Harrow Attachent.

Harrow Attachent.

Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Mills, Burette M.
Description: Patent for a light, strong, and durable harrow attachment for plows or cultivators that has has harrow or cultivator teeth which can be securely fastened on the harrow-bar.
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Clothes-Pounder.

Clothes-Pounder.

Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Allgaier, George E.
Description: Patent for improvements in atmospheric clothes pounders: "Dividing the outer section into compartments so that air in escaping is distributed evenly from all sides of the pounder instead of escaping in a body from one side, whenever the pounder strikes a wad or knot of cloths and is tipped sidewise; it also makes the suction better" (lines 49-55).
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Telephone Attachment.

Telephone Attachment.

Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Christopher, William O.
Description: Patent for "a device which will support the weight of the telephone-receiver on the switch-lever whether the receiver be hung on the hooks of said lever or carelessly dropped, [the] object being to provide against the short-circuiting of the local battery when the telephone is not being used, whereby it would become uselessly exhausted, and also to insure that the signal-bell shall at such times always be in operative circuit with the central station, so that the annoyance to a distant exchange or subscriber by a failure of the call-bell to respond is avoided." (Lines 9-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Lamp.

Lamp.

Date: May 25, 1897
Creator: Pitts, William Wirt
Description: Patent for improvements to headlight lamps used in locomotives, with illustrations.
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Hay-Press.

Hay-Press.

Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Jones, Charles E.
Description: Patent for a hay-press that has an easily detachable tie-box and power-head, and the plunger-beam has an improved construction. Loose hay "fed into the feed-box [is] gathered or collected by the plunger through the instrumentality of teeth on a peculiarly-formed power-head engaging teeth on the plunger-beam and then compressed by a finger or arm on the power-head baring against the end of the plunger-beam" (lines 22-28). The press does not need to pinned to the ground.
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Autographic Register.

Autographic Register.

Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Bond, George D.
Description: Patent for a device to register fares in situations where passengers pay to be transported from one location to another, specifically by train. The fare-collector needs a way to have accurate receipts as fares are collected. The invention is a "small portable ticket-holder and registering device (lines 38-39), that issues valid tickets "which will enable a conductor to keep a correct current amount of fares as received as well as a record of tickets sold and mileage traveled on same" (lines 41-45), and prevents dishonesty in fare-collectors.
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[Photograph of Xantippe Frazier's Second Home]

[Photograph of Xantippe Frazier's Second Home]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Xantippe Frazier's second home in Hillsboro, Texas. The house is two stories and has a fence to the right. The back of the image reads: "2nd Home West of Franklin School."
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Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton.

Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton.

Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Littlefield, Thomas E.
Description: Patent for Combined Elevator, Cleaner, Distributer, and feeder for Seed-Cotton: "provide a simple, cheap and efficient apparatus for taking seed cotton from a wagon, or other source of supply cleaning it, and delivering it in the desired quantity and in a suitable condition for ginning to one or more gins or gin feeders" (lines 13-18).
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[Postcard of Crop Fire]

[Postcard of Crop Fire]

Date: 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a crop fire near a house. Handwritten message on the back of the postcard tells of the losses from the fire. Addressed to Abner Rayburn from Dick.
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[Portrait of Lillian and Horner Willoughby]

[Portrait of Lillian and Horner Willoughby]

Date: unknown
Creator: Simpson
Description: Photograph of Lillian Smith and Horner Willoughby, visible from the chest up. Lillian Willoughby wears a light-colored dress with lace detailing around the collar, and Horner Willoughby wears a dark-colored suit with a white dress shirt and tie. A hand written note on the back reads, "Lillian (Smith) and Horner Willoughby - my great-aunt."
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