Jackson County

Jackson County

Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom; Giles, J. Bascom & Texas. General Land Office.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Jackson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
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Map of Jackson County, Texas.

Map of Jackson County, Texas.

Date: 1840
Creator: unknown
Description: Survey map of Jackson County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes bays, rivers, creeks, towns, and roads. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Letter from the Secretary of League of United Latin American Citizens of Jackson County to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-28]

[Letter from the Secretary of League of United Latin American Citizens of Jackson County to John J. Herrera - 1954-04-28]

Date: April 28, 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from the Secretary of League of United Latin American Citizens of Jackson County asking for Herrera's assistance in getting a status on their application..
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
Improvement in Dish-Washing Machines.

Improvement in Dish-Washing Machines.

Date: February 24, 1874
Creator: Starr, Henry Daniel
Description: Patent for a dish washer that allows dishes to be placed on shelves and rotated through a column of water. The machine can also be modified for washing clothing. It includes illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Post-Hole Diggers

Improvement in Post-Hole Diggers

Date: November 20, 1877
Creator: Armstrong, John J.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in Post-Hole Diggers.
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Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Date: January 5, 1875
Creator: Starr, Henry D.
Description: Patent for an improvement to washing machines, in which "the novelty consists in allowing both cylinder and blades to be rotated or oscillated independently of each other." (Lines 17-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Sewing-Machine Attachment.

Sewing-Machine Attachment.

Date: June 11, 1891
Creator: McDowell, Anthony B.
Description: Patent for a sewing machine attachment "which can be used for the purpose of sharpening any instrument of small size - such as needles, scissors, knives, &c.;" (lines 11-13) with instructions and illustrations.
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Improvement in Animal-Traps.

Improvement in Animal-Traps.

Date: June 10, 1879
Creator: Milby, Frank Whitson
Description: Patent for an improvements in animal traps. It is similar to a hook and proper for mouse and rat.
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Wire Stretcher.

Wire Stretcher.

Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Milby, Robert
Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design utilizes a roller shaft, hand crank, ratchet wheel, and pawl to stretch wires to any desired tautness.
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Buckle.

Buckle.

Date: February 1, 1881
Creator: Owen, Abram
Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design utilizes two frames rather than one, and each has a stud. The studs fasten the strap(s) to the frame; thus the studs eliminate the need for a tongue and for the stitching of the strap to itself around the frame. Additionally, the larger frames allow for easier use in the cold or the dark.
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