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[Overland Trail]

Description: Map shows trail route from Independence, Missouri (and also St. Joseph) to Sacramento, California across the "political divisions of the Great West": Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Oregon, California, and Nevada, landmarks and areas of Indian habitation. Includes note describing area and history of the route. Inset: United States west of Mississippi River showing political divisions in 1849. Relief shown by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: 1893
Creator: Johnston, Stewart
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Dakota territory.

Description: Map shows Dakotah Territory military outposts and reservations, counties, existing towns, township grid, areas of Native American habitation, the Yankton Cession of Sioux tribal land, as well as 1851 and 1858 treaty lines. Includes explanation of lettering in township grid. Relief shown by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: 1866
Creator: United States General Land Office
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Rotary Pneumatic Toy.

Description: Patent for improvements in rotary pneumatic toys, "which can be carried by a child and caused to rotate by the action of the air when the toy is carried rapidly or if the air is violently circulated" (lines 11-15) including illustrations.
Date: November 17, 1986
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheel.

Description: Patent for the construction of "metallic spokes" for bicycles and similar wheels (Lines 12-13) which use broad or double tire wheels (line 15).
Date: July 10, 1894
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam Coffee or Tea Pot.

Description: Patent for a steam coffee or tea pot that has "double walls forming an inner and outer chamber, an interiorly arranged spout connecting said chambers and a vent tube arranged in the spout communicating with the inner chamber" (lines 77-81).
Date: August 7, 1894
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for "novel and inexpensive means whereby vehicle wheels may be protected from the many accidents occurring by reason of the irregularities and crevices in the path of travel; a still further object being to construct a safety guard that will be strong, durable, and add but little weight to the wheel." (Lines 17-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 8, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a vehicle wheel meant for children's carriages that has double fellies, spokes, and a hub that has "an interposed band connecting said fellies at suitable intervals and adapted for the attachment to the spokes" (lines 69-71).
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for an improvement on vehicle wheels to "provide a novel and inexpensive safety-guard for wheels of the above-referred-to class, whereby the wheel will be prevented from entering crevices and cracks" (lines 14-18) and to improve durability.
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and inexpensive vehicle-wheel in children's carriages with a double-felly wheel meant to broaden "the tread thereof sufficiently to prevent the wheels falling into cracks between boards of board walks, such as are common in the suburbs or rural districts" (lines 15-19). The spokes are like that of a single-felly wheel.
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Wheel.

Description: Patent for a wheel attachment of "combined purposes of tire, felly and safety guard" (lines 15-16), with slight wing-like widening between spokes to prevent sinking into ruts, with optional cutouts to reduce weight, including illustrations.
Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and inexpensive vehicle-wheel with an improved design that is meant for light vehicles. The wheel will "provide novel means whereby the wheel will be prevented from slipping into ruts in the road, thus overcoming the jar that would otherwise be caused" (lines 14-18).
Date: May 21, 1895
Creator: Laube, Godfried
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Cooler.

Description: Patent for a simple, efficient, and inexpensive portable water cooler that refrigerates the water "by the action of the air and the evaporation of the liquid or vapor percolating the material" (lines 12-14). It does not use ice and can be used in rural areas.
Date: September 5, 1893
Creator: Hymans, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department