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Improvement in Hame Fasteners

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in hame-fasteners. "This fastening can be readily fastened and unfastened without taking off the gloves, and with cold and benumbed fingers, and when fastened will hold the hames securely" (lines 35-38). Including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1877
Creator: Poland, Tunis H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Planter Attachment.

Description: Patent for improvements on cotton or other seed planters with a new design that allows for "simultaneously adjusting-i.e., raising and lowering-the plows in front and in rear of the seed-dropping drum " (lines 29-31) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Willcoxson, Coulmon W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Extension-Step.

Description: Patent for improvements in extension-steps which attach to vehicles and "do away with the boxes used to assist in getting up to the first or lower step" (lines 10-12). When not in use, the steps can be swiveled up. They are raised, lowered, and locked into position with a mechanism operated using a handle.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vault Cash-Indicator.

Description: Patent for a vault cash-indicator meant to "provide a new and improved indicator, designed for indicating an amount of money, commercial articles, &c.; for instance, indicating the amount of money contained in a safe or vault" (lines 7-11).
Date: April 23, 1895
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harvester-Truck.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Trucks for Harvesters"(lines 5-7)
Date: January 6, 1886
Creator: Willcoxson, Coulmon W. & Hamilton, Samuel R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Car-Step.

Description: Patent for "a supplemental folding step which may be lowered into position for use when passengers are boarding or leaving a [railway] car and which may be folded back out of the way when the train is about to leave the station." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 3, 1897
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoeing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horseshoeing machine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the elevator-platform and devices for raising and lowering the same, of a pair of adjustable bolts located above the platform, and a harness consisting of a bar and a set of belts suspended from said bolts" (lines 30-35).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Lindsey, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stovepipe or Flue Cleaner.

Description: Patent for an improved stovepipe or flue cleaner. It is a four-bladed fan that sits in an insert in the flue. The fan is operated by pulling on a rope which is situated between two pulleys. The cleaner sits right before the hot air goes into the chimney.
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Graham, Albert Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridge.

Description: Patent for a bridge of "simple and strong construction in metal of very low cost and light weight, using only such materials as are easily available, being also of easy construction and well adapted to resist washouts" (lines 9-13).
Date: July 5, 1892
Creator: Kosure, Thomas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swimming Device

Description: Patent for a device to be attached to a person's feet and/or hands so that the person can swim faster and further as well as dive deeper.
Date: May 30, 1911
Creator: Wells, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Assisting Vehicles Uphill.

Description: Patent for a device for assisting vehicles uphill, which attaches a counter balance to the wagon that lifts up going downhill and goes down while going up hill to make the pulling easier on the animals pulling the wagon.
Date: October 12, 1909
Creator: Stevens, Samuel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a stalk cutter that is light but durable that cuts the stalks up small enough that they can be plowed under the field to enrich the soil for the next crop.
Date: April 9, 1907
Creator: Cooper, Joseph P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Loose Leaf Binder

Description: Patent for a loose leaf binder. The invention consists of two adjustable sections in order to lengthen or shorten the post. Illustration included.
Date: January 28, 1913
Creator: Bickley, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Farmersville 1897 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Farmersville in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1897
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Farmersville 1908 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Farmersville in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1908
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Farmersville 1921 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Farmersville in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Farmersville 1897 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Farmersville in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1897
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Farmersville 1921 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Farmersville in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Farmersville 1902 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Farmersville in Collin County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1902
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History