Shelby County, Texas

Shelby County, Texas

Date: 1899
Creator: Appell, P. F.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Shelby County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and roads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red ink to emphasize certain points on the map. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
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General Soil Map, Shelby County, Texas

General Soil Map, Shelby County, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Description: Map displays soil types along with creeks, towns, schools, churches, power transmission lines, oil and gas pipelines, roads, and railroads. Includes legend and symbols.
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Soil Survey of Shelby County, Texas

Soil Survey of Shelby County, Texas

Date: 2006
Creator: United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Description: Text describes the area, climate, agricultural history and statistics, soil-survey methods and definitions, soils and crops, land uses and agricultural methods, irrigation, and morphology and genesis of soils of Shelby County, Texas.
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Egg-Crate.

Egg-Crate.

Date: February 6, 1894
Creator: West, James
Description: Patent for an egg-crate that has "hinged sections, the middle section being composed of a solid block with cavities top and bottom corresponding with cavities formed in the lower and the top surface respectively of the upper and the lower portions which fit on opposite sides of the middle solid portion, the said three portions or sections being hinged together and provided with a suitable fastening" (lines 16-25).
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Improvement in Reciprocating Churns

Improvement in Reciprocating Churns

Date: 1877-2-27
Creator: Welch, John M.
Description: Patent for "certain new and useful improvements in the construction of churns, whereby dashers are caused to rotate very rapidly, thus greatly facilitating the process of producing butter; also, the churn and its supporting frame-work being constructed and arranged in sections permits of it being taken apart very readily, and packed in a very small space for shipment." (lines 12-20) including instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Buckles.

Improvement in Buckles.

Date: June 27, 1876
Creator: Kennon, William F.
Description: Patent for an improvement in buckles which involves the creation of a diamond-shaped plate.
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Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Date: July 17, 1877
Creator: Crump, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for improvements to the gang-plow consisting of "an adjustable frame, within which two or more ordinary plows can be arranged to form the gang, said frame being constructed so as to enable one set of plows to run deep, while the other set can be made to run shallow." (Lines 15-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Motors for Operating Churns.

Improvement in Motors for Operating Churns.

Date: January 15, 1878
Creator: Crump, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for "a simple and effective motive power for operating the dashers of churns; and it consists of a suitable frame-work provided with a fly-wheel, operated by a pitman attached to a bar projecting from brackets on the side of an ordinary rocking-chair, said fly-wheel being provided with cogs upon one side, which mesh into the cogs on a smaller wheel, which caries a crank for operating the dasher of the churn, a suitable belt being arranged upon the rim of the fly-wheel and around a small pulley for setting in motion a rotary fan." (Lines 13-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Felly for Wheels.

Felly for Wheels.

Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Mosely, Jeremiah Thomas
Description: Patent for a felly for wheels designed to be used for a heavy wagon or cultivators. It consists of malleable iron with the inside edge being smaller than the outside, an indentation in the center going around the outside surface, and conical spoke sockets.
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Sawing Machine.

Sawing Machine.

Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Crump, Thomas Jefferson
Description: Patent for a new and improved drag-saw. This design "consists in the combination of a drag-saw, an operating-lever, and a wheelbarrow or truck, the wheelbarrow being made to support the saw and move it . . . [t]he object of [the] invention is to provide an easy and ready means of transporting the saw from place to place, and to so connect it to the wheelbarrow or truck which supports it that they can be readily separated, so that the wheelbarrow or truck can be used by itself" (lines 13-24).
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