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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "is to provide a cheap, durable, and simple car-coupling, which shall be automatic and positive in its action, and which uses the ordinary link and takes the draft in the same way as the common pin, and which will also fit any car, and will not get out of order from being battered. It consists, mainly, in the peculiar construction of a coupling device, in combination with a spring for holding it to the open or closed position, and co-operating with the same for automatic action" (lines 11-22).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists "[i]n a car-coupling, the combination of a recessed draw-head having abutments . . . and a transverse ridge, of a link adapted to rock on said ridge, a pivoted coupling-hook carrying a diagonally-projecting pin near its forward end, and a spiral spring arranged diagonally above the coupling-hook and surrounding said pin" (lines 93-100).
Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Nutting, Adrain
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head, the coupling-hook supported therein and having a limited longitudinal movement, the front edge of said hook being formed with inclined faces . . . and a vertical face arranged to engage proper faces in the draw-head, the forward movement of said hook being limited by [the] inclined faces . . . and vertical face, and its backward movement of bolt or stud and its upward movement by engagement of [one] surface with [another] surface" (lines 93-103).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head and a swinging coupling-hook pivoted therein, of the rock-shaft having the crank-arm provided with the grooved head, the chain arranged in said groove and connected with the hook, the ratchet-disk on the shaft, and the pawl for engaging the ratchet-disk" (lines 76-82).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Nutting, Adrian
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in car-couplings" (lines 5-6), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for automatic car-coupling for passenger and freight cars.
Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the link having a hooked front end, the lever, spring between the front end of the lever and the link, slide-bar pivoted to the rear end of the lever, the spring-actuated latch on the said bar, having the pin thereon to engage in a socket in the bottom of the car, and the retractile spring at the outer end of the lever" (lines 11-19).
Date: September 27, 1887
Creator: Stovall, John David & Whittington, William Calvin
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for "a single structure in which the airbrake pipes and steam-heating pipes will be coupled together when the cars are coupled, and in which the several parts will be very compactly arranged. A further object is to provide means whereby the cars may be uncoupled by the use of compressed air" (lines 12-19).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Thomas, James Bryant
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for improvements to car-coupling using a vertically-moving pin for locking the cars together.
Date: November 14, 1882
Creator: Blackley, George I.; Nicholson, John I.; Holloman, Harvey A.; Reedy, Thomas C. & Beezley, Anderson J.
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvement of automatic car coupling and uncoupling devices.
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for temporary, easily attachable and detachable coupling devices that rejoin draw-heads that have been broken or disabled in cars. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 13, 1891
Creator: Wallis, Fuller W.
Item Type: Patent

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car door. This design "has for an object to provide a simple construction by which the door in its open and closed positions may be pressed firmly in against the side of the car, and by which the door may more perfectly protect the contents of the car from the weather than the doors of ordinary construction" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
Item Type: Patent

Car Door.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car door. This design "has for an object to provide a simple and convenient construction by which the door, which is mainly intended for grain-cars, may be pressed firmly against the bottom of the car and fastened, so it will not shake loose in making a trip, may be easily started in opening, and will be efficient and durable" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones.
Item Type: Patent

Celeste Quadrangle

Description: Satellite image 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 1:24,000
Date: 2010
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Celeste Quadrangle

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 1:24,000
Date: 1964
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Celeste Quadrangle

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 1:24000
Date: 1968
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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Celeste Quadrangle

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 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
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CHURN

Description: Patent for the improvement of a churn. The churn has a detachable support and a closure for the upper end of the body of the churn.
Date: February 18, 1913
Creator: HARRISON, DAVID M.
Item Type: Patent

Churn

Description: Patent for a churn
Date: November 26, 1907
Creator: Floyd, Ellis E.
Item Type: Patent

Clothes Pounder

Description: Patent for a clothes pounder. Illustration included.
Date: June 1, 1909
Creator: Turner, James S. & Campbell, John Luther
Item Type: Patent

Coffee Pot.

Description: Patent for improvements to coffee pot design including a bagged apparatus to hold grounds that are then steamed through a jet venting apparatus to brew the drink with accompanying illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1889
Creator: Stidham, James Simeon
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cotton and Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for a combined cotton and corn planter by having two wheel guards and graduators, one feed-wheel is mounted fixedly on the shaft, the other is removable; so that it can be easily converted from planting corn or cotton-seed, and vice versa, and regulating the planting of either. Illustration is included.
Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Carter, Edward D.
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cultivator and Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator and planter. This design consists in "the combination of the box having the slot and the three apertures in the side of the slot . . . the reciprocating seed-slide, and the sliding and adjustable plate . . . having the slot near its end and engaging with the free leg of the staple" (lines 100-110).
Date: February 26, 1889
Creator: Carter, Edward D.
Item Type: Patent