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Armstrong County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Armstrong County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1904
Creator: Morris, J. W. & Walne, W. H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Patent for a wheel for vehicles that has springs within the rim which compress when placed under a load or jolted.
Date: July 29, 1913
Creator: Ingram, Joseph D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle Stanchion

Description: Patent for a cheap and simply constructed cattle stanchions. Illustration included.
Date: July 14, 1903
Creator: {Reck, Emile & Reck, John P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post-Card Stand.

Description: Patent for a post card stand, which turns by a crank mechanism to show all the postcards on the rack.
Date: June 8, 1909
Creator: Bishop, Marvin E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Receptacle.

Description: Patent for a folding receptacle that has a smooth inside and is stronger than other folding containers.
Date: December 6, 1910
Creator: Thompson, Robert J. & Snodgrass, Eliga C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a switch. "This invention obviates likelihood of derailment by splitting the switches, so as to thereby secure a means for preventing the rolling stock from being thrown from the tracks." Illustration included.
Date: August 22, 1905
Creator: Hibbets, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator Attachment.

Description: Patent for improvement in cultivator attachments by using “a pair of cutting blades or knives adapted to be adjustably connected to the lister-beam after the plow-blades have been removed and after the planting of the field, and these knives are adapted to straddle the center row and to work down to three inches under the surface of the ground, extending half-way to the adjoining row on both sides of said center row, thus absolutely killing all grass, weeds or the like, and turning up just enough dirt to cover the scrub. By thus treating each row in succession a field may be cleared more quickly, more easily, and more thoroughly.” (Lines 15-27) Illustration is included.
Date: February 5, 1907
Creator: Pope, Henry O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sod-Turning Plow

Description: Patent for a plow to turn prairie sod. On the land side the pow has a longer runner which are attached by a cross bar.
Date: May 12, 1902
Creator: Fletcher, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lakeview School, Armstrong Co., Tex., 3-5-14

Description: Photograph of a small group of adults and children posed in front of the Lakeview School in Armstrong County, Texas. The wooden frame school building has a pitched roof and a double-door entryway flanked by windows. Projecting from each side of this section of the building are wings. The people stand in a loose group in the entryway, with others seated on the step and on the ground. A note on the reverse reads, "Lakeview - nine miles from town - A two-teacher school which is the centre of neighborhood interests."
Date: March 5, 1914
Creator: Carr
Partner: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Fairview School, Armstrong Co., Tex.

Description: Photograph of of the Fairview School in Armstrong County, Texas. The school is a wood frame building with a pitched roof. In front of the school, students are posed in groups according to age, most seated on the ground, with a few standing. An adult male, probably a teacher, stands near the center rear of the children.
Date: November 18, 1914
Partner: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Llano School

Description: Photograph of Llano community school in Armstrong County, Texas. The school is a large square wood frame building with a covered entryway. A small outbuilding is nearby and displays a sign that reads "Llano School, District No. 5." An automobile is parked between the school and the outbuilding and another vehicle is visible on the other side of the outbuilding. A small group of men stand near the side of the school building. On the back of the photograph is written, "Picture property of Laura Hamner, Claude, Tex."
Date: 191u
Partner: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum


Description: Patent for an animal-poke that is "placed over the animal's neck and provided with spurs, whereby the animal is pricked when he attempts to pass a fence or other barrier" (lines 9-12). This invention doesn't prick the animal while it is grazing and is more comfortable to wear than similar animal-pokes.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Dickey, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sod Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sod-cutter. This design consists, "with a sod-cutter comprising the frame, the horizontal blade, the beam, the handle-bars, and the brace-rod connecting the said beam with the outer handle-bar . . . of the upwardly and outwardly curved guide-rods secured to the rear of the said blades, the curved cutting-blades secured to said rods for dividing the cut sod into separate portions, and the fender provided with a forwardly-bent flange at its upper edge and secured to the said brace-rod diagonally of the machine and behind and above the said blades" (lines 76-88).
Date: July 29, 1890
Creator: White, Maston Timothy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, simple, and durable hand stamp that uses the minimum number of parts.
Date: November 7, 1893
Creator: Dysart, Marby P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Goodnight College Students]

Description: Photograph of a group of Goodnight College students posed in a wooded area. About fifty young men and women are seated on the ground at the foot of a steep hill. All are formally dressed, the women in light-colored, long-sleeved dresses, the men in suits and ties.
Date: May 10, 1901
Partner: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum