Hays County

Hays County

Date: 1919
Creator: Hawkins, Lee & Pinckney, T. F.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hays County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil to denote the addition of roads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Hays Co.

Hays Co.

Date: 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Blueline format of survey map of Hays County, Texas, showing blocks of land, rivers, creeks, land grants and roads. No scale information is given.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[South Hays County, Texas Fire Rescue Patch]

[South Hays County, Texas Fire Rescue Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the South Hays County, Texas fire rescue. The shield-shaped patch has a white background with dark blue edging. "Fire Rescue" is written in red letter along the top. Underneath this, "South Hays County" is written in dark blue. A circular red border contains "Rural Fire Prevention District," which is wrapped around a central image of a white fire helmet, ladder, hatchet, pike, and nozzle on a red background. A six pointed Star of Life appears on the bottom of the patch.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
Self Cleaning Plow.

Self Cleaning Plow.

Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Jones, Allen
Description: Patent for a new and improved self-cleaning plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a mold-board having a plane face on the larger portion of its area, a blade having an axle journaled near the center of the said plane, a wheel journaled in the plow, with its rim parallel to and extending below the landside of the plow, a beveled gear-wheel upon the said wheel-axle, and another beveled wheel upon the blade-axle, engaging each other" (lines 79-87).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Hart, Alfred
Description: Patent for "wagons which have brakes applied to them, so constructed that in descending a grade the brakes will be automatically applied, and, in moving on a level or ascending a hill, the brakes will be relieved from the wheels." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Small Brick House with Two Front Doors]

[Small Brick House with Two Front Doors]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the front of a small brick house with two separate front doors. There is a front porch with steps leading up to the two doors, which are shaded by an awning. There is a window on both sides of the porch. Large bushes and shrubs make up the grassy front yard, and the branches of a tree cover up the top of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Front of a Building with a Mexican-Style Roof]

[Front of a Building with a Mexican-Style Roof]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the front of a Mexican-style building with a shaped roof. The light-bricked building has a double-door entrance with steps leading up to it. There are two long windows on either side of the entrance, and two more windows that are close to the ground. A large tree and the shadow it casts covers most of the building on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Date: July 14, 1874
Creator: Dixon, Shadrach
Description: Patent for a medical compound of alcohol (or "good brandy"), asafetida, camphor, laudanum, yellow jessamine, sassafras, and water.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Date: July 21, 1874
Creator: Mitchell, Daniel Chasteen
Description: Patent for a new improvement to washing machines.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Chairs.

Improvement in Chairs.

Date: November 5, 1872
Creator: Haupt, William W.
Description: Patent for improvement in chairs consisting of self-adjusting chair-backs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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