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 County: Robertson County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Cattle-Guard.

Cattle-Guard.

Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Description: Patent for a simple cattle-guard that provides an unstable footing for the cattle without injuring them, and thus preventing the cattle from going onto train tracks. The cattle do not get injured when stepping on this device.
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Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard for railroads that improves on preventing cattle from passing from their enclosure onto a railway track. The invention does not trap animals or people or cause injury, and lies below the upper treads of the rails.
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Fence-Stay.

Fence-Stay.

Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Munger, Ennis
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive fence-stay that "may be readily applied in a secure manner to horizontal fence-wires" (lines 12-13). The posts are sheets of metal, and metal T-shaped tongues hold the wires in place.
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Fertilizer-Distributer.

Fertilizer-Distributer.

Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Barron, John Davis
Description: Patent for improvements in fertilizer distributers by using a combination of a hopper, a detachable drill-chute, two shafts with fingers inside the hopper, and an inclined spring-held and adjustable apron attached at the rear end of the hopper. This adjustable apron allows the shafts to operate effectively and efficiently. Illustration is included.
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Foot for Plow-Stocks.

Foot for Plow-Stocks.

Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Brown, William B.
Description: Patent for improvements in plows by using the combination of “two forwardly-curved bars which clamped to a plow-beam, and the heel having its forward end rigidly secured between the lower ends of the bars and its rear portion bent upwardly and forwardly and secured between the bars.” (Lines 94-100) Illustration is included.
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Grate-Bar.

Grate-Bar.

Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Fuller, James T.
Description: Patent for an improved grate-bar that has a "semicylindrical journal rounded below, and its upper surface forming part of the grate-surface, with draft-spaces between the cross-walls forming the bearing portions, in combination with a supporting bar matching with said cross-walls and open under said draft-spaces, substantially as described" (lines 13-19). It is meant to sift ashes.
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Horseshoe.

Horseshoe.

Date: February 18, 1891
Creator: Custer, George
Description: Patent for improvements in horseshoes, which will have two parts that pivot together at the toe. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Horseshoe.

Horseshoe.

Date: October 27, 1896
Creator: Dellinger, Thomas Gamewell
Description: Patent for a horseshoe that has "a double crease in the bottom face or under side of the shoe and peculiarly-arranged corrugations or roughened surfaces in the upper side of the shoe" (lines 13-17).
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Horseshoe.

Horseshoe.

Date: September 10, 1895
Creator: Custer, George
Description: Patent for a durable and secure horseshoe that doesn't let "the heel of the hoof from contracting, thus overcoming the serious defect in other common types of shoes of permitting the horse to have a "narrow heel," as it is called, and to prevent slipping of the shoe on the icy surfaces" (lines 16-21).
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Muzzle-Yolk.

Muzzle-Yolk.

Date: March 10, 1896
Creator: Courtney, Thomas Lafayette
Description: Patent for a cattle-yolk that stops the animals from jumping or breaking through fences. The yolk "will bind upon him, thus effectually stopping the animal from any further effort" (lines 12-15) if it tries to jump or break through a fence.
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