Churn.

Churn.

Date: March 14, 1882
Creator: Blackstock, John Lafayett
Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design "provide[s] a cheap, durable, and easily-operated motor for dash-churns, and one the length of stroke of which can be varied to suit the size of the churn and the quality of the cream to be churned. [The] invention consists of a dash-lever, connecting-rod, crank and pulley shaft, and large drive-wheel, the dash-lever being made adjustable as to its length of stroke" (lines 7-15).
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Churn Dasher.

Churn Dasher.

Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Hale, James F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved churn dasher. This design, "[a]s an article of manufacture, [consists in] the conical or concavo-convex churn dasher having a circular rim, the air cups or cells, the arms, and the raised nave or center portion, all of concavo-convex shape in their transverse sections" (lines 28-33).
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Grain Toller.

Grain Toller.

Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Wilson, William John
Description: Patent for a new and improved grain toller. This design "consists in a novel construction of a revolving cylinder provided with cavities representing certain measures . . . separating a certain portion [of grain] to be retained as toll, and whereby, also, provision is made for varying the size of the toll-measure, so as to enable it to separate different proportions from the main body of the grain, according to the amount of toll to be taken" (lines 7-19).
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Wagon Bow Socket.

Wagon Bow Socket.

Date: December 28, 1880
Creator: Williams, Richard P.
Description: Patent for new and improved wagon-bow sockets. This design "furnishes a firm support for the [wagon] bow at both top and bottom of the socket, by which it is evident it will be rigidly secured against all lateral motions" (lines 38-41). This eliminates the "unsightly appearance, leaking, and other defects of the uneven height of bows so often resulting from the use of ordinary staples" (lines 44-47).
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Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.

Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Edwards, Joshua H. & Edwards, Willie W.
Description: Patent for "an extension-handle for the manipulating-levers of vehicle-brakes" (lines 9-10). This invention was designed especially for vehicles with extra side-boards, so the brakes can be employed as conveniently as possible while the driver would normally have a hard time reaching the brake-lever.
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Wind Wheel.

Wind Wheel.

Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Smith, Hilliard Bonaparte.
Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in a novel arrangement and combination of wings or gates in a casing outside and independent of the wheel, whereby provision is made for adjusting the position of said wings, and consequently regulating the speed of the wheel, according to the force of the wind" (lines 7-13).
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Head Rest for Chairs.

Head Rest for Chairs.

Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Ashby, Daniel S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved head-rest for chairs. This design consists in "[a] head-rest for chairs, comprising a top support . . . a plate fixed thereto and provided with a socket and guides . . . a ball, fitting socket, and retaining-jaws held in the guide of the plate around the ball" (lines 81-86).
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Water Elevator.

Water Elevator.

Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Mefferd, George Washington
Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design consists in "a supporting frame, a drum journaled therein, a rope wound on the drum, a bucket attached to the rope, mechanism for turning the drum to lift the bucket, and a fork journaled below the drum and provided with a central arm adapted to catch under the raised bucket resting in the fork to discharge its contents as the fork is tilted" (lines 21-28).
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[Stephenville, Texas Fire Department Patch]

[Stephenville, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the Stephenville, Texas fire department. The Florian Cross shaped patch has a red background and black edging. "Stephenville Fire Dept." is written along the vertical edges in white. A Florian Cross with yellow edging and a black center containing a "fire scramble" appears in the center.
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Stephenville Museum Sign

Stephenville Museum Sign

Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Sign at the Stephenville Museum
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