Improvement in the Manufacture of Black Bottle-Glass.

Improvement in the Manufacture of Black Bottle-Glass.

Date: September 2, 1856
Creator: McCully, John F.
Description: Patent for manufacturing black bottle-glass by using "combination with other ingredients, an earthy slate of a peculiar character, called "clay-slate," for the purpose of furnishing the coloring-matter of the glass,as well as forming one of the bases of the glass itself."(line 10-15) Instruction only, no illustration.
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Chimney-Protector.

Chimney-Protector.

Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Lamprecht, William & Krieger, Edward C.
Description: Patent for chimney protectors "which can be readily applied and will secure a water-tight joint between the smoke-pipe and the roof." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Wagon-Sheet and Tent

Improvement in Wagon-Sheet and Tent

Date: August 13, 1871
Creator: Fitzgerald, M. M.
Description: Patent for an improvement in wagon sheet coverings / tent. The improvement is in the sides of the wagon sheet can be extended by loosening straps to fall the length to the ground and be staked to the earth. This gives a tent to sleep under after a day of traveling.
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Improvement in Fences.

Improvement in Fences.

Date: September 23, 1873
Creator: King, Wilbur F.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in fences, including instructions and illustrations.
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[Group of Hispanic Church Attendees]

[Group of Hispanic Church Attendees]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of Hispanic church goers in front of their place of worship. The group consists of children in the front dressed in suits and light dresses, men in the back on the left side of the image dressed in dark suits, and women on the right side of the image wearing light dresses and floral sun hats. In front of the children there is a sign that is handwritten in Spanish. The church behind the group is a simple, one-room light brick building with one window at the front and three at the side. There is a wooden bench at the front of the church next to the group of people. Above the church power lines are connected to the roof close to the chimney. This image is mounted on gray cardboard.
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[Two Men Visiting in Gonzales, Texas]

[Two Men Visiting in Gonzales, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two middle-aged men talking and visiting outside at the front of a church, which is not visible. The two men have been identified as Lalo Reyes on the far left side of the image, and Santiago González on the right. Both men are wearing business casual attire; light long-sleeved shirts, light trousers, dark shoes and belts. Behind the men trees and a grassy field are visible. On the back of the photograph there is handwriting that reads, "Gonzales, Tex. Santiago González & Lalo Reyes".
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Window-Curtain Holder.

Window-Curtain Holder.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: West, Eugene B.
Description: Patent for improvements in window-curtain holders,in which the curtain holder has a upper and a lower socket, “with the lower socket having a central opening and mounted on a base-plate, of the upper socket having a side opening and mounted on a base-plate, and the U-shaped clasp pivoted at its lower end in the lower socket and having its upper end laterally bent and designed for insertion in the side opening of the upper socket” (lines 84-92). The curtains would be retained and giving them the proper draping and prevent them from flapping and tearing, includes illustration.
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Insect-Power Distributer.

Insect-Power Distributer.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Preston, Leonidas A.
Description: Patent for a new insecticide distributer using a bellows, a rotary fan, and a tube connecting the bellows to an insecticide reservoir; when pressure is applied to the bellows, the insecticide would pass through the reservoir to a flexible pipe that would distribute the insecticide to any direction without the operator breathing it.
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Improvement in Cotton-Seed and Corn Planters

Improvement in Cotton-Seed and Corn Planters

Date: November 6, 1877
Creator: Palmero, Joseph Rafael
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in cotton seed and corn planters which lists the design specifications.
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Improvement in Buckles.

Improvement in Buckles.

Date: November 25, 1879
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Description: Patent for 'buckles for harness or other purposes, adapted for connection to a strap or billet without sewing." (lines 6-8)Instructions and illustrations are included.
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