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Description: Patent for a new and improved post-hole digger. This design "has for its object to provide a simple, durable, inexpensive, and efficient device, the levers of which can be readily separated, so that either of them can be used as a spade or shovel to fill in the earth around the post after it is placed in the hole" (lines 14-19).
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Armstrong, John J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design, when used "as a corn-planter the slotted plate upon the inclined portion of the bottom is adjusted to cover the entire slot, and the pitman is attached to the pin projecting from the bar operating the seed slide, and when the machine is to be used as a cotton-planter the pitman is attached to the crank at the side of the seed-box, and the plate in the bottom of the box is adjusted so as to give the slot sufficient width to allow the cotton-seed to be forced through it" (lines 84-94).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Armstrong, John J. & Lowrey, Andrew S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination, with the hopper and the seed-slide therein having one end projecting from one end of the hopper, of the reciprocating yoke having its rear portion angular in cross-section and its front portion cylindrical in cross-section and having an arm at one end to engage the opening in the projecting end of the seed-slide, the angular and cylindrical bearings for the respective parts of the yoke, whereby the latter may be unshipped from or attached to the seed-slide, and the mechanism to reciprocate the yoke" (lines 71-83).
Date: April 23, 1889
Creator: Armstrong, John Joshua & Lowrey, Andrew Stephen
Description: Patent for a new and improved insect trap. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in devices for distributing liquid poison on cotton and other plants to destroy insect life thereon; and it consists in the [novel] construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-18).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Binkley, James E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design "relates to harness, and is more particularly a trace-carrier connected to the back-band thereof at its point of connection with the traces; and the same consists of a buckle composed of two parts having laterally-extending arms hinged together at their outer ends, whereby an open eye or loop is produced for receiving the trace" (lines 8-15).
Date: June 3, 1890
Creator: Brooks, George Washington
Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the seed-hopper and seed-slide, of the stationary catch and elastic spring-catch, both secured to the hopper and arranged to grasp the head of the brush" (lines 60-64).
Date: October 25, 1881
Creator: Brooks, James Madison
Description: Patent for an automatic switch indicator. This invention is designed to "prevent accidents resulting from misplaced switches, due to the carelessness of the railroad employees or the inability of the engineer to see the customary track-signals" (line 14-19). Illustrations included.
Date: December 18, 1905
Creator: Coffin, Edward F.; Shaw, Carey & Green, Samuel
Description: Patent for improvement in churns by using an oblong box with a diamond-shaped dash fixed in the box. The churning is done by rapidly swing the box back and forth until butter is obtained. Illustration is included.
Date: October 8, 1872
Creator: Cottingham, Gideon W.
Description: Patent for an improved, simple, inexpensive, and efficient quilting-frame and makes quilting much faster. "The frame is provided with a longitudinal bar having a groove to form a track, in which travels a gage-wheel, which is adjustable and held by a spring-arm, which serves, also, as a means of changing the position of the wheel" (lines 22-26).
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Delany, Charles William
Description: Patent for an "improved apparatus by means of which ground-squirrels and gophers can be destroyed in their holes, conveniently and effectively, and at small expense" (para. 4). The mechanism works by gassing underground vermin with sulphuric fumes.
Date: July 10, 1877
Creator: Dreyer, Henry
Description: Patent for a method of destroying ants by digging a pit beside a colony, filling the hole with combustible materials and poisons, placing a pipe through the hole and into the mound, and then setting the pit ablaze.
Date: October 28, 1873
Creator: Dulany, John J. & Dreyer, Henry
Description: Patent for a new and improved clevis. This design "is to provide a clevis with a series of attaching-loops whereby the line of draft may be changed as circumstances may require, to bring the line of draft to either side of the plow-beam, or above or below the same, and to provide a clevis with a centrally-located attaching-loop, to be used where a direct or central draft is needed" (lines 11-18).
Date: January 26, 1886
Creator: Dunn, Henry Frankling
Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be cheap and simple in its construction, one that may be easily operated, and yet be positive in its engagement with the latch to prevent it from being opened by cattle, &c." (lines 8-14).
Date: December 8, 1885
Creator: Dunn, Henry Frankling.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton cleaner and distributor. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the cylinder and drum, of a shaft mounted in bearings on the frame and extending through the said cylinder and provided with blades of varying length, a fan located in the drum, a pipe leading tangentially out from said drum, said pipe having openings formed therein, and guides secured on said pipe over said openings, said guides having wire sides" (lines 46-54).
Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Elliott, James W.
Description: Satellite image topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map