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Description: Patent for "a hand-car with an auxiliary spring-actuated mechanism which can be used with or without the lever mechanism to propel at a rapid rate of speed." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Rousey, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General Highway Map Collin County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Collin County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools and churches), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil or gas wells, and state roadside parks. Map includes twelve inset maps - Weston, Melissa, Valdasta, Allen, Altoga, Climax, Culeoka, Copeville, Lavon, Inset No. 1, Renner, and Josephine - and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1939
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Collin County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Collin County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants of surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1916
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Print of the Matlock Home]

Description: Art print of an artist's rendition of the Matlock Home near Murphy, Texas; the house is two stories with windows along the upper and lower floors. The note printed on the reverse side of the picture says this was made "before the house was razed and replaced with a modern brick home." The note further says that Milton Meredith Matlock built it "when he settled on the land just South of the Back Homeplace."
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of the Nelson Family]

Description: Photograph of the Nelson Family at James and Lula Pearl Nelson's 50th wedding anniversary. James and Lula are seated in the front center, the six sons are standing behind them and their four daughters are seated on the couch alongside them.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.


Description: Patent for Windmill that is adapted to be held in various positions. This Windmill device will be strong, durable, and easy to construct.
Date: June 10, 1913
Creator: Houston John J
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Razor-Stropping Device

Description: Patent for a razor sharpening device in which the razor blade may be held on an incline for efficient sharpening.
Date: April 15, 1913
Creator: Greenwood, Charley E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department