 1893
Creator: Dobbs, Charles
Description: Patent for a simple and reliable folding ladder that is meant to assist someone in escaping a fire. It folds compactly and conveniently, and is adjustable. It sits away from the wall and another ladder can be attached to it when it is in use.
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Folding Car-Step.

Folding Car-Step.

Date: August 3, 1897
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel R.
Description: Patent for "a supplemental folding step which may be lowered into position for use when passengers are boarding or leaving a [railway] car and which may be folded back out of the way when the train is about to leave the station." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Grain-Scale.

Grain-Scale.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Butts, Alexander W.
Description: Patent for “improvements in grain-scales, especially adapted for location at the rear end of a trashing-machine and for receiving therefrom the thrashed grain, weighing and subsequently bagging the same in predetermined quantities” (lines 7-12), includes illustration.
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