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Coke County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Coke County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1904
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Coke County, Texas

Description: Survey map of Coke County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes rivers, creeks, towns, roads, railroads, bridges, and mountains. Relief shown in hachures. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: unknown
Creator: Bridges, C. H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

House-Moving Truck.

Description: Patent for a simple, easy to use house-moving truck that goes under the sills of a house after it has been lifted from its foundation. It has "a swiveled caster, which is held in place by means of removable plates and braced by removable rods held in eyes of screw-rods, which pass through the bed-plate of the device and engage in the sleepers or sills of the building to be moved" (lines 19-24).
Date: September 10, 1895
Creator: Davis, Mace
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cowboys Having Dinner in Coke County, Texas

Description: Photograph of cowboys having dinner on a ranch in Coke County. The lid for a skillet in the foreground was used for baking bread. On the lid of the chuck box, lowered to serve as a cook table, can be seen an old time coffee grinder and leg of roasted beef. An oil lantern hangs on the bow above the chuck box and the harness is hanging over the front wheel. The men are, L-R: Henry Russell, unknown, Jack Montath, Ned Richards, Jake Stubblefield, and John Dodd.
Date: 1889
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Incubator

Description: Patent for an egg incubator. Illustrations included.
Date: November 1, 1904
Creator: Goss, Charles Edward & Goss, George Wilson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in planters, which "can be used with all kinds of grain and seed, and can be attached to almost any plow" (line 5-7).
Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: Durham, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Culinary Time-Indicator

Description: Patent for a culinary time indicator. This invention is designed to be immersed in cooking liquid that rings a bell when said liquid reaches a desired heat level. Illustration included.
Date: June 2, 1908
Creator: Wolfe, Samuel Section; Bradley, John & Bradley, Mary D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gearing.

Description: Patent for a gearing that is designed to improve the construction and power obtained from machines utilizing horse powers.
Date: February 13, 1912
Creator: McLendon, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator Attachment

Description: Patent for cultivator attachment improvement "for the purpose of thinning cotton plants to save chopping" (p. 1, lines 9-10). Improved cultivator attachment is used in conjunction with cultivator shovel to cause intermittent deposition of soil on plants to achieve thinning.
Date: July 3, 1906
Creator: Teeter, William Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buckle Connection.

Description: Patent for a new buckle connection design "which is peculiarly adaptable to harness" (lines 10-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 21, 1911
Creator: Savage, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scale-Supporting Frame.

Description: Patent for a scale supporting frame specifically for the weighing of cotton in the field including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1911
Creator: Richardson, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for improvements in nut-locks by using a locking attachment; “the attachment comprises, essentially, a shouldered pin adapted to underlie the lower surface of the nut, adjacent one of the corners thereof, and project into suitably-formed receiving-apertures in the surface of the member to be clamped or in a washer designed to be employed between said member and the nut.” (Lines 15-22) Illustration is included.
Date: July 8, 1902
Creator: Popplewell, Felix King
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump Rod Coupling

Description: Patent for pump rod coupling. This invention is designed to couple adjacent ends of pistons or pumps. Illustration included.
Date: March 19, 1907
Creator: Fletcher, Homer M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weight Motor

Description: Patent for a weight motor. This invention is meant for the use of driving fans to circulate rooms. This "invention refers to the winding mechanism wherein a drum on which the cord is wound and the first gear wheel are independently rotatable in one direction on the winding shaft, the latter having keyed thereon two ratchet wheels which engage respectively, pawls on the drum and on the gear wheel" (line 13-20). Illustration included.
Date: March 24, 1908
Creator: Rackley, John Clavin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Manual Motor for Churns

Description: Patent for a manual motor for churns. The invention is to "provide a simple and comparatively inexpensive one of great strength and durability capable of enabling a churndasher to be rapidly reciprocated, whereby butter is quickly produced" (line 11-16) illustration included.
Date: June 9, 1903
Creator: Faubion, Thomas Daniel Arnold
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department