Portrait of Druggist

Portrait of Druggist

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a portrait of a man named Leon Maner in a suit and tie. He was a known Cisco druggist.
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Cotton Bedder and Planter.

Cotton Bedder and Planter.

Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Parris, Thomas
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton bedders and planters in which when the machine “is used for planting, the seeding mechanism will be in place and the plow-beams are placed near together. The plow upon beam A will open a drill to receive the seed from the spout which extends downwardly in rear of the plow.” (Lines 114-121) “When the machine is used for bedding, the plow-beams are opened, and the seed-planting mechanism may be removed or simply thrown out of gear.” (Lines 109-113) Illustration is included.
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Insect-Proof Roller or Pedestal.

Insect-Proof Roller or Pedestal.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Curry, William Henry & Curry, Amey Marshall
Description: Patent for "a caster or pedestal for beds, sofas, tables, &c.; and it primarily has for its object to provide an article of this character having means for destroying chinches and other insects or vermin, whereby to prevent same from passing up the post or leg into the bed, sofa, or table." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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[Maxwell Family Photo Album]

[Maxwell Family Photo Album]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo album containing images of family members posing together. The cover is black leather with a raised ovular design decorated with golden flowers. White beads are arranged in a rectangular pattern on either side of the cover. A golden hinge is used to seal the album. Photographs of Maxwell family members are arranged inside. Many of these photos are labeled.
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Combined Blacking Brush and Blacking Box Holder.

Combined Blacking Brush and Blacking Box Holder.

Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Wood, Edmund Lorenzo
Description: Patent for a new and improved combination blacking brush and blacking box holder. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a blacking brush, of a swinging frame held on the back of the brush, and of devices for holding a blacking-box loosely, so as to be adapted to be rotated in the said swinging frame" (lines 82-86).
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[Maxwell Family Photo Album]

[Maxwell Family Photo Album]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo album containing images of family members posing together. The front cover of the album features the painted image of a woman floating near a riverside woodland cabin. The spine and back cover is fabric with asymmetrical patterns. A golden hinge seals the album. The frames inside of the book are decorated with scrollwork, some are labeled with names, and many are vacant.
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Riding-Saddle.

Riding-Saddle.

Date: November 17, 1896
Creator: Percifield, Clarence W.
Description: Patent for a durable, simple, and inexpensive riding-saddle. The seat, front, rear, and middle jockeys and cantle are made form one piece of leather. The rear quarter is laced to the cantle, and the saddle has a bag for storing articles during travel.
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Blacking Brush.

Blacking Brush.

Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Wood, Edmund Lorenzo.
Description: Patent for a new and improved blacking brush. This design utilizes springs to move a blacking brush to and from a can of polish. This results in "evenness of wear of the bristles of the brush, economy of blacking, absence of spattering while extracting the blacking from the box, convenience in substituting the circular brush as a lid for the box in case of loss of the box-lid, and the saving of time in looking for a blacking-brush and a blacking-box separately" (lines 53-60).
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Cultivator and Harrow.

Cultivator and Harrow.

Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: White, William C. & Stevens, John C.
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient cultivator and harrow. The cultivator beam has a v-shaped tooth, arms extending forward.
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Insect Trap.

Insect Trap.

Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Bunnell, James F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "consists in forming the trough of a quadrangular form, and V-shaped in cross-section, with the plates of the opposite sections of the trough forming wedges adapted to be forced into the ground around the mouth of the ant-hill and securely anchor the trap in the ground" (lines 41-46).
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