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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Dish-Washer

Dish-Washer

Date: January 14, 1891
Creator: Hoppe, J. Frederick William
Description: Patent fora dishwasher. The object of this invention is to furnish an improved means for washing dishes in such a manner that all foreign substances, greasy matters, and offensive odors may be readily and expeditiously removed and the dishes restored dry and clean by the operation of the machine without handling them.
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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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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: April 6, 1875
Creator: Knowles, William W.
Description: Patent for "cotton-presses of the upright kind; and the nature thereof consists in combining, with a pulley-wheel keyed upon the shaft of a gear-wheel actuating the follower-screw, and a larger pulley-wheel keyed upon the shaft of a gear-wheel actuating a cog-wheel upon the end of an actuating-shaft, having its bearings at one end in the press-frame, and at the other in a vibrating lever, whereby the said friction-pulley can be brought to bear against the larger pulley, for the purpose of running up the follower, or against the small pulley for the purpose of running it down, by drawing the said level inward or outward." (Lines 15-30) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: February 25, 1873
Creator: Nichols, James R.
Description: Patent for an improvement in plow design, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: March 31, 1874
Creator: Knowles, William Wadsworth
Description: Reissued patent for a new and useful improvement in cotton press: "The invention consists in operating the nut of a follower-screw by means of a drive-pinion, whose own shaft is actuated alternately in opposite directions, by a friction-wheel" (lines 13-16).
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: August 30, 1870
Creator: Knowles, William Wadsworth
Description: Patent for a cotton press that is constructed using fewer parts than other models. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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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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Folding Lamp Shelf for Pianos.

Folding Lamp Shelf for Pianos.

Date: August 31, 1886
Creator: Prause, Reinhard
Description: Patent for a new and improved lamp shelf for pianos. This design "consists in an arm pivoted to the back of a music-rack and carrying a lamp-shelf, the arm being arranged to swing outward into a horizontal position, and the shelf being connected with the end of the arm by a pivotal connection, which permits of turning it outward and downward into a horizontal position in front of the plane of the music-rack" (lines 22-30).
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[Postcard for Bastrop, Texas]

[Postcard for Bastrop, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard showing nine scenes of Bastrop, Texas. Photographs include (from right to left): (1) Piney Creek, (2) Main Street, (3) Diagonal Street, (4) Bastrop from bird's-eye view, (5) the court house and jail, (6) bridge across the Colorado River, (7) the high school building, (8) a side view of the bridge across the Colorado River, and (9) a train depot. A partially-legible note is written on the back, that says "Suppose you will be surprised to receive this postal but did think of the [...] for a postal. Hope you are all well [...] Hattie."
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