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 Decade: 1890-1899
 Month: August
 Collection: Texas Patents
Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Henderson, Thomas & Stapp, William A.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in acetylene gas machines, including instructions and illustrations.
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Adding-Machine.

Adding-Machine.

Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: McElyea, James L.
Description: Patent for an adding-machine meant to "add fixed amounts of money received or to calculate the number of days a laborer has worked or the number of fractions of days" (lines 14-17). Mounted keys have mechanisms that rotate a ratchet wheel or disk. "Secured to the shaft upon which this ratchet wheel or disk is mounted is a rate-indicator, consisting of a disk divided off into radial sections, and also divided by lines running parallel to the circumference of said disk, dividing the same up into sections, which indicate money advanced on pay-roll, addition column, total amount at a fixed rate, and the number of days worked by any workman" (lines 25-34).
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Adjustable Rack for Railway-Cars.

Adjustable Rack for Railway-Cars.

Date: August 2, 1898
Creator: Butler, Michael
Description: Patent for improvements on racks in railway-cars including more storage for smaller items, an adjustable rack for children or elderly persons to be able to reach without needing to stand on the car seat, a titled hinge that allows a rack to be pulled for ward and pushed back, and other improvements.
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Advertising Device.

Advertising Device.

Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Hefley, Jefferson D.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in advertising device, including instructions and illustrations.
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Andiron.

Andiron.

Date: August 28, 1894
Creator: Grogan, John Richard
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive andiron that can easily be moved and holds the logs in place. "The invention consists of an andiron having two dogs or members connected together and a fender removably connected to the front of said dogs and extending over the intervening space or opening" (lines 9-14).
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Angle-Cock.

Angle-Cock.

Date: August 25, 1896
Creator: Waldron, William J.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved angle-cock so constructed that the plug cannot be turned by an unauthorized person without the knowledge of the engineer in charge of the train." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Animal-Stock.

Animal-Stock.

Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: Schecher, Conrad
Description: Patent for an improved animal-stock that holds animals during branding, dehorning, castrating, &c. It looks like an open-topped cage where the operator puts the animal, and the animal cannot move. The invention is on a platform and can tip to one side and a chain is tied from the top of the machine to the bottom of the frame.
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Animal Trap.

Animal Trap.

Date: August 19, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Henry C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design consists in "the combination of the base-board having the opposite recesses and the transverse shaft, the yoke having the spring-coils mounted on the projecting ends of the shaft in said recesses, the standard having the holding-rod, the trigger, and the guards or prongs secured in the base-board" (lines 20-26).
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Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: August 29, 1899
Creator: Griffin, Walter R.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in animal traps, including instructions and illustrations.
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Apparatus for Burning Garbage, &c.

Apparatus for Burning Garbage, &c.

Date: August 22, 1893
Creator: Garretson, William H. & Tainter, Silas B.
Description: Patent for an improved apparatus for burning refuse and consists of a roasting chamber, a garbage grate, grates that slope and carry the product away after combustion, flues that open above the grates, and the wall partly closes on one end to let the products away after combustion.
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