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Improvement in Nail-Extractors.

Description: Patent for an improved instrument for extracting nails which "will increase its effectiveness in equal ratio with the resistance offered by the object under operation" (lines 13-16) including instruction and illustrations.
Date: May 14, 1872
Creator: Franklin, Edward A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spoke-Tightener.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful Spoke-Tightener" (lines 5-6) and adjuster, including illustration.
Date: August 5, 1902
Creator: La Bauve, Valcoure J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saw-Tool.

Description: Patent for a saw tool comprised of a saw set and gage, including illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1914
Creator: Devini, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mop

Description: Patent for a mop with removable cleaning cloth. Intended use is for washing dishes. The handles for holding the cloth are for securely twisting to wring water out.
Date: November 23, 1915
Creator: Evans, Anna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Switch-Point Lock

Description: Patent for switch-point lock "provides novel locking means for securing the movable member of a railway switch, thereby preventing accidents which are occasioned by the movable members of railway switches being loose" (lines 9-13).
Date: July 27, 1915
Creator: Lambert, Joseph T. & Cronin, Charles P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Strop with a wooden core]

Description: Strop with a wooden core two padded leather sides parallel to each other, one side is unpadded leather, and the fourth side is inset with a hone. One of the padded sides has a 6 cm hole exposing cotton, same side is missing three nails and is torn.
Date: 1895
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Water Barrel and Pump]

Description: A large wooden water barrel set on high posts receives water via a pump mechanism below it. A pump house is built around the well. To the left is a utility building which appears to have pipes going to the barrel. The time and place of this water utility are unknown.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[Rusty Pliers]

Description: Pliers that are hinged at top and then has four textured holes, and then has parallel handles of which one ends in a clasp that hooks the two handles together. On the handle without a clasp, written on the inside, is "M KLEIN & SONS"
Date: 1895
Partner: Fort Bend Museum