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Dallam County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Dallam County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1926
Creator: Atlee, Tom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Patent for grapple for use with wells. This invention is designed to grip objects inside of drilled wells. Illustration included.
Date: October 2, 1906
Creator: Williams, Frank S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a flying machine with rotating feathered wings and propellers with an included emergency parachute like apparatus for landing the machine safely in case of malfunction.
Date: September 24, 1912
Creator: Hardgrave, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for roll holder for cotton rolls or bandages. Illustrations included.
Date: January 28, 1913
Creator: Griswold, John Lee Roy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plug for Lubricator-Cups.

Description: Patent for a lubricator cup and plug system typically used with rods and crank pins. The improvements prevent plug loss and alter the cup to be “readily placed in position or removed therefrom and the plug can be adjusted as required” (lines15-18). Includes illustrations and detailed part description.
Date: November 24, 1908
Creator: McDonald, Al
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for improved wheel system which provides traction over a variety of surfaces.
Date: June 9, 1914
Creator: Shindler, Robert Conrad
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a new type of animal trap with a rotating cylinder that projects the animal into the trap itself when depressed.
Date: November 23, 1915
Creator: Webster, Joseph R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seat Arrangement for Automobiles.

Description: Patent for the arrangement of the seats in a vehicle, allowing the adjustment of several upright seats into a single bed-like formation, "either for sleeping purposes or for ambulance purposes" (lines 16-17).
Date: July 20, 1915
Creator: Cornwell, William O., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: South Dallas study]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: July 27, 1983, 5:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 46 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Beet Harvestor

Description: Patent for improvements and additional features in the mechanical frame of beet harvesting equipment.
Date: July 15, 1919
Creator: Hannum, Philip L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tail-End Light for Automobiles.

Description: Patent for a tail-end light for automobiles, subway and surface trains, and other motor propelled vehicles which changes color to indicate the speed at which the conveyance is traveling.
Date: July 29, 1919
Creator: Green, John Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dallam County

Description: Map shows land patents, block and tract numbers, landowners, towns, and railroads; portions of adjacent counties where property boundaries extend beyond county limits. Scale not given.
Date: 1926
Creator: [Texas]. General Land Office.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Texas Attorney General Opinion: WW-1335

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Will Wilson, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Whether the County Judge may sign an order finding that no inheritance tax is due by an estate where a foreign will has been filled in the Dallam County Deed Records under Section 96 of the Probate Code but has not been filed in the Probate Records under Section 95 of said Code, and related questions.
Date: June 8, 1962
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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