McCulloch County

McCulloch County

Date: 1904
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of McCulloch County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
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Shepherd's Crook.

Shepherd's Crook.

Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Deland, Edward E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved shepherd's crook. This design "has relation to shepherd's crooks; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the tapering and balanced staff, the slender neck near the head or crook, the broad bearings of the crook, and the guard-knob on the end thereof" (lines 16-21).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Refrigerating Apparatus.

Refrigerating Apparatus.

Date: January 1, 1884
Creator: Dodge, Frances A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved refrigerator. This design "consists, essentially, in a series of vessels surrounded or enveloped by fibrous material, dipping into a water-vessel above, and serving to maintain a constant supply of water to the exterior of the vessels through capillary action, the water being caused to pass down in such quantity as to drip from the bottoms of the vessels and collect in a second tank supplying a second series of vessels in the same manner, and finally to collect in a suitable vessel below, intermediate filtering apparatus being provided or not, as required" (lines 9-20).
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Refrigerating Apparatus.

Refrigerating Apparatus.

Date: April 28, 1896
Creator: Dodge, Israel A.
Description: Patent for a refrigerating apparatus that consists of a circular table that has a reservoir in its middle and jars mounted on fibrous mats and secured in a grid around the reservoir. Fibrous bags surround the jars and the excess material is gathered and goes into the reservoir.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Allen, George F.; Allen, Charles D. & Martin, Richard W.
Description: Patent for "pin-and-link car-couplings to enable the same to couple automatically and to be readily uncoupled without going between cars, and to provide means for holding the link in substantially a horizontal position for guiding it into the mouth of a draw-head to avoid going between cars and guiding the link by hand." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Fleece Binder.

Fleece Binder.

Date: September 2, 1884
Creator: Krueger, Theodore C.H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fleece-binder. This design "consists in a fleece-binder constructed with a box attached to a supporting-frame, and having inclined flanges upon its side edges, and provided with hinged press-boards and fingers operated by push-bars, a cord, and a treadle, whereby the fleece can be compressed and held while being tied. To the ends of the sides of the box is attached a knife, so that all the twines of the bundle can be cut at a time" (lines 20-29).
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System of Road Drainage.

System of Road Drainage.

Date: December 2, 1890
Creator: Mitchell, Alexander
Description: Patent for a new and improved system of road drainage. This design is "especially . . . for use on dirt and other roads, and adapted to quickly dry the road after a heavy rainfall without disturbing the road-bed. The invention consists of a drain arranged longitudinally under the road-bed and provided with outlet-pipes placed suitable distances apart, and each adapted to be closed at its outer end, and branch air-pipes also extending from the said drain and adapted to be connected with an air-pump for pumping the air out of the drain" (lines 10-21).
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Milk Cooler.

Milk Cooler.

Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Dodge, Frances A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved milk cooler. This design consists in "the combination, with the body or frame provided with water-troughs, of the jacketed cans having the upper ends of their jackets extending into the troughs, and an air-collecting device arranged . . . to collect and direct the air against the exposed jackets" (lines 14-21).
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Appliance for Training Horses.

Appliance for Training Horses.

Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Dodge, Israel Alexander
Description: Patent for a new and improved appliance for training horses. This design "consists, essentially, in a leg-halter composed of chains or ropes connected by a common ring, or otherwise, and connected with gyves or shackles to encircle the pastern of each leg, a yoke or frame placed upon the withers, or forward or back thereof, and provided with a clamp, and a band passing through the clamp and down to one of the shackles, or to the horse's leg, the other end being carried to a convenient point to be passed by the trainer or attendant" (lines 9-20).
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[Brady, Texas Fire Department Patch]

[Brady, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the Brady, Texas fire department. The Texas shaped patch has a dark blue background, yellow lettering, and yellow edging. "Brady Fire Dept." is written across the patch, and a stylized red heart covered with two crossed pikes is located in the center.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
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