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Map of the Argentine Republic

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century Argentine Republic political subdivisions, major cities, railroads, and "territory submitted for arbitration to President Cleveland." Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [1:6,370,000].
Date: 1893
Creator: Norris Peters Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Yosemite National Park, showing boundaries established by act of Congress : approved Feb. 7, 1905, and lands eliminated therefrom and placed in the Sierra Forest Reservation.

Description: Map shows township grid, towns, mineral lands, park and county boundaries, existing and proposed roads, existing and proposed trails, suggested patrol stations and military posts, notable physical features. Includes legend and recommendations. Relief shown by shading and spot heights. Scale [1:126,720].
Date: 1905
Creator: Norris Peters Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Post route map of the territory of New Mexico : showing post offices with the intermediate distances and mail routes in operation on the 1st of June 1901 ; also railways under construction June 30th, 1901 and the several mining districts of the territory.

Description: Map shows early twentieth century New Mexico Territory postal routes [color coded to indicate frequency of delivery], post office locations, distances between post offices, county seats, existing railroads, mining districts, electric and cable cars, counties, and villages. Includes "Explanation of mail service," "List of counties in New Mexico Territory," and key to 116 "Mining Districts." Scale [ca. 1:1,140,000].
Date: 1901
Creator: Norris Peters Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Plan of the city of Washington in the territory of Columbia: ceded by the states of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by them established as the seat of their government, after the year MDCCC.

Description: Map shows street names, block numbers, select buildings, military fortifications, canals, bridges, and marshland for the District of Columbia. Includes text notes "Observations explanatory of the Plan" and "Breadth of the Streets." Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Scale [ca. 1:24,000].
Date: [1890..1900]
Creator: Norris Peters Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "consists in a frame which is adapted to be placed over the ant-hill, so as to surround the entrance thereto, and provided with parallel surrounding flanges or sides which converge to each other and lead to an exit-spout . . . [and] is to provide an ant-trap which is adapted to catch the ants both on their attempt to leave the hill or to return to it, whereby the entire colony may be exterminated" (lines 9-21).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Wise, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Paper Doll

Description: Patent for to create a more sturdy paper doll and its outfits by means of folding and using slits and adhesives to no longer require the use of tabs. Illustrations included.
Date: June 26, 1917
Creator: Ferguson, Gradele
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hampton Roads and Approaches

Description: Map illustrating the site of the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack during the Civil War including part of Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads harbor, and the surrounding areas. Cities, forts, railroads, and batteries are noted on the map and some depths are shaded. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the action between the ships which took place March 8-9, 1862. Scale 1:211,200 (5 statute miles per 1.5 inches)
Date: 1898
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map of Southeastern Virginia

Description: Map illustrating the southeastern region of Virgina. Cities, forts, railroads, and swamps are indicated. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the Union North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Scale 1:506,880 (1/8 of an inch per Statute Mile)
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coasts and Sounds of North Carolina

Description: Map illustrating the coastal region of North Carolina. Cities, forts, railroads, swamps, and sounds are indicated. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the Union North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.(10 statute mile per centimeter)
Date: [1899]
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map of Nansemond River and Vicinity

Description: Map illustrating the region surrounding Suffolk, Virginia. Cities, forts, railroads, swamps, and military forces are indicated. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the Union North Atlantic Blockading Squadron aiding the defense of Suffolk. Scale 1:101,376 (1 statute mile per 5/8 inch)
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Approaches to Wilmington North Carolina.

Description: Map illustrating the region surrounding Wilmington, North Carolina. Cities, forts, railroads, swamps, and batteries are noted on the map and some depths are shaded. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the Union North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Scale 1:633,600 (10 statute miles per 1 inch)
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Battle of Mobile Bay

Description: Map illustrating the battle in Mobile Bay between Union and Confederate naval forces. Forts, islands, and the positions of navel vessels are shown. The upper left corner has a small illustration of ships ramming the "Tennessee."
Date: 1906
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose-Support

Description: Patent for hose support with pivoted standard having a part which is adapted to support the nozzle of the hose, with illustrations.
Date: October 20, 1914
Creator: Praeger, Ewald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench

Description: Patent for an improved model of wrench, designed to work upon the bore of tubes, thimbles, and other forms of pipes. This invention improves on the construction of the wrench, allowing it to be inserted in the end of a tube, and when rotated, be effectively engaged with the tube to turn the same.
Date: March 6, 1917
Creator: Brown, Charley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double Point for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved double point for plows. This design consists in "[t]he plow-point having the central rectangular bend at the back, the wings shelving outward, downward, and forward, the long parallel-sided end, the lateral angles, and the marginal edges inclined upward and toward each other, the said portion being substantially as long as the share-edge" (lines 71-77).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Schuster, Rudolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness saddle. This design "consist[s] of the central arched portion, having the central perforation and side notches, the hook having the screw and nut and lugs, and the jockeys, the latter hinged to the arch . . . and the pads" (lines 65-70).
Date: December 4, 1888
Creator: Vogtsberger, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock Hopple.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lock-hopple. This design consists in "the combination of the semi-circular section provided at its free end with the latch-hook and concave edge, and the semi-circular section provided with the perforated projection for the attachment of the lap-ring, and with the lock" (lines 95-100). It further consists in "the partition, the cap-piece having the central key-opening, the journaled latch-hook having the end of its journal formed to fit in the recess in the end of the key, the curved double-arm spring, the lid, and the lid-stem having upon it a block provided with the shoulders" (lines 1-8).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: White, Elisha Lafayette
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas Compressing Pump for Ice Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump for refrigerators. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the cylinder, having inlet at or near its lower end, a downward-closing valve at its upper end, an open-ended piston having internal ribs or projections, annular valve-seat around its upper open end, and a centrally-apertured bottom plate, of the valve having vertical movement within the piston and closing upwardly against the valve-seat, said valve being formed of the two sections . . . having hemispherical recesses and the lower section having an aperture, communicating therewith" (lines 30-42).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Farnsworth, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow, of the board, the clip detachably securing said board to the plow-beam, the hopper secured to the rear end of the board and provided with the openings and brush, the lever pivoted upon the clip, the spring, the seed-slide secured to the end of the rear arm of the lever, and the dropping-tube screwed through its wing to the plow standard" (lines 37-46).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Cromer, Thomas L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department