Improvement in Cotton-Gins.

Improvement in Cotton-Gins.

Date: July 16, 1878
Creator: Etheridge, Daniel T.
Description: Patent for improvements in the manner in which cotton is separated.
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Saw Cotton-Gin.

Saw Cotton-Gin.

Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Lumpkin, Robert B. & Ogden, George
Description: Patent for "cotton-gins, and more particularly to pneumatic means for removing the lint from the gin-saws, [the] object being to provide a constructions by the use of which the cotton will be taken from the saw-teeth in the condition of down and not in a tufted or ropy state." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Falls County

Falls County

Date: 1919
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Davis, Grady W.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Falls County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
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Governor for Seed-Cotton-Handling Apparatus.

Governor for Seed-Cotton-Handling Apparatus.

Date: June 19, 1894
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Description: Patent for simple, efficient, and reliable "a governor for regulating the quantity of seed cotton which is delivered to one or more feeders or gins by a seed-cotton handling apparatus" (lines 13-16). The operator sets the amount of cotton being sent through the gin. The invention has a receiver of a cotton handling mechanism, another mechanism that cuts off the supply of cotton after a desired amount has passed, and the invention can easily be started again after the gin is emptied.
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Earth-Auger.

Earth-Auger.

Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Smith, Wiston Allin
Description: Patent for an earth-auger that is more effective than other augers and can be constructed to make different sized holes. It is operated by moving two blades back and forth.
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Improvement in Brick-Machines.

Improvement in Brick-Machines.

Date: July 16, 1872
Creator: Houghton, Gideon H.
Description: Patent for the improvement of brick-machines, consisting in the arrangement, with the molds, of one or more valves of flood-gates in the bottom of the pugmill, for the purpose of controlling the flow of the clay into the molds, and a roller and knife upon each side of the mill for pressing the clay into the molds and dressing the tops of the bricks. It includes a description and illustration.
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Improvement in Portable Fences.

Improvement in Portable Fences.

Date: November 18, 1873
Creator: Taylor, Byron L.
Description: Patent for "a simple, cheap, and portable fence...which can be readily folded up for transportation from place to place." (Lines 11-13) Illustration included.
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Improvement in Brick-Molds.

Improvement in Brick-Molds.

Date: June 8, 1875
Creator: Singer, Edgar C.
Description: Patent for improvement in brick-molds, with description and illustrations.
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Thill-Coupling.

Thill-Coupling.

Date: June 11, 1891
Creator: Tanner, David Wilmer
Description: Patent for carriage and wagon couplings, with instructions and illustrations.
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Trace-Carrier.

Trace-Carrier.

Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Barton, Samuel Jones
Description: Patent for improvements in trace-carriers in which it would “provide each with a buckle or similar means that can be attached to the back-band of a harness for horses. The purpose is to provide means to a trace-chain which may be readily inserted in the carrier to prevent from removal, either accidentally or otherwise, so long as the carrier remains in position for service.” (Lines 12-20) Illustration is included.
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