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Stalk-Chopper

Stalk-Chopper

Date: September 30, 1902
Creator: Adamson, William Levi
Description: Patent for a stalk chopper that chops weeds, vines, and stalks into smaller pieces or kills them in order for the ground beneath to be readily cultivated.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Washboard

Washboard

Date: July 17, 1900
Creator: Bailey, Robert E.
Description: Patent for an improved washboard, that will be "simple, inexpensive, and efficient" while allowing water to fully drain from it after washing is finished, including illustrations.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Ball, Alfred Fine
Description: Patent for an improvement in plows by using a series of spring-tines that are secured above the mold-board, when in operation these independently-moving tines “serve to jar and break the clods, thus not only pulverizing the clods to a certain degree but also insuring the freeing of the tines of all dirt” (lines 90-93), including illustration.
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Soil survey of Collin County, Texas

Soil survey of Collin County, Texas

Date: 1935
Creator: Beck, M. W. (Miles Walter); Fitzpatrick, E.G. (Elmer Grant) & Ragsdale, L. G.
Description: Text describes climate, agricultural history, soils, and crops of Collin County, Texas.
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Improvement in Compound Engines.

Improvement in Compound Engines.

Date: February 16, 1875
Creator: Bell, Jackson W. ; Bell, J. W. ; Jackson W. Bell, of McKinney, Texas.
Description: Patent for "a series of engines for working the steam over by exhausting it from the first into the second, and so on, for utilizing the pressure lost when steam is exhausted from a single engine into the air..." (lines 7-11) including instructions and illustrations.
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Draft Equalizer.

Draft Equalizer.

Date: April 17, 1900
Creator: Billington, Wesley E.
Description: Patent for improvement to draft-equalizers.
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Ink Fountain for Printing Machines.

Ink Fountain for Printing Machines.

Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Bomar, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved ink fountain for printing machines. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the shell-shaped frame having an inclined bottom, a hole in the lower part of the front end wall, and a socket provided with a thumb-screw, a vertical arm passing through the said socket and provided with a clamp at its lower end, a roller for distributing ink, journaled at the front of the shell and vertically adjustable therewith, and the removable reservoir having a gate, an inclined bottom, and an opening corresponding with the hole in the shell" (lines 17-27).
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Compress.

Compress.

Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Burton, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for "surgical instruments which are used for stopping the flow of blood during an amputation or other similar operation." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Grain-Scale.

Grain-Scale.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Butts, Alexander W.
Description: Patent for “improvements in grain-scales, especially adapted for location at the rear end of a trashing-machine and for receiving therefrom the thrashed grain, weighing and subsequently bagging the same in predetermined quantities” (lines 7-12), includes illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Gate Latch.

Gate Latch.

Date: August 7, 1888
Creator: Charleville, George W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved gate-latch. This design consists "[i]n a latch, the combination of the case having at its lower end a guide ledge or flange with its bearing face arranged laterally in from the inner face of the side plate of the case, a loosely suspended ring held and movable against the said ledge or flange, and means whereby the said ring may be operated" (lines 5-11).
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