Lampasas Co.

Lampasas Co.

Date: 1915
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Bramlette, H. M.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Lampasas County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
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Map of Lampasas County

Map of Lampasas County

Date: 1864
Creator: unknown
Description: Blueline format of Lampasas County, Texas, showing blocks of land, rivers, creeks, land grants, and roads. No scale information is given.
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Tire-Heater.

Tire-Heater.

Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Callaway, John A.
Description: Patent for a rotary tire-heater that used for and movably supported near a blacksmith's forge, where it can be swung over for use when needed. It economizes time and fuel, and is automatically adjustable.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: November 2, 1891
Creator: Hill, David J.
Description: Patent for "a plow especially adapted to be used in turning the well-known black or stiff lands in the Western States," (lines 8-10) with instructions and illustrations.
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Windmill.

Windmill.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Monday, Robert
Description: Patent for an improvement in windmills by providing “a number of converging blades which are arranged to the inner side of a casing, midway between the front and rear series of feathering wings or sails. These blades are arranged at opposite angles to the normal position of the feathering wings or sails. These blades are stationary and serve the purpose of deflecting the wind after it has operated upon the front set of wings or sails and directing it squarely against the rear set of wings or sails.” (Lines 90-101) Illustration is included.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: February 23, 1892
Creator: Hill, David Jeferson
Description: Patent for this plow relates to an improvement in plows commly known as "sweeps;" and provides a device of cheap and simple construction adapted to be applied to the rear or upper edge of an ordinary sweep.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: May 2, 1891
Creator: Smith, Robert H.
Description: Patent for improvements to the washing machine "which shall enable the washing of clothes or garments to be effected with but little exertion to the operator and with but comparatively little wear to the garments themselves." (Lines 19-23). Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Force-Pumps.

Improvement in Force-Pumps.

Date: July 8, 1879
Creator: Finney, James J.
Description: Patent relating to "that class of force-pumps which are to be submerged and are double-acting" (lines 17-19). Includes instructions and illustration.
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Rotary-Engine.

Rotary-Engine.

Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Adams, James Ansley
Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary engine. This design consists "of a wheel provided with radially-sliding pistons and revolving within a fixed circumferential steam-chest, and having fixed on its axle an eccentric and spring, that operate to throw the pistons or floats outward to receive the pressure of the steam or other motor that is to drive the engine" (lines 19-26).
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Cotton Chopper and Scraper.

Cotton Chopper and Scraper.

Date: July 10, 1883
Creator: Russell, William R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and scraper. This design consists "[i]n a four-wheeled machine for scraping and chopping cotton, the combination of the two scrapers having their standards connected by a cross-bar at the top to form a foot-rest, and pivoted intermediately to the frame, with the rear rotary choppers connected adjustably with the same shaft, and arranged at an oblique angle thereto" (lines 86-93).
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