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Grain Toller.

Description: Patent for a new and improved grain toller. This design "consists in a novel construction of a revolving cylinder provided with cavities representing certain measures . . . separating a certain portion [of grain] to be retained as toll, and whereby, also, provision is made for varying the size of the toll-measure, so as to enable it to separate different proportions from the main body of the grain, according to the amount of toll to be taken" (lines 7-19).
Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Wilson, William John

Wind Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in a novel arrangement and combination of wings or gates in a casing outside and independent of the wheel, whereby provision is made for adjusting the position of said wings, and consequently regulating the speed of the wheel, according to the force of the wind" (lines 7-13).
Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Smith, Hilliard Bonaparte.

Wagon Bow Socket.

Description: Patent for new and improved wagon-bow sockets. This design "furnishes a firm support for the [wagon] bow at both top and bottom of the socket, by which it is evident it will be rigidly secured against all lateral motions" (lines 38-41). This eliminates the "unsightly appearance, leaking, and other defects of the uneven height of bows so often resulting from the use of ordinary staples" (lines 44-47).
Date: December 28, 1880
Creator: Williams, Richard P.

Tire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design calls for a wheel with a gap rather than a continuous ring, so a double-threaded bolt in the gap may be tightened or loosened to contract or expand the wheel and subsequently the tire.
Date: November 8, 1881
Creator: Jones, James Daniel

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design "provide[s] a cheap, durable, and easily-operated motor for dash-churns, and one the length of stroke of which can be varied to suit the size of the churn and the quality of the cream to be churned. [The] invention consists of a dash-lever, connecting-rod, crank and pulley shaft, and large drive-wheel, the dash-lever being made adjustable as to its length of stroke" (lines 7-15).
Date: March 14, 1882
Creator: Blackstock, John Lafayett

Boot and Shoe Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved box for boots and shoes. This design is "to be arranged beneath the counter, between the guide-strips upon the floor, and mounted on wheels, and provided with mechanism connected to the hinged lids of the boxes to raise the lid as the box is pulled out, and to close it when the box is pushed back to place again. This may be accomplished in several ways" (lines 26-33).
Date: November 20, 1883
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel Thomas

Boot and Shoe Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shoe box. This design "has relation to store-boxes for boots and shoes, designed to open automatically when drawn forward, and to close automatically when pushed back into place on the shelf or on the floor; and the invention consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a swinging hanger pivoted to a bearing above the box, and a slideway secured to the cover, which is hinged to the back of the box" (lines 18-27).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel T.

Band Cutter and Feeder for Thrashers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feeder and band cutter for thrashers. This design consists "[i]n a band-cutter for a thrasher, the combination with the main frame, main shaft, platforms, and mechanism adapted and arranged to cut the bands, of the crank, rod, oscillating shaft provided with the crank arms . . . reciprocating rod, and depending rod" (lines 38-44).
Date: March 31, 1885
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel Thomas

Churn Dasher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn dasher. This design, "[a]s an article of manufacture, [consists in] the conical or concavo-convex churn dasher having a circular rim, the air cups or cells, the arms, and the raised nave or center portion, all of concavo-convex shape in their transverse sections" (lines 28-33).
Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Hale, James F.

Slat Fastening.

Description: Patent for a new and improved slat fastener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the eyes, of the notched slats adapted to receive said eyes in the end notches and the hooks pivoted to the slats and adapted to engage the eyes" (lines 64-67).
Date: July 14, 1885
Creator: Keith, Stephen Perry

Insecticide.

Description: Patent for an inflammable compound for exterminating destructive insects and animals that contains alkanet-root, arsenious acid, gum-camphor, iodine resubl., phosphorus, sulphur resubl., and bisulphide carbon.
Date: January 8, 1886
Creator: Shugart, T. Woodward. & Clifton, Charley D.

Head Rest for Chairs.

Description: Patent for a new and improved head-rest for chairs. This design consists in "[a] head-rest for chairs, comprising a top support . . . a plate fixed thereto and provided with a socket and guides . . . a ball, fitting socket, and retaining-jaws held in the guide of the plate around the ball" (lines 81-86).
Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Ashby, Daniel S.

Water Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design consists in "a supporting frame, a drum journaled therein, a rope wound on the drum, a bucket attached to the rope, mechanism for turning the drum to lift the bucket, and a fork journaled below the drum and provided with a central arm adapted to catch under the raised bucket resting in the fork to discharge its contents as the fork is tilted" (lines 21-28).
Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Mefferd, George Washington

Hamilton Sheet

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 1:125000
Date: 1888
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Granbury Sheet

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 1:125000
Date: 1889
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Ant-Trap

Description: Patent for an ant trap,with illustrations. Purpose of the invention was to be efficient more efficient in both cost and use in comparison to other ant traps being sold at the time.
Date: July 30, 1889
Creator: Davis, Edwin E.

Stephenville Sheet

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 1:125000
Date: 1890
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Platform for Harvesters.

Description: Patent for a new and improved platform for harvesters. This design "has particular reference to the platform thereof or that portion designed to receive the grain as it is cut by the reaping mechanism; and among the main objects in view is to provide a platform located in rear of the reaping mechanism that is capable of being contracted and extended, and also to provide other parts that may be withdrawn inward, whereby the machine, as a whole, is decreased in width, and its passage through farm-gates from field to field and over unbroken ground is facilitated" (lines 11-22).
Date: May 27, 1890
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.

Tobacco Substitute.

Description: Patent for a tobacco substitute "compounded of gentian, licorice, prickly-ash bark, and sassafras (lines 37-38).
Date: November 11, 1890
Creator: Miller, Robert A.; McCain, Richard H.; Chilton, George A. & Neil, William H.

Palo Pinto Sheet

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 1:125000
Date: 1891
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Tobacco Substitute.

Description: Patent for an improvement in tobacco substitutes, by using a combination of ingredients that “will completely destroy all desire for tobacco and thus enables them to discontinue its use without any of the inconvenience or suffering,” (lines 18-21) ingredients of the compound are included. No illustration.
Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Miller, Levi, H.

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using a draw-head having a chamber and a recess from its upper face into the chamber, of a coupling-dog pivoted in the recess and having a notch in its under faces and a hook at its forward end...... and the chain and levers connected with the said eyes.” (Lines 32-41) Illustration is included.
Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.

Process of Tanning.

Description: Patent for improvements in tanning by steaming the broom-weed (Amphiachyris dracunculoides) to extract liquor and gradually condense the liquor into a strong solution as tanning ingredient for treatment of hides or skins. No illustration.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Turner, Robert W.