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Eight-Lens Telescope.

Description: Patent for improvements in refracting-telescopes in which the instrument may be readily and accurately focused by adjustment of the lenses within the telescoping sections; and by having one or more perforated diaphragms for avoiding errors due to spherical aberration, an adjustable and removable transmitter for the light passing through the object-glass, for the purpose of toning the quantity of light. Illustration is included.
Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Riddle, William Nelson
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Aerial Ship

Description: Patent for "a ship for navigating the air, which shall be almost or quite as easily governed and controlled as regards its course of travel, irrespective of the direction of the wind and in other respects, as a ship provided with propelling means, used to sail in or through the water" (lines 9-15).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Riddle, William Nelson
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Tramping Attachment for Baling Presses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for baling presses. This design "consists of a contrivance of trampers and a crank with power mechanism for working them, in a simple arrangement for beating in the cotton on the follower preparatory to closing the press and completing the pressing by the follower, the device being calculated to enable the bales of full size to be made in a smaller case, and with less range of movement of the follower and more economically than they can be made without the tramper" (lines 8-18).
Date: June 10, 1884
Creator: Thompson, Gedeon Philip
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Description: Patent for a churn with vertically reciprocating dashers.
Date: June 28, 1910
Creator: Decker, William A.
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[News Clip: Rail strike]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10:00 P. M.
Date: September 19, 1982
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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