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 County: Lamar County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Texas Patents
Attachment for Ginning-Machines.

Attachment for Ginning-Machines.

Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Coursey, Netter R.
Description: Patent for improvements in attachment for ginning machines: "provide mechanical means for conveying the cotton and seed that is delivered from the gins through pneumatic tubes to the baling room and see house" (lines 15-19).
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: August 24, 1897
Creator: Roach, Henry B.
Description: Patent for "washing-machines which combine in one structure means for heating the suds-water and maintaining the same at the required temperature, a suds-box having chambered or hollow bottom and sides to secure a circulation of the suds-water independently of the agitation resulting from turning the drum or clothes-receptacle upon its axis, and a drum removably journaled in the suds-box and comprising longitudinal slats or bars having bent edge portions for scooping up the suds-water and directing the same into the drum and upon the clothes contained therein, whereby the washing process is greatly facilitated." (Lines 7-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Electric-Arc Lamp.

Electric-Arc Lamp.

Date: July 6, 1897
Creator: Walsh, James J.
Description: Patent for improvements to electric-arc lamps to regulate the feed of the carbon-carrying rod, with illustrations.
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Wrist-Guide and Foot-Guard for Pianos.

Wrist-Guide and Foot-Guard for Pianos.

Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Description: Patent for “…a piano attachment consisting of an adjustable wrist-pin and foot-guard adapted to serve as a means for securing the proper position of the wrist and forearm in practice and also adapted to protect the front panel of the instrument and serve, with children, as a foot-rest. Further objects and advantages of this invention will appear in the following description, and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims” (lines 8-19).
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Device for Preventing Hens from Setting.

Device for Preventing Hens from Setting.

Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Sparks, Andrew J.
Description: Patent for improvements to a hood that prevents hens from flying (by cutting off vision above or to either side) while allowing them to continue scratching and eating.
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Cloth-Bolt Clamp.

Cloth-Bolt Clamp.

Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Leveritt, Nicholas T.
Description: Patent for a clamp "to hold the folds of a bolt of cloth in position and to prevent the same form being unwound except when desired." (Lines 23-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Locking Joints for Railway-Rail Joints.

Locking Joints for Railway-Rail Joints.

Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for a locking device for railway-rail joints. It improves how the meeting rail ends are fastened, and prevents accidental disconnection. It is "a locking fish-plate having keyhole bolt-slots, the narrow portion of the slots having inclined sides, the inclination diminishing gradually toward the end, and double-headed bolts, one of the heads being tapered, whereby the bolt is subjected to a double wedging action" (lines 56-61). A face-plate is perforated and receives the tapered heads and securing-rivets.
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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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Hame.

Hame.

Date: November 19, 1895
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Description: Patent for a harness-hame and "contemplates the provision of improved means forming a part of the hames for securing the trace-chains thereto; also the provision of an improved trace-link adapted for connection with said securing means in a manner to insure maximum strength" (lines 15-21).
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Seed-Planter.

Seed-Planter.

Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Mabry, Davis L.
Description: Patent for a seed-planter that can be used with corn, peas, and cotton. It has a changeable gear, an upright frame, an axle and supporting-wheel, a crank shaft, vertical slots, a toothed disk, and a hopper.
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