Automatic Cylindrical Power.

Automatic Cylindrical Power.

Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Hutchinson, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cylindrical power-source. This design "consists in the combination of a cylindrical slotted frame with a series of blades which are connected together in pairs, and which are alternately forced through the slots in the frame to receive the force of the wind or water and then retracted, so that they will offer no resistance during a portion of the revolution of the frame. . . . The object of [the] invention is to produce a motor which is adapted for use either as a wind-wheel or a water-wheel" (lines 13-27).
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Pump.

Pump.

Date: May 31, 1881
Creator: Maney, Henry, Sr.
Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design utilizes a new combination and arrangement of cylinders, pistons, pipes, chambers, valves, screws, levers, and air and water vessels to pump water more effectively.
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Guadalupe Co.

Guadalupe Co.

Date: 1919
Creator: Davis, Grady W. & Matzow, Fr.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Guadalupe County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten legend with hand drawn red lines to impose San Antonio Road, Road from New Braunels to Seguin, Gonzales Road, Seguin Road, and Mill Road in 1854 onto published map. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (2000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
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Guadalupe County

Guadalupe County

Date: March 23, 1854
Creator: Willke, H.
Description: Cadastral map of Guadalupe County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes rivers, creeks, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. No scale indicated.
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[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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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Meusebach, Otto C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to improvements in that class of car-couplings in which the link is held in the draw-head by a tongue engaging the link; and it consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-11).
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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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[Weighing Cotton]

[Weighing Cotton]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Negative of two people weighing cotton in a field. The scale is attached to a truck.
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