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Improvement in Plows

Description: Patent for a new design for a subsoil plow. Includes instructions and illustration.
Date: December 27, 1870
Creator: Clifton, Josiah
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for "a novel means of hanging the gang of plows beneath the draft-frame, in combination with levers and link-connections, whereby the plows can be adjusted to run at any desired depth, and firmly held after the adjustment." (Lines 18-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 21, 1875
Creator: McCormick, John R.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Cotton-Choppers.

Description: Patent for "an improved machine for scraping, chopping, and cultivating corn and cotton" (lines 10-12) with illustrations and instructions.
Date: November 14, 1876
Creator: McCormick, John R.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Saddle-Blankets

Description: Patent for improvement of saddle blankets through use of a layering of canvas and rubber. Illustrations of blanket in multiple profiles included.
Date: December 5, 1876
Creator: McCormick, John Robert
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Walking-Planters

Description: Patent for improvements of a new walking planter where the design is much improved to that of the cotton planters. The new improvements of the walking planter are much safer because of the hopper that is in the new and improved equipment, including illustrations.
Date: August 20, 1877
Creator: Brown, Joseph M.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Gang and Sulky Plows.

Description: Patent for improvements in gang and sulky plows which "consists in an axle having the double crank of the transporting-wheel journaled upon the outer bend of said crank, working between the side beams of the plow-frame, and the connecting-rods pivoted, respectively, to the said bars and to the end and inner bend of said crank" (lines 17-23). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 8, 1878
Creator: McCormick, John Robert
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Horse-Powers

Description: Patent for improvement in horse-powers through gravity and tread-power of a farm animal, for use as a power source for farm equipment, with illustration.
Date: August 30, 1878
Creator: Blain, John Harvey
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for an improvement in combined planter and cultivator that can be can modified for use in a cultivator, a gang breaker-plow or a seed planter. Includes illustration and description.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Brown, Joseph M.
Item Type: Patent

Seeding-Machine.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvements in Seeding-Machines" (lines 5-6) the light draft interchangeable seeding-machine can be converted from a cotton-planter to a corn-planter, and vice versa. The invention is "compact, simple, and durable" (line 13)
Date: June 29, 1880
Creator: McCall, John L.
Item Type: Patent

Turbine Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved turbine wheel. This design eliminates water friction and alleviates pressure on suspended buckets, causing them to last longer.
Date: August 17, 1880
Creator: Hallenbeck, Matthew L.
Item Type: Patent

Sulky Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sulky-plow. This design represents an improvement in sulky plows due to its novel combination and arrangement of crank-axle, tongue, angular guide-braces, diagonal brace, and adjustable collars (lines 85-87). This novel arrangement results in a plow that is simple, durable, and inexpensive.
Date: November 23, 1880
Creator: McCormick, John R.
Item Type: Patent

Plow-Carriage.

Description: Patent for new improvements on plow-carriages design including illustrations.
Date: December 21, 1880
Creator: McNorton, John Tomas
Item Type: Patent

Letter Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clasp for letters. This design calls for wire or sheet metal to be shaped into a suitable size and shape for letters, including tabs on the ends to snap together to fasten the letters. This eliminates the need for twine or string, which reduces the flammability of the packages.
Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Price, James N.
Item Type: Patent

Collyrium.

Description: Patent for a mixture for an eye-water; ingredients, proportions of the ingredients and instructions on how to prepare the mixture are included. No illustration.
Date: March 7, 1882
Creator: Templeton, Absalom
Item Type: Patent

Treadle Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved treadle power. This design "consists of a pair of treadles contrived [so] that the operator may stand erect and operate the machine . . . together with contrivances whereby the operator may at the same time apply the power of the hands and arms to assist the legs when greater power is required, and for relief of the legs when less power is required. By enabling the operator to stand erect and apply the weight of his [or her] body to the treadles by a natural walking motion . . . he [or she] can apply greater power and continue a longer time with less fatigue" (lines 7-20).
Date: February 26, 1884
Creator: Greene, George A.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be cheap and simple in its construction and thoroughly effective in its operation. The invention consists in the improved construction and combinations of parts" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 13, 1884
Creator: Smoot, John Devers
Item Type: Patent

Ventilating and Adjustable Rain Proof.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rain-proof cap for chimneys. This design "is to provide a . . . rain-proof or chimney tube for receiving that part of a stove-pipe that projects above the roof, which rain-proof is so constructed that pipes can be held in the same at different inclinations. The invention consists in a rain-proof formed of a conical tube held on the roof, in the upper end of which conical tube the upper end of the stove-pipe is held. A hood is held on the upper end of the stove-pipe" (lines 8-18).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent

Bastrop 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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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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Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate latch. This design "relates to that class of gates which are used to close and open passages through fences; and its object is to compensate for shrinkage of the gate in dry weather and swelling thereof in wet weather, in order that the bolt or latch may at all times extend the right distance from the edge of the gate to properly engage the gate post or jamb" (lines 9-16).
Date: February 10, 1885
Creator: Magruder, Robert
Item Type: Patent

Water Cup for Stove Pipes.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-cup for stove pipes. This design "relates to water cups or vessels arranged on the outside of stove-pipes, and whereby the heat of the pipe of the stove is made to evaporate the water for the purpose of imparting moisture to the air of the apartment containing the stove and so improving the healthiness and pleasantness of the atmosphere of the room" (lines 8-15).
Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent

Sash Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash fastener. This design has for its object to "lock the window-sash in position when down, and that can also be applied to holding the sash at different elevations when the window is opened" (lines 16-19).
Date: March 10, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Nelse
Item Type: Patent

Ventilating Chimney.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilating chimney. This design consists in "the combination, with the smoke-flue, of the ventilating-flue, the thimble provided with outwardly-projecting lugs and inwardly-projecting apertured lugs, the plate provided with a central aperture and with a flange having notches, and the screws passed through the plate into the apertured lugs" (lines 16-23).
Date: March 24, 1885
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent