Improvement in Cotton-Choppers.

Improvement in Cotton-Choppers.

Date: April 28, 1868
Creator: Kidd, I. J.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers.
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Bastrop County

Bastrop County

Date: 1917
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Wicker, George T.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Bastrop County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Hand drawn lines have been added to the published map in pencil and red ink. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
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General Highway Map Bastrop County, Texas

General Highway Map Bastrop County, Texas

Date: 1967
Creator: Texas State Highway Department Planning Survey Division
Description: Highway map of Bastrop County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, railroads, ranches, state parks, military bases, a federal prison, and airports. Map includes five inset maps in the upper-right corner (Cedar Creek, Red Rock, McDade, Rosanky, and Page), a key to counties diagram, and a legend in the lower-left corner. A handwritten note has been made on the front of the map in pencil about the Old San Antonio Road survey lines. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (appropriately 2 miles to the inch).
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Bicycle.

Bicycle.

Date: February 19, 1895
Creator: Williams, Elbert D.
Description: Patent for a bicycle that has a drive wheel, a ratchet wheel attached to the drive wheel, a chain that goes around the ratchet wheel, an apparatus for reciprocating the chain, a guideway from the chain to the ratchet wheel, a knob on the chain that engages the guideway, a pair of levers connected to the chain, and a chord that connects the levers to the chain.
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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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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 Remedies for Dropsy.

Improvement in Remedies for Dropsy.

Date: November 14, 1876
Creator: Lawhon, David W.
Description: Patent for a medical compound to alleviate dropsy, consisting of grape-vine, spirits of niter, oil of grape-vine, extract of Spanish apple root, and common salt. Includes instructions.
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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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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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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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