Morris County

Morris County

Date: 1906
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Duke, James K.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Morris 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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Portable Derrick.

Portable Derrick.

Date: July 15, 1891
Creator: Hurd, George Murray
Description: Patent for improvements to derricks which make them portable and easily manipulated. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton Condenser.

Cotton Condenser.

Date: July 10, 1883
Creator: Sewell, Franklin Milner
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton condenser. This design involves "[t]he lint pass[ing] from the gin through the flue and between the condensing-cylinders, by which it is formed into a bat. The blast from the gin serves to blow all dust from the lint through the wire-cloth of the cylinders and out through the openings in the ends of the latter. The upper cylinder will move vertically in its bearings . . . and thus adjust itself to any quantity of lint that may pass from the gin" (lines 46-55).
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Roller-Bearing.

Roller-Bearing.

Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Baker, Joseph B.
Description: Patent for improvements in roller bearing for vehicles.
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Type-Writer Attachment.

Type-Writer Attachment.

Date: August 25, 1896
Creator: Baker, Joseph B.
Description: Patent for a typewriter attachment that holds and feeds rolls of paper through typewriters. It is inexpensive and fits on several types of typewriters.
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Ball-Bearing.

Ball-Bearing.

Date: January 26, 1897
Creator: Baker, Joseph B.
Description: Patent for ball-bearings that "consists in improvements in hubs or journal-boxes and in the journals of axles or spindles" (lines 8-10), the "object [of which] is to construct journals and journal-boxes which will be perfectly adjustable and durable and which will be subjected to the least possible friction" (lines 12-15).
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Tool-Holder.

Tool-Holder.

Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Richardson, John M.
Description: Patent for "a holder for any class of tools, but being especially adapted for hatchets, garden-tools, and tools of like character." (Lines 7-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Date: June 5, 1866
Creator: Hughes, Robert
Description: Patent for improvements in rotary engines.
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Steam Plow

Steam Plow

Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Lay, William
Description: Patent for Steam-Plow. "The object of my invention is to provide a new and improved steam-plow, which is simple in construction, has great tractive force, can-not slip, and plows very rapidly and perfectly." (lines 7-10)
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Motor

Motor

Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Lay, William.
Description: Patent for a "new and improved propeller for boats which is simple in construction, prevents a loss of power, and is thus very economical." (lines 8-10). Includes instructions and illustrations.
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