Burleson County

Burleson County

Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Burleson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio road, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
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Burleson County

Burleson County

Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Burleson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio road, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Red Front Cafe, Lyons, Texas

Red Front Cafe, Lyons, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: "Red Front Cafe, Lyons, Texas"; framed in barnwood; "P. Johnson" and title handwritten on bottom
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Map of Burleson County, Texas.

Map of Burleson County, Texas.

Date: 1879
Creator: unknown
Description: Plat map of the original land grants of Burleson County, Texas. There is a circle marked near the center of the map which includes the city of Caldwell and surrounding properties. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Seward Papers

Seward Papers

Date: November 10, 1875
Creator: Hunt, Thomas M.
Description: Court summons to Seward by J.G. James.
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Improvement in Cotton-Stalk Cutters.

Improvement in Cotton-Stalk Cutters.

Date: August 9, 1874
Creator: Johnston, George; Cairns, John & Johnston, Michael K.
Description: Patent for an improvement to cotton-stalk cutters by way of an improved framework.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Combined Spading, Plowing, and Stalk-Cutting Machines.

Improvement in Combined Spading, Plowing, and Stalk-Cutting Machines.

Date: September 5, 1876
Creator: Mathes, William McConnell
Description: Patent for an earth working machine that can be used for spading, plowing and stalk-cutting by arranging “a series of spades in a plane parallel with the axis of the machine and interposed spades in planes at right angles thereto, all attached to a reciprocating cross-bar.” (P. 2, lines [29]-[33].) The spades are adjustable in height and, it can be removed to use as a cultivator. For stalk-cutting, the plows may be removed. Illustration is included.
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Fence.

Fence.

Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Gordon, Marion J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fence. This design "consist[s] of posts, a barbed-wire line connecting the top portions of the posts, the horizontal slats, the vertical wires secured at their lower ends to the lower portions of the post, and looped around the slats and connected at their upper portions to the wire line, and thence extending upward and secured to the upper ends of the posts above said wire line, and wire loops passing around the ends of the lower slats and connected with the lower portions of the vertical wires" (lines 82-93).
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Jar Fastener.

Jar Fastener.

Date: April 5, 1887
Creator: Dickey, Marion Flutcher
Description: Patent for a new and improved jar fastener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a fruit can or jar, having a continuous groove across its bottom and up its sides, of a U-shaped bolt resting in said groove, a cap-plate resting on the top of the jar and through which the legs of the bolt extend, and securing nuts turning on the ends of the bolt above the cap-plate" (lines 78-84).
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Seed Planter.

Seed Planter.

Date: May 10, 1887
Creator: Clark, Council H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination of the frame, the hopper having a notch or opening in its rear edge, the seed-spout extending vertically along the rear side of the hopper and communicating therewith through said notch, the reciprocating rod having a jointed upper end provided with a seed-cup, the rock-shaft having crank-arm, and an arm connected with said reciprocating-rod, the crank-shaft, pitman, driving-wheel, and the sprocket-gears and chain connecting the crank-shaft and wheel-axle" (lines 84-96).
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