[5-Cent Trade Token]

[5-Cent Trade Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Pats Place, August O. Schultz Prop., Phone 229, 115 W. Court St., Seguin, Texas."
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Improvement in Cotton Scrapers and Choppers.

Improvement in Cotton Scrapers and Choppers.

Date: February 23, 1875
Creator: McClaugherty, William H.
Description: Patent for "the invention of a new and useful Improvement in Combined Cotton Scraper and Chopper" (lines 3-5), including illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: McBride, Thomas Anderson
Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using coupler-head, coupling-pin, different shapes of plates, operating-lever and link-lifter to “couple and uncouple cars without necessitating a person passing between the cars.” (Lines 14-15) Illustration is included.
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Windmill.

Windmill.

Date: June 13, 1882
Creator: Lowther, Lorenzo Dow.
Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in the combination of a central vertical shaft a series of supporting-arms projecting horizontally out from this shaft, a number of curved buckets which are pivoted at or near their centers between these supporting-arms, and suitable springs or weights which are attached to the inner edges of these buckets" (lines 13-20).
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Design for a Cabinet.

Design for a Cabinet.

Date: April 5, 1895
Creator: Carolan, Eugene P.
Description: Design patent for a cabinet with a rectangular body and an internal horizontal partition.
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses

Improvement in Cotton-Presses

Date: October 18, 1870
Creator: Booton, Sinclair
Description: Patent for "a new and improved cotton-press" (line 3) using a stationary toothed wheel, including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Shot-Cases and Distributers

Improvement in Shot-Cases and Distributers

Date: January 3, 1871
Creator: Booton, Sinclair
Description: Patent for a "new receptacle for holding several grades of shot, and to an adjustable distributing device for the same. Its object is to enable traders to keep the several kinds or grades of shot in one receptacle, but so that suitable quantity of any one kind can be readily and conveniently measured out" (lines 20-26).
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Improved Cosmetic.

Improved Cosmetic.

Date: February 25, 1868
Creator: Wilson, I. M.
Description: Patent for improvement in cosmetics by using various chemicals to enhance the cosmetics in which it “can remove freckles or tan-discoloration from the skin, and for improving the complexion.” (Line 5-6) Formula for the improved cosmetic is included. Instructions on how to prepare the cosmetic and how to use the cosmetic are described. There is no illustration.
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Improved Cosmetic.

Improved Cosmetic.

Date: October 20, 1868
Creator: Wilson, John M.
Description: Patent for improvements in the composition of cosmetics for removing freckles or tan-discoloration, including a description.
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Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Date: December 28, 1858
Creator: Marshall, Frank M.
Description: Patent for the improvement of seed planters using a gage-wheel "to regulate the depth of the furrow made by the plow" (lines 16-17), including illustration.
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