[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Description: Hand-colored print of the Civil War camp, Camp Ford taken from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, page 132. Camp Ford, located near Tyler, Texas was established in 1863 as a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. Over the course of two years, the camp held about 6,000 prisoners and was one of the largest Confederate prison camps west of the Mississippi River.
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[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Description: Hand-colored print of the Civil War camp, Camp Ford taken from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, page 132. Camp Ford, located near Tyler, Texas was established in 1863 as a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. Over the course of two years, the camp held about 6,000 prisoners and was one of the largest Confederate prison camps west of the Mississippi River.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Vehicle-Brake.

Vehicle-Brake.

Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Christian, John R.
Description: Patent for improved vehicle brakes, and the "object is to arrange the brake shoes so that when applied they will bear on the wheels slightly below a point on a line drawn horizontally through the center of the wheel, whereby a greater brake power is obtained with less force exerted, and further, to so construct and arrange the brake shoes that during the backing of a team for any purpose the brakes will automatically release themselves and not bear upon the wheels to interfere with said backing." (Lines 21-31) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Date: July 1, 1873
Creator: Rowland, William M.
Description: Patent for "washing-machines known as self-regulating machines; and consists in the arrangement for controlling at will the amount of pressure to be used, in combination with the construction of the feed and washing rollers." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Combination-Hoes.

Improvement in Combination-Hoes.

Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Nelson, David A.
Description: Patent for "hoes in which the blade is made detachable from the handle-eye, and the latter made to receive several blades or other attachments." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Harness.

Improvement in Harness.

Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Ellis, Ira
Description: Patent for a new improvement in harness that "enables the detachment of the horse therefrom instantaneously" (lines 8-9) including illustration. It may also be called "safety harness" (line 10).
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Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Moore, Thomas M.
Description: Patent for an improved design of the plow consisting of a modified foot of the plow and curved blade. Illustrations included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Bale Ties.

Improvement in Cotton-Bale Ties.

Date: July 21, 1874
Creator: Cooper, William
Description: Patent for the improvement in cotton-bale ties, with description and illustrations.
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Improvement in Farm-Fences.

Improvement in Farm-Fences.

Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Rush, Alonzo & Yarbrough, Fisher
Description: Patent for "a cheap and easily-constructed fence, and one which neither small nor large stock will be able to jump over or pass through." (Lines 11-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: April 13, 1875
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for an improved, cheap and convenient bale-tie. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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