Seal-Press

Seal-Press

Date: December 6, 1892
Creator: Douthit, Albert Gilbert
Description: Patent for "invented a new and useful Seal-Press" (lines 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
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Cooling and Preserving Apparatus.

Cooling and Preserving Apparatus.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Brown, Elijah Clark
Description: Patent for a "cooling apparatus in which a cloth envelops a vertically-disposed series of supports, and has its upper end dipping into a receptacle supplied with water; and the object of the improvement is to secure a uniformity of temperature throughout the structure, and particularly in the several compartments formed between the various supports, as well as to prevent the spoiling of food by foreign matters entering the same by accidental dislodgment from a support immediately thereover." (Lines 8-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 7, Number 1, January, 1997

Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 7, Number 1, January, 1997

Date: January 1997
Creator: Nesbitt Memorial Library
Description: The Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal contains historical information about Colorado County, Texas including personal accounts and research into area stories.
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Wick-Regulator for Lamps.

Wick-Regulator for Lamps.

Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Harding, Walter L.
Description: Patent for "an improvement in those lamp-wick regulators which consists of a threaded rod operated by a nut and connected to the wick, whereby the wick may be raised or lowered by operating the nut; and the invention lies in an improved connection between the wick and rod, by which the wick can be raised with more uniformity and ease." (Lines 8-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Dental-Care Attachment.

Dental-Care Attachment.

Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Mayes, Robert Martin
Description: Patent for a dental-chair attachment mean to support a table to hold instruments, a waste-bowl, a lamp, glasses, and other things a dentist might need. The attachment can easily be separated and adjusted.
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Rake.

Rake.

Date: October 20, 1896
Creator: McIlroy, Archibald Yell & McIlroy, Joseph Lee
Description: Patent for a rake that is meant for raking loose stumps, brush, and similar articles from fields. The rake is pulled along, and two wheels form an axle where the rake is balanced. There are two rake-lifting levers.
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Valve-Motion.

Valve-Motion.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Shelb, Peter J.
Description: Patent for "a valve-motion having simple and positive means for varying the points at which the ports of the engine-cylinder are opened and closed to vary the lap and lead, and while accomplishing this result the invention has especial reference to a form of valve-motion designed for use in connection with that type of locomotive or other engines in which there is a comparatively short space between the drive or driving-shaft and the engine-cylinder." (Lines 11-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Harness-Saddle.

Harness-Saddle.

Date: September 24, 1895
Creator: Varga, Lionel J. & Varga, Howard A.
Description: Patent for an adjustable harness-saddle that has self-adjusting trees and doesn't pinch or injure the horse.
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Thill-Coupling.

Thill-Coupling.

Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Tanner, David Wilmer
Description: Patent for the invention for new and useful improvements on the thill-coupling along with illustrations and instructions.
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Printing Attachment for Letter-Boxes.

Printing Attachment for Letter-Boxes.

Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Hargrove, Bryon Lafayette
Description: Patent for a printing attachment for letter-boxes where people can postmark the mail they want to be sent. It fist on any street letter-box. The attachment is a case with stamps for every day of the month and the location of the town, city, or post-office the letter is being collected to, and there is a pocket below where one slips the package or envelope to mark it. An inking-pad is also in the pocket for the stamps, which can be used by pulling a lever.
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