Improvement in Velocipede.

Improvement in Velocipede.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Description: Patent for improvement in velocipedes by using “two levers that are secured by a pivot-connection to pendent vibrating fulcra, on each side of the machine, and to the cranks of the driving-wheel; this would develop greater power than can be brought to bear by the placing of the feet of the driver directly on pedals on the crank-pins, or wrists.” (Lines 32-37) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Velocipede.

Improvement in Velocipede.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Description: Patent for an improved arrangement of velocipedes "to allow the use of a much larger driving-wheel than is compatible with the use of pedals that are placed directly on the crank pins or wrists, and to increase the power that can be applied to the propulsion of the machine by the feet of the driver, and the the speed at which is may be driven." (Lines 16-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Nueces County

Nueces County

Date: 1913
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Nueces County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, bridges, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (4000 varas to 1/2 an inch).
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[Campaign brochure of William D. Bonilla for National President of LULAC]

[Campaign brochure of William D. Bonilla for National President of LULAC]

Date: unknown
Creator: Bonilla, William D.
Description: Campaign brochure of William D. Bonilla for National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens. It includes photographs, biographical information, a summary of his qualifications, and his running platform.
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Lantern.

Lantern.

Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Jarmin, George W.
Description: Patent for a lantern "in which a candle is used as a light-giving medium, and in which the chimney is tightly supported on the base of the lantern and around the candle, so that the light is fully protected against extinguishment by wind, and a cheap and convenient article is supplied" (lines 9-15). The lantern has a raised base with a candle socket in the middle, and the glass chimney is securely attached to the base. A frame and handle is attached to the base and top of the chimney.
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Soot-Preventing Composition.

Soot-Preventing Composition.

Date: July 17, 1894
Creator: Givens, Royall
Description: Patent for "an improved soot-preventing composition, which is used by being sprinkled over the coal and which furnished a more complete combustion of the carbon-particles carried along by the products of combustion, so that the deposit of soot into smoke-pipes, flues and chimneys is prevented from forming cinders and large clinkers." (Lines 9-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Lantern.

Lantern.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Jarmin, George W.
Description: Patent for a lantern related to a patent previously granted to the inventor (No. 522,062). This patent has a more simple design and improved means for keeping the chimney on the base of the lantern. The base has a pivoted main-bail that extends above the chimney, and the bail has hinged to a handle-bail.
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Lantern.

Lantern.

Date: January 8, 1895
Creator: Seys, Cornelius D.
Description: Patent for a lantern that has an "exceedingly cheap construction, that is designed for use in high winds, as well as for domestic use, and which may be employed in connection with the ordinary oil and wick or candle" (lines 10-14).
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Design for a Spoon.

Design for a Spoon.

Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Hughes, Joseph A.
Description: Design patent for a souvenir spoon typical or representative of the state of Texas; "The leading feature of [the] design is a head and bust of Davy Crockett, which forms the outer and wide end of the handle...About the middle of the shank and projecting on each side of the same is the lone star, while on the bowl of the spoon is a representation of the old building known as the 'Alamo'" (lines 14-22).
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Gage for Bias-Cutters.

Gage for Bias-Cutters.

Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Steen, Nevada
Description: Patent for a gauge for bias-cutters that produces "a pair of shears or scissors and provide the same with such additions as will adapt them to accurately cut to a predetermined width bias strips of any fabric" (lines 10-14).
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