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Cotton-Ginning Machinery. (open access)

Cotton-Ginning Machinery.

Patent for cotton ginning machinery, which separates cotton faster and more cleanly and continuously feeds cotton into the saws.
Date: June 14, 1910
Creator: Wilson, Ralph E.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Electric Railway. (open access)

Electric Railway.

Patent for an electric railway that has the electric conductor on or under the ground, in a tube. The tube gets electricity to the trains via contact-pieces embedded in the tube, and it collapses whenever the train wheels go over it. The tube and conductor are kept safe in a u-shaped hanger underground.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Lomb, George W. C.
System: The Portal to Texas History