Improvement in Stalk-Chopper

Improvement in Stalk-Chopper

Date: May 21, 1872
Creator: Richards, Augustus
Description: Patent for an improvement in corn and cotton stalk-choppers, allowing for the stalks to be turned under by the plow and prevent their interference with the machine.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters

Improvement in Seed-Planters

Date: May 21, 1872
Creator: Richards, Augustus
Description: Patent for an improvement in seed-planters, which allows for adjusting to plant less or more seeds as desired.
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Improvement in Hawk-Traps

Improvement in Hawk-Traps

Date: June 27, 1876
Creator: White, Joseph
Description: Patent for an improved hawk-trap.
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Improvement in Door-Securers.

Improvement in Door-Securers.

Date: January 21, 1879
Creator: Hine, Miller J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved safety-locks for doors which consists of only three parts: a screw with sharp points, a nut, and a guard pivoted to the nut. It includes illustrations.
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Water Mill.

Water Mill.

Date: August 28, 1883
Creator: Steinhagen, Cristofer Friderich Carl
Description: Patent for a new and improved water mill. This design "relates to current water-mills, the object being to provide a mill of inexpensive and durable construction, having a wheel adapted to rise and fall with the tide, and thus to maintain a constant revolution and working of the mill. The invention consists in the combination of parts" (lines 11-18).
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Planter.

Planter.

Date: September 20, 1887
Creator: Becker, Philipp William Adolph
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "slides over opposite holes in the bottom of its hopper and a dropping-cylinder provided with seed-cups on its periphery and removable screws rising from within the cups, whereby it may be changed . . . so as to plant corn or cotton" (lines 59-65).
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Photograph of Fanthorp Inn

Photograph of Fanthorp Inn

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Fanthorp Inn in Anderson, Texas
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Portrait of Felix W. Magee

Portrait of Felix W. Magee

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Founder of Masonic Lodge in Anderson, TX
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[Letter from Michael M. Kennard to A.D Kennard, February 25, 1860]

[Letter from Michael M. Kennard to A.D Kennard, February 25, 1860]

Date: February 25, 1860
Creator: Kennard, Michael M.
Description: Letter from Michael M. Kennard to his brother, A.D Kennard, updating him on how the community is doing. He describes his mother's sale of a house, and dividing the Negros among the children. He also includes the price of corn, and other details including how stock throughout the county have died because of the rough winter.
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The Central Texian. (Anderson, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 25, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 12, 1856

The Central Texian. (Anderson, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 25, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 12, 1856

Date: November 12, 1856
Creator: Pittuck, Alfred A.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Anderson, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
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