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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.
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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.
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Tailor's-Goose Attachment.

Description: Patent for a tailor's goose which provides a "depressible and detachable dampening means for the goose for supplying water to the dampening means".
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Talley, Thurmon H.
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Vehicle-Tire

Description: Patent for a bolt-free spring connection between a vehicle tires inner and outer rims, allowing for an air cushion between rims and improving overall performance of vehicle tires.
Date: September 18, 1917
Creator: Horne, Henry M. & Buford, John C.
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Elevated Irrigation System

Description: Patent for an elevated irrigation system that relates to a useful system for supplying and distributing water, for the irrigation of large tracts of land.
Date: September 23, 1913
Creator: Anderson, Young Rhea
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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
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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
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