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Portable Oven.

Description: Patent for outdoor use of the Dutch oven and skillet converting the cover of the Dutch oven as a way to suspend frying pan or gridiron over coals to heat, including illustration.
Date: July 12, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Item Type: Patent

Excavating and Grading Machine.

Description: Patent for a cultivating machine that pulverizes colds of soil using a revolving cylinder of blades, including illustration.
Date: July 19, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Machines for Distributing Fertilizers.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Dumping-Platforms.

Description: Patent for a new cart-loader design "for dumping earth into carts or other receptacles" (lines 13-14), including illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1873
Creator: Atkinson, Jesse.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Ant-Traps.

Description: Patent for catching burrowing insects, especially for large ants.
Date: July 15, 1873
Creator: Leander Rubarth, of Davilla, Assignor of one-half his rights to John J. Pike of Milam County, Texas.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Sawing-Machines.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie with a description of the tool and specifications for its usage, includes illustrations.
Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: Rutherford, William Bryson & Hawkins, Joel Turnham
Item Type: Patent

Post-Hole Auger

Description: New and useful improvement in Post-Hole Augers. With this construction the auger will its way easily and rapidly into any kind of soil.
Date: November 2, 1880
Creator: Hubby, Mead M.
Item Type: Patent

Engineer's Level-Rod

Description: Patent for an engineer's level-rod which introduces a peculiar manner of marking the scale upon the face of the rod.
Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Lynch, Michael L.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Stalk Puller.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Engineer's Level-Rod.

Description: Reissued patent for an improvement in engineer's level which introduces a novel manner of marking the scale upon the face of the rod.
Date: April 5, 1881
Creator: Lynch, Michael L.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Planter.

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
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cultivator and Cotton and Corn Planter.

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
Item Type: Patent

Steam Engine.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Mechanical Power.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Taylor 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: 1885
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Insecticide Composition.

Description: Patent for an insecticide to kill red ants and "other noxious insects" (line 9).
Date: March 24, 1885
Creator: Howard, Frank M.
Item Type: Patent

Earth Auger.

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.
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Chopper

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
Item Type: Patent

Wagon Brake.

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
Item Type: Patent