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Hardeman Co.

Hardeman Co.

Date: 1913
Creator: Bramlette, H. M.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hardeman County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (2000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Heydrick's Ownership Map of Hardeman Co., Texas.

Heydrick's Ownership Map of Hardeman Co., Texas.

Date: 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Survey map of Hardeman County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, boundaries, bodies of water, railroad lines, and roads. A legend indicating drilling wells, gas wells, abandoned wells, and dry holes is included in the upper-right corner of the first sheet. Handwritten notes have been made on the map in red ink to make corrections and/or add information. Scale [ca. 1:48,000] (4000 feet to the inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Distant Shot of Town

Distant Shot of Town

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of distant shot of an unknown town. In the foreground there is land with a few trees and in the background is the town. There is a water tower visible on the right and so are rooftops.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Gearing For Bicycles.

Gearing For Bicycles.

Date: August 17, 1897
Creator: Godfray, Ernest H.
Description: Patent relating to "a new and useful improvement in gearing for bicycles and the like, and has for its object to so construct and arrange a device of this description as to avoid sudden shocks or jars which are occasioned by unevenness in the road-bed over which the machine is traveling, and also to enable the rider to exert a sudden force upon the pedals without straining the framework or wheels of the machine" (lines 9-18).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Generator for Acetylene Gas

Generator for Acetylene Gas

Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Williams, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for a new and improved generator for acetylene gas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Acetylene Gas Generator

Acetylene Gas Generator

Date: April 26, 1898
Creator: Williams, B. F.
Description: Patent for "a new and useful acetylene-gas generator" (lines 5-6), including illustrations and instructions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Insecticide.

Insecticide.

Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: Staples, David W.
Description: Patent for improvements in poisons for prairie-dogs, a “chemical compositions adapted to destroy vermin and more particularly prairie-dogs; but it may also be used to destroy many other sorts of vermin, including birds and insects.” (Lines 12-16) Ingredients and instruction of how to mix this compound are included. No illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Sulky.

Sulky.

Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: Harper, William D.
Description: Patent for improvements in sulkies by using materials such as curved springs, cross-bar and braces to support the body of the vehicle and making it rigid, with a sturdy frame, the sulky would vibrate freely in every direction. Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Quilting-Frame for Sweing-Machines.

Quilting-Frame for Sweing-Machines.

Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Parsons, James A.
Description: Patent for a quilting-frame for sewing-machines that "a folding tripod which is adapted to support the quilting frame, by means of a swiveled pulley connected to the handle of the frame carrying the rollers, the said pulley running backward and forward on the upper surface of a horizontal shaft which is held by means of adjustable rods, to a parallel shaft which is slidingly held to the upper surfaces of two of the tripod strips" (lines 18-26). The invention can fold compactly for storage.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Fountain-Pen.

Fountain-Pen.

Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Rogers, William Joseph
Description: Patent for a fountain pen that has a piston which suctions ink into the pen's barrel and feeds it to the pen-point. The pen will be sturdy with no loose parts.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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