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Texas: Rock Springs Sheet

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Rock Springs, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing parts of Kimble, Edwards, and Sutton Counties. The map includes county lines, towns, ranches, rivers, creeks, and areas of elevation. Relief shown by contours (interval 25 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:125,000
Date: 1949
Creator: Thompson, A. H.; Goode, R. U.; Urquhart, Charles F. & Wallace, H. S.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Sutton County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Sutton County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:242,424] (5000 varas to 11/16 of an inch).
Date: 1898
Creator: Appell, P. F. & Davis, G. W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Schleicher County, Sutton County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Schleicher and Sutton Counties, 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 fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, and airfields. Map includes two inset maps, 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: 1963
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Automatic Railroad or Farm Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved automatic railroad or farm gate that uses the "weight of the car or wagon upon an operating-board and automatically close[s] after the train has passed, and which can also be opened by hand when it is desired to let a single person pass through, either upon foot or horseback" (lines 20-25).
Date: October 4, 1892
Creator: Benson, Joseph Robinson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is "to provide a coupler . . . capable of being manipulated from the top or side of freight-cars and from the side or platform of passenger-cars" (lines 8-12). It consists, "with a draw-head provided with an upwardly-extending post, and a lever fulcrumed in said post, of a lock-link consisting of a horizontal body portion and a hook-extension at its rear end, and a lift-link provided with a nose at one extremity, the opposite extremity being pivoted to the lever and the nose pivotally connected with the forward end of the lock-link" (lines 55-64).
Date: December 16, 1890
Creator: Franks, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill-Coupling

Description: Patent for a thill coupling, one of the two pieces of wood that extend from the front of a carriage.
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Benson, Jospeh Robinson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Bottom and Brace.

Description: Patent for an invention to "simplify and improve the construction of bedsteads and provide efficient and durable means for securing the slats to the bedstead and for securing the parts of the bedstead together," (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 30, 1891
Creator: Lightfoot, Walter Hamond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department