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Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plowshare, of cutting-knives secured to the rear end thereof and extending rearwardly therefrom in an upward direction, and a bar connecting the mold-board and landside and arranged below the cutting knives" (lines 68-73).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Adair, Richard Harding
Item Type: Patent

Combined Flour and Meal Bin and Sifter.

Description: Patent for a combined flour and meal bin sifter meant for the kitchen. The amount of flour or meal put into the machine does not matter, and the sifter may be removed when desired. The sifted material is directed into a container, and the end of the chute can be closed when not in use.
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Alexander, Charles P.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton-Picking Machine.

Description: Patent for a sack laborers drag around the fields with them to store cotton in. It has a shoulder-strap that fits around the sack's mouth. There are two wheels, and a platform is attached to the axle. The sack is strapped to the platform.
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Armstrong, Henry T.
Item Type: Patent

Railroad-Tie.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in railroad-ties.
Date: May 17, 1898
Creator: Armstrong, Henry T.
Item Type: Patent

Thread-Cabinet.

Description: Patent "...relates to cabinets for spooladapted to contain spools of thread of different sizes and from which the spools may be easily extracted one at a time" (lines 7-11) including illustrations and descriptions.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Armstrong, John, S.
Item Type: Patent

Fire Place Blower.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-place blower. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the jambs of a fireplace, of a frame consisting of front-pieces detachably fastened to the jambs, back pieces fastened to the respective front pieces and formed with steps, and a top board connecting the sides of the frame, together with sections resting on the steps and forming a fire-screen and blower" (lines 10-17).
Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Baker, Henry F.
Item Type: Patent

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "relates to an improvement in plows; and it consists in the peculiar construction of the mold-board" (lines 6-8).
Date: January 6, 1885
Creator: Bedinger, George Washington
Item Type: Patent

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame. This design "consists of an improved arrangement of apparatus for suspending the quilting-frame from overhead rods, on which it is made to traverse for passing the quilt along the sewing-machine to be quilted, the essential object being to contrive a simple means of shifting the frame with relation to the machine and for placing it diagonally and for turning it around from side to side, so that when the quilt is very heavy one half can be quilted, and then the quilt turned and the other half quilted on the other side" (lines 7-18).
Date: July 17, 1883
Creator: Bledsoe, Robert B.
Item Type: Patent

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame. This design "is to improve the means for suspending a quilting-frame, so that a sewing-machine may be more conveniently used in the quilting operation" (lines 7-10).
Date: July 24, 1883
Creator: Bledsoe, Robert B.
Item Type: Patent

Cultivator Attachment.

Description: Patent for cultivator attachment that is useful in breaking up the soil at opposite side of the plants and leveling the ground between the rows. It can be adjusted to any desired angle (vertical, horizontal) or level (up and down).
Date: January 6, 1903
Creator: Brewer, John Meed.
Item Type: Patent

Vestibule Stock Car

Description: Patent for vestibule stock rail car. Illustration included.
Date: December 10, 1903
Creator: Buckner, William A.
Item Type: Patent

Combination Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combination wrench. This design "is to provide a wrench whose moveable jaw is adjustable without a screw, and with whose handle are combined several useful tools or instruments" (lines 8-11).
Date: March 1, 1881
Creator: Butler, Edward Martin & Campbell, William Henry
Item Type: Patent

APPARATUS FOR PUMPING WATER, SAND, &c.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus for emptying sandboxes of locomotives" (lines 13-14) "operated by compressed air to elevate and discharge sand, water, &c." (lines 10-11).
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Butler, Thomas
Item Type: Patent

Pulverizer and cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvement of pulverizer and cultivator, which according to the inventors, "pulverizes the soil in an improved manner, and with less expenditure in power in draft, and so that the land can be plowed close up to plants growing in rows, but which are not regularly in line with one another".
Date: 1885-7-21
Creator: Chambers, John R.; Chambers, Silas; Chambers, Asa & Davis, William Jefferson
Item Type: Patent

Sanding Device for Locomotives.

Description: Patent for a device that keeps sand from being lost during delivery and "whereby the emitting nozzle is kept clear and prevented from clogging up or freezing" (lines 15-17). It is an improvement on sanding devices.
Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Chase, Floyd T.
Item Type: Patent

Foot Covering Cleaner

Description: Patent for a covered boot or shoe scrapper. Illustration included.
Date: December 31, 1904
Creator: Childers, Christopher C.
Item Type: Patent

Wagon Jack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon jack. This design "relates to wagon-jacks, the object being to provide a jack of simple and economical construction which will be applicable alike to light and heavy vehicles. The invention consists in [an] improved construction" (lines 9-14).
Date: March 28, 1882
Creator: Clark, James
Item Type: Patent

Hydraulic Pump.

Description: Patent for a pump that operates "a pump-rod designed especially to dispense with valves, valve-cages, or other impedimenta to the flow of liquid" (lines 40-44). It is capable of pumping liquids to elevated heights.
Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Clarkson, William
Item Type: Patent

Hydraulic Pump

Description: Patent for a hydraulic pump with "means for automatically supplying water to the pressure-pipe while the pump is working to replenish waste or leakage." (Lines 18-20) Includes instructions or illustrations.
Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Clarkson, William
Item Type: Patent

Pump.

Description: Patent for a pump "whereby the pressure exerted upon the liquid in the pressure-pipe is alternately high and low, the high pressure being utilized to elevate the pump-rod, giving a rapid upstroke, and the low pressure to lower said rod gradually and insure a return flow of the liquid in the pressure-pipe." (Lines 26-33) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Clarkson, William
Item Type: Patent

Pumping-Engine.

Description: Patent for a pumping engine that uses a "combined piston rod and plunger acting in the same vertical line and carrying a crank pin box and cross heads for driving the governing fly wheel" (lines 12-15). Mounting and dismounting this engine is simple, and the engine has easily accessible packing ends of the steam and water cylinders. Also, the adjustable yoke is improved in this engine.
Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Clarkson, William
Item Type: Patent

Soil Survey of Johnson County, Texas

Description: Text describes the area, climate, agricultural history and statistics, soil-survey methods and definitions, soils and crops, land uses and agricultural methods, irrigation, and morphology and genesis of soils of Johnson County, Texas.
Date: 1985
Creator: Coburn, Winfred C.; Bauer, Arthur R.; Thomas, Paul E. & Zaborske, Richard R.
Item Type: Book