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Pipe-Wrench.

Description: Patent for an economical pipe wrench that is easily adjustable using a pivoting, movable jaw to fit pipes of varying sizes.
Date: May 5, 1914
Creator: Adams, Benjamin F.
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Revolving Target.

Description: Patent for "a revolving target of improved and simplified construction" (lines 15-17), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Adams, William H.
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Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved rotary engine which is simple and durable in construction and very effective in operation, using the steam expansively and to the fullest advantage, at the same time being adapted to compound engines" (lines 8-12).
Date: November 5, 1889
Creator: Akers, William P.
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Velocipede.

Description: Patent for a new and improved velocipede. This design "has relation to that class of velocipedes in which the rider is suspended within a large wheel impelled by a frictional contact between the inner periphery of the same and the driving wheel" (lines 8-12). With this design, "by the increased size of wheel, not only is speed gained, but the same may be propelled with greater ease over rough or smooth roads and with greater comfort to the rider, in that the jolt is less, and yet at the same time all the benefits arising from this class of exercise are obtained" (lines 27-34).
Date: August 5, 1890
Creator: Akers, William P.
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Car-Starter

Description: Patent for "a new and improved car-starter adapted for all kinds of cars and vehicles, being specially of great value on grades" (lines 8-11).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Akers, William P. & Lindsey, John C.
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Amarillo College Requests for Legislative Appropriations: 2018 and 2019

Description: Report submitted by Amarillo College to the Texas 85th regular legislature requesting appropriations to fund programming and activities. It includes an overview of the institution's goals, summaries of appropriations requests for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, and supporting documentation.
Date: August 5, 2016
Creator: Amarillo College
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Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for a baling-press for cotton and uses a compression chamber and a head or compressor block to compress the cotton. The invention is more effective and more expeditious than other baling-presses.
Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Alva E.
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Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for a baling-press meant to bale cotton. In this machine, "the power as applied to the plunger is increased in proportion to the resistance offered by the material being baled and whereby the forward movement of the plunger is automatically checked at the limit of its path and is returned to its initial positioin without effort upon the part of the operator" (lines 10-17).
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Anderson, Alva E.
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Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for improvements in animal-traps that would be capable of catching two animals; to set the trap, bait is placed upon the hooked ends of the bait-hooks, the jaws are elevated and retained in a position by the link-catches, which have the lower hooked ends engaging the trigger, which has its free end engaging the eye at the inner end of the bait hooks, thus setting the trap, (lines 66-73) ready to catch animals. Illustration is included.
Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Henry Clay
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Low-Water Alarm For Boilers

Description: Patent for "improvements in low water alarms for steam boilers and more particularly to those which are operated by the heat from the steam in the boiler, after the water therein has fallen below a predetermined danger point" (lines 15-20).
Date: January 5, 1915
Creator: Anderson, Williamson D. & Shearer, Edward J.
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Boot or Shoe Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for shoes and boots. This design "relates to a brace adapted to be applied to boots and shoes, and is designed as a brace for the counter, heel, and instep; and it has for its object to provide a brace . . . which shall be simple in its construction, one that may be readily and easily applied, and manufactured and supplied at a slight cost" (lines 9-16).
Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Awalt, Jessee C.
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Machinery For Pressing Cotton.

Description: Patent for improvements in machinery for facilitating the pressing of cotton; and it relates particularly to mechanism in which cylinders and pistons are used, under the influence of fluid or liquid, such as steam, air, water, or gas under pressure to operate the follower-block of a bailing-press. (Lines 12-18) Illustration is included.
Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Bachman, Joseph A.
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Tire Setting Machine

Description: Patent for a tire setting machine. This invention is designed for setting tires that are cold. Illustrations included.
Date: February 5, 1907
Creator: Baker, Charles Walter
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Truss

Description: Patent for a truss for the use of alleviating abdominal hernias. Illustrations included.
Date: September 5, 1911
Creator: Baker, Littleton Lafayette
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Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for a simple and durable lifting jack for wagons that is easily operated and does not move the hoisting lever in the post.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Ball, Charles W.
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File-Cabinet

Description: Patent for a filing cabinet to be used in retail stores and business places. Illustrations included.
Date: April 5, 1910
Creator: Ball, William J.
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Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination . . . of the oscillating hopper having the opening in its lower side, the slides on the bottom of the hopper, having the slots, the set-screws engaging said slots and securing the slides in place, the seed-slide guided between the opposing edges of the slides, and the operating-lever pivoted on one of the screws and engaging the seed-slide" (lines 62-70).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Ballard, Johnathan J.
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Portable Hitching-Block

Description: Patent for a portable hitching block that is retractable and is able to hold a hitching rein at any length. Illustrations included.
Date: May 5, 1908
Creator: Barnett, John B.
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Hydrocarbon Burner

Description: Patent for a hydrocarbon burner. The invention is designed to provide certain new and useful improvements for utilizing crude oil as a fuel and for conveniently (line 10-12). Illustration included.
Date: April 5, 1904
Creator: Barton, Charles H.; Henrichsen, Henry E.; Cousins, Jullious & Matthews, Cranmer L.
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