Hand-Car.

Hand-Car.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Rousey, William N.
Description: Patent for "a hand-car with an auxiliary spring-actuated mechanism which can be used with or without the lever mechanism to propel at a rapid rate of speed." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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[Profile of Reverend R. C. Horn]

[Profile of Reverend R. C. Horn]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Profile of Reverend Robert Cannon Horn, born in Middle Tennessee in 1844. Rev. Horn was raised in Collin County, Texas, and traveled between Texas and Tennessee for much of his life. He attended Mt. Pleasant High School before studying English, Latin, and Greek at Kentucky University in 1867. Horn entered the Christian ministry in 1868, and after teaching for 7 years, he spent most of the remainder of his life preaching and organizing churches across North and North-Central Texas. He married Mildred C. Franklin in 1870. Horn served several churches in over 10 Texas cities. He also helped build more than a dozen churches. His family consists of his wife, four daughters, and one son.
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[Inventory of Property Owned in Collin County, Texas]

[Inventory of Property Owned in Collin County, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: Collin County, Texas
Description: Part of an inventory of property owned in Collin County, Texas, assessed by J. T. Buchanan. Neither the date nor the property owner are listed on the form. The form is torn from the middle.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Ball, Alfred Fine
Description: Patent for an improvement in plows by using a series of spring-tines that are secured above the mold-board, when in operation these independently-moving tines “serve to jar and break the clods, thus not only pulverizing the clods to a certain degree but also insuring the freeing of the tines of all dirt” (lines 90-93), including illustration.
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Grain-Scale.

Grain-Scale.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Butts, Alexander W.
Description: Patent for “improvements in grain-scales, especially adapted for location at the rear end of a trashing-machine and for receiving therefrom the thrashed grain, weighing and subsequently bagging the same in predetermined quantities” (lines 7-12), includes illustration.
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Improvement in Plows

Improvement in Plows

Date: July 6, 1869
Creator: Cummins, A. G.
Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of plow-beams to be attached to the front axles of a wagon.
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Wooden Bridge

Wooden Bridge

Date: April 9, 1891
Creator: Ferguson, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for a wooden bridge with a focus on increased durability of the structure and effective drainage for moisture from the timbers and for the free circulation of air between, around, or through the structure.
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Machine for Dressing Surfaces of Pavements.

Machine for Dressing Surfaces of Pavements.

Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Love, Robert Hamilton
Description: Patent for improvements in machines for dressing surfaces of wooden or block pavements that may be operated by a traction-engine of known construction, including illustrations.
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Folding Car-Step.

Folding Car-Step.

Date: August 3, 1897
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel R.
Description: Patent for "a supplemental folding step which may be lowered into position for use when passengers are boarding or leaving a [railway] car and which may be folded back out of the way when the train is about to leave the station." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton-Planter Attachment.

Cotton-Planter Attachment.

Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Willcoxson, Coulmon W.
Description: Patent for improvements on cotton or other seed planters with a new design that allows for "simultaneously adjusting-i.e., raising and lowering-the plows in front and in rear of the seed-dropping drum " (lines 29-31) including instructions and illustrations.
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