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 County: Lamar County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
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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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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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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Elevated Railway.

Elevated Railway.

Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for improvements in elevated railways: "provide simple means for regulating and adjusting the weight of the car so as to throw the preponderence thereof upon either the upper or the lower track or to equally divide the weight so that each track bear a like proportion" (lines 12-17).
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Detergent Compound.

Detergent Compound.

Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Fair, William Brownlow
Description: Patent for an all-purpose detergent composed of water, lye, ammonia, borax, indigo, and mountain balm. Includes instructions.
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Piano Guard and Rest.

Piano Guard and Rest.

Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Description: Patent for "an attachment for pianos designed for use as a guard to protect the instrument from injury to the front of the keyboard when being moved through narrow passage-ways, and as a rest for the feet of performers unable to reach the floor to prevent contact and consequent defacing of the lower panels." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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