Wood Co.

Wood Co.

Date: 1914
Creator: Pressler, C. W. & Bramlette, H. M.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Wood County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Date: October 17, 1876
Creator: Davis, James Harvey & White, William
Description: Patent for an improved cotton press: "Our invention consists of a contrivance for driving the screw, which works the follower by a worm when doing the work, and a toothed wheel when returning the follower; also, of a removable case which receives the pressed bale and carries it away on a truck to be tied, while another box takes its place to receive the next bale" (lines 8-15). Includes illustrations and instructions.
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Improvement in Valve-Gear for Steam-Engines.

Improvement in Valve-Gear for Steam-Engines.

Date: July 24, 1877
Creator: Davis, James H. & White, William
Description: Patent for "an improvement in steam-engines which shall be so constructed as to give a full application of the steam and a free exhaust at regular intervals, which will enable the engine to be easily reversed, can be easily attached to any engine, which will enable an engine to be worked by water-pressure, will run smoothly and with very little friction, and will be very durable." (Lines 11-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Cake-Baking Pan.

Cake-Baking Pan.

Date: May 11, 1891
Creator: McDaniel, Mary E.
Description: Patent for a device "which will afford the means to bake form-cakes of different varieties in a perfect manner in the oven," (lines 9-11) including instructions and illustrations.
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Nut-Lock.

Nut-Lock.

Date: July 23, 1891
Creator: Magee, William L.
Description: Patent for improvements in nut-locks, "wherein a ratchet and pawl is employed to prevent retrograde movement of the nut after it has once been turned up into the desired position." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Device for Jointing and Setting Saws.

Device for Jointing and Setting Saws.

Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Magee, Richard Needham
Description: Patent for improvements in saw jointing and setting machines in “which [it] will serve to hold the saw-blade securely in place, will serve as a guide for the file, and by the simple movement of a conveniently-arranged lever the saw-teeth may be quickly and accurately set. Mechanism is provided whereby the movements of the file-blade may be readily adjusted and whereby the set of the saw may be changed, as desired.” (Lines 19-27) Illustration is included.
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Andiron.

Andiron.

Date: August 28, 1894
Creator: Grogan, John Richard
Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive andiron that can easily be moved and holds the logs in place. "The invention consists of an andiron having two dogs or members connected together and a fender removably connected to the front of said dogs and extending over the intervening space or opening" (lines 9-14).
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Mechanical Power.

Mechanical Power.

Date: July 10, 1883
Creator: Perrin, William J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved engine. This design "relates to mechanical powers, the object being to combine with an ordinary tread-wheel mechanical advices adapted to be operated by horse-power to revolve said wheel. The invention consists in the features of construction and combination of parts" (lines 9-14).
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Weather Board Gage.

Weather Board Gage.

Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Lawrence, John Madison
Description: Patent for a new and improved gauge for weatherboards. This design utilizes a guiding loop and a hinged part to create a gauge that, "after it has been attached to the house, will support at least two boards in position while they are being nailed on, before it is necessary to the move the gage [sic] into another position, and which gage will be so securely held in place that the boards can be moved back and forth without displacing it in any manner" (lines 27-34).
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Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Cage, George A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplers, the object being to provide a coupler with a coupling-pin of improved construction, and to combine said pin with effective and durable devices for raising and lowering it. The invention consists in the combinations of parts" (lines 9-15).
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