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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 County: Lamar County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Attachment for Locomotives.

Attachment for Locomotives.

Date: August 29, 1894
Creator: Rutherford, James Rice
Description: Patent for a safety attachment for locomotives that is simple and prevents unwelcome people from getting into a position to take control of the train. It consists of steam pipes with open jets connected with the boiler that go around the entrances of the cab, and the train engineer can turn a valve and make hot steam project across the entrances.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Smith, Stansbury J.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and improved construction for sliding gates that is easily opened and closed with minimal effort. The gate slides back and forth on a track which is set in a frame above the gate.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Bennington, William J.
Description: Patent for an improvement in washing-machines by using a novel arrangement of the rollers, the tub-supporting frame, the horizontal swinging rubber, and a series of closely arranged longitudinal spiral springs; so that “the pressure upon each separate article can be adjusted or regulated by the judgment of the [operator].” (Lines 12-14) Illustration is included.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Payne, Hiram Ezkiel
Description: Patent for improvements to double plows, so that they are pivotally connected and can move independently of the other. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Shoe-Fastening.

Shoe-Fastening.

Date: July 11, 1891
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel McCleary
Description: Patent for the improvement of shoe fastenings by making them out of leather and with more fashionable eyelets. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bale-Box Attachment.

Bale-Box Attachment.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Sanders, William
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-presses, in which “it comprises two presser-rollers between which the cotton as it comes from the gin, is compressed, yielding bearings for one of the said presser-rollers, two guard-bars, one for each presser-roller, to prevent the cotton being carried out by the rollers, the ends of the guard–bars being threaded to receive nuts by means of which the attachment is clamped to the baling-box, and a conveyer to transfer the cotton from the gin to the said rollers.” (Lines 22-32) Illustration is included.
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Hame.

Hame.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Lee; Broad, Thomas & Martin, John
Description: Patent for a hame of simple and inexpensive construction, including illustrations.
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Hame-Fastener.

Hame-Fastener.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for a new kind of fastener for draft animal harnesses that is inexpensive and has no springs or buckles. Illustration included.
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Bed-Drawer Attachment for Bedsteads.

Bed-Drawer Attachment for Bedsteads.

Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Mabee, Leonia
Description: Patent for improvement in bed-drawer attachments for bedsteads by “having bed-drawer arranged to slide beneath the usual mattress-support.” (Lines 8-10) Illustration is included.
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Gate.

Gate.

Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Smith, Stansbury J.
Description: Patent for a gate that improves "the construction of sliding gates, and to provide a simple and inexpensive one, which will be positive and reliable in its operation, and which may be opened and closed a distance from it approaching it in either direction, without dismounting or leaving a vehicle" (lines 10-16). It also prevents farm animals from passing through when the gate is closed.
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