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Clay Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Clay County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:228,571] (6000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1924
Creator: Morriss, G. C. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Historical Map of Clay County, Texas.

Description: Pictorial map of Clay County, Texas, showing populated areas, creeks, rivers, railroads lines, old cattle trails, property ownership, and various outlying buildings (schools, houses, mills, general stores). The map is surrounded in a border of old cattle brands. Scale [ca. 1:63,360] (1 miles to the inch).
Date: unknown
Creator: Slagle Abstract Company
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Shoe-Fitting Stool.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in a shoe fitting stool which "comprises a simple and efficient means of this nature so arranged that the measurements of the foot of a person may be quickly and readily determined." (lines 15-20) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 11, 1915
Creator: Reed, Allen Trousdale
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft Device.

Description: Patent for a drafting device for animals. It allows for the owner to place more animals on one side of the device than the other, but still allows the device to remain on the desired path.
Date: November 24, 1914
Creator: Mitchell, James R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soldering-Tool.

Description: Patent for an improved soldering-tool by having a reservoir for gasoline or other light hydrocarbon, a burner-tube, and a valve for regulating the combustion of the gasoline and heating the tool continuously and uniformly, without a furnace. Illustration is included.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft Device

Description: Patent for binders and other agricultural machines liable to side draft, and its object is to provide a simple and efficient device for attaching an evener bar to the draft tongue of the machine.
Date: November 19, 1913
Creator: Mitchell, James R. & Mitchell, Grady
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Luggage-Carrier.

Description: Patent for improving automobile luggage carriers by attaching a device to the vehicle's running board, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1915
Creator: Reed, Allen T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clay County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the newly constructed Clay County Courthouse. A note on the photograph mount credits W.H. Wilson as its architect and Strain, Risley, & Swinburn as the builders.
Date: 1900
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Windmill.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in windmills, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Douglass, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Warp-Beam for Looms.

Description: Patent for a warp beam for a loom, which allows the thread to be attached directly from the spool to the warp beam without the need for a reel in between.
Date: October 6, 1908
Creator: Harbour, Rebecca
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Hillermann, August & Heinen, Christopher
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ironing-Table.

Description: Patent for a new adjustable ironing-table that folds for storage, including illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Click, John Jones
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for an adjustable wrench.
Date: October 31, 1911
Creator: Harris, Robert M. & Bottoms, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for an improvement on wire-fence tools. "To provide a simple and comparatively inexpensive tool of great strength and durability designed for operating on fence-wires and adapted for mending the same and for taking up the slack of a fence-wire and capable in stretching the ends past each other before the same are twisted together, whereby the ends of the wire may be more effectively connected." (Lines 10-19) Illustration is included.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Berry, James Osborn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Cutting Bagging.

Description: Patent for a cutting machine for cloth bags for cotton presses, which has cloth continuously being fed into it and cuts it at predetermined lengths which can be adjusted as needed.
Date: February 25, 1908
Creator: Clark, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insulator

Description: Patent for an insulator to be used to attach electric conductors and wires to walls or posts. Illustrations included.
Date: December 29, 1908
Creator: Marshall, George B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Burner

Description: Patent for an oil burner designed to prevent choking and corrosion, and to ensure that fluids are properly warmed for the purpose of combustion. Illustrations included.
Date: July 2, 1907
Creator: Swenson, Charles E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department