Stephens County, Texas.

Stephens County, Texas.

Date: 187u
Creator: Texas & Pacific Railway. Land Dept.
Description: Cadastral map of Stephens County, Texas showing lands owned by the Texas & Pacific Railway Company. The county is marked to show individual properties; each piece of land is numbered and several are labeled with property owners. Geographic features are also noted on the map. Scale ca. 1:133,333 (4000 varas to 1 inch).
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
Map of Stephens County

Map of Stephens County

Date: 1914
Creator: Pressler, Herman & Bramlette, H. M.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Stephens County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Map of Stephens County, Texas

Map of Stephens County, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: Strickland, M.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Stephens County, Texas, showing rivers, towns, boundaries, creeks, original land grants or surveys, mountains, roads, and blocks of land. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. The yellow blocks of land denote Texas and Pacific Railway Company land. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Map of Stephens County, Texas

Map of Stephens County, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: Strickland, M.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Stephens County, Texas, showing rivers, towns, boundaries, creeks, original land grants or surveys, mountains, roads, and blocks of land. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. The yellow blocks of land denote Texas and Pacific Railway Company land. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Baggett, Neil Jefferson
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-choppers by using a crown-wheel attached to one of the ground-wheels of the chopper. When the ground wheels impart motion to the crown wheel, which in turn communicates motion to the pinions of the shaft. This shaft drives the two sprocket-wheels; the sprocket wheel that located in the rear portions of the crank-shaft imparts motion to the crank-shaft, which drives the vertical choppers. Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Balanced Piston Engine.

Balanced Piston Engine.

Date: February 15, 1881
Creator: Peebles, William D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced-piston engine. This design "relates to that class of steam or other engines which are constructed with two pistons receiving the pressure in opposite directions, each connected with cranks set at opposite positions, whereby the strain occurs simultaneously in opposite directions upon the crank-shaft and balances the same within its bearings, and thus obviates great friction on the journals and thereby economizes power" (lines 7-15).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Spinning-Wheel

Spinning-Wheel

Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Church, Joshua G.
Description: Patent for "an improvement in domestic spinning wheels; and it consists in the combination of parts whereby the spindle or whirl is supported from above so as to hang down within the operator's reach, and is made to constantly revolve at the same time that the whirl is moved from and toward the operator" (lines 12-19) including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Shaft-Support.

Shaft-Support.

Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Coleman, Thomas Gardner
Description: Patent for improvements in harnesses through the accommodation of "varying positions of the animal with respect to the shafts or thills, so as to remove all strain from and upon the shafts and the saddle, while at the same time effectively supporting the shafts and preventing the slipping of the same up and down upon the sides of the animal."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Unicycle Road and Racing Sulky.

Unicycle Road and Racing Sulky.

Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Coleman, Thomas Gardner
Description: Patent for a one-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle, with illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Map of Stephens County, Texas.

Map of Stephens County, Texas.

Date: 1879
Creator: Texas General Land Office
Description: Map shows land plats for Stephens County, including original land grant patents for Peters Colony, with numbered blocks and parcels; some land ownership, towns; "Texas Emigration and Land Company's Premium Survey"; portions of adjacent counties where property boundaries extend beyond county limits. Circle of approximately five inches at center of map encompasses town of Breckenridge. Scale [1:133,334].
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
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