Peach-Parer.

Peach-Parer.

Date: December 27, 1859
Creator: Hermans, Alva
Description: Patent for a paring device for peaches using prongs to hold and rotate the fruit while a blade pares the peach. Includes illustrations.
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Improvement in Apparatus for Preserving Meats and Vegetables

Improvement in Apparatus for Preserving Meats and Vegetables

Date: January 30, 1872
Creator: Maxwell, William
Description: Patent for "improvement in apparatus" for the use of "preserving meats, vegetables, fruits &c." (lines 5, 16-17) including construction specifications and illustrations.
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Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Description: Patent for a cloth cleaning machine to "furnish bagging-reels, so constructed that the bagging can be conveniently unwound from the roll, measured automatically, and again wound into a roll" (lines 13-17).
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Improvement in Saw-Sets

Improvement in Saw-Sets

Date: November 18, 1879
Creator: Holton, Samuel
Description: Patent for an improvement in a device which sets the teeth of a saw, with instructions and illustrations.
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Automatic Blast-Generator.

Automatic Blast-Generator.

Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Sidwell, Aaron M., Jr.
Description: Patent for "a new and improved automatic blast-generator designed for the use of jewelers, dentists, and other persons, and arranged to produce a steady and uniform blast and to permit of increasing or decreasing the force of the blast as required, according to the nature of the work on hand." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Cotton Cultivators, Scrapers, and Choppers.

Improvement in Cotton Cultivators, Scrapers, and Choppers.

Date: December 27, 1870
Creator: Young, John H.W.
Description: Patent for a new cotton cultivator that allows for a worker to adjust the cultivator's angle based on soil depth.
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: September 16, 1879
Creator: Hill, William
Description: Patent for a bale-tie designed to "provide a simple, strong, durable, and easily adjustable tie for bales of cotton, hay, etc." (para. 4), using a hook, a band, and a beveled eye. The hook has a barb attached to the end, and is described as a double hook.
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Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Date: August 3, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Description: Patent for for a new cloth-measuring machine design, including illustrations.
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The Southern Beacon.  (Henderson, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 18, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 21, 1859

The Southern Beacon. (Henderson, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 18, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 21, 1859

Date: May 21, 1859
Creator: McClarty, John
Description: Weekly newspaper from Henderson, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with some advertising.
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The Henderson Times.  (Henderson, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 2, 1899

The Henderson Times. (Henderson, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 2, 1899

Date: February 2, 1899
Creator: Milner, R. T.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Henderson, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with some advertising.
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