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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Collin County

Collin County

Date: 1916
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Collin County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants of surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
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Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake.

Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake.

Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Priestley, Joseph
Description: Patent for an improved combined stalk cutter and rake that has a main frame, a rake frame, a hanger attached to the axle-bar under the frame, arms at the back of the frame, a transverse rod in the hanger and slots in the arms, a rock-lever, connections for operating the frame, a rake at the end of the frame, and an operating lever.
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Vault Cash-Indicator.

Vault Cash-Indicator.

Date: April 23, 1895
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel R.
Description: Patent for a vault cash-indicator meant to "provide a new and improved indicator, designed for indicating an amount of money, commercial articles, &c.; for instance, indicating the amount of money contained in a safe or vault" (lines 7-11).
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Plaiting Apparatus.

Plaiting Apparatus.

Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Raney, Ollie T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved plaiting machine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, of a plaiting apparatus, of a fixed transverse bar, a second transverse bar adapted to be adjusted relative thereto, and means for securing the said adjustment, each of said bars being provided with a transverse metallic strip bent to form inclined ribs" (lines 98-103).
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow, of the landside share attachment, provided with the horizontal blade, sloping outward from the point of the plow, made sharp on the said sloping-edge, and having the flange projecting upward from the horizontal blade, and the bolts for securing the said flange and plow together, and the removable landside attachment" (lines 81-89).
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Ink Fountain for Printing Machines.

Ink Fountain for Printing Machines.

Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Bomar, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved ink fountain for printing machines. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the shell-shaped frame having an inclined bottom, a hole in the lower part of the front end wall, and a socket provided with a thumb-screw, a vertical arm passing through the said socket and provided with a clamp at its lower end, a roller for distributing ink, journaled at the front of the shell and vertically adjustable therewith, and the removable reservoir having a gate, an inclined bottom, and an opening corresponding with the hole in the shell" (lines 17-27).
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Harrow or Rake Attachment for Plows and Cultivators.

Harrow or Rake Attachment for Plows and Cultivators.

Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Jarrett, Elisha T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved harrow and rake attachment for plows and cultivators. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a rake or harrow attachment for plows, of a clamp provided with a curved perforated shoe, and adapted to be secured to the standard of one beam, a rake or harrow secured at one end to said shoe, a bar, means for connecting the same to a second beam, the lower end of said bar being connected to the other end of the rake or harrow" (lines 94-102).
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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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Improvement in Tire-Tighteners.

Improvement in Tire-Tighteners.

Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Horton, Henry A. R. & Hayes, Amos P.
Description: Patent for a device "for the purpose of tightening or loosening tires on wheels belonging to any kind of vehicles without shrinking or cutting the tires." (Lines 6-9) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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