Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Date: December 23, 1873
Creator: Brown, David
Description: Patent for "an improved hub for buggy and other vehicle wheels, which shall be simple in construction, strong, and durable, and which will run with little friction." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Refrigerator.

Refrigerator.

Date: October 1, 1895
Creator: Elder, Philip T.
Description: Patent for a refrigerator especially designed to cool meat, dairy, and other farm products. It uses little ice and cools using vaporization.
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De Witt Co.

De Witt Co.

Date: 1920
Creator: Matzow, Fr & Giles, J. Bascom
Description: Blue line print of survey map of De Witt County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. A handwritten note has been made on the published map in red ink to denote the name of La Bahia Road. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
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[Map of DeWitt County]

[Map of DeWitt County]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Map of DeWitt County, Texas, showing towns, rivers, creeks, and blocks of land. Map includes a legend corresponding to the owners of the blocks of land in the lower-right corner.
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Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.

Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.

Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Zedler, Friedrich
Description: Patent for a machine that puts gins and condensers in a line, which sit over a flue. "The lint cotton in bat form being delivered from all of the condensers in independent bats to a common conveyer, the bat cotton increasing in thickness upon the common conveyer and in its travel to a press, compress or other receptacle, receiving the different bats from the different condensers, one bat lying smoothly upon the other, until at the discharge end of the common conveyer, the bat in which the lint is evenly distributed and which is of considerable thickness, will be conveniently discharged" (lines 13-24).
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Insecticide.

Insecticide.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Brumleu, Ludwig & Brumleu, Ernest
Description: Patent for an insecticide that uses an arsenic compound to kill insects instead of Paris green or London purple, and can easily be made into a beautiful green powder that may be used as a pigment.
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Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a combined railway-switch and car-replacing mechanism that is meant to "provide certain improved devices which can be arranged to operate as a switch mechanism, or as car replacing means, which can be easily manipulated, are of a simple construction and which will effectively serve for their intended purposes" (lines 11-16). It can be easily assembled and dissembled.
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Design for a Watch-Chain.

Design for a Watch-Chain.

Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graham, William H.
Description: Design patent for a rosary watch-chain that includes strings of beads, hearts, an image of the "Virgin Mary," and a watch-key in the shape of a crucifix. There is no accompanying illustration.
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Hame Fastener.

Hame Fastener.

Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hame-fastener. This design "consists of an adjustable regulating fastener for the upper and lower ends of the hames, and this fastener is further provided with a swinging loop, to which the breast-strap may be attached on the lower fastener and the strap on the upper fastener when desired" (lines 19-25).
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Improvement in Ant-Destroying Apparatus.

Improvement in Ant-Destroying Apparatus.

Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Grafton, William
Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Apparatus for Destroying Ants" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
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