Improvement in Medical Compounds for Treating Chills, Fever, &c.

Improvement in Medical Compounds for Treating Chills, Fever, &c.

Date: October 10, 1871
Creator: Bevill, Robert
Description: Patent for the improvement of medical compounds for treating chills and fevers. The patent states the components of a "True Ague Pill."
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Bowie Co.

Bowie Co.

Date: 1899
Creator: Pressler, C. W.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Bowie County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, Trammel's Trace, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to denote the addition of the Spanish Bluffs and the crossing on Trammel's Trace. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (2000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
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Improvement in Animal-Traps

Improvement in Animal-Traps

Date: April 14, 1874
Creator: Flournoy, Rice Smith
Description: Patent for "traps for catching large and small animals; and it consists in the combination of a number of inclined plates or boards, provided with spurs on their lower ends and hinged to fixed ridges on their upper ends, so arranged as to form ridges or elevations and depressions, and to entrap the animals by holding their legs between the spurred ends of said inclined plates" (lines 15-23).
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Electrode for Secondary Batteries.

Electrode for Secondary Batteries.

Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Boyd
Description: Patent for improvements in the manufacture of electrodes for storage batteries or accumulators by using “two corresponding plates, each having flanges on three sides of one face, said plates being united to form a central space open at top by securing together corresponding flanges on the respective plates.” (Lines 5-9, page 2) Illustration is included.
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Convertible Trunk.

Convertible Trunk.

Date: March 29, 1892
Creator: Dwyer, John
Description: Patent for a trunk that converts between luggage (for use while traveling) and a bureau (for use while not traveling), with illustrations.
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Churn-Dasher.

Churn-Dasher.

Date: August 5, 1891
Creator: Sterling, Isaac F.
Description: Patent for "reciprocating churn-dashers with rotary heads." (Lines 11-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Support for Cutter-Heads.

Support for Cutter-Heads.

Date: December 4, 1894
Creator: Kendig, Andrew
Description: Patent for a support for cutter-heads that allows the operator to easily sharpen, dress, and treat the bits or cutters of the head. It has a spindle that turns and slides in a bearing and supports a cutter-head a pin in the spindle that is seated inn the grooves in the bearings, and a spring loaded bolt in the end of the spindle.
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Wire Basket.

Wire Basket.

Date: February 10, 1885
Creator: Elliott, William H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire basket. This design "consists in a wire basket formed of a circular bottom, and a wire frame bent to form a cylinder, in the lower part of which cylinder the circular bottom is held" (lines 13-16).
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Bowie County

Bowie County

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Map of Bowie County, Texas, including the Piney Woods region. The ferry location is marked along the Sulphur River. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
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Lumber-Trimmer.

Lumber-Trimmer.

Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Coleman, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for an improved lumber-trimmer that has "a suitable carriage or number of carriages for conveying the lumber a series of swinging frames, which carry belted saws and also supporting-wheels, which wheels, if not tripped, will ride over the lumber, carrying the saws up with them out of an operative position, but which wheels, if tripped, will ride over the lumber, but permit the suspended saws to remain in operative position to trim the lumber at different points in its length, as may be desired" (lines 23-33).
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