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 County: Falls County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Automatic Cotton-Weighing Scale.

Automatic Cotton-Weighing Scale.

Date: July 9, 1895
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for an automatic cotton-weighing scale that is designed "to be used in connection with pneumatic conveyers, and it is of such construction that it will automatically weigh any amount that its scale may be set at, cut off the supply from the conveyer, empty itself, and immediately reset itself, the resetting of the machine opening the supply-valve from the conveyer, so that the weighing operation can be repeated" (lines 13-21).
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Automatic Weighing-Scale.

Automatic Weighing-Scale.

Date: July 9, 1895
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for an automatic weighing-scale meant to be connected to a pneumatic conveyer to weigh cotton, grain, or other products. The invention weighs "any amount to which its scale may be set, and then cutting off the supply and emptying itself, when it may be reset, preferably by hand, to repeat the weighing operation" (lines 18-22).
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Breast for Cotton-Gins.

Breast for Cotton-Gins.

Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for improvements in breasts for cotton gins: " My invention relates to certain improvements in the construction of gin breasts for cotton gins and consists in providing in conjunction with a gin breast an adjustable "up-per circle" to facilitate the formation of the roll, to prevent the seed cotton from overflowing from the gin breast as the roll rotates, and preserve the proper degree of contact between the gin saws and the roll" (lines 12-20).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Barry, Jefferson D.
Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a "hollow draw-head provided with a horizontal chamber, a vertical pin-hole near the forward end of said chamber, and a slot in the lower part of said draw-head opening into said chamber, of a sliding latch mounted in said chamber and provided with a lip projecting beyond the outer end of said latch and curved downward as shown, and with a groove on the lower side of said latch, of a pivoted arm engaging in said groove, and a weight integral with said arm and wholly inclosed within said slot and adapted to move said sliding latch forward beneath the lower end of the pin when the latter is raised" (lines 5-18). A coupling pin is mounted in the pin-hole.
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Churn-Dasher.

Churn-Dasher.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Sterling, Isaac F.
Description: Patent for an improvement in a churn-dasher by constructing the head of a dasher with a series of spirally-slanting blades, the front and rear edges are curved inward forming vertical openings with lancet-shaped ends. So that it would meet with less resistance when churning with the upward stroke.
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Corn-Sheller.

Corn-Sheller.

Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Bander, Charles Bornet
Description: Patent for improvement in corn-shellers; in which “it consists in a perforated casting provided with radial teeth or projections which extend toward its center and which is to be secured to a support having an opening through it, combined with a double-ended handle which has an opening through its center and teeth projecting from the opening.” (Lines 13-20) Illustration is included.
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Dog or Stop Device for Baling-Presses.

Dog or Stop Device for Baling-Presses.

Date: June 19, 1894
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable stop-device or dog used in baling presses with a pressure-chamber in a plunger or traverser reciprocates. The invention operates automatically and retaines the material being pressed inside the pressure-chamber. The dog pivots on the side of the pressure-chamber and is enabled to move freely.
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Earth-Auger.

Earth-Auger.

Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Smith, Wiston Allin
Description: Patent for an earth-auger that is more effective than other augers and can be constructed to make different sized holes. It is operated by moving two blades back and forth.
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Governor for Seed-Cotton-Handling Apparatus.

Governor for Seed-Cotton-Handling Apparatus.

Date: June 19, 1894
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for simple, efficient, and reliable "a governor for regulating the quantity of seed cotton which is delivered to one or more feeders or gins by a seed-cotton handling apparatus" (lines 13-16). The operator sets the amount of cotton being sent through the gin. The invention has a receiver of a cotton handling mechanism, another mechanism that cuts off the supply of cotton after a desired amount has passed, and the invention can easily be started again after the gin is emptied.
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Lamp-Burner.

Lamp-Burner.

Date: July 7, 1891
Creator: Sterling, Issac F.
Description: Patent for improvements in lamp-burners “is to provide means whereby the wick-tube may be parted longitudinally or vertically to permit the wick being laid in at its open side and means to keep the wick in place until the tube is closed upon it, and at the same time to avoid weakening the tube materially and to guard against leakage along the joint of the tube.” (Lines 13-20) Illustration is included.
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