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Measuring and Drawing Tool.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and durable measuring and drawing tool that is easily adjusted and used to find bevels, pitches, degrees, and lengths in framing roofs. It has other purposes as well. "The invention consists of a plate in the shape of an eighth of an octagon having four sides, and a straight edge pivoted on the side plate and indicating thereon" (lines 14-17).
Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Allred, Lemuel O.

Mosquito Netting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito netting frame. This design "consists of a mosquito-netting frame formed of two longitudinal rods removably fastened to uprights attached to the bedposts, and held by cords or wires passing from the outer ends of each of said longitudinal rods to the top of each upright. A transverse rod or bar is removably attached to the outer ends of said longitudinal bars or rods. . . . [The design] is simple in construction, light, durable, and convenient" (lines 9-18).
Date: March 8, 1881
Creator: Bailey, Alfred H.

Folding Frame or Support for Mosquito Canopies.

Description: Patent for a new and improved frame for mosquito canopies. This design consists in "the combination, with the fixed standards and the forwardly-projecting bearings, of the braces pivoted to [the] bearings and united by cross-bar, the short arms pivoted to the upper ends of the fixed standards, and parallel side-bars connected by cross-bars to form a rectangular frame to support the canopy or curtain and pivoted intermediate, respectively, in the outer ends of the short arms and brace" (lines 22-31).
Date: March 25, 1890
Creator: Bailey, Alfred Holt

Railroad Stock-Guard.

Description: Patent for "a guard which will effectually prevent cattle from entering adjoining fields to which ingress is afforded by means of a railroad traversing them and to provide means for preventing the guards being injured by trains passing over the road," (lines 11-16) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Bridges, William J.


Description: Patent for improvements in hoes, the inventor designed the handle of the hoe to carry two shanks; the shanks diverging form the handle and bent to be parallel with each other. A connecting-rod at the end of two shanks is being threaded and provided with locking-nuts, which used to secure the hoe blades. The hoe blades can be adjusted laterally. Illustration is included.
Date: May 19, 1891
Creator: Brown, Henry M.

Oil Expressing Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil-expressing box. In this design, "the follower is adapted to fit the box, so as to obviate the need of any joint-closing device, and the face of the follower at its side edges is raised to better confine the bag in place, and at its center or central portion is channeled and provided with a false bottom to provide for the escape of the oil" (lines 24-31).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Cathcart, Rodney S.

Safety Window-Screen.

Description: Patent for a window screen that is adjustable to different size windows and locks in place on the window frame at different heights to provide a cover for the opening left when a window is opened for ventilation for the purpose of preventing anyone from entering the house through the window.
Date: April 23, 1907
Creator: Crosby, Matthew G.


Description: Patent for a wire stretcher, which can stretch and hold a wire for a fence until it is securely fastened to the fence post and is easy to operate.
Date: November 3, 1908
Creator: Dobbs, John & Welborn, William P.

Vehicle-Wheel Bearing.

Description: Patent for vehicle wheel bearing that provide an economical, safe, durable, reliable and light running spindle, for use in connection with automobiles and other fast running or weight carrying vehicles, including illustrations.
Date: October 30, 1917
Creator: Douthit, Albert G.

Adjustable Attachment for Freight-Car Doors.

Description: Patent for a mechanism that creates "an adjustable attachment for freight-car doors, for preventing sparks and other objectionable matter from getting into the cars, and means for operating the attachment that is adapted for use in securing the door in different positions of adjustment, and for connection with the body of the car by means of a seal-support, in order that the fixed adjustment of the door cannot be changed without breaking the seal" (lines 12-21).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Duzan, Thomas H.

Dust Guard for Car Windows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dust guard for windows. This design consists in "the body . . . which is of concavo-convex form, closed at its upper end by a transverse plate and provided at its lower end with a contracted opening for the discharge of cinders, dust, &c., said body portion being provided with means . . . for affecting its attachment to a window frame" (lines 77-85).
Date: May 17, 1887
Creator: Duzan, Thomas H.

Regional Water Plan: Region I (East Texas), 2016, Volume I. Main Report

Description: Water plan for Region I (East Texas) describing water sources and suppliers in the area, usage statistics and forecasts, water needs, water management strategies for suppliers and counties, water conservation plans, drought response plans, financing of the plan, and the process of creating the plan.
Date: December 1, 2015
Creator: East Texas Regional Water Planning Group