Rivet-Set.

Rivet-Set.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William A.
Description: Patent for an improvement in rivet-sets which having various sizes of holes and cavities for cutting and setting; it can be riveted by hand or machine. Illustration is included.
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Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Gardner, Robert J.
Description: Patent for a tool that can be used for fence construction by stretching the wires to the desired tension, or for repairing fences by crimping the slack in the wires. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Rusk, William Thomas.
Description: Patent for a cotton chopping wheel which can be attached to any style of plow or cultivator. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Mill-Stone Dress.

Mill-Stone Dress.

Date: March 8, 1870
Creator: Loy, G. W.
Description: Patent for Mill Stone Dressing- the pattern on a mill stone for the better grinding of grains into flour. The furrows and grooves of the new design allow grain to be "milled... at greater speed (and)even distribution."
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Improvement in Rotary Cultivators and Choppers

Improvement in Rotary Cultivators and Choppers

Date: May 11, 1875
Creator: Fenley, George W.
Description: Patent for an improvement to the design of a rotary cultivator and chopper, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Date: July 5, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Description: Patent for an improvement of a baling press where the upright framing timbers allows any quantity of cotton to be placed in the bale and creates a uniformity of weight.
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Churn Power.

Churn Power.

Date: January 4, 1881
Creator: Clark, William
Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized butter churn. This design is of "a simple and efficient device for converting a rotary into a reciprocating motion, which may be either vertical or horizontal, and is especially adapted to the various kinds of churns, washing-machines, and the like now in the market" (lines 13-18).
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Churn-Power.

Churn-Power.

Date: February 24, 1880
Creator: Britain, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized churn. This design "has for its object to provide a means for converting a rotary into a reciprocating movement and regulating the range of the reciprocating mechanism" (lines 15-18).
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Texas Chronicle. (Nacogdoches, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 30, Ed. 1, Wednesday, February 28, 1838

Texas Chronicle. (Nacogdoches, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 30, Ed. 1, Wednesday, February 28, 1838

Date: February 28, 1838
Creator: unknown
Description: Weekly newspaper from the Nacogdoches, Texas area that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
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[Charles Wilson Donates Papers to SFA ]

[Charles Wilson Donates Papers to SFA ]

Date: 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of U.S. Congressman Charles Wilson, (D-Lufkin) (second from left), who was warmly welcomed at a reception at Stephen F. Austin State University when he presented a collection of his official papers to the university's Ralph W. Steen Library. The collection includes Wilson's records while a senator in the Texas Legislature as well as federal papers since he has been a U.S. Congressman. Looking on as Wilson shows his scrapbook, which was kept during his senate term are (from left) Dr. William R. Johnson, president of SFA; Ernestine Hendry, associate dean of student development; Dr. David Cox, professor of political science; and Charles Haas, vice president of fiscal affairs.
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