Titus County

Titus County

Date: 1908
Creator: Duke, James K. & Terrell, O. O.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Titus County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
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Improvement in Seed Planters.

Improvement in Seed Planters.

Date: April 22, 1873
Creator: Suggs, Isaac T.
Description: Patent for new improvement in seed planting that describes parts of the construction including instructions and illustrations.
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Spark-Arrester.

Spark-Arrester.

Date: October 12, 1880
Creator: Swan, Robert F.
Description: Patent for Spark-Arrester. The author claims his invention catches sparks and throws them to the bottom of the chamber to the discharge pipe. Used in locomotive smoke stacks.
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Method of Marking the Keys of Key-Boards for Musical Instruments

Method of Marking the Keys of Key-Boards for Musical Instruments

Date: June 29, 1880
Creator: Black, Jane B. D.
Description: Patent for "a system of musical notation in which the several notes or note-symbols are shaped so as to approximate in appearance the shape of the letters from which they derive their appellations" (lines 37-41) especially in relation to piano-fortes, organs, and keyed instruments and in teaching music, including instructions and illustrations.
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Screen for Vehicles

Screen for Vehicles

Date: May 19, 1896
Creator: Fleming, John M.
Description: Patent for an improvement in screens meant to prevent passengers from having to look at horses' hind ends in carriages. It is a rectangle of cloth laced in a frame, which is attached to the thills.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: November 5, 1889
Creator: Stone, Zebedee E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists, "with the beam and mold-board, of an attachment which is adapted to be secured to either side of the beam in the rear of the mold-board, consisting of a curved standard having its lower end bent up parallel with and part way its vertical length, forming a U-shaped foot, serrations on the rear edges of the foot, and registering perforations formed in the standard and upper end of the bent-up portion, an oblique brace secured between the parallel portions of the standard, having a series of perforations therein" (lines 12-24).
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Device for Digging Wells or Post Holes.

Device for Digging Wells or Post Holes.

Date: November 12, 1889
Creator: Stephenson, Elam Grigory
Description: Patent for a new and improved post-hole digger. This design consists in "the combination, with an annular head carrying cutters, of the block or bar, the arms secured at their upper ends to the bar or block and at their opposite ends to the head, the cylinder, and the yielding arms secured at one end to said bar and their opposite ends adapted to engage the upper edge of the cylinder" (lines 34-41).
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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: January 23, 1900
Creator: Kirby, Richard W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper, including instructions and illustrations.
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Attachment for Plows.

Attachment for Plows.

Date: August 14, 1888
Creator: Tennison, James B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for plows. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the rear of the land-side of a turning plow, of an attachment for dirting the plants, consisting of a shank having a rearwardly and upwardly extending blade diagonally attached thereto, having a sharp curved lower edge and a curved upper edge, said edges forming a point on the outer end of the blade, said blade having a concaved upper face" (lines 7-15).
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Crate-Fastening

Crate-Fastening

Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Damon, Sylvester Will
Description: Patent for crate fastening to secure the top firmly but also allow it to be easily removed. It was designed for an egg crate but is applicable to crates in general, including illustrations.
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