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Map of Anderson County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Anderson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1895
Creator: Schutze, E. & Walker, Addison
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Mae Belle Morehead

Description: It is believed that this photograph is of Mrs. Mae Belle Morehead, a grade school teacher in Elkhart, Texas who was affectionately referred to as "Miss Mae Belle". Photo was probably taken by Osjetea Briggs.
Date: 1940~
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission


Description: Patent for a garbage receptacle, water proof in nature, to be used in outside places. A removable container allows for the prevention of tampering and a foot operated mechanism allows it to be efficient to utilize.
Date: April 13, 1915
Creator: Jones, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Catamenial Applicance

Description: Patent for a catamenial appliance that can be worn like an apron. In conjunction with a "napkin the device can prevent outer garments from stains during or prior to menstruation" (p. 1, lines 10-15)
Date: December 29, 1914
Creator: Myers, Jennie C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock-Joint Rail.

Description: Patent for a lockable joint for connecting segments of a railway track. The joint is resistant to breakages due to the passage of trains but allows for the replacement of worn track.
Date: May 5, 1914
Creator: Swindler, Edgar L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire Tightener or Expander

Description: Patent for a device aimed to provide a pair of plates, one disposed adjacent each severed end of a felly of a wheel, and provided with a right and left threaded member having threaded connections with said plates, so that they may be separated, for expanding the felly tight against the tire.
Date: March 30, 1915
Creator: Lawrenson, Judge Peck & Hastings, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel Bearing.

Description: Patent for vehicle wheel bearing that provide an economical, safe, durable, reliable and light running spindle, for use in connection with automobiles and other fast running or weight carrying vehicles, including illustrations.
Date: October 30, 1917
Creator: Douthit, Albert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement to Fire-Box for Boilers

Description: Patent for the improvement of fire-boxes for broilers by reducing the draft and “causing a more complete mixture of the fuel and air and consequently a more thorough combustion of the fuel” (lines 13-16). Instructions and illustration included.
Date: February 9, 1915
Creator: Shaw, Carl C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a wire stretcher, which can stretch and hold a wire for a fence until it is securely fastened to the fence post and is easy to operate.
Date: November 3, 1908
Creator: Dobbs, John & Welborn, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department