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 County: Lamar County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Nut Lock.

Nut Lock.

Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for a new and improved nut-lock. This design "consist[s] of a strip of metal having the looped portion adapted to embrace the bolt, and having the downwardly-bent spring portion or end forming a biting-edge, the rearwardly-extending straight portion bent upward . . . to form a bearing point or edge, which is also adapted, in conjunction with the edge to grip the fish-plate . . . the forwardly-extending straight spring portion overlapping the straight portion, the inner curved edge of which lies in the path of the edge of the nut when the latter is turned upon the bolt" (lines 76-89).
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Tire Tightener.

Tire Tightener.

Date: April 29, 1890
Creator: Mayo, William Archer
Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the spokes, the felly, and the tire . . . of the plates, each provided with rearwardly-extending apertured portions, forwardly-projecting fingers, and semi-socketed portions on their lower faces, the upper face of the plate being straight, its lower face inclined, the upper face of the plate inclined, and the lower face thereof straight, whereby when said plates are fitted in place, they will wedge between the felly and the shoulder of the spoke, said socket portions adapted to fit over said shouldered portion of the spokes" (lines 8-21).
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Hame Fastener.

Hame Fastener.

Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hame fastener. This design consists, "with the bar provided with a rack and longitudinal ways, of the housing provided at each end with downwardly and inwardly projecting lugs engaging said ways, and a spring provided with a stop, the link seated in a groove on the housing provided with a finger-hold, and an offset on said link adapted to strike against a projection on the spring for limiting the movement of said link" (lines 64-73).
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Top Prop.

Top Prop.

Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for a new and improved top-props for carriages. This design consists "[i]n combination with an arm having perforations and slot, plate provided with arm, pin, and bolt, and arms . . . secured, respectively, to the arm and the carriage-top" (lines 76-80).
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Machine for Pulling Stumps.

Machine for Pulling Stumps.

Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Perkins, Jesse Isaac
Description: Patent for a new and improved stump-puller. This design consists, "with the main beam, of the rigid crosstree arranged transversely of the same and provided at its end with loose casters, and a pivoted axle or tree terminating in axle-bearings and provided with wheels, and means for adjusting the pivoted crosstree with relation to the beam and rigid crosstree" (lines 11-18).
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Wire Stretcher.

Wire Stretcher.

Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Reed, Francis O.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-stretcher. This design "has reference more particularly to that class of devices which are adapted to be applied to and removed from the wires at will" (lines 9-11). It consists in "the rigid bar, hooks . . . pivoted to the bar, and a laterally projecting arm" (lines 69-71).
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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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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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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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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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