Railroad Weed-Burner

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Patent for "a railroad weed-burning device in which a large sheet-iron shield is suspended underneath and between the trucks of any ordinary railroad car for the purpose of confining the flame and heat produced by oil-atomizing burners or other means to direct and maintain continued contact with grass and weeds on the ground between and along the outside of the rails" (lines 9-18).

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[1], 2 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Hancock, Geroge A. May 11, 1897.

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  • Main Title: Railroad Weed-Burner
  • Added Title: Railroad Weed Burner.

Description

Patent for "a railroad weed-burning device in which a large sheet-iron shield is suspended underneath and between the trucks of any ordinary railroad car for the purpose of confining the flame and heat produced by oil-atomizing burners or other means to direct and maintain continued contact with grass and weeds on the ground between and along the outside of the rails" (lines 9-18).

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[1], 2 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Application filed July 20, 1896. Serial No. 599,900. (No model.)

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  • May 11, 1897

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  • May 11, 1897

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  • July 20, 1896

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Hancock, Geroge A. Railroad Weed-Burner, patent, May 11, 1897; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174608/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.