Improvement in Instruments for Filling Teeth

Improvement in Instruments for Filling Teeth

Date: February 29, 1876
Creator: Ludwig, Carl D.
Description: Patent for improvement in instruments for filling teeth. "The object of this invention is to furnish an improved mode of filling teeth, by the use of which the filling may be built up, hardened, and polished at once, so that the filling will be as hard as marble when the patient leaves the operator's chair, and so that they can be immediately used for masticating."
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Frame Building.

Frame Building.

Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: Boyd, John Allen
Description: Patent for frame building. This invention relates to an improvement in the construction of buildings, especially frame buildings, and has for its object to provide a means whereby the building may be erected at a minimum cost and in a simple, convenient, and expeditious manner.
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Improvements in Expanding Mandrels.

Improvements in Expanding Mandrels.

Date: January 23, 1872
Creator: Simons, John
Description: Patent for improvements in expanding mandrels by way of an expanding-chuck.
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Journal-Box

Journal-Box

Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Sneddon, William
Description: Patent for "improvements in journal boxes, the object of my improvement being to provide simple and effective means for applying the lubricant, retaining it always within reach of the wearing surfaces, and conveying it over all of the surface which is subject to frictional content" (lines 8-14).
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Box-Fastener

Box-Fastener

Date: January 17, 1893
Creator: Fisher, Charles N.
Description: Patent for a box fastener that works to fasten the lid automatically when the lid is placed on the box.
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Railroad - Bed For Trestles.

Railroad - Bed For Trestles.

Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Lee, Jacob Martin
Description: Patent for a new and useful railroad bed for trestles.
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MACHINE FOR MAKING MATTRESSES.

MACHINE FOR MAKING MATTRESSES.

Date: January 23, 1900
Creator: Daviss, H. P. & Daviss, N. F.
Description: Patent for Machine For Making Mattresses.
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[Postcard of National Flower and Garden Show Exhibit at Houston]

[Postcard of National Flower and Garden Show Exhibit at Houston]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of well manicured flower gardens at the center of and surrounding a circular drive that leads to a white house with marble columns and two stories. The edge of the postcard reads "National Flower and Garden Show Exhibit at Houston, Texas." The back of the postcard adds, "Attracting more than 200,000 visitors in 1939, the National Flower and Garden Show for the first time in the history of the event will exhibit a second successive year at Houston's $2,000,000 Coliseum, March 3 through 10, 1940. More than $1,000,000 worth of blooms assembled from all parts of the world will be exhibited."
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[Postcard of the Astrodome]

[Postcard of the Astrodome]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a circular stadium with a domed roof behind a full parking lot. American flags are placed around the stadium's circumference. The back of the postcard adds, "The Astrodome Houston, Texas The world's first domed, air-conditioned sports stadium. The roof is 208 feet high. The dome spans 642 feet with an outside diameter of 710 feet. Six thousand tons of air conditioning are used to cool the dome."
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[Postcard of The Astrodome in the Daylight]

[Postcard of The Astrodome in the Daylight]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the Astrodome, a large circular structure with a domed roof, behind a parking lot full of cars and pedestrians. The back of the postcard adds, "The Astrodome Houston, Texas Approaching the Astrodome - Automobiles, 30,000 of them, file into one of the four main arteries to the Astrodome for one of the many capacity National League games played inside this "Eighth Wonder of the World." "
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