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Description: Patent for the improvement of fertilizer-distributer which dispense fertilizers from a hopper with revolving arms that is mounted on top of a plow like machine, which would allow the fertilizers fall into the furrow. Including illustration.
Date: September 27, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Description: Patent for improved sawing-machine, which can be operated either horizontally or vertically so that trees may be felled and cut up with one machine, the driving mechanism of which is in a protective housing.
Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Morey, Harvey & Bellah, Samuel H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton stalk puller. This design utilizes "[a] pulling-wheel having radial jaws that are opened and closed by cam devices" when "[i]t is driven astride the [cotton] row, and will be found to operate rapidly and with absolute certainty. It is simple, durable, and may be constructed at a very small expense" (lines 79-84).
Date: March 15, 1881
Creator: Wilson, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton planter. This design is for "a cotton-planter, the vibrating agitator having radial flanges and lateral flanges upon its bow, and clamped to the under side of [a] rocking shaft by means of cuffs and [a] clamp-screw, in combination with [a] hopper having [a] removable adjustable bottom" (lines 62-67).
Date: May 10, 1881
Creator: Walton, Jacob Gipson
Description: Patent for a new implement "for planting cotton-seed, cultivating the soil, and covering the soil" (lines 14-15) and corn (line 61) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: McCall, Duncan Jefferson
Description: Patent for a new and improved steam engine. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement, in connection with a cylinder having bearings for the piston-shaft at each end and steam and exhaust ports at opposite ends, of an axially-elongated piston having opposite spiral threads or ribs of gradually-decreasing pitch from the end at which the steam enters to the end at which it escapes" (lines 19-26).
Date: July 3, 1883
Creator: Wilson, John C.
Description: Patent for a new and improved engine. This design "relates to a combined room-ventilator and fly-hand; and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be simple in its construction and thoroughly efficient and effective in its operation. With these ends in view the invention consists in the improved construction and combination of parts" (lines 9-17).
Date: May 20, 1884
Creator: Ellis, James W.
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
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
Description: Patent for a new and improved auger. This design "relates to a new and improved earth-auger made funnel shaped, with side cutting-edges, and adapted to be inverted for emptying the auger; and the invention consists of the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-12).
Date: May 26, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk chopper. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable carrying-frame, which is to be attached to the plow, a shaft on which the chopping-wheel is placed, and which is operated by the revolving axle, and the chopping-wheel having adjustable cutting blades" (lines 13-18).
Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Miller, Julian Tolbert
Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon brake. This design consists "[i]n a wagon-brake, the combination of the lever, provided with a pawl having the heel, the ratchet-wheel, and the catch, having the projecting portion . . . [and] a break-lever provided with a brake-lock, the ratchet-wheel, [and] barrel connected to the cord by a brake-lever (lines 92-100).
Date: August 25, 1885
Creator: Barmore, Albert King