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 County: Taylor County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Adding-Machine.

Adding-Machine.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Wright, Joseph W.
Description: Patent for am adding machine by using two disks, one a units-disk with pins in multiples of ten, one a tens-disk, is an annular disk with pin surrounding the units disk, an outwardly spring-pressed holder having a beveled outer end frictionally engaging the pins of the tens-disk and a carrier having oppositely-beveled ends engaged a supplemental pin and one pin on the tens-disks, teeth in the adjacent faces of the holder and carrier, and an idle-gear between them to enable the adding operation. (Lines 50-62) Illustration is included.
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Adding-Machine

Adding-Machine

Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Wright, Joseph W.
Description: Patent for "a simple, cheap, and efficient device of this character which may accomplish with facility and case all the purposes for which it is intended" (lines 13-16).
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Combined Cotton-Chopper And Cultivator.

Combined Cotton-Chopper And Cultivator.

Date: June 13, 1899
Creator: Parker, Robert L.
Description: Patent for a new and useful combined cotton chopper and cultivator, including instructions and illustrations.
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Combined Hook and Hammer.

Combined Hook and Hammer.

Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Tillett, Henry Augustus; Tarpley, Thomas Dee & Moore, Robert Jones
Description: Patent for a combined hook and hammer meant to "combine in its structure the ordinary hook for engaging with the article to be moved, and a handle adapted, when desired, to be used as a hammer, thus dispensing with the necessity for a separate implement of this character, and, second, to combine with the said hook and handle improved means for preventing the accidental contact of the hand of the operator with the article to be handled" (lines 17-26).
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: McCaul, James L.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers and thinners by using a combination of “a rectangular frame having the transverse arch, the axle having the ground-wheels and the drive-gears mounted on the axle, a stirrups shafts, cogs, rotary cutters, and a bifureated cam” (p. 2, lines 85-92) to construct the chopper. This new construction will “provide means for easily adjusting the knives or cutters, and for regulating the distance between the stands of cotton.” (Page 1, lines 12-15) Illustration is included.
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Cotton-Planter.

Cotton-Planter.

Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Mannewitz, Maximilian
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient cotton planter that plants four or more rows at once. It works over rough, stony, and uneven ground; its operation is that it opens a furrow, drops the seed, and puts dirt over the seeds.
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Cutting-Table.

Cutting-Table.

Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Jones, Vina
Description: Patent for an improved trimming-table that easily measures, holds, and cuts or trims fabrics. It consists of a table with measures, keepers that are attached to the top of the table with a stem, and an arched front portion that ends in a foot-piece.
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Elevated Electric-Car Line.

Elevated Electric-Car Line.

Date: December 26, 1899
Creator: Cooley, Joe H.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in elevated electric car lines, including instructions and illustrations.
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Fire-Escape.

Fire-Escape.

Date: August 2, 1898
Creator: Buck, Sterling P. & Meaker, Charles L.
Description: Patent for a new and useful fire escape, including instructions and illustrations.
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Holder for Ink-Bottles.

Holder for Ink-Bottles.

Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Corley, Daniel B.
Description: Patent for a holder for mucilage bottles, ink bottles, or similar containers. "The invention consists of a wire rest or holder bent to form a horizontal base and upwardly projecting clamping-arms" (lines 16-18).
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