Bridge.

Bridge.

Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Mitchell, Hirtie F.
Description: Patent for "a simplified and cheapened construction of bridge whereby the weight and strain will be more equally divided and the braces so arranged that expansion and contraction laterally are avoided, while permitting of the necessary expansion and contraction longitudinally of the bridge." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Parker County]

[Parker County]

Date: 1856/1857~
Creator: unknown
Description: Cadastral map of Parker County, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region. The map covers the west part of Tarrant County, Texas. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
[Lake Mineral Wells]

[Lake Mineral Wells]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph shows the Civic League Island at Lake Mineral Wells, four miles east of Mineral Wells, Texas, with a rustic bridge connecting the two small islands, picnic tables, and grilles. In the foreground, there are two small boats with canopies, carrying passengers on the water of the lake. A forested shoreline is visible in the background of the image.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Monument Marking the Site of Isaac Parker's Home

Monument Marking the Site of Isaac Parker's Home

Date: unknown
Creator: Jon Vandagriff
Description: Isaac Parker (April 7, 1793 – April 14, 1883) is the son of John and Sarah Parker. He served under Andrew Jackson in the Creek Wars. He served in Captain Elisha Clapp's Company in 1836 and in 1841 participated in the Village Creek fight with the Indians in Tarrant County. He helped bury John B. Denton, who was killed in the fight. Isaac was a member of the Texas House from 1838-1841. He introduced the legislation creating Parker County. Senator Jefferson Weatherford introduced the bill in the Senate. Parker moved to Parker County in 1872 and settled on a farm eight miles northeast of Weatherford. He died there on April 14, 1883. The monument says: "Pioneer, soldier, and law maker. Born April 7, 1793 in Elbert County, Georgia. Came to Texas in 1833. Served in Elisha Clapp's Company in 1836. Member of Congress of the Republic of Texas 1839 - 1845; of the Constitutional Convention in 1845. State Senator. Died April 14, 1883, in Parker County."
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Quanah Parker

Quanah Parker

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of Quanah Parker, last chief of the Comanches
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Quanah Parker and One of His Wives

Quanah Parker and One of His Wives

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Quanah Parker and one of his wives in front of their teepee
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Vibrating Churn.

Vibrating Churn.

Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Miller, Luther Alison
Description: Patent for improvements in vibrating churns in which the dasher is given a rapid rotary vibrating movement and with but very little exertion to the operator. (Lines 30-32) Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Mattress-Press.

Mattress-Press.

Date: July 21, 1891
Creator: Ridley, Eugene Chilton
Description: Patent for a new and useful mattress-press by deriving from presses that have the “toggle-joint” characteristic, in which mattresses can be made. Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Wardrobe-Beadsteads.

Improvement in Wardrobe-Beadsteads.

Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Sutcliffe, Wilson
Description: Patent for a new and improved office-furniture that combines a desk, bookshelf, folding bed, hat-rack, and wash-basin, including descriptions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Washing-Machine.

Washing-Machine.

Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Eddleman, Dudley E.
Description: Patent for improvements to washing machines that allow the water to be heated to any temperature. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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