Navarro County

Navarro County

Date: 1924
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Navarro County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
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Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail Environmental Impact Statement: Navarro County

Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail Environmental Impact Statement: Navarro County

Date: 2014
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Description: Map depicting the route of a proposed high-speed railroad connecting Dallas and Houston. This map shows the Navarro County information.
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Detaching Device for Wheel-Hubs.

Detaching Device for Wheel-Hubs.

Date: February 6, 1894
Creator: Butler, George H.
Description: Patent for an attachment for a wheel-hub that allows for the hub to be quickly and easily removed or engaged. The invention does not require a nut wrench; "devices for screwing and unscrewing the axle nut are carried by the wheel-hub, and are always in proper position for immediate use whenever it is necessary to detach the nut" (lines 16-19).
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Type-Writing Machine.

Type-Writing Machine.

Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Butler, George H.
Description: Patent for a type-writing machine that allows the spacing mechanism to operate in conjunction with other parts so that the paper-carriage releases and return the paper automatically at the end of the line. The springs automatically release and return to action with each release.
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Drag Saw.

Drag Saw.

Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Boston, Arnet P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved drag-saw. This design "consist[s] of a standard, two beams connected to the standard on opposite sides thereof, a crank-shaft held by the standard, suitable drive-gearing for operating the same, a pitman connecting the crank-shaft and the saw, a pendulum attached to the saw and the pitman at one end and to a sliding head-block at the other end, the head-block sliding in the slotted standards and having a rack-bar extended therefrom, a pawl engaging the rack, the operating-cord attached to the head-block and passing over a guide-pulley on the slotted standards" (lines 4-16).
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Improvement in Combined Cistern Tops and Filters.

Improvement in Combined Cistern Tops and Filters.

Date: July 9, 1874
Creator: Stacey, Ephraim D, of Cirsicana, Texas.
Description: Patent for improvements to cistern covers, combining a cast iron, charcoal filled filter and specially shaped cast perforated iron lid with handles for removing the cover and for changing the charcoal.
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Improvement in Bee-Hives

Improvement in Bee-Hives

Date: July 28, 1877
Creator: Van Horn, James F.
Description: Patent for bee-hives to more easily retrieve honey from the combs, which also gives extremely specific instructions on four different types of bee-hives.
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Improvement in Bed-Bug Exterminators.

Improvement in Bed-Bug Exterminators.

Date: June 3, 1873
Creator: Fewell, Calvin L.
Description: Patent for "a machine for exterminating bed-bugs by steam." (Lines 11-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Weeding-Hoes.

Improvement in Weeding-Hoes.

Date: August 26, 1873
Creator: Crossland, Henry S.
Description: Patent for improvment of "the construction of weeding-hoes; and it consists in providing the same with an inclined cutting-edge, in such a way that they will enter and pass through the ground more easily than hoes constructed in the ordinary manner." (11-16)including instructions and illustrations.
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Chicken-Coop.

Chicken-Coop.

Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Harp, Charles, A.
Description: Patent for improvements in coops for fowls and other birds by using a combination of a cage with a door having a depending leg, a post and a lever for raising and lowering the cage; the cage door is “automatically opened when lowered and closed as it is raised,” (lines 75-76) "so that the young will be out of danger from attacks of rodents, collecting water, &c...," (lines 22-23) includes illustration.
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