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Hand Fertilizer-Distributer.

Hand Fertilizer-Distributer.

Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Barbee, Napoleon B.
Description: Patent for "improvements in hand fertilizer-distributers and seed-drills," (lines 19-20) with instructions and illustrations.
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Combination Tool.

Combination Tool.

Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Beazley, James Harvey
Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design "consists in a combination-tool embodying in a single implement a nail and staple-puller, pinchers, nail-straightener, and wire-cutters, the device being more particularly designed for use in constructing, taking down, and resetting wire fencing" (lines 7-12).
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: May 19, 1896
Creator: Bowers, Thomas M.
Description: Patent for a plow that has a new design for a "subsoil and harrow attachment to the ordinary break-plow" (lines 9-10).
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Frame Building.

Frame Building.

Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: Boyd, John Allen
Description: Patent for frame building. This invention relates to an improvement in the construction of buildings, especially frame buildings, and has for its object to provide a means whereby the building may be erected at a minimum cost and in a simple, convenient, and expeditious manner.
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Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Date: October 11, 1881
Creator: Brown, Joshua Perry
Description: Patent for a new and improved bed attachment for bed-ridden persons. This design "consists, principally, of a frame, hinged between the side boards of the bedstead, said frame having a removable seat and adapted to be brought to a vertical position for supporting the [bed-ridden person] in a sitting position. The invention also consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 10-16).
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Soil survey of Houston County, Texas

Soil survey of Houston County, Texas

Date: 1906
Creator: Carter, William T. (William Thomas) & Kocher, A. E. (Arthur E.)
Description: Text describes the history, climate, physiography and geology, soils, and agricultural conditions of Houston County, Texas.
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Dredging Scraper.

Dredging Scraper.

Date: December 10, 1889
Creator: Coult, Joseph C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved dredging-scraper. This design "has for its object the production of a marine plow which shall serve to raise and remove obstructions and accumulations from the beds or channels of rivers, bays, harbors, and other water-courses; and the invention consists in a device for this purpose of novel construction . . . The plow, which is to be drawn over the bed of the water-course to be cleared—as, for instance, by drag chain or cable attached to a steamboat—operates to raise a few inches in depth of the deposit each time it passes over the bed or bottom of the water-course" (lines 9-22).
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Means for Controlling the Flow of Navigable Rivers or Other Waters.

Means for Controlling the Flow of Navigable Rivers or Other Waters.

Date: October 1, 1889
Creator: Coult, Joseph C.
Description: Patent for a new means of controlling the waters. This design "is to remove or prevent the formation of sand-bars at the mouths of harbors elsewhere, calculated to obstruct navigation; also, to prevent the overflow of navigable rivers and the breaking of levees or destruction of jetties. [The] invention consists in a novel means of accomplishing these and other like ends by mechanical forces applied to increase the natural current or outflow of the navigable water toward its outlet or the ocean through the instrumentality of suitably located and anchored vessels provided with propelling devices" (lines 8-21).
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Improvement in Ditching and Excavating Machines.

Improvement in Ditching and Excavating Machines.

Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: De Force, Samuel A.
Description: Patent for "an improved machine for making ditches and other excavations, which shall be so constructed as to separate the slice from the soil, raise it, and deposit it at the side of the cut, which will feed itself forward automatically." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Dirters.

Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Dirters.

Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: De Force, Samuel A. & McConnell, William V.
Description: Patent for "an improved machine for cultivating cotton" (lines 15-16)including illustrations. The machine is used to "bar off, scrape, chop, and dirt the cotton upon both sides of a row at one passage." (lines 17-19)
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