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Leon County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Leon County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grant or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten legend with hand drawn red lines to impose San Antonio-Nacodoches Road in 1853 onto published map. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1916
Creator: Atlee, Tom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Leon County.

Description: Survey map of Leon County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes rivers, creeks, cities, towns, and railroads. No scale information given.
Date: 1853
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Trading Card: American Beaver]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Fort Boggy State Park, depicting an image of a beaver carrying a stick of wood in a river or stream. The back of the card includes information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reversible Garden-Plow.

Description: Patent for a walking-plow with simple and compact construction. The depth for plowing is adjustable to height of individual operating.
Date: December 23, 1902
Creator: Nicholas, Joseph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence

Description: Patent for fence improvements, "especially to a wire fence made, preferably, of plain strands of wire horizontally disposed and drawn toward one another by means of short pieces of wire which are twisted about the horizontal wires line" (lines 15 – 20) illustrations included.
Date: September 18, 1900
Creator: Bateman, Eugene E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Couplings

Description: Patent for equipment to improve car-coupling to allow "automatically couple the cars, which can be readily uncoupled with-out going between the cars" (line 14-16).
Date: February 19, 1901
Creator: Lyons, Robert N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General Highway Map Leon County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Leon County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil and gas fields, oil or gas wells, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, and airfields. Map includes a key to counties diagram and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1972
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Whiffletree-Clip.

Description: A patent for a whiffletree hook and accompanying attachments meant to replace lap-links in harnesses. Illustrations and material recommendations included.
Date: February 25, 1902
Creator: Curry, Jasper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Extermination of Boll Weevil

Description: Patent for Apparatus for Extermination of Boll Weevil. A vehicle which can carry a furnace to generate noxious fumes with insecticides and cool those fumes to produce a toxic atmosphere around effected plants.
Date: May 4, 1903
Creator: Taylor, J. T.; Taylor, James T. & Taylor, James Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improving the cultivator-plow by providing "a standard of novel construction comprising a stationary member bolted to the beam and a foot member having a pivotal relation with said stationary member and capable of being adjusted as to its angle, and also capable of yielding backwardly when the shovel meets with an obstruction for the purpose of preventing the fracture or twisting of said standard." (lines 20-28) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Collard, Job Brown & Hensarling, Hiram Johel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a gate that relates to a patent (no. 363,964) granted to the inventor, which is a gate opener that operates by pulling a chord connected to a mechanism that swings the gate open and closes upon release. The current patent simplifies the previous invention. The operator pulls a chord which makes the gate swivel on a central point. When the chord is released, the gate swivels back into place.
Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Philpott, Horatio V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department