Riveting-Machine.

Riveting-Machine.

Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Carl, Reinhold A.
Description: Patent for improvements in "which rivets may be rapidly set in the material to be riveted, the rivet being driven and headed at the same operatio and without first punching holes in the material to be riveted." (Lines 15-19) Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Date: November 23, 1875
Creator: Harper, Derastus
Description: Patent for an improved automatic car-coupling, including illustrations.
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Improvement in Bridges.

Improvement in Bridges.

Date: May 26, 1873
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for an improvement in Bridges and Self-Supporting Roofs and Girders. The invention provides instruction for "the construction of truss-bridges and self supporting roofs and girders"..."by nailing or bolting securely together successive layers of plank joined at different points."
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Knockdown Barrel.

Knockdown Barrel.

Date: November 11, 1884
Creator: Miller, James Harison
Description: Patent for a new and improved knockdown barrel. This design "is to provide a cheap and easily constructed knockdown barrel for shipping fruit and other commodities. [The] improvement consists of the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-11).
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Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard for railroads that improves on preventing cattle from passing from their enclosure onto a railway track. The invention does not trap animals or people or cause injury, and lies below the upper treads of the rails.
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Cattle-Guard.

Cattle-Guard.

Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Description: Patent for a simple cattle-guard that provides an unstable footing for the cattle without injuring them, and thus preventing the cattle from going onto train tracks. The cattle do not get injured when stepping on this device.
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Stalk and Clod Cutter.

Stalk and Clod Cutter.

Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Farley, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design "consist[s] of . . . any desirable number of cutting-wheels constructed with heavy spherical hubs of cast metal and spokes carrying at their extremities horizontal knives. The said cutting-wheels are mounted . . . on a horizontal shaft provided with a longitudinal key-slot from end to end, so that the cutting-wheels may be adjusted in the desired positions thereon, the said shaft turning in boxes at the rear ends of a pair of longitudinal beams secured in front to an axle provided with two carrying-wheels and a driver's seat" (lines 9-21).
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 21, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 21, 1881]

Date: October 21, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, from when he was traveling around in Texas. He told her where he'd been traveling and that he and the family were doing well. He closed his letter by saying she should bring her roommate down next time she visits.
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[Funeral Program for Mary Washington, July 30, 1975]

[Funeral Program for Mary Washington, July 30, 1975]

Date: July 30, 1975
Creator: unknown
Description: Funeral program for Mrs. Mary Washington, born March 21, 1943 and died July 26, 1975. The funeral was held July 30, 1975 at Second Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. C. W. Black, Jr. Funeral arrangements were made through Collins Funeral Home, and she was buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hearne, Texas.
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[Funeral Program for Charles H. Washington, November 10, 2007]

[Funeral Program for Charles H. Washington, November 10, 2007]

Date: November 10, 2007
Creator: unknown
Description: Funeral program for Mr. Charles H. Washington, born March 21, 1938 and died November 2, 2007. The funeral was held November 10, 2007 at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Otis I. Mitchell. Funeral arrangements were made through Carter-Taylor-Williams Mortuary, and he was buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Hearne, Texas.
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