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 County: Williamson County, TX
Bicycle.

Bicycle.

Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Hyde, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for a bicycle that can be operated by the operator's hands or feet or both, and the motion used to operate the bicycle is that of rowing. "the rider must assume a position upon the machine corresponding to that assumed by an oarsman in a boat, and as the rider can work with both hands and feet all the energy and strength he is capable of exerting can be brought to bear upon the propelling mechanism in a most effective manner, and the seat can be rendered much more comfortable than at present and in no wise interfere with the rider's movements" (lines 18-27).
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Hasp.

Hasp.

Date: February 5, 1895
Creator: Hutton, Milton Calhoun
Description: Patent for a hasp that "may be adjusted longitudinally to compensate for expansion or contraction of the parts to which it is applied, or which it is designed to connect, the means for adjustment being such that they may be manipulated without displacing or altering the relative positions of any of the parts of the device, and furthermore, to provide means whereby the hasp is capable of universal movement, whereby it is operative irrespective of the planes in which the surfaces of the connected parts are arranged" (lines 10-21).
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Whittenberg, William B. & Hawkins, Augustus L.
Description: Patent for a gate "used to guard thoroughfares on farms, passages into fields and for like purposes, and belongs to a class wherein two similar gates are together employed, and are pivoted to rock on a frame, so as to open a passage through said fame, or close the gate opening as occasion may require" (lines 10-16). The invention is easily opened and closed, has newly designed latches, and has counterbalances.
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Milk-Cooler.

Milk-Cooler.

Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Ledbetter, John W.
Description: Patent for improvements in a device that cools pails of milk by evaporating water. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Replacer.

Car-Replacer.

Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Scott, Nelson S.
Description: Patent for a repairable, sectional car replacer, including instructions and illustrations.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: Hyer, Robert Stewart
Description: Patent for a plow. This invention relates to an improvement in plows, and more particularly to the means for securing the share to the plow.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Hyer, Robert Stewart
Description: Patent for an improvement in plows by “employing a combined brace for the mold-board and a locking device for the share” (lines 46-48), including illustration.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Shannon, Jefferson C.
Description: Patent for an improvement to the construction of sliding gates that will "enable them to be readily opened by persons on horses and in vehicles and to be closed by them after passing through the gate." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Wire-Working Implement.

Wire-Working Implement.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Murphy, George Washington
Description: Patent for an invention that stretches fencing wire that is being nailed or stapled into a post. The implement is also used for twisted two wires together.
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Cotton Picker.

Cotton Picker.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Hyde, Thomas Burke
Description: Patent for machine for picking cotton that is simple in construction and comparatively inexpensive.
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