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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

Drain-Valve for Well-Pipes.

Description: Patent for drain valves used with well pipes that is "adapted to be positioned in the stand pipe of a well below the surface of the ground, and which may be actuated in cold weather so as to permit of the water in the pipe being drained back into the well" (lines 13-18) including illustration.
Date: May 21, 1918
Creator: Lindsey, William Noal
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


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

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

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

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


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


Description: Patent for a garment-hanger that is adjustable which enables it to be used for garments of various sizes, including illustrations. The device enables an entire suit to be supported and prevents wrinkles. This garment-hanger can also be utilized to crease clothing such as trousers, coats, etc. in the proper locations.
Date: October 9, 1917
Creator: McAlister, Ramey
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


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


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

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

[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
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