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Station Indicator. (open access)

Station Indicator.

Patent for a new and improved train station indicator. This design calls for two drums or rollers around which a banner with the different train station names and phrases written sequentially. A hand crank turns the drums, moving the banner to the desired name or phrase, as well as ringing a bell to alert passengers.
Date: December 26, 1882
Creator: Holloman, Harvey A.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Water-Wheel. (open access)

Water-Wheel.

Patent for a water-wheel that rotates around a vertical axis and that has blade-like arms that enable the wheel to convert flowing water into rotational energy.
Date: July 21, 1914
Creator: Crisp, Thomas
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wheel. (open access)

Wheel.

Patent for "new and useful, Improvements in wheels and more particularly to that class known as spring or resilient wheels" (lines 12-15), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 26, 1913
Creator: Hardin, Benjiman Barnett
System: The Portal to Texas History
Fish-Screen. (open access)

Fish-Screen.

Patent for fish screen for waterways that allows for free movement of debris but still creates a barrier for the fish.
Date: June 11, 1918
Creator: Crisp, Henry L. & Harrison, Ben T.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Wagon. (open access)

Wagon.

Patent for "a vehicle such as a wagon with means for automatically pulling cotton bolls." (lines 16-17)
Date: July 12, 1921
Creator: Jennings, William L.
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Picker (open access)

Cotton Picker

Patent for a vehicle-mounted cotton picker.
Date: March 18, 1919
Creator: McEachern, S. D.
System: The Portal to Texas History