[Map of Goliad County]

[Map of Goliad County]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Map of Goliad County, Texas, showing towns, 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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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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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Angerstein, John F.
Description: Patent for improvement in automatic car-couplings “in which the coupling-pin (worked by a rope or chain) is guided in a vertical tube extending upward from the draw-head, and is supported in position for coupling by a block sliding with the draw-head,” (lines 9-14) includes illustration.
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Goliad County

Goliad County

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Map of Goliad County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. This map is badly fragmented, including several pieces in the lower-left corner that could not be pieced into the rest of the map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
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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