Tool for Sinking Wells.

Tool for Sinking Wells.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Stephenson, James D.
Description: Patent for improvements in tools for sinking artesian wells, that the tool “will perform its duty under all circumstance and excavate as well in hard materials as in soft earth, as quicksand and cavey formations, and will not have its functions interfered with when an insufficient flow of water is encountered.” (Lines 17-22) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Hair-Triggers for Fire-Arms.

Improvement in Hair-Triggers for Fire-Arms.

Date: May 20, 1879
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Description: Patent for "an improved trigger for fire-arms which shall be provided with a hair-trigger in such a way that the hair-trigger may be used or not, as may be desired, which shall be complete in itself, so that it may be applied to any kind of fire-arm without change in its construction" (lines 17-23), includes illustrations.
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Improvement in Adjustable Hammers for Fire-Arms.

Improvement in Adjustable Hammers for Fire-Arms.

Date: January 8, 1878
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Description: Patent for "the particular construction and arrangement of such swiveling striker with its locking devices, and its combination with a double-barreled gun, whereby a single hammer may be employed for both barrels, the striker being capable of such adjustment as to bring it within the range of either nipple, or into an intermediate position between the two, for the prevention of accidents." (Lines 17-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Magazine Fire-Arms.

Improvement in Magazine Fire-Arms.

Date: September 14, 1875
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Description: Patent for an "improved repeating fire-arm... contrived with a sliding breech-block, which is drawn back by crank on the right-hand side of the gun" (lines 6-9) including instructions and illustrations.
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Seed Planter.

Seed Planter.

Date: January 4, 1881
Creator: Holekamp, Julius
Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design "furnish[es] seed-planters for planting in hills or drills corn, sorghum, beans, rice, cotton, and other seeds, so constructed that the seed may be planted in any desired quantity, and at any desired distance apart, and with the rows at any desired distance apart" (lines 20-26).
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Calf Weaner.

Calf Weaner.

Date: May 29, 1883
Creator: Geissler, William F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved device for weaning calves. This design is "to be attached to the central cartilage of the calf's nose . . . with sharp points that come against the cow's bag when the calf attempts to suck; and the invention consists in attaching the parts . . . together like a pivot, forming a part of one of the points and adapting them to be held closed by means of a small screw, whereby the device is rendered very cheap, yet effective and reliable" (lines 15-25).
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Canceling Stamp.

Canceling Stamp.

Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Grothaus, Frederick E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved stamp canceler. This design utilizes a washer, flanges, and vertical slots "for the purpose of adjusting the roughened face of the head . . . so that the correct operation of the face is insured" (65-68). This represents an improvement over previous stamp cancelers.
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Seed Planter.

Seed Planter.

Date: June 14, 1881
Creator: Holekamp, Julius
Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design consists "[i]n a seed planter, [with a] seed-dropping cylinder . . . with a row of recesses around its middle part, and rows of different-sized recesses provided with adjustable gage-screws around its end parts, whereby different-sized seeds can be dropped by the same cylinder" (lines 67-74).
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Bag Holder.

Bag Holder.

Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Holekamp, Julius
Description: Patent for a new and improved bag holder. This design "consists mainly in the combination of certain parts having a capacity for adjustment relatively to the diameter of the bag, with certain parts having a capacity for adjustment relatively to the height of the bag" (lines 17-22).
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General Soil Map, Kendall County, Texas

General Soil Map, Kendall County, Texas

Date: 1981
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: Map displays soil types along with creeks, towns, schools, churches, power transmission lines, oil and gas pipelines, roads, and railroads. Includes legend and symbols.
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