Map of Hardin County

Map of Hardin County

Date: 1902
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hardin County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
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General Soil Map, Hardin County, Texas

General Soil Map, Hardin County, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Description: Map displays soil types along with creeks, towns, schools, churches, power transmission lines, oil and gas pipelines, roads, and railroads. Includes legend and symbols.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Animal-Tread.

Animal-Tread.

Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Bevil, John R.
Description: Patent for improvements in animal-treads when “animal is placed in the tread, the single or double tree being attached to the arm c’, and thus in addition to his weight he will have his strength to operate the tread. The function of the rope and weight is to keep the traces and tree from under the animal’s feet in case he should slack his speed, and thus prevent his tripping.” (Lines 59-66) Illustration is included.
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Revolving Plow.

Revolving Plow.

Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Hurd, Judson B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved revolving plow. This design calls for a cylinder with blades attached radially for "cutting up, breaking, and turning over the soil or turf, in which the cutter blades are freed automatically" (lines 7-10). This plow cuts up, breaks, and turns over earth faster than previous designs.
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Hand Cultivator.

Hand Cultivator.

Date: November 18, 1884
Creator: Hurd, Judson B.
Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "is to provide hand-cultivators constructed in such a manner as to cut up and destroy grass and weeds without throwing the soil around and covering small plants, and without breaking the soil away from around the plants" (lines 16-21).
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Hardin County

Hardin County

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Map of the Piney Woods region covering Hardin County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Log-Cart.

Log-Cart.

Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Moon, Robert G.
Description: Patent for a log-cart in which "one end of the log is elevated or drawn up underneath the axle, while the other end drags along on the ground" (lines 14-17). This design is more efficient than other models of log-carts.
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Adding-Machine.

Adding-Machine.

Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: McElyea, James L.
Description: Patent for an adding-machine meant to "add fixed amounts of money received or to calculate the number of days a laborer has worked or the number of fractions of days" (lines 14-17). Mounted keys have mechanisms that rotate a ratchet wheel or disk. "Secured to the shaft upon which this ratchet wheel or disk is mounted is a rate-indicator, consisting of a disk divided off into radial sections, and also divided by lines running parallel to the circumference of said disk, dividing the same up into sections, which indicate money advanced on pay-roll, addition column, total amount at a fixed rate, and the number of days worked by any workman" (lines 25-34).
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Detachable Rubber Heel.

Detachable Rubber Heel.

Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Williams, Thomas Jackson
Description: Patent for "a rubber heel tap adapted for detachable connection to the heel of a boot or shoe, and which shall serve to cushion the fall of the heel," and "to provide a corrugated surface upon the face of the heel which shall adapt the same for service as an ice creeper." (Lines 14-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Pump.

Pump.

Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Wintz, James Philip
Description: Patent for a "pump for effectively pumping oil or quicksand from wells troubled with quicksand." (Lines 8-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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