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Revolving Target.

Revolving Target.

Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Adams, William H.
Description: Patent for "a revolving target of improved and simplified construction" (lines 15-17), with instructions and illustrations.
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Water-Cooler.

Water-Cooler.

Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Beacham, Alexander Thacher
Description: Patent for an improved water-cooler by wrapping the outer surface of a water container with two layers of fabric; an imperforate projection–tube from a supplemental water reservoir arranged above the water container would moist the inner layer fabric and maintain its moisture; where the outer layer fabric prevents the water forcing through, thus keeping the water cool, illustration is included.
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Stamp and Envelope Moistener.

Stamp and Envelope Moistener.

Date: August 5, 1884
Creator: Beaumont, David Greenleaf
Description: Patent for a new and improved moistener for stamps and envelopes. This design "is to provide apparatus for moistening stamps and adhesive envelopes; and it consists in certain improvements in that class of stamp-moisteners in which a roller carrying an endless belt of cloth is journaled on a box or a cup containing water, into which the endless band projects" (lines 8-14).
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Animal Shears.

Animal Shears.

Date: February 22, 1881
Creator: Benavides, Cristobal & Arthur, Joshua P.
Description: Patent for new and improved animal shears. This design calls for a spring with eyes at the ends so that the handles of individual blades may be inserted through them. Then, nuts fasten the individual blades to the spring, which makes sharpening easier and breakage less likely.
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Irrigating Apparatus.

Irrigating Apparatus.

Date: May 27, 1884
Creator: Chisholm, William R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved irrigation apparatus. This design "pertains to improvements in irrigating apparatus, having for its object to prevent the choking or obstructing of the nozzle and to effect the proper distribution of the water; and it consists of the combination and construction of parts" (lines 13-18).
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Blind Stop.

Blind Stop.

Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Deats, Wallen S. & Brown, Daniel
Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design is "to provide a cheap and simple device designed to be secured to a window-casing and be interposed between any two adjacent pivoted slats, and thus support the same and the series in an open position and against accidental closing by their own weight or by the wind" (lines 9-16). It consists in the "holder for slats of blinds, consisting of a spring-metal strip bent at its center to form an eye and opposite terminals, the latter being adapted to be interposed between two adjacent slats, and the ends of the terminals oppositely bent" (lines 72-77).
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Electric Battery.

Electric Battery.

Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Emley, James Edward
Description: Patent for a new and improved electric battery. This design consists "[i]n an electric generator, a receptacle for steam, and means for admitting steam thereto, in combination with electrodes consisting of two parallel disks suspended within said steam-receptacle, electrodes of opposite polarity to the aforesaid electrodes arranged between the disks of the first-named electrodes, a shaft extending through the said receptacle upon which the latter electrodes are mounted, and means for rotating the said shaft" (lines 41-50).
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Vehicle-Axle Bearing.

Vehicle-Axle Bearing.

Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Falk, Franz
Description: Patent for a strong and durable vehicle-axle bearing that reduces friction. "Oil may be admitted to the bearings [in the axle] without removing the wheel or exposing said bearings, thus preventing accumulations of dust or other foreign substance" (lines 17-20).
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Multiple Telegraph

Multiple Telegraph

Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Foster Jr., Samuel T.
Description: Patent for "a simple device of this character by means of which any one of a number of instruments or translating devices at a distance may be operated over a single line-wire and by means of a single flow of electric current through said wire" (lines 10-15).
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Agua Azul Creek East Quadrangle

Agua Azul Creek East Quadrangle

Date: 2010
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: Satellite image topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
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