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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 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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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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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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Hand-Car.

Hand-Car.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Rousey, William N.
Description: Patent for "a hand-car with an auxiliary spring-actuated mechanism which can be used with or without the lever mechanism to propel at a rapid rate of speed." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Hand-Support for Writers.

Hand-Support for Writers.

Date: August 4, 1896
Creator: Yarbrough, William L.
Description: Patent for "a support especially adapted for the use of those learning to write, and by which the hand may be accustomed to the proper position for writing from the beginning of the study." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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