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Delta County, States of Texas.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Delta County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and drilling locations. A legend indicating locations of wells, rigs ups or drilling sites, oil wells, gas wells, and dry holes is included in the lower-right corner. A handwritten note has been made on the published map in pencil to denote the addition of Dowdle Crossing. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (2000 varas to 1/2 of an inch).
Date: 1900
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Vehicle-wheel.

Description: Patent for a vehicle wheel that does not wear down as quickly as those currently used and that better absorb shock. The text explains the different parts of the new wheel and why it is an improvement over current wheels.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Anderson, Lycurgus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Clothes-Pin

Description: Patent for an improvement in clothes pins where the pin is formed from one single piece of resilient wire.
Date: October 12, 1915
Creator: Price, Thomas M. & Tillman, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design consists "[i]n a double-acting baling-press, the combination, with the two followers having the apertured end lugs, of the sliding casting having the curved shoulders, the central aperture, and the apertured end lugs, the top plate having the apertured end lugs and central opening, the drive-wheel having the handle-socket and formed with the tapering opening and the central opening, the central pivot, and the king-bolt" (lines 13-22).
Date: February 4, 1890
Creator: Hill, Abraham J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal-trap. This design consists "[i]n a trap comprising a well having ingress-openings in diametrically-opposite sides, the combination, with a cage constructed to move vertically in the said well, of plates mounted in ways and constructed to slide past and cover the said openings and having connection with the cage to counterbalance the same" (lines 86-93).
Date: April 5, 1892
Creator: McLeod, Charlie Mike
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hen's Nest.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hen's nest. This design "relates to that type of hen-nest wherein a tilting platform is employed to protect the setting hen from intrusion while permitting her to freely pass to and from the nest. The objects of [the] invention are to improve the prior construction and to provide novel means whereby the hen setting or hatching chamber is separated from the passage containing the tilting platform by a division-wall having a rear doorway, in such manner that the eggs are isolated and in a measure hid and protected while the hen is seeking food" (lines 8-20).
Date: September 9, 1890
Creator: Manlove, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Table.

Description: Patent for a new and useful adjustable table, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1899
Creator: Congour, Presley Alpheus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

TELEPHONE SYSTEM.

Description: Patent for telephone system, which allows for locking the receiver hooks at all substations between two connected stations. It also allows for lines to be subdivided for the purpose of using more than one message at the same time.
Date: May 22, 1906
Creator: Gorden, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knockdown Seat.

Description: Patent for seats which are easy to set up and take down as temporary seating for events and which can be folded up in small pieces for storage.
Date: July 30, 1907
Creator: Garrison, Thomas Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a nut lock for use on vehicle axles, which is easily taken on and off.
Date: March 23, 1909
Creator: Ruff, Charley C. & Ruff, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk Cutter

Description: Patent for a stalk cutter. This invention if for the effective cutting of cotton stalks. Illustration included.
Date: May 24, 1904
Creator: Rush, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad Crossing

Description: Patent for a railroad crossing. Illustration included.
Date: November 13, 1906
Creator: Baker, Horace A.; Crowson, J. J. & Crowson, Richard B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Press

Description: Patent for a cotton press. This invention compresses and feeds cotton in a continuous spiral layer bat. The cotton goes to a revolving press of a cylindrical formation where they are compressed and condensed into a bale. Illustrations included.
Date: November 13, 1906
Creator: Baker, Horace A. & Crowson, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Exterminator

Description: Patent for insect exterminator. This invention is used for the extermination of boll weevils. Illustrations included.
Date: December 1, 1908
Creator: Nanny, Wiley Farest
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department