Jack County

Jack County

Date: 1925
Creator: Morriss, G. C.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Jack County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Map of Jack County

Map of Jack County

Date: 1868
Creator: Pressler, Chas & Arlitt, E. H.
Description: Blueline format of survey map of Jack County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. No scale information is given.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Fire-Extinguisher.

Fire-Extinguisher.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Prosser, Daniel F.
Description: Patent for a fire extinguisher that "reliev[es] water or stream, or both, into pipes from which it discharges at different points in a building" (lines 14-17). The invention operates automatically, and is especially designed for gin houses.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Apparatus for Working Glass.

Improvement in Apparatus for Working Glass.

Date: April 13, 1875
Creator: Benjamin F. Chase
Description: Patent for a blowing-engine that will make the glass-blowing process less laborious. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Steam Engine.

Steam Engine.

Date: September 23, 1884
Creator: Catlin, Eli
Description: Patent for a new and improved steam-engine. This design "relates to certain improvements in compound steam-engines; and it has for its objects to lessen friction and provide for the effective working of such engines" (lines 8-11).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Map of Jack County

Map of Jack County

Date: unknown
Creator: Lungkwitz, Herman
Description: Map of Jack County, Texas, in the Panhandle Plains region. Some notes are written in red ink. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Map of Jack County

Map of Jack County

Date: unknown
Creator: Lungkwitz, Herman
Description: Map of Jack County, Texas, in the Panhandle Plains region. Some notes are written in red ink. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Flour or Meal Bin.

Flour or Meal Bin.

Date: February 16, 1897
Creator: Callahan, Simeon O.
Description: Patent for "a device of improved form for holding flour and meal and from which the same may be drawn and sifted in any desired quantity." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Well-Drilling Machine.

Well-Drilling Machine.

Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Catlin, Eli
Description: Patent for a simple and efficient well-drilling machine that is meant for drilling Artesian and other wells. This invention is a "mechanism for reciprocating and turning the tool during the drilling operation, and to provide for the lowering of the drill as the latter advances to the work and for the withdrawal of the same from the well when required for any desired purpose" (lines 8-15). It is also designed to remove water, mud, slush, etc. from the well while drilling.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Clamp.

Clamp.

Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Sage, Eugene
Description: Patent for a new and improved clamp. This design "is for an improvement upon that class of inventions known as 'flooring jacks' or 'clamps,' and has for its object the lessening of labor for the attainment of the object or result which this is intended to perform, and the readiness and ease with which it can be manipulated" (lines 15-21).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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