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Improvement in Wheel-Cultivators.

Improvement in Wheel-Cultivators.

Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Riddle, William N.
Description: Patent for "an improved wheel-cultivator, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted for use in marking the ground, covering the seed, and cultivating the plants." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Johnson Co.

Johnson Co.

Date: 1887
Creator: Blau, F. G.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Johnson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
House Exterior

House Exterior

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a single story house. In the picture there is a man and a woman standing on the front porch wearing formal clothing. The house has a single front door with a single window on each side of the door. On the roof a long chimney is visible. In the background other houses are partially visible.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Portrait of Feriba Harp]

[Portrait of Feriba Harp]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Feriba O'Rear Harp, an elderly woman dressed in austere clothing that features a giant lace collar. According to handwritten information on the back of the photo, she lived from 1815-1890. She was the wife of Seaborn Harp.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
Sanding Device for Locomotives.

Sanding Device for Locomotives.

Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Chase, Floyd T.
Description: Patent for a device that keeps sand from being lost during delivery and "whereby the emitting nozzle is kept clear and prevented from clogging up or freezing" (lines 15-17). It is an improvement on sanding devices.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Plow.

Plow.

Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Adair, Richard Harding
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plowshare, of cutting-knives secured to the rear end thereof and extending rearwardly therefrom in an upward direction, and a bar connecting the mold-board and landside and arranged below the cutting knives" (lines 68-73).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Churn.

Churn.

Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Conner, Laurence H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a removable churn-body, of the frame, with a friction-wheel mounted thereon, a dasher-spindle provided with friction-wheel, movable notched bar, and spring-rod" (lines 79-83).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Date: October 23, 1875
Creator: Powell, Amos N.
Description: Patent for improvement in bale-ties. "This invention relates to that class of ties or hoops for cotton-bales, in which the band of hoop iron is provided with rigid hooks, studs, or buttons, and matching perforations as means for adjustably uniting the ends."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Sulky-Plows.

Improvement in Sulky-Plows.

Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Riddle, William N.
Description: Patent for an invention of a new and improved sulky-plow, "which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted to cause the plow to take or leave land, and to work at any desired depth in the ground, which will enable the plow to be readily raised from the ground" (lines 13-17). Illustrations included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Horse-Powers.

Improvement in Horse-Powers.

Date: May 12, 1874
Creator: Powell, James M.
Description: Patent for a "means for driving cotton-gins and other light machinery by animal power; and it relates to that form of animal-power apparatus termed the vertical tread-wheel." (Lines 6-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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