Improvement in Bridle Attachments.

Improvement in Bridle Attachments.

Date: April 10, 1877
Creator: Cummings, Seton S.
Description: Patent for "a bridle of novel construction for training and taming horses; and it consists in the combination of brace and guide-reins, neck and crupper straps, sureingle, and collar." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Machine for Cutting Basket Splints.

Machine for Cutting Basket Splints.

Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Crow, Thomas
Description: Patent for a new machine for cutting basket splints. This design is for a large ring with grooves of varying depths to receive pieces of timber, whereupon a horse pulls a knife-tipped sweep along the perimeter of the ring, gradually turning the timber into splints for baskets. The machine can be conveniently disassembled and stored when not in use, and it is simple and easy enough for a unskilled laborer to assemble.
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Kaufman Co.

Kaufman Co.

Date: 1887
Creator: Blane, F. G.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Kaufman County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: May 29, 1894
Creator: Bolding, James P.
Description: Patent for a simple and durable churn that quickly makes butter. The butter is churned by pumping a lever, which is connected to a strap that is wrapped around a rod, the rod goes into the container holding the cream and has hoops attached to it inside the container, and the pumping action makes the hoops quickly move back and forth.
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Railroad Spike.

Railroad Spike.

Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Hicks, James D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad spike. This design consists in "[a] spike for securing a railroad-rail, having a lower portion, having a shoulder, and a right-angular arm for resting against the base-flange of a rail, and the arm or extension" (lines 60-64).
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Improvement in Churn-Dashers.

Improvement in Churn-Dashers.

Date: September 7, 1875
Creator: Bright, John, D. ; Bright, J. D.
Description: Patent for "construction and arrangement of a churn-dasher..." ( lines 13-14) including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvements in Wind-Wheels.

Improvements in Wind-Wheels.

Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Stephens, Lawrence E.
Description: Patent for an "invention [consisting] in the construction and arrangement of a dome which surrounds a wind-wheel" (line 14-16) including instruction and illustrations. Constitutes an improvement to then existing windmills.
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Improvement in Windmills.

Improvement in Windmills.

Date: September 28, 1875
Creator: Stephens, Lawrence E. & Shay, Samuel F.
Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Windmills" (lines 5-6) including illustrations.
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Improvement in Farm-Fences.

Improvement in Farm-Fences.

Date: July 29, 1873
Creator: McKenzie, Winfield S.
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in fence including instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton-Sack Carrier.

Cotton-Sack Carrier.

Date: March 23, 1891
Creator: Warren, John & Johnson, William Oscar
Description: Patent for a device that carries the sacks used in cotton cultivation, with instructions and illustrations.
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