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Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a simplified washing machine by constructing it with "double bottoms and sides, and in providing the said machines with means by which the washing-liquid is made to flow upward between the said sides and downward upon the article or articles to be washed; and it also consists in providing suitable means whereby said articles or articles may be drained" (lines 14-20).
Date: February 14, 1888
Creator: McCausland, William I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Buckle and Trace or Breeching Loop

Description: Patent for a "device whereby, in a harness, the back-band and belly-band may readily be connected to a trace-buckle, or a breeching-loop or 'trace-square'" (lines 10-13) without sewing the buckle into other harness pieces.
Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Kay, William V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of a Man]

Description: Daguerreotype portrait of a man wearing a suit and bow tie. The photograph, purchased from a Belton estate, is housed in a decorative leather case with a brass matte.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

The Cretaceous Area North of the Colorado River

Description: Geologic map of a portion of South Texas, showing Cretaceous rocks divided into two sequences - lower Cretaceous series and upper Cretaceous series. Shows also Tertiary and Paleozoic rocks. The map also includes county lines, cities and towns, roads, railroads, bodies of water, and areas of elevation. Relief shown by contours and spot heights.
Date: unknown
Creator: Taff, J. A.; Leverett, S. & Dumble, Edwin Theodore
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library