[Portrait of an Unidentified Woman]

[Portrait of an Unidentified Woman]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman. Her hair is up and she is wearing a dark coat over her matching blouse. At the bottom of the front side is written "A. D. Backstrom, Burnet, Texas."
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Lawhon, David West
Description: Patent for a car coupling that automatically couples cars so people do not need to go between cars. This invention is meant to "provide an improved car coupler of the above character, which shall be simple and economical in construction and efficient in operation" (lines 21-24).
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Smart, John W.
Description: Patent for a car coupling that is simple and can be inexpensively manufactured. The invention's object is "to provide a link controlling device to be used in coupling cars together where the cars have draw-heads of the same or different heights which will render it unnecessary for a person to go between the cars during the operation" (lines 11-16).
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Improvement in Car-Trucks.

Improvement in Car-Trucks.

Date: July 9, 1872
Creator: Onley, Joseph
Description: Patent for the improvement of car-trucks, consisting in the arrangement of each wheel of a car-truck upon the outer end of a separate short axle, the bearings of each axle being both located on the inner side of the wheel and the bearing at the inner end of the axle provided with a sliding-box and springs. It includes a description and illustration.
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Refrigerating-Cover for Vessels.

Refrigerating-Cover for Vessels.

Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Mitcheltree, James B.
Description: Patent for a "device capable of application to any receptacle which, in conjunction with an absorbent envelope and through the medium of capillary action, will cool the entire vessel or receptacle to which it is applied, and thereby preserve its contents in warm weather," (lines 10-15) including instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton Gin.

Cotton Gin.

Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Rogan, David Smith
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton gin. This design "is to provide certain means whereby the breast and guard can be readily and quickly moved and held out of their normal position for the purpose of clearing or freeing the cotton-roll from the saws, and preventing injury to the operator by said saws" (lines 7-13).
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Improvement in Turbine Water-Wheels.

Improvement in Turbine Water-Wheels.

Date: January 11, 1870
Creator: Chadwick, H. A.
Description: Patent for a new turbine water wheel, which is said to alleviate past problems with older model turbines. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Bailey, James Westey & McNorton, John Tomas
Description: Patent for a churn that has a frame supporting the churn and swinging motion mixes the cream. This invention successfully separates oily globules from the cream, thus making churning more effective and easy.
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Date: July 13, 1886
Creator: McNorton, John T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists "[i]n a corn and cotton planter, a hinged hopper provided with a removable partition and an agitator connected at one end to a longitudinal brace on said hopper, in combination with a platform rabbeted, as shown, and formed with slots, disks working in the slots, one of which is provided with pins to operate the agitator and the other disk having pockets" (lines 4-12).
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Device for cooling milk, meat, vegetables, &c.

Device for cooling milk, meat, vegetables, &c.

Date: July 12, 1892
Creator: Smart, J. W. & Cheatham, T. C.
Description: Patent for an early fridge, a device that will cool meat, milk and vegetables. It comprises a container of ice cold water, and a place to store the foodstuffs in.
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