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Railroad-Tie.

Description: Patent for a new railroad tie constructed of concrete material with detachable internal reinforcements used to support the rail fastening system, with illustrations.
Date: March 31, 1914
Creator: Baca, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump and Sprinkler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump and sprinkler. This design "consists of a portable force-pump provided with a capricious air-chamber, and having on the end of its discharge-pipe a sprinkler of novel form, which causes the liquid to be ejected in a fine spray. . . . [This] provide[s] a simple, durable, and effective device, designed especially for use in sprinkling cotton-plants with poisonous solutions, to protect them against the ravages of injurious insects and worms" (lines 7-17).
Date: March 1, 1881
Creator: Polansky, Alois Josef
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows so that it can be adjusted more easily while being overall easy to operate.
Date: August 26, 1890
Creator: Muesse, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for improvement in cultivators by making all the beams that had blades attached to them adjustable by a lever. A roller is designed for covering the seed and smoothing over the ground after the seeds are discharged by a slider which is operated by a crank-shaft near the end of the machine. A detachable revolving stalk-cutter can be used for cutting stalks on the ground by means of a suitable connector at the rear end of the machine. Illustration is included.
Date: September 7, 1869
Creator: Baker, Job McNamee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Ditching-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvement in ditching machine which “consists of a boring or ditching-auger, suspended from the frame of a truck, and having an enlarged head projecting in advance of the truck, and rotated, so as to bore out a groove as the truck is moved along, screwing the earth taken back through a trough, to an elevator which carries it up to a spout, chuting it to one side.” (Lines 13-19) Illustration is included.
Date: November 16, 1869
Creator: McGehee, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Raising and Transporting Vessels.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful construction of barge having simple and powerful means for raising ships and vessels to a sufficient height so that the same may readily be carried through the water over shallow places or bars, and the barge is also equipped with means for being propelled through the water to carry a ship or vessel, and also for being propelled over a track, so as to act as a combined locomotive and ship-car when carrying a ship or vessel over dry land." (Lines 14-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Schramm, Charles J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock

Description: Patent for a nut lock to keep nuts and bolts fastened. Illustrations included.
Date: December 22, 1908
Creator: Zoll, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sawing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful sawing machine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 26, 1899
Creator: Krenek, Ignatz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fayetteville 1917 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Fayetteville in Feyette County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1917
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Fayetteville 1917 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Fayetteville in Feyette County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1917
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History