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Pass Cavallo SW Quadrangle: Texas--Calhoun Co.

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, showing boundaries, water bodies, roads, and landmarks, including Grass Island, Espiritu Santo Bay, Mule Slough, Farwell Island, Big Pocket, Lighthouse Cove, Fish Pond, Vanderveer Island, Pringle Lake, Matagorda Island, Matagorda Island Bombing and Gunnery Range, Matagorda Island Air Force Base, U.S. Coast Guard Station, Pass Cavallo, and the Gulf of Mexico. Relief shown by contours and spot heights and includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1953
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Calhoun Co.

Description: Cadastral map of Calhoun County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, creeks, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: November 1919
Creator: Giles, J. Bascom & Wicker, G. T.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Panther Point Quadrangle: Texas--Calhoun Co.

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, showing boundaries, water bodies, roads, and landmarks, including San Antonio Bay, Panther Reef, Cedar Point, Cedar Lake, Twin Lakes, Panther Point, Panther Point Lake, Swan Lake, Cottonwood Bayou, Matagorda Island Bombing and Gunnery Range, Matagorda Island, and the Gulf of Mexico. Relief shown by contours and spot heights and includes key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1953
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Sewing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a sewing machine "which will cut or trim the edges of two pieces of cloth during the time that said edges are being stitched together by the needle" (lines 15-18) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 13, 1913
Creator: Singer, William W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvement in sewing-machines by using two cams, one to operate the needle-arm and another to operate the feed and shuttle movements, illustration is included.
Date: November 15, 1859
Creator: Singer, E. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Piano-Forte Actions.

Description: Patent for a new piano forte design which "consists in certain novel details of construction, arrangement, and combination of the key-lever and its fulcrum and rest, a receiving-lever, a transmitting-eccentric, a secondary hammer, a principal hammer and its rest, and a damper-action and its connections, whereby greater simplicity and efficiency are obtained" (lines 10-17) including illustrations.
Date: May 27, 1879
Creator: Roedern, George O. V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lock which includes "certain novel constructions, combinations, and arrangement of parts" (lines 11-13) as well as illustrations and instructions.
Date: September 21, 1897
Creator: Peterson, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Refugio Mission"

Description: One of 8 maps of battle sites of the Texas Revolution drawn to accompany A.J. Houston's 1938 volume "Texas Independence"; this map shows "Ground plan of the original buildings, with walls enclosing the cemetery"
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Packing-Case.

Description: Patent for new and improved shipping case to store and transport oysters so that they may be surrounded by ice in travel and not be subjected to a great amount of pressure or damaged during transit.
Date: December 5, 1905
Creator: Clement, Thomas Houlten, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boll Weevil Exterminator

Description: Patent for a boll weevil exterminator. This invention is designed to remove boll weevils from cotton plants and crushing them between rollers. Illustration included.
Date: October 9, 1906
Creator: Meeks, William & Brown, Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a gate that is "a structure hanging and sliding by means of rollers on an inclined cross-bar, and so connected by ropes and pulleys to stationary posts that a person approaching it on horseback or in a vehicle may easily open the gate (without dismounting) by pulling the rope, and on releasing the rope the gate will close automatically" (lines 12-19); illustration is included.
Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Smith, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department