Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Brannon, Walter Zebulin
Description: Patent for improvements in wire stretchers: "provide a wire stretcher of simple, durable, and economic construction, capable of being applied to a wire and supported upon s post or maintained in working position between posts or uprights" (lines 8-13).
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Combination-Tool.

Combination-Tool.

Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Burkhalter, William P.
Description: Patent for a tool that is comprised of a hammer, wrench, staple puller, wire cutter, and a claw. Includes illustrations.
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Poison-Distributer.

Poison-Distributer.

Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: McGee, Joseph Thomas
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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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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[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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Brazos County

Brazos County

Date: unknown
Creator: Pressler, Herman
Description: Map of Brazos County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Brazos County

Brazos County

Date: unknown
Creator: Catlett, Hanson G.
Description: Map of Brazos County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. The map shows Brazos County when it was called Navasota County and when Booneville was its county seat. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
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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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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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