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Yoakum 1894 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Yoakum in DeWitt County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1894
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Yoakum 1894 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Yoakum in DeWitt County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1894
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.

Description: Patent for a machine that puts gins and condensers in a line, which sit over a flue. "The lint cotton in bat form being delivered from all of the condensers in independent bats to a common conveyer, the bat cotton increasing in thickness upon the common conveyer and in its travel to a press, compress or other receptacle, receiving the different bats from the different condensers, one bat lying smoothly upon the other, until at the discharge end of the common conveyer, the bat in which the lint is evenly distributed and which is of considerable thickness, will be conveniently discharged" (lines 13-24).
Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Zedler, Friedrich
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insecticide.

Description: Patent for an insecticide that uses an arsenic compound to kill insects instead of Paris green or London purple, and can easily be made into a beautiful green powder that may be used as a pigment.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Brumleu, Ludwig & Brumleu, Ernest
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a combined railway-switch and car-replacing mechanism that is meant to "provide certain improved devices which can be arranged to operate as a switch mechanism, or as car replacing means, which can be easily manipulated, are of a simple construction and which will effectively serve for their intended purposes" (lines 11-16). It can be easily assembled and dissembled.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Powder Distributer.

Description: Patent for a poison distributor that has an adjustable discharge distance and does not clog. It is crank operated to generate a steady stream of poison.
Date: January 2, 1894
Creator: Schumacher, Hermann G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Replacer.

Description: Patent for a car-replacer that is simple and inexpensive and can be easily set and removed. The replacer has two blocks shaped like triangles and tie rods connecting the blocks.
Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department