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 County: Hill County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Autographic Register.

Autographic Register.

Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Bond, George D.
Description: Patent for a device to register fares in situations where passengers pay to be transported from one location to another, specifically by train. The fare-collector needs a way to have accurate receipts as fares are collected. The invention is a "small portable ticket-holder and registering device (lines 38-39), that issues valid tickets "which will enable a conductor to keep a correct current amount of fares as received as well as a record of tickets sold and mileage traveled on same" (lines 41-45), and prevents dishonesty in fare-collectors.
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Clothes-Pounder.

Clothes-Pounder.

Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Allgaier, George E.
Description: Patent for improvements in atmospheric clothes pounders: "Dividing the outer section into compartments so that air in escaping is distributed evenly from all sides of the pounder instead of escaping in a body from one side, whenever the pounder strikes a wad or knot of cloths and is tipped sidewise; it also makes the suction better" (lines 49-55).
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Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton.

Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton.

Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Littlefield, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton: "provide a simple, cheap and efficient apparatus for taking seed cotton from a wagon, or other source of supply cleaning it, and delivering it in the desired quantity and in a suitable condition for ginning to one or more gins or gin feeders" (lines 13-18).
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Corn-Planting Attachment for Plows.

Corn-Planting Attachment for Plows.

Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Green, Frank
Description: Patent for improvement in corn planting attachment for plows in which the “attachment can be conveniently attached to any plow or furrow-opener” (lines 11-12) as a seed-dropping device. “This device may be retained in a raised or inoperative position.” (Lines 85-86) Illustration is included.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: September 25, 1891
Creator: Cansler, Hurnon K. & Cansler, Thomas G.
Description: Patent for "a cotton-chopper attachment for cultivators... to be applied to the ordinary sulky-cultivator frame... and when so applied to constitute and efficient machine for chopping and thinning cotton." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: July 17, 1894
Creator: Maxfield, Nelson; Griffin, Richard Frankling & Speer, Henry Alson
Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment which is designed to be "a guard to protect the young growing crop from being covered by dirt when it is being cultivated." (Lines 14-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Dental-Plate-Polishing Tool.

Dental-Plate-Polishing Tool.

Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Barnes, Preston B.
Description: Patent for a machine that dresses or reduces dental plates uniformly, and can dress dental plates to any thickness. It also can "provide permanently-exposed means for indicating the thickness to which the plate is being reduced" (lines 16-19). It will not puncture or weaken dental plates.
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Grass and Weed Exterminator.

Grass and Weed Exterminator.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Briggs, George, W.
Description: Patent for a grass and weed exterminator, especially those weeds that roots are a network of runners that can't be pulled up. The destroyer plows them up, ten inches or more, and sifts through the dirt, pulling up the network of plants.
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Harrow.

Harrow.

Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Grisham, James Madison
Description: Patent for a harrow that is constructed without frames, so it is lighter and easier to use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Hay-Press.

Hay-Press.

Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Jones, Charles E.
Description: Patent for a hay-press that has an easily detachable tie-box and power-head, and the plunger-beam has an improved construction. Loose hay "fed into the feed-box [is] gathered or collected by the plunger through the instrumentality of teeth on a peculiarly-formed power-head engaging teeth on the plunger-beam and then compressed by a finger or arm on the power-head baring against the end of the plunger-beam" (lines 22-28). The press does not need to pinned to the ground.
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