Wichita County

Wichita County

Date: 1924
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Giles, J. Bascom
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Wichita County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, railroads, and the various boundaries along the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to tentatively identify a tributary of Big Wichita River. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Railroad-Tie.

Railroad-Tie.

Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Lee, John Chester
Description: Patent for a "simple and effective railroad tie for supporting the rails and rigidly holding them in the position of use" (lines 19-21).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Stock Car.

Stock Car.

Date: April 17, 1883
Creator: Lewis, Henry A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved animal stalls in stock cars. This design "has for its object to provide these stalls in such a manner that they can be readily and cheaply applied to and removed from the cars; and it also has for its further object to provide for rendering the stall-partitions laterally yielding or elastic, and yet under such a degree of tension as to withstand or resist the movements of the animals" (lines 11-18).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Railroad-Tie.

Railroad-Tie.

Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Mansfield, Robert Allen
Description: Patent for a railroad-tie that improves on a patent granted to John C. Lee (No. 513,792). The improvement that simplifies and makes the tie stronger and uses less materials.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Pipe-Wrench.

Pipe-Wrench.

Date: October 15, 1895
Creator: McCauley, John H. & Winfrey, Edgar M.
Description: Patent for a pipe-wrench that can "be adjusted to fit accurately pipes and rods from the smallest to the largest of those in more common use, that will grip each with almost any desired degree of force and yet will not materially mar or injure it, and that may also be used for ends not usually possible with pipe-wrenches" (lines 12-18).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Window-Shade Raiser.

Window-Shade Raiser.

Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: McCauley, John H.
Description: Patent for an improved way of raising, lowering, and locking window shades into place. "The operating-cord passes over a pulley located between two larger disks, one of which is screwed toward the other by a spring to clamp the folds of the cord and is screwed in the opposite direction by means of a lever, upon which the chord itself acts when drawn in the proper direction" (lines 14-20).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Curtain-Fixture.

Curtain-Fixture.

Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Winfrey, Edgar M.
Description: Patent for improvements in curtain fixtures "in which the brackets supporting the spring curtain-roller may be raised or lowered to admit light above the curtain." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Adjustable Handle-Bar for Bicycles.

Adjustable Handle-Bar for Bicycles.

Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: Winfrey, Edgar, M.
Description: Patent for adjustable handle bar for bicycles, including illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Door-Saddle.

Door-Saddle.

Date: July 13, 1897
Creator: Vogel, Thomas.
Description: Patent for new and improved door saddles, which consists "of a longitudinal and cross-grooved arrangement of parts coacting with inclined surfaces and shields to cause a perfect drainage of water" (lines 11-15), including instructions and illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Adding-Machine.

Adding-Machine.

Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: Brooks, Augustus J.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, easily operated, and improved registering machine that is meant to add numbers without mistakes. It uses revoluble number wheels and a spring-returned shaft among other materials.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
FIRST PREV 1 2 3 4 5 NEXT LAST