Stoneware bank

Stoneware bank

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Stoneware bank from Marshall Pottery with the words "Marshall, Texas" written on the front in blue.
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Stoneware jug

Stoneware jug

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Stoneware jug from Marshall Pottery in Marshall, Texas.
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Excavator.

Excavator.

Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Oie, John
Description: Patent for an excavator that quickly and without much effort shifts dirt and "can be readily and easily employed for such purposes as building embankments or levees or for excavating extensive or large areas" (lines 19-22).
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Axle-Box.

Axle-Box.

Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Casto, Tony Lo
Description: Patent for an axle-box for vehicle wheels that "contains a lubricant-receiving recess from which the lubricant is automatically fed to the spindle of the axle as necessity may occasion" (lines 10-13).
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Spark-Arrester.

Spark-Arrester.

Date: March 20, 1894
Creator: O'Donnell, John
Description: Patent for a simple and durable spark arrester for locomotives that has a minimum number of parts and "which will remove arrested sparks to the fire box of the locomotive and will prevent live sparks being thrown out by the locomotive and thereby endanger property adjoining the railroad tracks" (lines 19-23).
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Car Construction.

Car Construction.

Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Coffin, Walter E.
Description: Patent for "a construction which will permit the speedy and easy removal of brake supporting blocks or equivalent parts from the lower or floor frame of a car and the substitution of others without displacement or injury of other parts of the car." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Type-Writing Machine.

Type-Writing Machine.

Date: June 19, 1894
Creator: Hudson, John Horace
Description: Patent for a type-writing machine that has an improved variable line spacer. The simple and durable line spacer has the minimum number of parts and is easily adjustable to any distance.
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Advertising-Fan.

Advertising-Fan.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Lo Casto, Tony
Description: Patent for "an attractive sign, which by reason of its revolutions will receive notice from the general public and illustrate business cards or signs, and furthermore to operate the same by and in conjunction with a fan, such as is commonly used in public places." (Lines 15-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Churn-Dasher.

Churn-Dasher.

Date: March 12, 1895
Creator: Hudson, Charles H.
Description: Patent for "a dasher that the force required to operate it may be varied and the time necessary to churn the butter be shortened as the force operating the dasher is increased." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Life Boat.

Life Boat.

Date: June 16, 1885
Creator: Dwyer, Daniel
Description: Patent for a new and improved life boat. This design consists "[i]n a life-boat, the combination of a hull having the portion of its sides above the water-line overhanging and concave and having the portion of its sides below the water-line convex, with air-chambers having their inner walls curved corresponding to the curves of the upper portion of the sides and converging into the sides at their lower edges, the said chambers increasing in capacity toward the upper edges of the sides of the hull" (lines 22-31).
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