Improvement in Tire-Tighteners.

Improvement in Tire-Tighteners.

Date: November 27, 1876
Creator: Martin, James, of Goliad, Texas.
Description: Patent for improvement in tire-tighteners to contract a tire upon its felly without removal.
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Improvement in Ironing Apparatus

Improvement in Ironing Apparatus

Date: July 18, 1876
Creator: Martin, James
Description: Patent for improvement to an ironing apparatus to "produce a cheap portable ironing-machine, with which any capable person (and even children) can with very liggle fatigue and labor, do the ironing for a large family in a very short time".
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Improvement in Mixing Mineral and Fossil Substances with Bituminized Clay to Form a Plastic Material.

Improvement in Mixing Mineral and Fossil Substances with Bituminized Clay to Form a Plastic Material.

Date: November 11, 1873
Creator: Lea, Pryor
Description: Patent for mixing mineral or fossil substances with bituminated clay, creating a product that "is a dense, durable, and economical composition, suitable for building both small and massive structures, and for other purposes" (lines 54-57).
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Improvement in Combining Bitumen and Clay.

Improvement in Combining Bitumen and Clay.

Date: September 24, 1872
Creator: Lea, Pryor
Description: Patent for a method of combining bitumen, water, and clay for such purposes as plastering.
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Improvement in Mixing Mineral and Fossil Substances with Bituminized Clay to Form a Plastic Material.

Improvement in Mixing Mineral and Fossil Substances with Bituminized Clay to Form a Plastic Material.

Date: September 26, 1876
Creator: Lea, Pryor
Description: Reissued patent for a chemical process to create a plastic material made of bitumen, clay, and mineral and/or fossil substances.
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Cotton-Picking Machine.

Cotton-Picking Machine.

Date: July 27, 1897
Creator: Haring, Peter Paul.
Description: Patent for improvements to cotton picking machines "of that class in which the cotton-boll is caught on the end of a revolving picker" (lines 11-12). Improvements include a combination of a revolving drum with hollow tubular arms attached to the drum, as well as revolving pickers attached to those arms. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Compressed-Air Water Elevator.

Compressed-Air Water Elevator.

Date: June 1, 1897
Creator: Bechtol, William S.
Description: Patent for a new improvements to compressed-air water-elevators, including illustrations.
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[Misión La Bahía]

[Misión La Bahía]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Misión La Bahía in Goliad, Texas. The entrance of the Misión is not visible in this photograph, however the towers are. There are two octagonal windows on the middle wall of the Misión. On the left side of the image there is an abundance of trees and shrubs next to the Misión. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads "Goliad Misión La Bahía".
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[Mission in Goliad, Texas]

[Mission in Goliad, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a mission in Goliad, Texas. On the left side of the photograph, there is a hallway with five arches attatched to the main building. There is a tower in the middle of the building with an arch window at the very top. There are a few sparse trees that cover the building in the background. On the back of the photograph, there is a handwritten note that reads "Goliad- Mission where Anamaria college was."
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[Misión La Bahåa Front Entrance]

[Misión La Bahåa Front Entrance]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the front entrance of the Misión La Bahåa. The entrance of the Misión is an arch shape, and it faces the left side of the photograph. There is a grouping of cacti in the immediate foreground and a palm tree in the background by the entrance. On the right side of the photograph, there is a man sitting beside the building. Behind the Misión, a grassy field is visible. The back of the photograph has a handwritten note that reads "Goliad Misión La Bahåa".
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