Kinney County

Kinney County

Date: 1909
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Kinney County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
John F. Conners on Horseback in Ft. Clark, Texas

John F. Conners on Horseback in Ft. Clark, Texas

Date: December 19, 1924
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of John Francis Conners on horseback. He is wearing a uniform. This was taken on December 19, 1924 in Ft. Clark, Texas. This photo was included in a research paper by Albert Garcia for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1969.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Wrench.

Wrench.

Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Stambaugh, Julius Locke
Description: Patent for "a wrench adapted to engage the nut of the wheel hub, so that on turning the wheel the nut will unscrew from the threaded end of the axle." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Plates for Holding Screw-Cutting Dies.

Improvement in Plates for Holding Screw-Cutting Dies.

Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: Geiser, Johan G.
Description: Patent for plates to hold screw-cutting dies, which allows the threads to be more accurately placed. Dies are also able to work for left handed dies as well as right handed dies.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Harrow.

Harrow.

Date: March 20, 1883
Creator: Lewis, Charles Patton
Description: Patent for a new and improved harrow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the revolving harrow-teeth and prong-wheels, of the centrally-hinged vibratory frame, carrying drag-hook teeth . . . [and] [t]he combination, with the harrow-frame . . . carrying the hook-teeth, of the pulley, chain, and lever" (lines 62-70).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Nut Lock.

Nut Lock.

Date: May 15, 1883
Creator: Mlinarich, Gioseppe Iosef Pepos
Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design utilizes "[t]he combination, with the bolt having a longitudinal groove therein, and the nut having a circular recess in its inner face and a series of perforations in its outer face, of the key having its inner end bent at right angles and fitted in said recess, and provided with an arm and pivoted catch at the outer end, which catch is adapted to engage with a perforation in the nut" (lines 47-55).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Carriage Wheel.

Carriage Wheel.

Date: November 8, 1881
Creator: Clarke, George R.
Description: Patent for a new and improved carriage wheel. This design "consists in so constructing a carriage-wheel that the members thereof may be made interchangeable, and the whole may be made in a factory and shipped thence 'knocked down,' to be assembled and put together at any point to which the same may be shipped, not requiring, as is usual, the aid of a blacksmith or other skilled laborer" (lines 8-15).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Kinney County

Kinney County

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Map of Kinney County, Texas, including the Hill Country region. The roads to Griffin Valley, to Nueces River and Fort McKavett, and to Fort Lancaster and Camp Hudson are marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Billiard Table Leveler.

Billiard Table Leveler.

Date: May 11, 1886
Creator: Himes, Frank
Description: Patent for a new and improved billiard-table leveler. This design consists in "the vertical case having the closed bottom, the open upper end, and provided with the removable plate, the vertical guide-rods extending through openings in the plate, the follower in the upper end of the case and having openings to receive the guide-rods, and provided with an interiorly-threaded opening, the vertical shaft having its lower end stepped in the bottom of the case and journaled in the plate, the said shaft having the miter-pinion and the threaded upper end working in the threaded opening of the follower" (lines 58-70).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Intrenching-Tool.

Intrenching-Tool.

Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Hoffmann, Arnold G.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in intrenching tools, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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