Station-Indicator.

Station-Indicator.

Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Baker, Artemas
Description: Patent for a station-indicator for trolley cars meant to "produce an automatic apparatus of this kind which is worked by the movement of the car and in which a map is employed, which is moved in such a way that the various points at which the car stops will always be correctly indicated" (lines 13-18).
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Weather Strip.

Weather Strip.

Date: July 31, 1883
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved weather strip. This design "is to provide a new and improved weather-strip, which is raised into a groove in the bottom of the door when the door is open, but is pressed down upon the sill when the door is closed. The invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-13).
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Vehicle Top.

Vehicle Top.

Date: September 30, 1884
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle-top. This design "consists in the combination, of a vehicle-top, with upright rods having their upper ends bent to conform to the shape of the roof, the upper ends of the rods being secured to strips held on the under side of the roof of the top, and on which rods curtains are held to slide up and down" (lines 12-18).
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Door Check.

Door Check.

Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in a sliding spring-bolt held in the upper edge of the door, combined with a curved notched frame, projecting from the door-frame, into the notches of which frame the end of the bolt can pass to hold the door in the desired potion. The sliding bolt is connected . . . [to] a crank-arm formed on one end of a spindle, provided on the opposite end with a handle-knob, the crank arm of which spindle can be adjusted to lock the spring-bolt" (lines 11-21).
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Improvement in Cultivators.

Improvement in Cultivators.

Date: November 2, 1869
Creator: Baker, William T.
Description: Patent for improvement in cultivators in which the plows can be adjusted by width, height and laterally to regulate the depth and angle of inclination. The plows, which can be operated by a foot device, may be simultaneously thrown from the ground. (Lines 73-76) Illustration is included.
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Vehicle Top.

Vehicle Top.

Date: September 30, 1890
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle-top. This design "is to simplify, improve, and cheapen the construction of vehicle-tops . . . and enable the sliding curtain to be more readily and securely fastened to the standards and bows of the carriage-top" (lines 12-18). To this end, it consists in "[t]he combination of the supporting-bows provided with longitudinal grooves, and the curtain-carrying frame comprising flat flexible strips arranged in the said grooves and provided at intervals with inwardly-extending plates having perforations, and the parallel cross-pieces secured to the plates" (lines 84-90).
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Vehicle Top.

Vehicle Top.

Date: April 24, 1888
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle top. This design consists in "the combination of the supporting-bows having grooves in their side, the upper ends of the grooves overlapping the curtain-supporting frames, comprising the flexible side-bars provided with lateral tongues fitting in the grooves of the supporting-bows, and the cross-bars secured to the side bars and having their ends fitted in said grooves, and the covering secured to said frame" (lines 82-91).
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Vehicle Top.

Vehicle Top.

Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle roof. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the rabbeted vehicle-top-supporting bows, of strips mounted in said rabbets and provided with overlapping upper ends, curtain-supporting frames, and clips carried by said frames and arranged to engage the overlapping strips" (lines 92-97).
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[Buses in Background]

[Buses in Background]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of people gathered for the groundbreaking of Cedar Valley College. There is a large striped tent in the background. Even farther back there are two school buses. Most people in the photo are looking to their left.
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[Dignitaries on Podium]

[Dignitaries on Podium]

Date: 1977
Creator: unknown
Description: Black and white photograph of dedication ceremonies at Cedar Valley College. Dignitaries on podium. At microphone Floyd Elkins. Far right Bill J. Priest, Patti Powell. Plaque is covered with Cedar Valley cloth. Clock on wall shows about 12:30.
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