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 Collection: Texas Patents
Exercising Device.

Exercising Device.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Felden, Oscar
Description: Patent for an "exercising device for teaching beginners the correct touch on the piano to systematically develop finger [technique]." (Lines 9-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Combined Shoot-Board and Squaring-Box.

Combined Shoot-Board and Squaring-Box.

Date: December 18, 1894
Creator: Owen, Thomas
Description: Patent for a combined shoot-board and squaring-box meant to square and shave "the edges of stereotype and other printing plates; ant to this end the invention contemplates a device of this character that will be of an exceedingly simple and comparatively inexpensive construction, while at the same time providing for an easy and accurate manipulation of the plates being operated upon" (lines 10-17).
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Device for the Protection of Vessels.

Device for the Protection of Vessels.

Date: July 24, 1894
Creator: Bailey, William Henry, Sr.
Description: Patent for a device that protects boats and consists of supporting plates, two of which are firmly secured to the side of the boat, springs between the supporting plates, and chains that limit the movement of supporting plates.
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Cattle-Guard.

Cattle-Guard.

Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Lefléve, Louis
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard that has comprising rollers which can be independently and easily replaced. The bars that hold the rollers can also be easily removed.
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Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Date: February 6, 1894
Creator: Lee, Jacob M.
Description: Patent for a cattle-guard for railroads that is "a series of plates or slates mounted with the capability of partial or complete rotation on axes substantially parallel with the rails and between the said rails and on either side of the track so as to span the road bed or space between the ends of the fence" (lines 25-31). The plates have longitudinal flanges with serrated edges.When the cattle step on the guard, they will experience pain and avoid the spot.
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Car-Wheel Lubricator.

Car-Wheel Lubricator.

Date: October 16, 1894
Creator: Reneau, James W.
Description: Patent for a car-wheel lubricator that can be easily used while the wheels are moving or still, and does not waste lubrication. It attaches to two railway wheels.
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Draft Attachment.

Draft Attachment.

Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Harmon, William Ellis & Garwood, John L.
Description: Patent for "an improved construction for draft attachments whereby we may dispense with the action of the ordinary doubletree or evener and throw the draft of each animal directly upon the axle-clips or fixed point of attachment on its side of the axle, thereby causing the draft of each animal to be independent of the other and avoid the tendency of the stronger, or in starting the quicker animal, pulling the weaker or slower animal backward and to one side of the line of draft." (Lines 14-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Draft Attachment for Doubletrees.

Draft Attachment for Doubletrees.

Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Harmon, William Ellis & Garwood, John L.
Description: Patent for "a draft attachment which shall prevent the swaying of the pole or tongue sidewise, and cause the draft of the animals to be independent of each other." (Lines 19-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Mosquito Net Frame.

Mosquito Net Frame.

Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Watson, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito net frame. This design consists in "[t]he combination of two side posts having pivots, the horizontal arms working on said pivots, the bar connecting the tops of said posts, and the extensible bar connecting the arm ends, the whole adapted to be used on a bedstead" (lines 70-75).
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Metallic Compound.

Metallic Compound.

Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Kavanaugh, Frank
Description: Patent for "the process of making alloys for journal-bearings" (lines 42-43) of more durable quality than those formed with "brass and bronzes" (line 10).
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