[Gipson & Babb General Store]

[Gipson & Babb General Store]

Date: c. 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Front of Gipson & Babb Drugs & General Merchandise in Hunt County. Five men in western dress on front porch, one man on horseback. Hand made signs for ice cold drinks and one for long distance telephone.
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Sharpe, Thomas F.
Description: Patent for a fence-wire stretcher with an improved clamping device for holding the wire after it has already been drawn. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Wire-Tightener

Wire-Tightener

Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Bulter, Constant, B.
Description: Patent for invented certain new and useful improvement in Wire-Tightener invention relates to an improvement in and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set here in after and particularly pointed out in the claim.
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Sash-Holder.

Sash-Holder.

Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Morrow, Scott A. & Halcom, Jarret Conklin
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in sash holders, including instructions and illustrations.
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General Highway Map Hunt County, Texas

General Highway Map Hunt County, Texas

Date: 1940
Creator: Texas State Highway Department
Description: Highway map of Hunt County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage betweem points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, state roadside parks, airline routes, and airfields. Map includes ten inset maps - Merit, Peniel, Inset No. 1, Inset No. 2, Fairlie, Cash, Floyd, Kingston, Jardin, and Inset No. 3 - and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features in the lower-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
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Sorghum Boiler and Evaporator.

Sorghum Boiler and Evaporator.

Date: February 16, 1886
Creator: Wynn, John Clinton
Description: Patent for a new and improved boiler and evaporator for sorghum. This design consists in "[an] evaporating pan having the partition walls, the elbow-tubes pivoted in the lower edge of said partitions, and capable of being turned parallel to the bottom of said pan at any angle or perpendicular thereto, [a] copper coil laid in a serpentine groove, made in the bottom of said pan, one end passing through one end of said pan and connecting with a steam generator, and having a valve to regulate the flow of steam, the other end of said coil passing through the other end of said pan" (lines 83-94).
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Hunt Co.

Hunt Co.

Date: 1914
Creator: Pressler, C. W.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hunt County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, surveys of land, and towns. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and appear to denote the addition of names and roads. Scale [ca. 1:66,667] (2000 varas to the inch).
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Cotton-Press.

Cotton-Press.

Date: April 24, 1894
Creator: Williams, Silas Jackson
Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and powerful plunger for a cotton-press that is directly controlled by the operator. The plunger is hydraulically powered, the pressure being created by steam.The plunger's parts are arranged so the power is multiplied.
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Music-Leaf Turner.

Music-Leaf Turner.

Date: February 27, 1894
Creator: Stinson, James C.
Description: Patent for an automatic page turner for an organ or piano. The pages can be turned right or left, and the mechanism is operated using foot pressure.
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Ice-Cream Freezer.

Ice-Cream Freezer.

Date: March 20, 1894
Creator: Stidham, James S.
Description: Patent for an ice-cream freezer that has "a novel construction and relative arrangement of the refrigerating box and the cream cups as will be described whereby to secure a more compact and convenient arrangement of cups and also to effect a rapid and thorough freezing of the cream as desired" (lines 9-14).
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