Soldering-Tool.

Soldering-Tool.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for an improved soldering-tool by having a reservoir for gasoline or other light hydrocarbon, a burner-tube, and a valve for regulating the combustion of the gasoline and heating the tool continuously and uniformly, without a furnace. Illustration is included.
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Coffee-Pot.

Coffee-Pot.

Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Royer, Lemon S.
Description: Patent for a coffee pot "wherein the water is forced to percolated through a body of coffee or tea held in a holder or receptacle near the top of the vessel." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Honey-Boxes for Bee-Hives

Improvement in Honey-Boxes for Bee-Hives

Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Connolly, Charles H.
Description: Patent for the new and improved construction of bee-hives. Provides instructions and illustrations.
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Water-Cooler.

Water-Cooler.

Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Barber, Edwin Louis
Description: Patent for an improvement in water-coolers wherein the vessel for holding the water is surrounded with fibrous material that is kept saturated with water, the evaporation of which will absorb the heat from the water contained in the vessel in a manner well known to science.
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Index for Books.

Index for Books.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Kerr, Warren Dunlop
Description: Patent for "... improvements in indexes for books which receive the freight tariffs or schedules of railroads and the agreements between one road and others a to division of freight charges where the traffic is handled by more than one" (lines 11-16 ) including instructions and illustrations.
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File or Bill-Book.

File or Bill-Book.

Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Slaton, William David
Description: Patent for a paper file that has "an index board or cover that it can be moved along the transfer wires from one side of the bottom boards to the other, the same as papers and with or without papers attached to it, and so that when brought around on top of the bottom board and interposed papers it will form therewith a book in which the papers or blanks will be retained for the ready reference or for such use as may be required" (lines 24-33). Papers can be punched with a mechanism on the invention so that papers can be placed onto the retaining wires.
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Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Apparatus for Burning Garbage.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Risley, Ward
Description: Patent for an apparatus for burning garbage that is made up of a roasting chamber, a grate to hold the garbage, two furnaces, a passage for the ashes, a third furnace connected to the passage, flues, a smokestack, non-combustible absorbent material around the flues and beneath the grate, and flues beneath the grate.
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[Sheriff's Deputy]

[Sheriff's Deputy]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Sheriff's Deputy, Harrison Schwend (2nd from left). Photo circa 1900: Henrietta, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
Clay County Agent's Office

Clay County Agent's Office

Date: January 1938
Creator: unknown
Description: County Agent's Office with (l to r) Edwina Holman, Peggy Tate, Dorsey Eaton, Maurine Carpenter, Essie Mae Coody, Captain M.S. Duncan, and Ralph Garrett seated around a table on January 33, 1938.
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Diffey's Hotel

Diffey's Hotel

Date: May 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Mr. Diffey, wearing a vest, is seated behind the desk in the lobby at Diffey's Hotel. Behind him are cigars for sale, a clock, calendar, and thermometer.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
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