Acala cotton seed poster

Acala cotton seed poster

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Advertisement for No. 111 strain Acala cotton seed developed by John D. Rogers of Navasota, Texas.
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Cotton display

Cotton display

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Display board of Texas Pedigree Cotton; nine staples grown by "J.H.M." near Navasota, TX. A label at the top of the display says, "Staple of Texas Pedigreed Cottons."
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Improvement in Chairs.

Improvement in Chairs.

Date: May 9, 1876
Creator: Barnes, James W.
Description: Patent for improvement in chairs, which provides adjustable shoulder supports and back (inclination and height), with intended advantages of better lung capacity and spinal alignment. The chair can be adjusted to fit all sizes of bodies. It is noted that some of the adjustable features could be incorporated into other furnishings such as beds or lounges. An additional feature of the chair is a retracting spring to assist the user in exiting the chair.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Pessaries.

Improvement in Pessaries.

Date: October 31, 1876
Creator: Barnett, Jonathan P.
Description: Patent for an improved uterine supporter with changes to the arrangement of the wings, with illustrations and instructions.
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Improvement in Tonic Remedies.

Improvement in Tonic Remedies.

Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Rucker, Benjamin Franklin
Description: Patent for a medicinal compound consisting of sulphate quinine, diluted sulphuric acid, purified chinoidine, sulphate iron, sulphate magnesia, peppermint oil, and saturated quassia-water. Includes instructions.
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Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Date: October 7, 1873
Creator: Barnett, Joel P.
Description: Patent for a purgative medical compound consisting of a variety of plant materials.
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Improvement in Gin-Saw-Filing Machines.

Improvement in Gin-Saw-Filing Machines.

Date: July 24, 1877
Creator: Eastham, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a "gin-saw-filing machine consisting, essentially, of a rotary and intermittingly movable file, of an intermittingly-operated feed and check device, and of adjustable reciprocating sharpening-files".
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Improvement in Whiffletree-Fastenings.

Improvement in Whiffletree-Fastenings.

Date: June 11, 1872
Creator: Ahrenbeck, Charles
Description: Patent for the improvement of whiffletree fastenings, relating to the means by which single-trees are attached to a double-tree. It includes a description and illustration.
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Improvement for Axle-Boxes for Vehicles

Improvement for Axle-Boxes for Vehicles

Date: June 11, 1872
Creator: Ahrenbeck, Charles
Description: Patent for an improvement in axle-boxes for vehicles which incorporates an adjustable tube that may take up the wear on its ends.
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Improvement in Axles for Vehicles

Improvement in Axles for Vehicles

Date: July 2, 1872
Creator: Ahrenbeck, Charles
Description: Patent for "an Improvement in Wagon-Axle Skeins" that "has for its object to furnish an improved iron axle for wagons and other vehicles which shall be stronger without being heavier than iron axles made in the ordinary manner."
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