Check-Line Buckle.

Check-Line Buckle.

Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Snell, David C. F.
Description: Patent for "...a novel means for connecting a check-line to the main line..." (lines 11-12) including illustrations.
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Planter.

Planter.

Date: October 13, 1885
Creator: Gardner, Robert J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a seed-planter, of a main frame having side beams, the standard secured midway between said beams at their forward ends, and provided at its lower end with a shovel and a presser located immediately in rear of said shovel, the hopper supported on said side beams, and having its planting mechanism arranged to drop the seed directly in the furrow formed by the shovel and presser, [and] wheel journaled in the side beams in rear of the planting mechanism" (lines 3-14).
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Quilting Frame for Sewing Machines.

Quilting Frame for Sewing Machines.

Date: September 16, 1890
Creator: Touchstone, Jonas Carnie & Worthington, James Monroe
Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting-frame for sewing machines. This design "is to combine the parts by which a quilter is suspended from a ceiling and connected with a sewing-machine" (lines 15-18). To this end, it consists in "[t]he track having a bead on the inner side of top, an eye at each end, and suspended on an incline from the ceiling by two wires at each end, said wires diverging from the track-eyes to the ceiling, in combination with the head-block arranged on the opposite side of track from the sewing-machine arm and carrying rolls suspended from a block" (lines 78-86).
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 19, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 19, 1881]

Date: September 19, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout family. Paul wrote his family to update them on his life. He mentioned his financial difficulties, his need for winter clothes, a David Osterhout he heard of, and other small bits of news.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 26, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 26, 1881]

Date: September 26, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote to update his father about what had been happening. He mentioned a woman named Gertie, several of accidents involving trains, and his financial situation. He detailed the money he made working and what his expenses were for the month. The pages are numbered out of order.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 9, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 9, 1881]

Date: October 9, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote about a ride atop a train's caboose he took, change in employment at the train station, and requested his parents send him his winter coat.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, September 2, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, September 2, 1881]

Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. Paul wrote his friend after receiving two letters from Ora. Paul informed him of the trains he had seen going by that day as he waits to go home and asked for information regarding mutual friends. He went on to write about miscellaneous bits of news he has read and other things he has seen at that station. Pages are labeled out of order.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 16, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 16, 1881]

Date: November 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to inform them that he planned to visit for a few weeks during the holidays and that he wanted his parents to get him new clothes during that time. In his letter, he detailed an accident between a train and the convict train in which a few convicts tried to make an escape.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, October 23, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, October 23, 1881]

Date: October 23, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout family. Paul wrote his family to inform them that he received the coat they sent and to tell them about his job at the train station. He included information about an assault that happened at the station and a lantern he stole to use on the way home.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 22, 1882]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 22, 1882]

Date: February 22, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, with news of what he intended to do next. He planned to take a commercial class to learn book-keeping in New York and received a Valentine from an unknown suitor in Independence, Texas. He also wrote about his work and other gossip.
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