Monument Marking the Site of Isaac Parker's Home

Monument Marking the Site of Isaac Parker's Home

Date: unknown
Creator: Jon Vandagriff
Description: Isaac Parker (April 7, 1793 – April 14, 1883) is the son of John and Sarah Parker. He served under Andrew Jackson in the Creek Wars. He served in Captain Elisha Clapp's Company in 1836 and in 1841 participated in the Village Creek fight with the Indians in Tarrant County. He helped bury John B. Denton, who was killed in the fight. Isaac was a member of the Texas House from 1838-1841. He introduced the legislation creating Parker County. Senator Jefferson Weatherford introduced the bill in the Senate. Parker moved to Parker County in 1872 and settled on a farm eight miles northeast of Weatherford. He died there on April 14, 1883. The monument says: "Pioneer, soldier, and law maker. Born April 7, 1793 in Elbert County, Georgia. Came to Texas in 1833. Served in Elisha Clapp's Company in 1836. Member of Congress of the Republic of Texas 1839 - 1845; of the Constitutional Convention in 1845. State Senator. Died April 14, 1883, in Parker County."
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Vibrating Churn.

Vibrating Churn.

Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Miller, Luther Alison
Description: Patent for improvements in vibrating churns in which the dasher is given a rapid rotary vibrating movement and with but very little exertion to the operator. (Lines 30-32) Illustration is included.
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Mattress-Press.

Mattress-Press.

Date: July 21, 1891
Creator: Ridley, Eugene Chilton
Description: Patent for a new and useful mattress-press by deriving from presses that have the “toggle-joint” characteristic, in which mattresses can be made. Illustration is included.
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Improvement in Wardrobe-Beadsteads.

Improvement in Wardrobe-Beadsteads.

Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Sutcliffe, Wilson
Description: Patent for a new and improved office-furniture that combines a desk, bookshelf, folding bed, hat-rack, and wash-basin, including descriptions and illustrations.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Eddleman, Dudley E.
Description: Patent for improvements to washing machines that allow the water to be heated to any temperature. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Stirring-Machine.

Stirring-Machine.

Date: December 15, 1890
Creator: Crawford, William H.
Description: Patent for "agitating-machines adapted to be used for various purposes," (lines 8-10) including washing clothes and freezing ice cream. Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Lifting Device.

Lifting Device.

Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Jensen, Ole T.
Description: Patent for "lifting devices, and particularly to the mechanism adapted for use as a stump-puller and for elevating heavy weights, the object in view being to provide a simple and efficient construction and arrangement of parts whereby sufficient power for elevating heavy weights may be communicated to a rotary shaft or drum, and whereby the means communicating motion to the drum may be moved out of operative position and a brake simultaneously applied in order to relieve the operating-lever from strain when the mechanism is at rest." (Lines 8-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Hutcheson, Casey E. & Hutcheson, Franklin L.
Description: Patent for a useful washing machine by providing “a device which will thoroughly cleanse the clothes with a minimum of labor and in which the heavier particles of dirt from the pieces washed will be separated from the main washing-chamber and thus kept out of contact with the clothes.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: August 26, 1891
Creator: Turpen, George Sidney
Description: Patent for improvements in washing machines, with instructions and illustrations.
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Plow

Plow

Date: August 30, 1892
Creator: Jensen, Ole T.
Description: Patent for a "new and useful plow"(line 5). The plow is of "durable construction and adapt the same for a convenient adjustment of the standard, whereby the plow may be adapted to run deep or shallow"(Lines 10-14). Illustration Included.
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