Improvement in Road-Scrapers.

Improvement in Road-Scrapers.

Date: March 26, 1872
Creator: Coy, Elihu E.
Description: Patent for an improvement in road-scrapers which "consists in hanging the scoop to the carriage in such a manner that it may always be made to scrape in horizontal planes whether the carriage run on a level surface or on a hill side; and also in certain devices for holding the scoop suspended above the ground while moving from place to place." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Upshur Co.

Upshur Co.

Date: 1914
Creator: Pressler, C. W. & Terrell, O. O.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Upshur County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, routes, trails, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil to highlight the border between the districts of Nacogdoches and Harrison and Caddo Trace. Scale [ca. 1:152,381] (4000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
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Map of Upshur County., Texas.

Map of Upshur County., Texas.

Date: 1873?
Creator: unknown
Description: Survey map of Upshur County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, creeks, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
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[Baptist Church]

[Baptist Church]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Baptist Church with ionic columns and stained glass windows.
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Improvement in Road-Scrapers.

Improvement in Road-Scrapers.

Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Tate, Thomas M.
Description: Patent for a new improvement in the construction of road-scrapers to make them more facilitating, faster, and with less animal power required.
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Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Cultivators.

Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Cultivators.

Date: November 2, 1875
Creator: McClung, Richard L.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful Improvement in Combined Cotton Scraper, Chopper, and Cultivator" (lines 4-6) including illustrations.
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Vehicle-Brake.

Vehicle-Brake.

Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Gregory, Joseph Pinkney
Description: Patent for an improvement in automatic vehicle-brakes by using sliding rods that are movable within staples or guides and a brake-bar indirectly attached to the rear axle by means of a coiled spring. When the brake bar moves forward, it forces the break-shoes from contacting the wheels. When the brake bar moves backward, it forces the brake-shoes into contact with the wheels, thus stopping the vehicle. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Cotton-Gin Hoppers.

Improvement in Cotton-Gin Hoppers.

Date: August 5, 1879
Creator: Horne, Edward Gideon
Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-gins, including illustrations.
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Mole Trap.

Mole Trap.

Date: July 7, 1885
Creator: Payne, David, Hinsley
Description: Patent for a new and improved mole trap. This design "relates to mole-traps, and to that class of the same which are placed above the mole-hill and communicate with the hole therein, so that the passage of the mole through the latter will actuate the trap to impale the mole in the usual manner" (lines 9-14).
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Automatic Car Brake.

Automatic Car Brake.

Date: January 22, 1884
Creator: Miller, John D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic car brake. This design "consists, first, in the combination of the draw-heads . . . connecting-rods . . . and a partially-rotating shaft provided with suitable slotted cams, which cams are attached to the brake-beams, so that when the draw-heads are forced inward or drawn out the brakes will move out of contact with the wheels; second, in the combination, with the slotted cams and a mechanism for moving them, of the rods which are connected thereto, and which pass through the brake-beams, the sliding sleeves, the springs, and the nuts" (lines 13-27).
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