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Jacquard coverlet

Description: Center seamed jacquard coverlet with added wool fringe; maker's mark says, "M. by John Kachel Mary Spenser 1856"; documentation says, "Robeson Twp. coverlet, Berks Co. Pa." John Kachel believed to have been born in 1809 and died in 1899
Date: unknown
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Mattress Stuffing Machine

Description: Patent for a mattress stuffing machine that holds material to form mattresses, as well as compressing and stuffing the material into ticks.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Woolery, John T.
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Device for Transplanting Trees.

Description: Patent for a new and improved device for transplanting trees. This design consists, "in the combination, with a suitable head having pins or spikes around its edges, of a series of staves having transverse slots, with which the pins engage, and recessed on their edges to form openings for the roots to pass, and means for holding the staves together" (lines 83-89).
Date: August 21, 1888
Creator: Stanley, Thomas E. & Gulley, Calvin D.
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Window Display for Texas Industrial Week

Description: Photograph of a display window advertising Abilene Bedding Co. and Texas Industrial Week. There are sheets and a mattress in the window with signs. The sign is on a light brick and dark stone building by a sidewalk. There is another display window on the left.
Date: 1958
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