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Cameron County

Cameron County

Date: 1913
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Cameron County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (8000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Harper's Weekly: Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, Texas]

[Harper's Weekly: Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Color sketch of Elizabeth Street in Brownsville, Texas, printed from a photograph in an issue of Harper's Weekly. There are buildings lining the street, but no signs are visible. The street is filled with covered wagons and people (including soldiers in uniform).
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Children Playing Outside with Toys]

[Children Playing Outside with Toys]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two young girls and two young boys smiling for the camera while they play with their toys in a grassy yard at the side of a large wood-slatted building. The two young girls are sitting in the grass next to a large baby doll and a basket that with two smaller dolls. One of the boys is seated sideways on a wagon, and the other boy is riding a tricycle. Both of the boys are wearing dark jackets, fitted bomber hats, and round goggles on their heads. There is a small tree beside the children, and palm trees are visible in the background. The building behind them has four visible windows and a belfry at the front entrance in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito ()".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Cameron County

Cameron County

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Map of Cameron County, Texas, including the South Texas Plains region. The old lighthouse at Point Isabel is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Protecting Shores.

Protecting Shores.

Date: September 27, 1898
Creator: Brooks, Samuel W.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in protections for river banks and coast washing, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Invalid's Chair.

Invalid's Chair.

Date: January 18, 1898
Creator: Yznaga, Juana G.
Description: Patent for a new and improved invalid's chair. This design "relates to an improvement in chairs which will adapt them to the use of invalids and children" (line 7-9).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Primer for Cannon.

Primer for Cannon.

Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Rodman, John Black
Description: Patent for a new and improved primer for cannons. This design corrects the loosening of primers in their vent-holes by way of "a spring combined with the priming tube, which spring expands to the size of the vent" (para. 3). This eliminates blowouts and premature breakage.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvements in Machines for Making Paving-Blocks.

Improvements in Machines for Making Paving-Blocks.

Date: October 24, 1871
Creator: Brooks, Samuel Wallace
Description: Patent for the improvement in machines for making paving-blocks.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Velocipedes

Improvement in Velocipedes

Date: February 13, 1872
Creator: Maltby, Henry A.
Description: Patent for the improvement of Velocipedes. The improvement consists of a new and novel combination and arrangement of propelling power, due to the weight of the body, which may be aided by the muscular force thereof and guiding apparatus.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Syringe.

Syringe.

Date: September 3, 1895
Creator: Putegnat, Joseph L.
Description: Patent for a syringe that will inject or throw liquid and is piston-operated. "In its special organization the device is particularly adapted for males and treatment of diseases to which they are heir, and is light, neat, and compact, so as to be easily carried in the pocket" (lines 18-22).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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