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Freestone County

Freestone County

Date: 1918
Creator: Hawkins, Lee & Atlee, Tom
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Freestone County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail Environmental Impact Statement: Freestone County

Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail Environmental Impact Statement: Freestone County

Date: 2014
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Description: Map depicting the route of a proposed high-speed railroad connecting Dallas and Houston. This map shows the Freestone County information.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Cotton and Corn Scraper.

Cotton and Corn Scraper.

Date: May 17, 1898
Creator: Dove, Thoms F.
Description: Patent for a new and useful cotton and corn scraper.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Brick-Machine.

Brick-Machine.

Date: May 15, 1900
Creator: Anthony, Russell
Description: Patent for a brick machine that is "effective, yet simple and durable, machine especially adapted to receive bricks from a stiff-mud mill and re-press them and also to provide a means whereby the machine will be automatic in its action." (Lines 7-12) Illustrations included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvements in Pipes and Cigar-Holders.

Improvements in Pipes and Cigar-Holders.

Date: December 5, 1871
Creator: Bond, Virgil A.
Description: Patent for new and improvements in Combined Pipes and Cigar-Holders which consists in "forming or constructing the pipe with an intermediate chamber which serves as a receptacle for a sponge or other absorbent porous material." (Lines 15-20) Illustrations are included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Robertson, Isaac N.
Description: Patent for "car-couplings; and the object is to provide an improved automatically-tripped pin-supporting mechanism, and also to provide an improved device for holding the link in proper position for coupling, whereby the couplers of adjoining cars may be arranged to interlock automatically before coming together, thus avoiding the extreme danger incident to coupling cars." (Lines 12-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Horse Hoes and Cultivators.

Improvement in Horse Hoes and Cultivators.

Date: March 26, 1878
Creator: Brown, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for new horse hoe for cultivating crops. Hoe includes circular frame, plows, rollers, caster-wheels, etc.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Game Apparatus.

Game Apparatus.

Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Pittman, William D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved game. This design "relates to that class of game apparatus in which tilting levers or arms located at the end of an alley or board and bearing numerals designating their value in the game are designed to be struck by balls, so as to displace or change the position of said levers. The invention consists in the construction and combination of the parts forming the apparatus" (lines 14-22).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: March 2, 1886
Creator: Veteto, George M.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the coupling-box or draw-head and spring-pin, of the block, spring, and plate, united together as described, the plate being of suitable size to enter the bore of the draw-head" (lines 4-8).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Harvesting Sack Supporter.

Harvesting Sack Supporter.

Date: March 2, 1886
Creator: Poteet, James Elias
Description: Patent for a new and improved harvesting-sack supporter. This design "relates to improvements in supporting devices for harvesting-sacks, being especially adapted for use in corn-pulling, and by cotton-pickers, and its objects are to provide means whereby the sack may be so attached to the picker that its weight will be distributed proportionately over the body of the wearer, and will not strain and tire the back of the person bearing the same" (lines 16-24).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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