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 County: Wise County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Artificial Stone.

Artificial Stone.

Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Power, John H. & Power, Rufus M.
Description: Patent for artificial stone made of a special combination of cement that hardens and stays hard under water. It also does not conduct heat.
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Calculator.

Calculator.

Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Copeland, Wesley Albert & Roberts, Cyrus
Description: Patent for a calculator "in which a bar having a series of numbers thereon slides in a frame or base also provided with a series of numbers" (lines 10-12). It is meant for quickly adding numbers.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: February 27, 1894
Creator: Calhoun, Cloud B.
Description: Patent for an automatic car-coupler that operates without someone having to go to between the cars. It is simple and compact.
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Car-Door Cleat and Fastener.

Car-Door Cleat and Fastener.

Date: October 22, 1895
Creator: Woodruff, Hawkins
Description: Patent for "a simple and comparatively-inexpensive car-door cleat and fastener designed for use on cars for transporting cotton and other highly-inflammable merchandise and capable of effectually excluding sparks from the interior of the car and of preventing the same from entering between the edge of the door and the doorway." (Lines 11-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Sullins, John Wesley
Description: Patent for improvements in churns; specifically, improvements in the construction of the cylinder and the churn-dasher. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Combined Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Combined Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Jordan, Perry L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and scraper. This design consists in "the combination, with the axle and the wheels, provided with the sleeves, one of which is provided with the spur-wheel of the reach bar secured to the axle, the sleeve mounted on the said bar and provided with the pinion, the arms secured to the sleeve, the curved rods adjustably secured to the arm, and the blades secured to outer ends of the said rods" (lines 8-17).
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Baugh, James A.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers in which “when the machine progresses over the field, the plows or cultivators will stir and agitate the soil and the rotary cutting-hoes will chop out the plants, leaving the stands of cotton any desired distance apart, which may be regulated by so arranging the gearing as to cause the chopping-hoes to be rotated more or less rapidly.” (Page 2, lines 15-22) Illustration is included.
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: August 8, 1891
Creator: Williams, William Edwin
Description: Patent for improvements in cultivators, including instructions and illustrations.
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Drag-Saw.

Drag-Saw.

Date: March 3, 1896
Creator: Reeves, Newell Antony
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient drag-saw that can be easily transported and adjusted. The saw can also be lifted during operation if necessary. It has a frame, a longitudinally-grooved guiding-bracket attached to the frame, a reciprocating pitman-head that slides into the frame, a crank-shaft that operates the pitman-head, an arm that carries the saw with a pivotal connection to the pitman-head, a saw-frame secured to the pitman-head's outer end, an adjustable strap between the saw-carrying arm and the saw-frame for adjusting the saw-frame, a spring between the arm and the pitman-head, a saw-lifting lever fulcrumed on the machine-frame, a pendent stirrup carried by the lifting-lever and slotted to control the saw-carrying arm, and a guiding-bracket with a slot where the stirrup slides and another slot where the arm moves.
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Feed-Cutter.

Feed-Cutter.

Date: August 22, 1893
Creator: Butler, Jacob
Description: Patent for a feed cutter that has a casing that makes up tilted side walls with transverse openings, a reciprocating knife that sits between the casing walls, a link that connects the knife to the casing, a feed trough, and a staple that engages the trough.
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