Design for a Shovel Cleaner or Knife.

Design for a Shovel Cleaner or Knife.

Date: May 3, 1887
Creator: Legler, Charles
Description: Design patent for a "shovel cleaner or knife" that has a particular configuration of a handle with a blade. The accompanying illustration is not included.
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Rotary Cotton-Chopper

Rotary Cotton-Chopper

Date: June 8, 1880
Creator: Lee, John C.
Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in rotary cotton-choppers" (lines 4-5) that are of "the class of cotton-choppers which travel across the rows, and also to the class which use a revolving drum having blades or hoes spirally arranged on its periphery" (lines 13-17), including descriptions and illustrations.
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Indian Artifacts from the Buddy Webb Family

Indian Artifacts from the Buddy Webb Family

Date: 1968
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Indian artifacts belonging to the Buddy Webb family. Shown are arrowheads and other implenments found in West Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Nancy Edwards for an American History class at Marfa High School in April 1968.
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Churn.

Churn.

Date: January 19, 1886
Creator: Persohn, John William
Description: Patent to an improvement to churns "in which its action may be either single or double acting by means of a simple and efficacious arrangement of parts" (lines 18-21).
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Cotton-Stalk Knocker.

Cotton-Stalk Knocker.

Date: June 5, 1900
Creator: Chitty, Robert Henry
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-stalk knockers. This invention "relates to cotton-knockers, and more particularly to a device of this class which may be readily attached to or combined with a wheeled cultivator of usual form" (lines 11-14). Includes specifications and illustrations.
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