Montague County

Montague County

Date: 1924
Creator: Morriss, G. C. & Giles, J. B.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Montague County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
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Map of Montague County

Map of Montague County

Date: 1858
Creator: Von Rosenberg, W.
Description: Blueline format of survey map of Montague, Texas, showing blocks of land, rivers, creeks, land grants, Victoria Peak, and roads. No scale information given.
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Cloth Rack.

Cloth Rack.

Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Palmer, William Washington
Description: Patent for a new and improved clothes rack. This design "essentially consists in constructing a vertical rectangular revolving frame, each side of which carries a tier of racks. Each of the racks is provided with a support on which the bolt of cloth or similar material may be readily turned, and has pivoted parallel to and in front of said bolt a roller, which retains the same in place, and over which the free edge of the cloth passes from the lower surface of the bolt, and which, in addition, facilitates the unrolling of the cloth" (lines 21-32).
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Apparatus for Elevating and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Apparatus for Elevating and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Date: October 10, 1891
Creator: Robinson, Albert S.
Description: Patent for a steam-powered device for cleaning seed-cotton. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Mowing-Machine.

Mowing-Machine.

Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Rich, Benjaman F.
Description: Patent for improvements in mowing-machines by “providing a simplified means of applying the power direct to the cutter-bar by means of levers and connections,” (lines 16-18) in which will result in an easily run and quieter machine. Illustration is included.
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Cultivator.

Cultivator.

Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Aubrey, Henry W.
Description: Patent for a cultivator that has its frame and attachments are mounted on carrying-wheels, and the plows depend on the wheels. It is operated more easily than other cultivators.
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Quilting Mechanism for Sewing-Machines.

Quilting Mechanism for Sewing-Machines.

Date: September 25, 1894
Creator: Stafford, George A.
Description: Patent for a quilting mechanism for sewing machines that attaches to a sewing table that extends "over and above and parallel with the overhanging arm of the machine" (lines 20-22), the arm is adjustable and detachable, a track-rail is attached to the end of the arm, and a quilting-frame hangs from the sheaves.
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Improvement in Iron Saddle-Tree Forks

Improvement in Iron Saddle-Tree Forks

Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Wood, John McLane & Bellah, William Newton
Description: Patent for an improvement in iron saddle-tree forks that are cheaper to construct as well as light and durable. Includes illustration and description.
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Apparatus for Hoisting Bales on Wagons.

Apparatus for Hoisting Bales on Wagons.

Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Lamb, George Washington
Description: Patent for a new and improved bale hoister. This design "relates to apparatus for loading and unloading wagons, and it has for its object to provide an apparatus of this character which shall be cheap and simple in its construction, effective in its operation, strong and durable, an apparatus by the use of which a wagon may be quickly loaded and unloaded" (lines 9-15).
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Cotton Picker's Sack.

Cotton Picker's Sack.

Date: April 21, 1885
Creator: Dye, Charles Headen
Description: Patent for a new and improved sack for cotton pickers. This design "is to improve that class of sacks which are used by cotton-pickers and form a receptacle for cotton after it has been culled from the bolls, and in which it is carried to the gin. These sacks as now made are packed with cotton so as to be unwieldy, difficult to manipulate, and unhandy to empty, thus necessitating a great deal of labor and much waste of time" (lines 7-15).
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