[Old Fritz Merchandise Token]

[Old Fritz Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin has the shape of an eight-petal flower and says, "At the Bar of Old Fritz, Bryan, Texas." The text on the reverse is only partially visible and appears to entitle the holder to "One Drink."
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Improvement in Reversible Sad-Irons.

Improvement in Reversible Sad-Irons.

Date: August 3, 1875
Creator: Smothers, Thomas T.
Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Irons" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
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Improvement in Fence-Post Sockets.

Improvement in Fence-Post Sockets.

Date: September 9, 1873
Creator: Durant, George W.
Description: Patent for improvement in fencing where posts are held more securely with galvanized plates, sockets, and wires.
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Tea-Chest.

Tea-Chest.

Date: November 7, 1891
Creator: Buford, Paschal
Description: Patent for "tea-chests and other receptacles of a light nature in which the articles are shipped and retailed in and from the original packages," (lines 8-11) with instructions and illustrations.
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Poison-Distributer.

Poison-Distributer.

Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: McGee, Joseph Thomas & Carr, Robert Wooten
Description: Patent for a poison-distributer. This invention relates to improvements in poison-distributers, the objects in view being to provide a cheap and simple machine for an efficient manner over the entire surface of cotton-plants for the purpose of destroying the worms, and, furthermore to so construct the machine as to adapt it to readily pass through ordinary-sized gates.
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Improvement in Toilet-Cabinets

Improvement in Toilet-Cabinets

Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato C.
Description: Patent for improved toilet cabinets in order to better arrange "cabinets for containing sewing, writing, and shaving materials and various other articles" (lines 8-10). Provides instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Vises

Improvement in Vises

Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato C.
Description: Patent for new construction for vises that will "enable the vise to be set and secutured in any desired position and thus hold the work in a position convenient to the operator" (lines 8-10).
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Fan Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Fan Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Date: November 1, 1892
Creator: Miller, George W.
Description: Patent for fan attachment for sewing machines: "adapted to be readily applied to a machine and capable of family an operator effectively without interfering with the work of the machine" (lines 12-15).
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Improvement in Water-Drawers.

Improvement in Water-Drawers.

Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: McC. Mathes, William
Description: Patent for an improved water drawer, includes instructions and illustration.
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Game Apparatus.

Game Apparatus.

Date: March 30, 1880
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Description: Patent for a game device, designed for any number of players and in a bowling alley setting or similar. Included are illustrations of the device and instructions for building the device and how to play the game.
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