Railroad-Tie.

Railroad-Tie.

Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Noonan, Philip
Description: Patent for railroad-ties, and "the special object of the invention is to make a railroad cross-tie of metal, built up firmly and secured to the rails without screws, bolts, rivers, cushions or other appurtenances." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Safety-Harness

Safety-Harness

Date: October 1, 1872
Creator: Ellis, Ira
Description: Patent for a harnesses for horse-carriages designed to enable the instant detachment of the horse. Includes illustrations.
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Shirt-Starching Machine.

Shirt-Starching Machine.

Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Herndon, William S.
Description: Patent for improvements in shirt-starching machines by using a combination of a shirt holding device having an oscillatory motion for one-fourth of a full revolution, and a semi-cylindrical starch-holding receptacle with longitudinal rubber bottom; when the shirt-holder is turned, shirts are crowded into the compartments, with the bosoms and wristbands hanging outside. When the door is closed, shirt-bosoms and wristbands are thoroughly starched. Illustration is included.
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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.
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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.
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Improvement in Bale - Ties.

Improvement in Bale - Ties.

Date: December 29, 1874
Creator: Cain, Washington G.
Description: Patent for new and improved bale - tie, and to be applied to other things, such as barrels, tubs, bracelets, and ladies' garters.
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Spring-Seat Attachment For Vehicles

Spring-Seat Attachment For Vehicles

Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: Haney, John W.
Description: Patent for a spring-seat attachment for vehicles.
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Improvement in Harness.

Improvement in Harness.

Date: June 25, 1872
Creator: Ellis, Ira
Description: Patent for an economically designed harness that can be attached and detached to the animal with greater simplicity.
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[$1 Merchandise Token]

[$1 Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for $1 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other, the text is only partially visible but appears to be from "Sessions Lumber & Supply Company, Arp, Texas."
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[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This token says "Good for 1.00 in Merchandise" on one side with a name and place on the reverse: Sessions Lumber & Supply Company, Arp, Texas
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