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Plow Point.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow-point. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the double mold-board rigidly fixed to the curved beam in the rear of the lower end thereof, of the point having symmetrical corners and lugs adapted to pass beneath the front edge of said mold-board and prevent rocking of the point upon the beam, to which alone it is attached, and bolts securing said point in position" (lines 65-73).
Date: May 22, 1888
Creator: Martin, Isaac Jasper
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Coffee Pot.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee pot. This design consists in "the cover, the jointed parts by means of which the cover is connected to the pot, and the guide through which the part has a sliding movement" (lines 79-83). This novel construction "is to produce a coffee pot in which the cover is made adjustable, so as to be adapted to close over the top of the pot, or to be dropped back out of the way when the condenser is used" (lines 17-21).
Date: May 10, 1887
Creator: Cummings, James K.
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Sliding Gate.

Description: Patent for sliding gates "which will open automatically and close in a like manner after a person, team, or the like has passed through it. A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the gate will be prevented from being accidentally opened by stock." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Moss, John O.
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Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "compris[es] the sides adapted to encompass an anthill and composed of a bottom, inclined walls, and horizontal top portions, having depending inclined flanges, one of the sides having an opening in its bottom and provided with ways arranged on opposite sides of the opening, a removable receptacle provided with flanges arranged in said ways and having inwardly-inclined walls, and a discharge-tube arranged at one corner of the trap" (lines 77-87).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Royse, John
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Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for non-refillable bottles "which in order to obtain access to its contents will have to be sufficiently mutilated or altered in appearance so that it cannot be again used as an original package for the fraudulent sale of an imitation liquid." (Line 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Clinton, John S.
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Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a seed planter which utilizes a dropping-wheel that has pockets. Plungers take in and release a certain number of seeds into the pockets.
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Pace, Francis W.
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Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for a granulated-electrode phone transmitter that is designed to be simple and "constructed so that the granulated-electrode cannot become displaced from the cell" (lines 10-12).
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
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Texas Attorney General Opinion: V-1059

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Price Daniel, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: The salary of the court reporter of the 6th Judicial District comprised of Fannin and Lamar Counties.
Date: May 16, 1950
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
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