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Reeves County

Reeves County

Date: 1916
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Bramlette, H. M.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Reeves County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, lakes, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:380,952] (10,000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Throttle-Lever.

Throttle-Lever.

Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Canday, Lorin Winfield
Description: Patent for a new and improved throttle lever, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Postcard of San Solomon Swimming Pool]

[Postcard of San Solomon Swimming Pool]

Date: unknown
Creator: Howard
Description: Postcard of San Solomon Swimming Pool in Balmorhea, Texas. Several people gather around the pool, some taking turns on the diving board. Tents appear in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
Aerating-Churn.

Aerating-Churn.

Date: March 4, 1913
Creator: Wailes, William S. H.
Description: Patent for an improved churn for aerating cream by forcing air down a pipe into the churn.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Pump-Piston.

Pump-Piston.

Date: December 31, 1901
Creator: Kincaid, Walter H.
Description: Patent for an improvement on Pump-Pistons."This invention has for its object to provide a pump-piston constructed entirely of metal in order to avoid the use of packings constructed of leather or other rapidly-wearing material; and the invention consists in certain novel features of construction herinafter fully described." (Lines 15-21) Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Dentistry

Dentistry

Date: November 11, 1902
Creator: Martin, George G.
Description: Patent for a device to tighten and hold loose teeth to the jaw.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Device for Replacing Derailed Railway-Cars.

Device for Replacing Derailed Railway-Cars.

Date: August 6, 1895
Creator: Durack, Patrick H.
Description: Patent for a device used to replaced derailed railway-cars that can be applied on either side of the rail. It can be easily moved to different tracks.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Trading Card: Comanche Springs Pupfish]

[Trading Card: Comanche Springs Pupfish]

Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Balmorhea State Park, depicting several pupfish swimming among leaves and rocks. The back of the card contains information about the species.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Reeves County Officials]

[Reeves County Officials]

Date: 1885~
Creator: unknown
Description: Group Photograph of Reeves County Officials in Pecos, Texas. Also present in this picture are a child and three pet dogs. Identified on the back are George Phillips, Judge Harrell, Ed McGee, J.K. Harrington, C.B. Calahan Sr., George Phillips Jr., W.N. Merritt, Tip Deal, Kirk Turnbo, and Tom Babb.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Toyah Sheet

Toyah Sheet

Date: 1921
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:125000
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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