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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 County: Hardeman County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Insecticide.

Insecticide.

Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: Staples, David W.
Description: Patent for improvements in poisons for prairie-dogs, a “chemical compositions adapted to destroy vermin and more particularly prairie-dogs; but it may also be used to destroy many other sorts of vermin, including birds and insects.” (Lines 12-16) Ingredients and instruction of how to mix this compound are included. No illustration.
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Shot-Carrying Shell.

Shot-Carrying Shell.

Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Williams, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for "a cartridge-shell which shall clean the barrel of the gun each time one is discharged, thereby preventing the gun becoming foul or clogged," and "which can be employed for shooting shot at long or short range." (Lines 11-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Sulky.

Sulky.

Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: Harper, William D.
Description: Patent for improvements in sulkies by using materials such as curved springs, cross-bar and braces to support the body of the vehicle and making it rigid, with a sturdy frame, the sulky would vibrate freely in every direction. Illustration is included.
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