Valve Gear.

Valve Gear.

Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Pinkham, Delmar D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved valve-gear. This design "relates to improvements in mechanical movements adapted especially to the valve-gear of steam-engines, and is designed to produce a device having a reciprocatory movement having intermediate impulses" (lines 9-14).
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Improvement in Cotton and Hay Presses

Improvement in Cotton and Hay Presses

Date: September 1, 1877
Creator: Methvin, Boling J.
Description: Patent for new cotton and hay presses with new bailing designs, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Game-Tables.

Improvement in Game-Tables.

Date: August 5, 1879
Creator: Macy, Edwin M.
Description: Patent for a "new and improved Gaming-Table..." [line 5] including illustrations and instructions.
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Improvement In Machines For Filing Saws.

Improvement In Machines For Filing Saws.

Date: August 19, 1879
Creator: Basom, Ransford W.
Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of machines for filing saws. Description of the construction and illustrations are attached.
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Cotton Gin.

Cotton Gin.

Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Basom, Ransford W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton gin. This design calls for the circular saw blades of the gin to pass through two metal ribs, one of which aligns with the tip of the saw teeth, while the other aligns with the root of the saw teeth.
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Liquid Cooler.

Liquid Cooler.

Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Capps, Matterson F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved liquid cooler. This design "provide[s] an apparatus by means of which a variety of liquids may be simultaneously cooled as required for use as beverages, and by which the glasses or drinking vessels may be at the same time cooled and protected from dust and insects" (lines 14-20).
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Washing Machine.

Washing Machine.

Date: July 29, 1884
Creator: Lee, Joseph Green
Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design consists "[i]n a washing-machine, the combination of the suds-box with an open-bottomed perforated inner casing, smaller in dimensions than the suds-box, and having supports to raise it above the bottom of the suds-box, and a perforated rubber, the upper wash-board or rubber provided with flanges fitting over the inner casing, the intermediate frame and operating lever" (lines 12-20).
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[Kelly Plow Works]

[Kelly Plow Works]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Kelly Plow Works of Longview, Texas.
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Bath-Tub.

Bath-Tub.

Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Lacy, John C.
Description: Patent for "a super bath-tub of that class in which the small portable or foot tub is provided with a removable shield and seat capable of enlarging the size of the tub and of furnishing a rest for the person using the tub." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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[Longview School]

[Longview School]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an early school in Longview, Texas. The photograph is mounted on green cardboard, and there is a black decorative border around the photograph. From left to right, top to bottom, the students pictured are: Top row: Gertie Stewart, Tommy Buchanan, Mrs. May (McHaney) Howard (teacher), Buckingham (first name unknown), Nola Scott, Bessie Stewart. Middle row: Dell Scott, Betsey Stewart, Annie D. Hoyler, Aeline Laird, Myrtie Dean, unknown. Bottom row: Tom Dean, Dee McHenry, unknown, unknown, unknown.
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