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Plow.

Plow.

Date: November 8, 1892
Creator: Baggett, Charles L.
Description: Patent for an attachment for plows or cultivators "whereby it may be converted into a sweep plow, adapted to be operated between rows of growing crops and capable of being adjusted in width in accordance with the distances apart from said rows" (lines 12-16).
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Soil Survey of Bastrop County, Texas

Soil Survey of Bastrop County, Texas

Date: 1979
Creator: Baker, Frank E.
Description: Text describes the area, climate, agricultural history and statistics, soil-survey methods and definitions, soils and crops, land uses and agricultural methods, irrigation, and morphology and genesis of soils of Bastrop County, Texas.
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Automatic Regulator for Pneumatic Flues

Automatic Regulator for Pneumatic Flues

Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Caffey, Charles B.
Description: Patent for a regulated valve to automatically maintain air pressure in a pneumatic conveyor flue. Excessive air pressure causes a secondary valve to open and vent the pressure while at the same time impeding air flow downstream.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: April 29, 1890
Creator: Campbell, Neil Franklin
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the combination of the draw-heads provided with projections, a coupling-link, an operating-rod loosely connected to each of its ends, and a suitable support or guide through which these rods move . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a car-coupling in which the two cars are coupled together by means of a link which is provided with an operating rod at each end, both of the rods and the link being attached to one of the cars only" (lines 14-26).
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Mechanical Telegraph-Sounder

Mechanical Telegraph-Sounder

Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Clopton, John B.
Description: Patent for "a sounder wherein a finger-lever and sounding-lever are combined together with a spring" (lines 13-15) and is "adapted for the use of learners for practicing the manipulation of a telegraph finger-key" (lines 8-10) including instructions and illustrations.
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Paper-File.

Paper-File.

Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Clopton, John B.
Description: Patent for improvements in paper-files by using a "combination of a base board and a clamp provided with a jaw, a presser-foot provided with a bearing, a crank-shaft journaled in the bearing with its cranked portion under the clamp, and a hinged support or flap under the presser-foot." (Lines 75-80, p. 2) Papers can be held in position or remove by the raising or lowering the presser-foot. Illustration is included.
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Pneumatic Cotton-Conveyer.

Pneumatic Cotton-Conveyer.

Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Clopton, John B.
Description: Patent for a combined cotton elevator and feeder "having exceedingly few parts and which can be easily operated and kept in running order, and which will be cheap, strong, and durable," (lines 34-40) including illustrations.
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Violin.

Violin.

Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Clopton, John B.
Description: Patent for an improved violin that is meant to "improve the acoustical properties of the instrument whereby it is enabled to give forth a deeper and softer tone, free from the "twang" common in instruments of this character, and second, to improve the mechanical construction of the instrument so that it will be less liable to become split" (lines 26-33).
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Gin Saw Gummer.

Gin Saw Gummer.

Date: March 1, 1881
Creator: Clopton, John Benjamin
Description: Patent for a new and improved gin saw gummer. This design "consists in constructing a gin-saw gummer of a base-block, having a slot to receive the saw, and carrying the dics or stationary cutters, the guide-bar and shoe, the weight-bar, the pivoted bar, carrying the cutter and the gage, the lever and cam for operating the cutter-bar, and the feed mechanism" (lines 23-29).
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Saw Gummer.

Saw Gummer.

Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Clopton, John Benjamin
Description: Patent for a new and improved saw gummer. This design "is to improve the action and prolong the usefulness of the bit and dies, and to prevent the clippings from interfering with the operation of the machine" (lines 26-29).
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