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[Business Card for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Business card for John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney and collector of claims for Austin and surrounding counties. On the back of the card is a note concerning that if money was collected from a claim, it would be paid to someone while John would retain half as commission.
Date: March 3, 1854
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

Carpenter's Hatchet.

Description: Patent for a new and improved carpenter's hatchet. This design, "by curving or convexing the back of the hatchet downward from the eye to the rear end of the blade [it] greatly facilitates the ease and efficiency with which the hatchet can be used in driving nails in angles and corners—an improvement which will be at once appreciated by all carpenters—while by forming the back of the blade with the opposite recesses, leaving the thin wall between them, the hatchet can be used as a screw-driver, and the carpenter can thus dispense with the use of a separate screw-driver" (lines 67-79).
Date: March 27, 1888
Creator: Stopple, John Julius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a simple, metallic, and inexpensive clothes pin that can be used with a rope or wire line. It can be attached easily but will not blow off. It does not rust or tear the clothes.
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Crump, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Collapsible Crate

Description: Patent fora collapsible crate used specifically for "shipping poultry or other live animals" (lines 11-12).
Date: March 23, 1915
Creator: Master, Chester A. & Wolnitzek, Oscar T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Historic Marker Application: E. O. Finn Building]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the E. O. Finn Building, in Bellville, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, original application, narrative, floor plans, and photographs.
Date: March 28, 1983
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
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Partner: Texas Historical Commission

Improvement in Combined Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvement in combined planter and cultivator by “combining instruments such as hoppers, plow-beans, brace-bars, foot-levers and many others that required for preparing the ground, planting the seed, and cultivating the plants and which may be easily adjusted for the various uses.” (Lines 22-25) Illustration is included.
Date: March 16, 1869
Creator: Switzer, W. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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