Hame Fastener.

Hame Fastener.

Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Jensen, Ole T.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hame fastener. This design is "to provide a clasp or holder the parts of which are simple in construction; and [the] invention consists in the construction and combination of the parts" (lines 17-20).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Section of Palo Pinto School Under Construction]

[Section of Palo Pinto School Under Construction]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the two-story wooden section of the Palo Pinto school. A plume of smoke exits a second-story window to the right. The roof is nothing but exposed beams. Two men can be seen working within the beams on the right side of the building.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
[Front of the Palo Pinto School]

[Front of the Palo Pinto School]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the two-story brick Palo Pinto School. There are two rows of windows and a chimney can be seen at either side of the building. A tree grows in front of the school's entrance. A wood and wire fence is partially visible to the left and right in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association
Derrick.

Derrick.

Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Stallings, George V.
Description: Patent for a portable derrick "in which the derrick-frame is rotatable, the same being especially adapted for use in handling bales of cotton, baggage, ice, and other heavy articles." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Bottle.

Bottle.

Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Stallings, George V.
Description: Patent for "a bottle and stopper whereby the bottle can be filled in the ordinary manner, but after being sealed by the stopper of novel construction it cannot be refilled after once being emptied without breaking or fracturing the bottle." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: October 11, 1898
Creator: Sherrill, John G.
Description: Patent for a new and improved car coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
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Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: February 7, 1893
Creator: Haydon, William Henry
Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and efficient washing machine that consists of a casing, ribbed rollers, a belt with slats that is mounted on the rollers, a rubbing board, cross pieces on the rubbing board, and a counter-acting tension spring that holds a chord that is secured to the end of the board.
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Palo Pinto County, Texas

Palo Pinto County, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Palo Pinto County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, towns, boundaries, railroads, 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).
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: September 17, 1889
Creator: Leas, James W.
Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "relates to that type of plows in which a double share is employed, one of which turns the sod or furrow in one direction and the other in the opposite direction, said plow being capable of being brought alternately into action, each to turn a furrow in the same direction in right or left turn plowing. . . . whereby the duplex plows may be alternately raised and lowered, and held in either the non-acting or operative positions. . . . and simple means for locking the plows in position for operation and for operating the locking devices" (lines 8-24).
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Palo Pinto County

Palo Pinto County

Date: 1898
Creator: Pressler, Herman & Davis, Grady W.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Palo Pinto County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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