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84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Concurrent Resolution 50

Description: Concurrent resolution introduced by the Texas House of Representatives and Senate granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, January 29, 2015, and ending on Monday, February 2, 2015.
Date: February 17, 2015
Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
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Ice Making and Blocking Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ice machine. This design consists in "the combination of a non-conductive casing containing a freezing tank having water supply and discharge pipes, a water-tight diaphragm supported in said casing above the bottom of said tank having downwardly-tapered hollows in its upper surface and corresponding upwardly-tapered molds in its under surface, and a refrigerating medium contained within the said casing over said diaphragm and filling the hollows in the latter" (lines 82-91).
Date: May 17, 1887
Creator: Knox, George F.
Item Type: Patent
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Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved insect trap. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in devices for distributing liquid poison on cotton and other plants to destroy insect life thereon; and it consists in the [novel] construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-18).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Binkley, James E.
Item Type: Patent
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Rope-Fastening Device.

Description: Patent for a new and useful rope fastening device, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 13, 1900
Creator: Howard, Frank P.
Item Type: Patent
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Cable-Power.

Description: Patent for improvements "to cable-power obtained by means of movable windlasses driven by steam or other motive power; and the object is to obtain a powerful draft for use in agricultural purposes, drawing heavy plows and reaping-machines, hauling heavy loads of ore or coal in mining, moving houses, and for drawing heavy loads of any description." (Lines 8-15) Illustration is included.
Date: August 27, 1901
Creator: Eastman, Clyde J.
Item Type: Patent
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Writing Pen.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pen. This design has for its object "to provide a simple implement which may be readily employed for writing purposes; and it consists in a thimble-like sleeve having a writing-pen arranged at its outer end, adapted to be easily applied to the index or fore-finger; and it further consists in the peculiar construction of implement" (lines 7-14).
Date: October 16, 1888
Creator: Seabaugh, Conrad
Item Type: Patent
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Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-heater. This design consists in "the combination of the supply-pipe, the supply-tank into which said pipe discharges, the said tank having a perforated bottom through which the water percolates, the vertically-divided cylinder forming the annular heating-chamber, the scatter-plates alternatingly located in diverse directions in said chamber, the said plates arranged to spray the water while heating as it falls from plate to plate, and the exhaust-steam pipe that discharges through an open port near the base of said annular heating-chamber" (lines 19-31).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Knox, George F.
Item Type: Patent
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Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for improvements in churns with specific improvements in dasher-rods and lids. This patent includes illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Davis, Henry T.
Item Type: Patent
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Ice Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ice machine. This design consists in "[a]n oil-trap for compression ice-machines, consisting of cylinders provided with inclined diaphragms, and having extensions provided with water-chambers and pipes extending down through the same" (lines 96-100). Said pipes are "to communicate with the cylinders, one of said pipes communicating with the extension of one of the cylinders and the other pipe leading from the ammonia-pump, said cylinders having a suitable arrangement of pipes and valves" (lines 1-6).
Date: August 31, 1886
Creator: Diener, Frederic
Item Type: Patent
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