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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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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Gin-Saw Filer.

Gin-Saw Filer.

Date: March 22, 1898
Creator: Wilson, David M.
Description: Patent for a new and useful gin-saw filer.
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Motor.

Motor.

Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Harrell, A. Frank
Description: Patent for "motors designed more particularly running sewing machines and churns and other light machinery" (lines 9-10), including instruction and illustrations.
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Roller-Shelving and Cloth-Measurer Combined.

Roller-Shelving and Cloth-Measurer Combined.

Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Apperson, Thomas F.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in roller shelving and cloth measurer combined, including instructions and illustrations.
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Apparatus for Cleansing and Preparing Cotton for Ginning and Baling.

Apparatus for Cleansing and Preparing Cotton for Ginning and Baling.

Date: February 15, 1898
Creator: Orden, Charles Van
Description: Patent for a new and useful apparatus for cleansing and preparing cotton for baling and ginning.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 19, 1898
Creator: Whiting, Louis Rossell
Description: Patent for a new and useful car coupling.
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GRAPPLE.

GRAPPLE.

Date: November 6, 1900
Creator: Brownfield, James G.
Description: Patent for a grapple, a device "for handling brick - that is, for moving brick from one point to another" (lines 13-14).
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Fire-Escape

Fire-Escape

Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Thompson, B. W.
Description: Patent for a fire-escape for "people irrespective of age, sex, or condition may be safely carried from any landing or floor of a building to the sidewalk or street" (lines 25-28); including illustration and instructions
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