Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: Rutherford, William Bryson & Hawkins, Joel Turnham
Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie with a description of the tool and specifications for its usage, includes illustrations.
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Rail-Joint.

Rail-Joint.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Krusinski, Ferdinand
Description: Patent for improvements in railway-rail joints, including "a means for adjusting the rails whereby a tight joint may be produced at any season of the year when the expansion and contraction of the metal with the varying temperatures cause the joints to become loose and the track uneven;" (lines 16-21) "suitable rail-carrying bed-pieces, made of metal and grooved to receive the rail;" (lines 23-24) and "brackets on its under side which are adapted to brace against the railway-ties, and suitable pins or integral lugs which engage with the tie to hold it firmly in place." (Lines 34-38) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Rotary Spade-Cultivators

Improvement in Rotary Spade-Cultivators

Date: December 7, 1875
Creator: Brodnax, David W., Sr.
Description: Patent for a rotary spade-cultivator that is secured to a frame, which is attached to the rear of a vehicle.
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Improvement in Tug Attachments for Harness.

Improvement in Tug Attachments for Harness.

Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Brodnax, David W.
Description: Patent for improving the tug-harness attachments on a horse harness to better lock straps in place.
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Combined Door-Bell and Mail-Receiver.

Combined Door-Bell and Mail-Receiver.

Date: September 22, 1896
Creator: Key, Joseph H.; Brevard, Horace & Purifoy, William R.
Description: Patent for a door-bell joined with a tray or card-receiver, which is installed in a door. "When pulled out it will bring said tray outside the door to receive a card, letter, or package or any mail-matter, and when released will carry it inside the door again" (lines 11-15). The bell goes off when the tray, which has a toothed edge that engages the bell-hammer, is released.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Krusinski, Ferdinand
Description: Patent for an improvement on car-couplers, "especially to the class of hook-and-catch couplers in which the sides of the jaws of the coupler securely hold a link between the same by means of a downwardly-extending hook, the sides of the upper jaw carrying the said hook extending down over the sides of the under jaw, thus protecting the jaws from a lateral jar or pressure, the lower jaw being provided with a series of recesses at different angles, which are designed to receive the end of the link when held in different positions" (lines 16-27). The car-coupler also has a gravity member.
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Texas Attorney General Opinion: V-690

Texas Attorney General Opinion: V-690

Date: September 22, 1948
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Price Daniel, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Proper authority to call an election for uniform tax throughout Rockdale School District, composed of City of Rockdale and other areas taken in by city for school purposes only.
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[Downtown Rockdale]

[Downtown Rockdale]

Date: March 30, 1948
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photograph of the northeast corner of Ackerman St. and State Highway 79 showing the Rockdale State Bank. Stricker's Variety Store building still stands.
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[Downtown Rockdale]

[Downtown Rockdale]

Date: March 30, 1948
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photograph of buildings along Highway 79 in Downtown Rockdale looking southwest. Seventh building from the left still stands today.
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[Downtown Rockdale]

[Downtown Rockdale]

Date: March 30, 1948
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Description: Photograph of the interior of a store with man at counter. Store was located in an unknown building on the west side of North Main Street, FM 908.
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