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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pump.

Pump.

Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Sparks, John M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design "is to provide an engine or apparatus . . . in pumps of that class known as "force-pumps" . . . which is simple and durable in construction, and which is of large working capacity. . . . [The design] attain[s] the purposes of [the] invention by . . . the pump-buckets or caging and that part of the delivering-pipe containing the . . . valves in the plungers . . . [and] the ball-valves" (lines 9-28).
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[Nacogdoches, Texas Fire Department Patch]

[Nacogdoches, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the Nacogdoches, Texas fire department. The Florian Cross shaped patch has a red background, black edging and borders, and yellow lettering. "Nacogdoches Texas Fire Dept." is written across the points of the cross. The center of this cross contains the image of a firehouse.
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