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 County: McLennan County, TX
 Decade: 1880-1889
Agricultural Implement.

Agricultural Implement.

Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Chapman, William Arnol
Description: Patent for a device related to plows, with a corn-planter and a cotton-planter attachments, including instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Weighing Mechanism for Elevators, &c.

Automatic Weighing Mechanism for Elevators, &c.

Date: September 21, 1886
Creator: Sanger, Isaac S.
Description: Patent for "means for automatically indicating the amount of weight placed" (lines 10-11) within an elevator cage or platform with illustrations.
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Bale Band Replacer and Tightener.

Bale Band Replacer and Tightener.

Date: July 4, 1882
Creator: Lenard, William R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale-band replacer and tightener. This design "provide[s] a simple and convenient device for replacing a broken bale-bind, for tightening the band around the bale, and for drawing the ends together, so as to provide the necessary slack for slipping the loop out of the tie when it is desired to remove a band" (lines 13-19).
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Bee Feeder.

Bee Feeder.

Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: McWilliams, Wright H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bee feeder. This design consists in "the vertically oblong box or case having an opening in one side of its lower end, a trough or basin projecting in front of said lower opening, and lateral attaching flanges or wings" (lines 68-72).
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Bin.

Bin.

Date: March 6, 1888
Creator: Hunter, Edward T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved bin. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a casing having bearing blocks or shoulders, a tilting bin located in said casing and provided with a sloping top, and an automatic cover placed loosely in the casing above the shoulders and provided on the under side, near its front edge, with a cleat fitting within the upper part of the bin, whereby said cover is adapted to close the upright bin and limit its forward movement when opened" (lines 7-16).
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Box for Matches, &c.

Box for Matches, &c.

Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Marshall, John F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved matchbox. This design "relates to boxes or cases of the class having folding securing flaps or covers . . . To this end [the] invention comprises . . . a box or case open at one extremity for insertion and removal of its contents, and provided with a slot or opening extending from its open extremity to or nearly to its opposite extremity to permit access to and removal of its contents, and having a folding flap or cover adapted to close its openings and be detachably secured so as to effectually confine and protect the contents of the box" (lines 8-27).
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Can Opener.

Can Opener.

Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Misener, Richard Oliver
Description: Patent for a new and improved can opener. This design consists "[i]n a can-opener, the combination, with a radius-bar having a handle at one end and a vertical fulcrum or pivot-pin, of an adjustable sleeve mounted on the bar and carrying two cutters, one being adapted to act as a guide and the other as a cutter" (lines 27-32).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: July 13, 1886
Creator: Garrett, Jackson B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad-cars. This design consists in "an ordinary draw-head provided with the usual pin-and-link coupling [that] can be readily and cheaply adapted for use as an automatic coupling. The invention consists in the combination, with a slotted draw-head and a coupling-pin swinging therein and provided with pivotal supports or trunnions, of a vertically-projecting and axially-rotatable guide loop or staple arranged on each side of the pin-slot and adapted to hold the pin from being jolted out of the draw-head, and to permit its withdrawal" (lines 9-20).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Power, Kelsey L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is "to provide a novel car-coupling pin and means for operating the same to automatically couple cars through the medium of ordinary links without the use of triggers located within the draw-head . . . The invention consists, essentially, in a vertically-movable coupling-pin adapted to rotate axially in the pin-hole of the draw-head, and having a wing or lug for supporting it in its elevated position, combined with a yielding draw-head having a vertical slot to receive the wing or lug and a shoulder to support the same" (lines 8-22).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: November 19, 1889
Creator: Jones, Ithamer M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the combination, with the coupling-head provided with a central tongue and a socket on each side of the tongue, and the forwardly-projecting spring-actuated hooks pivoted to the said head, with their rear ends abutting against the bottoms of the sockets and provided with beveled front edges of the coupling-socket provided with catches for the said hooks to engage with automatically, and the vertical spindle journaled in the central tongue and provided with flexible connections wound upon it" (lines 86-97).
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