[Small Brick House with Two Front Doors]

[Small Brick House with Two Front Doors]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the front of a small brick house with two separate front doors. There is a front porch with steps leading up to the two doors, which are shaded by an awning. There is a window on both sides of the porch. Large bushes and shrubs make up the grassy front yard, and the branches of a tree cover up the top of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos".
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[Front of a Building with a Mexican-Style Roof]

[Front of a Building with a Mexican-Style Roof]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the front of a Mexican-style building with a shaped roof. The light-bricked building has a double-door entrance with steps leading up to it. There are two long windows on either side of the entrance, and two more windows that are close to the ground. A large tree and the shadow it casts covers most of the building on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos".
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Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Date: July 21, 1874
Creator: Mitchell, Daniel Chasteen
Description: Patent for a new improvement to washing machines.
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Meat-Cutter.

Meat-Cutter.

Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Ricks, Tillmon Perry
Description: Patent for a meat-cutter designed for making meat tender by "running it back and forth under the knives and cutting the meat both ways," (lines 30-31) including illustrations.
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Snap-Hook.

Snap-Hook.

Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Whitby, William H.
Description: Patent for improvements in snap-hooks in which it “formed of a single blank of wire and consisting of the strap-receiving loop having the long and the short terminal, the latter at its end bent or coiled about the former and the former extended to form an eye and the former extended to form an eye and rear-wardly disposed and terminating in rear of the point of connection between the terminals and opposite said point provided with the inward bend 6, forming a passage narrower than the width of the ring.” (Lines 67-77) Illustration is included.
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Snap-Hook.

Snap-Hook.

Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Description: Patent for improvements in snap-hooks by using just one “single piece of wire, having a stationary arm that bent to form an inwardly-extending shank with its extremity bent in a reverse direction upon itself to form a bearing; the spring-arm and the spring-loop formed by coiling the wire upon itself and crossing, and extending outward at an angle to form shoulders to strengthen the hook immediately in front of the spring-loop.” (Lines 61-70) Illustration is included.
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Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.

Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.

Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Description: Patent for improvement in quilting-frames by providing “screw-eyes on the end pieces of the frame for the purpose of holding the frame together and at the same time serving to run in the rollers to carry the frame along,” (Lines 25-31) and an interchangeable roller-gages would enable either straight or curved or fancy quilting to be done. Illustration is included.
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Improvement In Horse-Power Mill.

Improvement In Horse-Power Mill.

Date: May 7, 1878
Creator: Pitts, William C.
Description: This patent is for a new improvement with how a horse can be attached to a horse-power-mill to do the necessary work needed on a farm. As the horse moves around the machine moves with it.
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Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Hart, Alfred
Description: Patent for "wagons which have brakes applied to them, so constructed that in descending a grade the brakes will be automatically applied, and, in moving on a level or ascending a hill, the brakes will be relieved from the wheels." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improved Stitching-Horse.

Improved Stitching-Horse.

Date: October 27, 1868
Creator: Depp, Thomas
Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of stitching-horses by re-configuring the original constructions, in order to make them better for users. The patent includes instructions and a single illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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