Match-Receptacle.

Match-Receptacle.

Date: December 18, 1894
Creator: Halsey, Fred Deo
Description: Patent for match-receptacle that holds a number of matches and the operator can withdraw one match at a time. The match must be ignited before its removal.
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Map of Tyler County

Map of Tyler County

Date: 1897
Creator: Rowe, S. J.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Tyler County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
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Cotton compressor.

Cotton compressor.

Date: 1885-9-1
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Description: Patent for cotton compressor using platens, bearings, pulleys, levels, rods and shafts.
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[Deer Hunting in Tyler County]

[Deer Hunting in Tyler County]

Date: 1926
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of five people in a buckboard wagon pulled by two horses through some trees. Writing on the back indicates this is a deer hunting expedition in Tyler County in 1926.
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General Soil Map, Tyler County, Texas

General Soil Map, Tyler 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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Logging-Truck.

Logging-Truck.

Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Brough, William, Jr.
Description: Patent for a logging-truck that is a "simple and convenient apparatus which is operated by a team to raise the logs from the ground, and which thus obviates the necessity of using a hand windlass as is usually done" (lines 14-18). This is used in countries where it does not snow often.
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Improvement in Spectacle-Frames.

Improvement in Spectacle-Frames.

Date: November 30, 1875
Creator: Stewart, John W.
Description: Patent for "spectacle-frames in which the bows are turned into a coil near the points where they are connected to the lens-hoops for the purpose of forming spring-joints, instead of the ordinary pivot-joints." (Lines 6-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Vegetable-Cutters.

Improvement in Vegetable-Cutters.

Date: May 25, 1875
Creator: Goolsbee, John N.
Description: Patent for "vegetable-cutters adapted to cut a number of slices by a single stroke, in which a series of knives, arranged in two converging tiers, are used in conjunction with a centrally-disposed block for supporting the article to be sliced." (Lines 7-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Baker, George Washington
Description: Patent for improvements in plows by providing “a reversible colter adapted to be applied to any style of plow; such as shovel-plows, half or turning shovels, bull-tongue, or other forms of plows. Also to provide a convenient means of attaching and detaching the plow” (lines 12-17). Illustration is included.
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Electric Car-Coupling.

Electric Car-Coupling.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Collier, James Dallas; Miller, James K. Polk & Kirby, John H.
Description: Patent for invention that applies the use of electricity to various purposes of coupling and uncoupling, putting on and taking off brakes; signaling from car to car, train to car, or vice versa; lighting trains; and other purposes to which it can be adapted, including illustrations.
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