Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Collard, Job Brown & Hensarling, Hiram Johel
Description: Patent for improving the cultivator-plow by providing "a standard of novel construction comprising a stationary member bolted to the beam and a foot member having a pivotal relation with said stationary member and capable of being adjusted as to its angle, and also capable of yielding backwardly when the shovel meets with an obstruction for the purpose of preventing the fracture or twisting of said standard." (lines 20-28) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Pinless Clothes-Line.

Pinless Clothes-Line.

Date: August 25, 1896
Creator: Cooper, John A.
Description: Patent for "a simple device constructed of connected links and provided with means for engaging articles to be suspended therefrom, such means being so constructed as to prevent displacement when subjected to severe strains." (Lines 9-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Leon County

Leon County

Date: 1916
Creator: Atlee, Tom
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Leon County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grant or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten legend with hand drawn red lines to impose San Antonio-Nacodoches Road in 1853 onto published map. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
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Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail Environmental Impact Statement: Leon County

Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail Environmental Impact Statement: Leon County

Date: 2014
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Description: Map depicting the route of a proposed high-speed railroad connecting Dallas and Houston. This map shows the Leon County information.
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General Highway Map Leon County, Texas

General Highway Map Leon County, Texas

Date: 1972
Creator: Texas State Highway Department Planning Survey Division
Description: Highway map of Leon County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil and gas fields, oil or gas wells, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, and airfields. Map includes a key to counties diagram and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Kennedy, Thomas
Description: Patent for improvements in wire stretchers by using a T-shaped lever “to stretch the wire readily to the desired tension, and is capable of maintaining the wire at that tension until after stapling or otherwise fastening the same to a post.” (Lines 61-65) Illustration is included.
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Saddle-Jack.

Saddle-Jack.

Date: September 29, 1891
Creator: Bateman, Eugene E.
Description: Patent for improvements in saddle-jack in which it “can be readily adjusted to hold the saddle-tree in any desired position to enable the workman to conveniently finish the saddle.” (Lines 9-12) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Devices for Securing Buckles, &c., to Straps.

Improvement in Devices for Securing Buckles, &c., to Straps.

Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Barrow, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent relating to "an improved device for securing buckles, rings, and similar articles to straps" (lines 8-10) including instructions and illustration.
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Improvement For Trees In Riding-Saddles.

Improvement For Trees In Riding-Saddles.

Date: August 7, 1878
Creator: Barrow, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for a stronger, more durable, and light saddle-tree fork.
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Coburn, Daniel W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "comprises a draw-head slotted from top to bottom, and having at its forward end an incline, a peculiar latch to engage automatically with the slot in the draw-head, a pivoted weight for holding the latch in position, and a lever pivoted in the draw-head and operated from the outside for throwing up the latch and uncoupling the car" (lines 15-22).
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