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Description: Patent for "motors designed more particularly running sewing machines and churns and other light machinery" (lines 9-10), including instruction and illustrations.
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Harrell, A. Frank

Water Supply Facility Planning, New Terrell City Lake

Description: This report began discusses action began "in May of 2010 when Freese and Nichols (FNI) was retained by the City of Terrell, Texas in cooperation with Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to assess, alternative uses of New Terrell City Lake (CITY Lake) and perform a dam condition assessment. The City of Terrell no longer uses the water supply from New Terrell City Lake and would like to find alternative uses for this supply." (p. ES-1).
Date: September 2011
Creator: Texas Water Development Board

Shoe-Paste Applier.

Description: Patent for shoe-paste applier by using “cotton or cloth, wound into a roll to make the paste-applying element.” (Lines 65-66) “A holding member having terminal arms held associated by being twisted together and a curved intermediated coiled portion to house the paste-applying element, and a handle for receiving the twisted portions of the arms.” (Lines 15-19) Illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1903
Creator: Smith, William Roland


Description: Patent for a grapple, a device "for handling brick - that is, for moving brick from one point to another" (lines 13-14).
Date: November 6, 1900
Creator: Brownfield, James G.


Description: Patent for a fire-escape for "people irrespective of age, sex, or condition may be safely carried from any landing or floor of a building to the sidewalk or street" (lines 25-28); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Thompson, B. W.

Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-883

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Gerald Mann, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Maximum tax rate under charter of City of Terrell's authority to pledge net profits of municipal light plant, together with ad valorem taxes to service general obligation bonds of the city; authority under the city charter to levy a tax other than that provided for in Sections 17, 18, 21, and 22, for the payment of street improvement bonds.
Date: July 21, 1939
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.


Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive calf-weaner muzzle, that can also be used for colts, and is an "attachment for securing a barbed frame to a halter, whereby the frame is maintained in the operative position without interfering with the adjustment of the members of the halter to suit the size of the head of the animal" (lines 10-15).
Date: October 29, 1895
Creator: Sone, Charles W.


Description: Patent for an insect exterminator to be transported to and used within crop fields which separates insects from plants by means of brushes and kills the insects by depositing them into a pan containing liquid insecticide. Exterminator also includes a sprayer to deliver insecticide onto crops. Exterminator is designed to be pulled by draft animals.
Date: April 17, 1906
Creator: Thompson, Everett Edward


Description: Patent for a gas-burner signal lantern, instead of an oil-burner signal lantern, that indicates whether or not the track is all clear of trains; includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1902
Creator: Ruebel, C. A. Ernst

Soil map, Kaufman County, Texas

Description: Map displays soil types, creeks, lakes, towns, churches, schools, roads, railroads, and Texas Land Office survey lines. Includes legend and symbols. A polyconic projection, North American Datum. "Horizontal control by Texas State Reclamation Department. 10000 foot grid based upon Texas (North central) system of plane coordinates."
Date: June 1940
Creator: United States. Bureau of Plant Industry.

Improvement in Bridle Attachments.

Description: Patent for "a bridle of novel construction for training and taming horses; and it consists in the combination of brace and guide-reins, neck and crupper straps, sureingle, and collar." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 10, 1877
Creator: Cummings, Seton S.


Description: Patent for improvements to hoisting grapples with the design focus on the "arrow-points or engaging ends" (lines 19-20) and the mechanics associated with the grapple design when in use. Patent includes illustrations of grapple in use.
Date: November 8, 1892
Creator: Jones, Rees

Improvements in Wind-Wheels.

Description: Patent for an "invention [consisting] in the construction and arrangement of a dome which surrounds a wind-wheel" (line 14-16) including instruction and illustrations. Constitutes an improvement to then existing windmills.
Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Stephens, Lawrence E.

Machine for Cutting Basket Splints.

Description: Patent for a new machine for cutting basket splints. This design is for a large ring with grooves of varying depths to receive pieces of timber, whereupon a horse pulls a knife-tipped sweep along the perimeter of the ring, gradually turning the timber into splints for baskets. The machine can be conveniently disassembled and stored when not in use, and it is simple and easy enough for a unskilled laborer to assemble.
Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Crow, Thomas

Water Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water elevator. This design "relates to improvements in water-elevators in which water is made to perform the operations heretofore performed by steam; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of parts . . . whereby the rarefaction of heated air is employed to raise or set in motion a continuous stream of water" (lines 14-21).
Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Smith, William A. & Smith, Robert T.

Drawer of Furniture, Store Fixture, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved chest of drawers. This design "consists, first, in a drawer applied upon side cleats or ledges, grooved longitudinally with the movement of the drawer, and having balls placed in such grooves in such a manner that they are kept separated and are free to roll or move longitudinally, and that they serve as bearings for the drawer, while they keep it from frictional contact with the cleats . . . second, in a novel mode of construction of cleats" (para. 1).
Date: June 7, 1881
Creator: Johnson, William H. & Whomes, Joseph

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design has an axle "provided with holes, so that the choppers or cultivators may be adjusted thereon to bring them nearer together or place them farther apart, as may be desired, to change the implement from a chopper to a marker or cultivator" (lines 30-35).
Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Lindsey, James E.