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 County: Coryell County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Bedstead.

Bedstead.

Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Currey, George Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead. This design "consists in the provision of adjustable hangers for mattress-supports" (lines 12-13). To this end, it consists, "with the side and end rails having vertical mortises or grooves, the cap-plates covering the upper ends of the grooves or mortises and having threaded apertures, and a mattress-support, of the hangers respectively comprising the vertical shank or body seated in the grooves or mortises of the rails, and the horizontal branch extending inwardly from said shank or body and having a slot to seat the side and end bars" (lines 83-93).
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Brake-Lever.

Brake-Lever.

Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Burkett, Joseph B.
Description: Patent for a brake lever that is locked by an arc-shaped ratchet-bar. There is "a pawl loosely mounted on the rear side of said lever and bearing against said side when the brake is set, said pawl being spring-actuated to move parallel with said side and project beyond the same and contact radially with the ratchet-teeth between said yoke" (lines 25-30).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Duggan, Nicholas S.
Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a "simple construction which can be operated without going between the cars both in coupling and in uncoupling, and also to provide for adjusting the height of the coupler or draw head so that cars of different heights can be readily coupled" (lines 17-22).
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Chemise

Chemise

Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Burt, Emma Ruby
Description: Patent for improvements in chemises which would relieve wearers “the annoyance of having the garment gather about the limbs while walking which often produces great embarrassment in public places.” (Lines 42-45) Illustration is included.
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Combination Wire-Fence Tool.

Combination Wire-Fence Tool.

Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Rubarth, Lee
Description: Patent for a tool that combines pincers, a hammer head, jaws, etc., to be used for fence construction. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Combined Cradle, Swing, and Clothes-Drier.

Combined Cradle, Swing, and Clothes-Drier.

Date: February 9, 1897
Creator: McMordie, William Emmett
Description: Patent for "a cradle which may be easily and quickly converted into a child's swing or into a clothes rack or drier." (Lines 10-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Robinson, Nelson B.
Description: Patent for a cultivator that is easily adjustable and works between rows of plants. It consists of two expansible side-beams, a fixed cross bar, sliding cross bars, pivoted rods, and a toothed lever latch.
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Ditching Machine.

Ditching Machine.

Date: November 4, 1890
Creator: Witt, William Carroll, Jr.
Description: Patent for a new and improved ditching-machine. This design "consist[s] of the standards, block, handles, braces and round ears, axle and wheel having cogs, scoop provided with points, chute and side plates, elevator shaft, its upper end resting on the round band, elongated cups, rollers, and cog-wheels, shaft, inclined chute, [another] cog-wheel, arms, band, and rollers" (lines 87-95).
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Electric Railway.

Electric Railway.

Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Reid, Lemin Wallace
Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in electric railways, and particularly to such railways as are adapted to use underground conduits, and has for its object to so construct such conduit and the line-wire connections therefor as to insure a constant connection between the line-wire and the motor of the car, and, further to greatly simplify and increase the efficiency of such systems." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Hame Hook.

Hame Hook.

Date: January 13, 1891
Creator: Dankworth, William J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hame hook. This design "consists of a hook composed of two members hinged together and adapted to be clamped upon a hame-staple, one of the said members being provided with a pin adapted to project into an opening in the opposite member" (lines 14-19).
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