Map of Midland County, Texas

Map of Midland County, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: Canda, Charles J.; Drake, Simeon J.; Strauss, William & Stackemann, M.
Description: Blueline format format of survey map of Midland County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, and blocks of land. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Midland County

Midland County

Date: 1904
Creator: Russell, F. D.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Midland County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, townships, cities, towns, routes and trails, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of Parade Float]

[Photograph of Parade Float]

Date: unknown
Creator: Miller
Description: Photograph of a horse and wagon decorated as a parade float with flowers and American flags. One young boy is riding the horse, and four people of various ages are sitting in the wagon under umbrellas.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Fire Truck by Airplane]

[Fire Truck by Airplane]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a fire truck parked in front of a Douglas DC-4 operated by Transocean Air Line, at the Midland Air Terminal. Several men stand around the fire truck.
Contributing Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas
Pencil-Holder.

Pencil-Holder.

Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Hogg, George, Sr.
Description: Patent for a new pencil-holder that is "a light, efficient and convenient pencil-holder capable of reliably securing the pencil to which it is attached within the pocket, thereby holding the same in readiness for use." (Lines 14-17) Illustration included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Double Acting Cylinder Pump

Double Acting Cylinder Pump

Date: October 15, 1901
Creator: Arnold, Henry B.
Description: Patent for double acting cylinder pumps capable of continuous operation and a continuous stream of water, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Pencil-Holder.

Pencil-Holder.

Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Hogg, George, Sr.
Description: Patent for a device to secure a pencil within the breast-pocket, including description and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Button for Billiard Counters.

Button for Billiard Counters.

Date: November 18, 1890
Creator: De Vitt, Phillip Melvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved button for billiard counters. This design "ha[s] the transverse opening and passage extending therefrom to the periphery thereof and communicating with said opening and the longitudinal hole in close proximity to the transverse opening, and the pin adapted to engage said hole, whereby the button is removably secured to a wire" (lines 83-90).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Washing-Machine

Washing-Machine

Date: October 28, 1890
Creator: Baugh, Reuben P.
Description: Patent for "a washing-machine which will rapidly wash clothes of coarse or fine texture without injury thereto. This object I accomplish by my improved washing-machine, which consists, essentially, of a cylindrical body, a flexible and adjustable wash-board in the lower half thereof, and a corrugated drum rotating in the body above the wash-board" (lines 9-16).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Music-Case.

Music-Case.

Date: October 22, 1895
Creator: Ray, Theodore
Description: Patent for a "music case or holder for carrying, protecting, and using sheet-music, and is so constructed that by its use the music is not rolled nor creased, is held in place, and it is not necessary to take the music from the case when it is to be used." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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