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[William Schmalzried Using a Hand Pump]

Description: Photograph of William Schmalzried using a hand pump that is connected to a train car. Several buildings are visible in the background. Handwritten text under the photo says, "Fort Worth, Texas Jan, 1889 - Hand pumps were once used to provide air pressure for testing brakes in yards and car shops. This device was an important piece of equipment in railroad terminals for many years. The photo shows Mr. William Schmalzried, former Supt. of the Car Dept."
Date: January 1889
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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "construction and arrangement of arrow-shaped draw-heads and lever-bars adjustable upon rack-bars for the purpose of raising and lowering the draw-heads" (lines 16-20)including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 20, 1880
Creator: Gray, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for invention new and useful improvement in Plows, relates the shape of the mold-board and the manner of securing the point and land side to the standard [5-15].
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Kelly, George A.
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Elastic Chain

Description: Patent for this invention is to provide a chain which yield longitudinally when subjected to a tensile strain and to this end arrangement of parts, as will be herein after described and claimed. [5-10]
Date: December 3, 1889
Creator: Redwood, Charles
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Wire-Tightener

Description: Patent for invented certain new and useful improvement in Wire-Tightener invention relates to an improvement in and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set here in after and particularly pointed out in the claim.
Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Bulter, Constant, B.
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Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Baling-Presses" (lines 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 19, 1889
Creator: Bywaters, Joseph K.
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Kitchen Table and Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a combined table and cabinet for use in the kitchen, intended to aid "invalids or weak persons to accomplish considerable work without inconvenience or fatigue" (lines 11-13).
Date: August 14, 1888
Creator: Brack, Mary S.
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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvement of automatic car coupling and uncoupling devices.
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Ferguson, George Jones
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Saw-Filing Machine

Description: Patent for improvements to machines that file saw teeth, including illustrations.
Date: February 1, 1887
Creator: Nolen, Robert; Bishop, Rudolph W. & Waltemeyer, Joseph
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Corn-Planter.

Description: Patent for improvement of corn-planters, with illustrations. The purpose of this corn-planters patent was to improve existing corn-planters through, "peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set forth hereinafter, and particularly pointed out in the claims" (lines 9-12).
Date: October 18, 1887
Creator: Koepke, William. Wm. Koepke.
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