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 County: Collin County, TX
 Decade: 1870-1879
Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Date: December 21, 1878
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Description: Patent for "invention has relation to improvements in attachments to sulky and other horse-plows" (para. 3). Combines a circle-plate, transverse clamp-ridge, clamps, a bearing plate, a king-bolt, a transverse sleeve, an axle, adjusting collars, and transporting-wheels on said axle.
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Improvement in Bale-ties.

Improvement in Bale-ties.

Date: February 29, 1878
Creator: Horton, Jesse R.
Description: Patent for "an improvement on the patented bale-tie" (lines 15-16) which includes lugs to "lock" the tie (line 22) including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Car-Couplings

Improvement in Car-Couplings

Date: May 22, 1877
Creator: Dobbs, Charles & Robinson, Samuel L.
Description: Patent for car coupling device that attaches cars automatically when moved together while also detaching if one or more cars come off the tracks.
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Improvement in Compound Engines.

Improvement in Compound Engines.

Date: February 16, 1875
Creator: Bell, Jackson W. ; Bell, J. W. ; Jackson W. Bell, of McKinney, Texas.
Description: Patent for "a series of engines for working the steam over by exhausting it from the first into the second, and so on, for utilizing the pressure lost when steam is exhausted from a single engine into the air..." (lines 7-11) including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Cummins, John R.
Description: Patent for "an improved gang-plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted to cause the plows to take or leave land, and which will enable the wheels to be adjusted closer to or farther from the plows, as may be desired." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Cummins, Allison G. & Cummins, John R.
Description: Patent for an improved gang-plow with an adjustable crank-axle, mechanism to raise and lock the plows, and a brace for increasing rigidity.
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Improvement in Hame Fasteners

Improvement in Hame Fasteners

Date: April 6, 1877
Creator: Poland, Tunis H.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in hame-fasteners. "This fastening can be readily fastened and unfastened without taking off the gloves, and with cold and benumbed fingers, and when fastened will hold the hames securely" (lines 35-38). Including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Photographic Backgrounds.

Improvement in Photographic Backgrounds.

Date: June 10, 1879
Creator: Moberly, Louis
Description: Patent for a new way of "holding and manipulating photographers' backgrounds" (line 19) including illustrations.
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Improvement in Riding-Plows.

Improvement in Riding-Plows.

Date: July 17, 1877
Creator: Florance, James L.
Description: Patent for "an improved riding or sulky plow which shall be so constructed that the plow may be readily lowered into, raised from, and adjusted to run at any desired depth in the ground, and which may be adjusted to take or leave land, and to hold the carriage level when both wheels are running upon unplowed land, and when one wheel is running in a furrow." (Lines 14-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Solutions for Preserving Meats.

Improvement in Solutions for Preserving Meats.

Date: March 26, 1878
Creator: McCulley, Franklin
Description: Patent for preserving perishable foods. The "Texas Meat-Preserving Process." (lines 9-10)
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