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Diamond Bessie & The Shepherds

Description: This volume contains popular folklore of Texas, including folk dramas, myths, folk music, stories about farming and agriculture, religious folk stories, and information about folk customs, dances and folk art. The index begins on page 157.
Date: 1972
Creator: Hudson, Wilson M.
Partner: UNT Press

[News Script: Kidnap]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about the kidnapping of Sharon Shilling.
Date: September 6, 1972, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections


Description: Patent for new design for a wrench that is a "simple, efficient, and inexpensive one adapted for operating on nuts, pipes, rods and other objects." (Lines 11-13) Illustration included.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Willmann, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a harness saddle that will always maintain its shape and will be comfortable for the animal, thus preventing sores from forming. Illustrations included.
Date: May 17, 1910
Creator: Homann, Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump-Operated Device

Description: Patent for "combination with a pump-operating crank-shaft and a walking-beam operatively connected with the pump-rod, means for preventing sudden movements of the pump-rod at the ends of its strokes and for assisting in starting the rod in its reciprocations" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Crawford, Charles Buchanan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 6, 1900
Creator: Bartels, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a serving tray with individual spots for various dishes, which turns on rollers intended for use at hotels, restaurants, and boarding houses.
Date: June 16, 1908
Creator: Heise, Otto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bookbinder's Gluing-Press.

Description: Patent for a bookbinder's gluing press, which can be used for books of varying thicknesses.
Date: October 11, 1910
Creator: Giesecke, Julius; Nebergall, Ben F. & Oheim, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for improvements in drills by providing “a frame which may be readily attached to any suitable support and wherein the drill-spindle may be engaged for operation by a common form of chest-brace.” (Lines 9-13) The frame would enable the stock-rest to adjust in proper positions to receive different thicknesses of stock.” (Lines 15-17) Illustration is included.
Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Willmann, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a device that allows two pipes to be connected without the need of creating threads on the end of pipes.
Date: March 8, 1902
Creator: Willmann, Joesph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a new and useful hoe, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 31, 1899
Creator: Willian, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Karte des Staates Texas aufgenommen in die Union 1846 : nach der neuesten Eintheilung

Description: This map shows the state of Texas and surrounding areas. Some counties are outlined in red and there are areas shaded in color. Major cities, roads, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures). The names and locations of some Native American Indian tribes are also marked in western and northern portions of the state. There are two insets: "Plan von Neu-Brunfels und Comalstadt" (lower left corner) and "Plan von Castroville" (lower right corner).
Date: 1849
Creator: Koenen, Fr.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

General Highway Map Comal County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Comal County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, mountain peaks, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, and mines or quarries. Map includes six inset maps - Spring Branch, Dittlinger, Hunter, Gruene, Bracken, and Solms - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made… more
Date: 1961
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Comal County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Comal County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made of the published map in red ink to denote the addition of Highway 81 and indicated Old San Antonio Road. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (2000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
Date: 1897
Creator: Pressler, Herman & Terrell, O. O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Caldwell and Surrounding Counties: Texas]

Description: Road map of portions of Blanco, Hays, Travis, Comal, Bexar, Guadalupe, Caldwell, Bastrop, Fayette, Washington, Colorado, Lavaca, and Gonzales Counties, showing towns, roads, railroads, mountains, post offices, rivers, creek, and springs. No scale information given.
Date: unknown
Creator: Luer, A.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas: Smithson Valley Quadrangle

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Smithson Valley, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing populated areas, boundaries, water bodies, railroads, roads, and landmarks. Includes red overprint of roads classifications. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1958
Creator: Murphy, T. F.; Belton, R. J.; Thomson, W. C. & Cope, O. C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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