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 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Attachment for Cotton Plows.

Attachment for Cotton Plows.

Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Collier, Johnathan T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists, "with the plow-stock provided with a staple near the lower end of the standard, having an opening formed with a series of parallel sides, and a staple on the beam . . . consisting of a series of bails of the fender-plate rigidly secured to the rod, the lower end of said rod being formed in cross-section of a series of parallel sides, said end adapted to fit and be adjusted in said staple, the upper end of the rod being adapted to be adjusted in any one of the bails of the staple" (lines 7-18).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mason, James A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the draw-head provided with the hole through its under side and the vertical guide-grooves in its exterior sides, of the stirrup sliding in said grooves and provided with a tongue at its lower and hooks at its upper parts, and a lifting-device—such as a rod or bar—adapted to engage with the upper part of the stirrup for raising it in the said external guide-grooves and causing the said tongue to raise the coupling-link in the draw-head" (lines 4-14).
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Fishing Tackle.

Fishing Tackle.

Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mayer, Charles
Description: Patent for a new and improved fishing tackle. This design is "to provide a snaring device which will, so far as possible, insure a capture; to so arrange the hooks as to prevent a loss of bait, and to provide a device capable of ensnaring as many fish as may at the time of lifting the snare by nibbling at the bait. . . . the invention consists in a spacing-ring, preferably formed of lead or other heavy metal and having a central hub and having a series of hooks radiating from the tub and secured to the ring, and in locating above the hub and at the center of a series of hooks a bait-support" (lines 11-24).
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Hay Press.

Hay Press.

Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mayes, Thomas T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hay press. This design consists, "with the frame, of the pivot-pin mounted in the end of the frame and having a crank disk on its lower end, the pitman pivoted to said disk, the spring secured to the pitman and the frame, the double-cam secured on the pivot-pin, the sweep loosely mounted on the pivot-pin above the said double cam, and the dogs pivoted within the sweep and bearing on the cam" (lines 59-67).
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Portable Dam.

Portable Dam.

Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Williams, Stephen P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved portable dam. This design "consists in the combination of the timbers which form the dam, the vertical uprights between which the timbers are place, the braces which support the dam in an upright position, the rider placed upon the braces, the wires, and the hooks to which the wires are fastened" (lines 13-19).
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Railroad Tie.

Railroad Tie.

Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Bagby, William Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad-tie. This design "has for its object the provision of means for broadening the gage of a road at curves thereof and the production of a metallic tie that is extremely simple in construction and by means of which a rail can be readily removed or secured in place and a firm elastic bearing obtained thereof" (lines 19-25).
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Rotary Letter and Paper File Case.

Rotary Letter and Paper File Case.

Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mundy, Eusebius Bainbridge
Description: Patent for a new and improved file case. This design consists in "the combination, with a pedestal, of a staff rising therefrom, a series of revolving racks having a marginal flange and radial compartments, and a cap having a socket in its under side and bearing on the upper end of the staff, whereby the pans and racks may be freely rotated" (lines 90-96).
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Apparatus for Washing and Draining Dishes.

Apparatus for Washing and Draining Dishes.

Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Caradine, Virginia C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved dishwasher. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a pan provided near its top on the inner side with rigidly-attached brackets, with a tray in the form of a pan whose side and bottom portions are perforated . . . the tray being of less diameter and height than the pan and provided on its outer side near the bottom with brackets and on its upper edge with handles" (lines 94-101).
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Awning.

Awning.

Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Allen, William B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved awning. This design consists in "[t]he awning frame, consisting of the pivoted curved rods, pivoted sectional braces pivotally connected to said rods, and the holding or suspending bars pivoted to said rods and having series of adjusting-apertures engaging pins or studs of said braces" (lines 74-79).
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Feed Water Heater.

Feed Water Heater.

Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Knox, George F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved water-heater. This design consists in "the combination of the supply-pipe, the supply-tank into which said pipe discharges, the said tank having a perforated bottom through which the water percolates, the vertically-divided cylinder forming the annular heating-chamber, the scatter-plates alternatingly located in diverse directions in said chamber, the said plates arranged to spray the water while heating as it falls from plate to plate, and the exhaust-steam pipe that discharges through an open port near the base of said annular heating-chamber" (lines 19-31).
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