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 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Automatic Damper-Regulator.

Automatic Damper-Regulator.

Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Gaston, Stephen M.
Description: Patent for an automatic steam damper-regulator that is simply constructed, and can quickly close and open its damper in the flue of the boiler or furnace.
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Automatic Danger-Signal for Railroads.

Automatic Danger-Signal for Railroads.

Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Lee, Horatio Grooms; White, John P.; Ball, Thomas & White, James L.
Description: Patent for a "device for indicating at railroad crossings and other points, the approach or departure of trains within any given distance of such crossing or with relation to any point where persons might come into dangerous proximity to the train if they were left unadvised by some such signal as this." (Lines 19-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Drop-Lid for Bins or Boxes.

Automatic Drop-Lid for Bins or Boxes.

Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Dailey, Basil
Description: Patent for "boxes or bins for store counters and shelves; and it has for its object to provide certain improvements in the lid devices for boxes or bins, so as to avoid the many objections to hinged lids, which interfere with free access to the interior of the box or bin when the same is used under the counter or on shelves" (lines 8-15).
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Automatic Dumping Cage

Automatic Dumping Cage

Date: November 30, 1897
Creator: Gordon, William K.
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic dumping cage. This invention is to "use in the shafts of coal and other mines"(line 9-10).
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Automatic Electric Alarm.

Automatic Electric Alarm.

Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Williams, George Bayley
Description: Patent for an automatic electric alarm meant to be hooked up to an automatic dry-pipe sprinkler system, and protects against fire. The alarm goes off when the air in the sprinkler pipes falls below a predetermined level. This invention also signals an alert when there is a leak in the pipes, and is an improvement on the circuit-wires for similar alarms.
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Automatic Electric Alarm.

Automatic Electric Alarm.

Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Stansel, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and durable automatic electric alarm that allows people in house or hotel rooms, mines, ships, shops, etc. to signal for another person. The alarm is wired to a clock so it can be programmed to go off at a certain time.
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Automatic Fire Extinguisher.

Automatic Fire Extinguisher.

Date: December 30, 1890
Creator: Fuller, Wily Scott
Description: Patent for a new and improved fire extinguisher. This design is "to provide for automatically putting out a fire in any building in which [the] apparatus may be located, upon the temperature in said building or room reaching any predetermined degree. This result is accomplished by the action of an expansible fluid—such as mercury—in a contained vessel, which actuates certain . . . mechanism, causing the structure to be flooded with water or with a fire-extinguishing gas or fluid" (lines 22-32).
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Automatic Gate.

Automatic Gate.

Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Everton, David Marion
Description: Patent for an improved automatic gate with levers, cam-blocks, camways, and cam-rods. It is centrally pivoting, uses a pulley, a cam groove, a forked bearing, chains, and chords.
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Automatic Railroad or Farm Gate.

Automatic Railroad or Farm Gate.

Date: October 4, 1892
Creator: Benson, Joseph Robinson
Description: Patent for an improved automatic railroad or farm gate that uses the "weight of the car or wagon upon an operating-board and automatically close[s] after the train has passed, and which can also be opened by hand when it is desired to let a single person pass through, either upon foot or horseback" (lines 20-25).
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Automatic Railway-Gate.

Automatic Railway-Gate.

Date: August 14, 1894
Creator: Baade, John
Description: Patent for an automatic railway-gate or cattle-guard for use "at crossings, the entrances to tunnels, bridges or trestles, or at other places where it is desirable to guard the tracks" (lines 11-13). The invention is a simple and effective way for closing gates, can be operated from a distance, and is controlled by the wheels of passing trains.
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