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Description: Patent for "the provision of a substantial and staff joint at a less expense than the ordinary joint including fish-plates and a series of bolts and which will obviate the use of chairs to support the ends of adjacent rails and bordering upon the joint" (lines 13-18).
Date: March 19, 1901
Creator: Stephens, Ammon I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for "a self-locking rail-joint of novel construction and which will preclude the use of bolts or analogous fastenings, the weight of the rails and their securement to the ties being sufficient to hold the parts of the clamp close against opposite sides of the rail ends." (lines 12-17), including illustrations.
Date: February 25, 1902
Creator: Stephens, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Ranches Panhandle Section

Description: Survey map of large ranches in the Texas Panhandle region, including the name and/or the owner(s) of each ranch. Map also includes labeled counties, towns, rivers, creeks, and roads. Handwritten notes have been made to the map in pencil to denote the approximate acreage of a number of ranches.
Date: 1949
Creator: Williams, J. W. & Neal, A. D., Sr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Briscoe County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Briscoe County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1902
Creator: Walker
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Plainview, Texas, showing populated areas, boundaries, water bodies, railroads, roads, landmarks, and a location diagram for NI 14-4. Relief shown by contours (interval 100 feet with supplementary contours at 500 foot intervals) and spot heights and includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:250,000
Date: 1955
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Location: None
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Patent for "an armor adapted to be employed without the use of securing-straps and which, while protecting the shoulders of the wearer, will permit of the use of his arms and shoulders, as, for instance, in executing the manual of arms, without such movement being retarded by the weight of one of the body-plates." (Lines 16-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 27, 1896
Creator: Stevenson, Robert Ferguson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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