Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Brannon, Walter Zebulin
Description: Patent for improvements in wire stretchers: "provide a wire stretcher of simple, durable, and economic construction, capable of being applied to a wire and supported upon s post or maintained in working position between posts or uprights" (lines 8-13).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
General Highway Map Brazos County, Texas

General Highway Map Brazos County, Texas

Date: January 1, 1967
Creator: Texas State Highway Department
Description: Highway map of Brazos County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, military bases, and airfields. Map includes three inset maps - Millican, Wellborn, and Allenfarm - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
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Brazos Co.

Brazos Co.

Date: November 1922
Creator: Matzow, Fr.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Brazos County, Texas, showing showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, and blocks of land. Handwritten notes have been made on the map in pencil about crabapple trees. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
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[Photograph of 1952 College Station City Council]

[Photograph of 1952 College Station City Council]

Date: 1952
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of 1952 city of College Station, Texas City Council meeting. The back contains handwritten text as follows: "_____. Bill Fitch, Marion Pugh, Joe Sorrels, Ernest Langford, Howard Badgett,Harry Boyer, N. M. McGinnis, Ran Boswell" Individual not named in obverse text is identified as J. Wheeler Barger. At time of photograph, Earnest Langford was Mayor and Ran Boswell was City Manager.
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[Old Fritz Merchandise Token]

[Old Fritz Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin has the shape of an eight-petal flower and says, "At the Bar of Old Fritz, Bryan, Texas." The text on the reverse is only partially visible and appears to entitle the holder to "One Drink."
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Edge, John S.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple plow that has an improved braces placement which makes the plow very rigid. The blade angle is also adjustable and the plow can be a single or double plow.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Reversible Sad-Irons.

Improvement in Reversible Sad-Irons.

Date: August 3, 1875
Creator: Smothers, Thomas T.
Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Irons" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
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Improvement in Fence-Post Sockets.

Improvement in Fence-Post Sockets.

Date: September 9, 1873
Creator: Durant, George W.
Description: Patent for improvement in fencing where posts are held more securely with galvanized plates, sockets, and wires.
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Tea-Chest.

Tea-Chest.

Date: November 7, 1891
Creator: Buford, Paschal
Description: Patent for "tea-chests and other receptacles of a light nature in which the articles are shipped and retailed in and from the original packages," (lines 8-11) with instructions and illustrations.
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Poison-Distributer.

Poison-Distributer.

Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: McGee, Joseph Thomas & Carr, Robert Wooten
Description: Patent for a poison-distributer. This invention relates to improvements in poison-distributers, the objects in view being to provide a cheap and simple machine for an efficient manner over the entire surface of cotton-plants for the purpose of destroying the worms, and, furthermore to so construct the machine as to adapt it to readily pass through ordinary-sized gates.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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