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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 County: Cooke County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Book-Holder for Reading-Stands.

Book-Holder for Reading-Stands.

Date: August 21, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Francis John & Irick, William Madison
Description: Patent for "a book holder especially designed to receive large books for reference, such as a dictionary for example, and to so construct the mechanism of the holder that a cradle will be provided for the reception of the book, which cradle will be adapted to be carried upward and outward from the holder in a manner which will bring the book in proper position for consultation, and which mechanism will also act to lower the book, without jar or injury to it, within the holder when the book is no longer required." (Lines 14-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Cole, Henry J.
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings known as “automatic” by providing actuate means to “throw the pin downward and locks the link in a horizontal position.” (Lines 24-25) For uncoupling the cars from either the top or either side of the car; “a spring-actuated device is provided for keeping the link in a horizontal position with a yielding force.” (Lines 27-29) Illustration is included.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 1, 1895
Creator: Shwadlenak, August Frank
Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a draw head with a link opening, a pin opening that goes across the link opening and has two side recesses, a sliding head in the link opening, a spring that holds the sliding head in place, two lever arms in the side recesses, a catch block that the lever arms move, and an apparatus for raising the coupling pin.
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Cot.

Cot.

Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Looney, Joseph H.
Description: Patent for a cot that "may be easily and quickly applied to wagons, cars, and to all other places where beds are inconvenient" (lines 8-10). It attaches to a vertical wall.
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Cultivator and Scraper.

Cultivator and Scraper.

Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Huneycutt, Noah
Description: Patent for improvements in cultivators and scrapers: "The object of our invention is to provide a cultivator and scraper of simple and economical construction" (lines 15-17).
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Expansible Pulley.

Expansible Pulley.

Date: October 8, 1895
Creator: Kennerly, Samuel J. & Cox, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for "expansible pulleys, or pulleys of that character or description which may be expanded or contracted, so as to increase or decrease the circumference thereof." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Fire-House Supporter.

Fire-House Supporter.

Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Bramble, James Elworth
Description: Patent for a fire-hose supporter that can be stretched out, washed, and dried easily. The invention also has a hose-carrying frame that elevates the hose and allows for the hose to be quickly and easily used.
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Fishing-Tool for Oil-Wells.

Fishing-Tool for Oil-Wells.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Mills, John Andrew
Description: Patent for improvements in fishing tool for oil wells: "in connection with oil well drilling and pumping apparatus" (lines 9-10).
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Lawn-Mower.

Lawn-Mower.

Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Runyon, Edwin Elijah
Description: Patent for an improved lawn mower by having a cutter-bar and finger-bar work together to cut grass that close to trees, fences and or other obstructions, including illustration.
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Paint Compound.

Paint Compound.

Date: January 1, 1895
Creator: Rook, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for "a fire and water-proof coating material adapted for application to wood and metallic roofing, boats, &c., to preserve the material from corrosion and render the same impervious to water." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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