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Franklin Co.

Franklin Co.

Date: 1899
Creator: Pressler, C. W. & Wynne, Amos
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Franklin County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:152,380] (4000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Instrument for Dividing Angles into Equal Parts.

Instrument for Dividing Angles into Equal Parts.

Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Cornelius, Francis W.
Description: Patent for an instrument for dividing angles into equal parts and is meant to be used with a beam compass. The "invention consists in a member having a point adapted to be placed at the point of the angle to be divided, and having movable thereon a beam extending horizontally and having at one end a transverse head projecting from each side of the beam and carrying at one end an indicating point and at the other end a marking pencil" (lines 22-29).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Crockett, William E. & McAdams, Richard E.
Description: Patent for an improved animal trap that can catch a large variety of animals, including fish, and does not injure the animals. Bait is placed in the trap, and the door on one end is spring-activated. A hinged door on the top is where the operator can take out the animal.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Cotton Scraper and Chopper.

Cotton Scraper and Chopper.

Date: August 13, 1889
Creator: White, John Calvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton scraper and chopper. This design "consists of an oblong frame composed of a front piece, side beams, and the rear cross-beam, provided with the handles" (lines 29-32).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Combination Heel-Sweep Plow.

Combination Heel-Sweep Plow.

Date: February 28, 1893
Creator: Dean, John Rowe
Description: Patent for an improved plow that can have "either first a whole heel sweep, or a right or left half heel sweep, second a whole solid sweep, or a right or left half solid sweep, third a right and left turn plow, or a right or left half turn plow" (lines 15-19).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Oat-Cutter.

Oat-Cutter.

Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Laws, John Aderson
Description: Patent for a type of straw and hay cutter designed especially for cutting sheaf oats that is easily operated, including illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Canning Apparatus.

Canning Apparatus.

Date: July 15, 1902
Creator: Garner, John Thomas
Description: Patent for Canning Apparatus used to preserve fruits and vegetables in sealed cans. Apparatus also consist of a boiling platform to boil the contents of the can before sealing it.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Roger Davis, county agent, Franklin County, TX]

[Roger Davis, county agent, Franklin County, TX]

Date: c. 1920
Creator: Browder, H. F.
Description: Black and white (faded) of Roger Davis, county agent, Franklin County, TX. Studio Portrait. Taken and collected by H.F.Browder, former county agent, Denton County.
Contributing Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
Soil map, Texas, Franklin County sheet

Soil map, Texas, Franklin County sheet

Date: September 30, 1909
Creator: United States. Bureau of Soils.
Description: Map displays soil types along with creeks, rivers, towns, roads, and railroads. Includes legend and soil profiles.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Soil survey of Franklin County, Texas

Soil survey of Franklin County, Texas

Date: September 30, 1909
Creator: Kocher, A. E. (Arthur E.) & Lyman, W. S.
Description: Text describes climate, agriculture, and soils of Franklin County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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