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[Map of Fayette County]

Description: Map of Fayette County, Texas, showing El Camino Real de Tejas with towns, rivers, creeks, and blocks of land. Map includes a legend corresponding to the owners of the blocks of land in the lower-right corner.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Fayette County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Fayette County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Fayette County, Texas

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Fayette County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. A list of references on the west side of the Colorado River is included in the lower-left corner. A list of references on the east side of the Colorado River is included in the lower-right corner of the map. No scale information is given.
Date: 1840
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for improvements in rail-joint designed to secure the abutting ends of the rails of a railway (lines 12-13). Illustration is included.
Date: July 8, 1913
Creator: Stelzig, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Store Furniture.

Description: Patent for a ribbon or tape cabinet with rotating stand which allows access to all compartments through a single cabinet opening.
Date: May 20, 1913
Creator: Koniakowsky, Louis F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Plow

Description: Patent for a plow that has a quicker and easier way to adjust the angle and depth of the plow. Including illustrations
Date: October 17, 1916
Creator: Fehrenkamp, Elo A. & Giese, August H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for harrow and cultivator improvements. Earth engaging members can be lowered and raised. Implement carrying beams and wheels are connected via the body of the implement.
Date: December 9, 1913
Creator: Stavinoha, Adolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double Point for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved double point for plows. This design consists in "[t]he plow-point having the central rectangular bend at the back, the wings shelving outward, downward, and forward, the long parallel-sided end, the lateral angles, and the marginal edges inclined upward and toward each other, the said portion being substantially as long as the share-edge" (lines 71-77).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Schuster, Rudolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for "a simple, light, and durable press, which may be conveniently manipulated in either a vertical or horizontal position and readily transported in a field from stack to stack of hay. . .wherein the hay may be expeditiously and effectively baled by two persons" (lines 9-16).
Date: December 11, 1888
Creator: Freytag, Anton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "relates to improvements in plows, particularly to that portion of the plow known as the point; and it has for its object to produce a point that may be reversed, so that both ends may be utilized or may be made to project sufficiently to convert the plow into a sub-soil plow. To this end the invention consists of a blade with two or both sets of bolt-holes and a double-ended point with holes nearer one end than the other" (lines 11-21).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Rhodes, William Taylor
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bedstead Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead-tie. This design "is to obviate the spreading of the side bars of a bed, which allows the bottom slats to fall, especially those near the center of the bed; and [the design] accomplish[es] this object by providing one of the slats, preferably at or near the center, with adjustable keepers" (lines 21-27).
Date: February 12, 1889
Creator: Fernau, Magnus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for a "press as simple in construction and operation as possible, of sufficient power to do the work effectively, and arranged to be readily moved from place to place at pleasure" (lines 12-16).
Date: February 19, 1889
Creator: Hillman, William & Ripple, Joseph F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boiler Feeder Regulator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved regulator for boiler feeders. This design "consists in certain novel details of construction, arrangement, and operation whereby a superior machine is produced for the purpose of regulating and supplying boilers with water, keeping the water at a uniform height, preventing explosions from low water, and automatically removing sediment, impurities, and foam as fast as it accumulates" (lines 14-22).
Date: March 20, 1888
Creator: Riedel, Gustav Adolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the plow-beam, of the staple secured to the plow-beam, the curved shank provided at its upper front end with the triangular loop having notches on its lower edge, which engage with the said staple, the bolt pivoted in the said plow-beam and connected to the rear portion of the shank under the handles, and the blades secured to the lower front end of shank under the staple" (lines 72-81).
Date: May 1, 1888
Creator: Nitschmann, Franz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Seed Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-seed cleaner. This design "is to be used in connection with a machine for removing short lint from cotton-seed . . . The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved cotton-seed cleaner, which is simple and durable in construction and very effectively removes all impurities from the shell of the seed. . . . The invention consists of a revolving horizontal disk-brush and of a fixed table provided with emery-slabs and perforated plates and in contact with the brush" (lines 8-21).
Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Extracting Oils

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement "in a novel process and combination of devices or apparatus for extracting the oil from cotton seeds and other oil bearing seeds" (lines 8-12). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Press for Expressing Oil from Cotton and Other Seeds.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil-press. This design "consists in certain novel constructions and combination of the pressing-plates with each other and the ram of the press, and in means for operating said plates in independent series, whereby great efficiency is obtained, and the plates, which are guttered or grooved, may be readily cleaned" (lines 18-24).
Date: December 21, 1886
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dredging Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dredging machine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a boat or the like, provided with depending hangers at its bow and stern, of the shaft journaled in said hangers, and provided with a spiral screw extending throughout its length" (lines 88-92). It is "for removing sand-bars and similar obstructions in the beds of harbors or in streams by loosening the sand or the like, so that it will be suspended in the water and carried off by the natural or created current" (lines 22-26).
Date: May 10, 1887
Creator: Crockett, John Richardson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design consists "[i]n a cotton-chopper, the combination, with a bent axle, wheels on the same, a swiveled bearing on the said axle, a chopping-hoe having its standard fitted in said bearing, and a triangular frame secured to the axle, of a forked operating-lever pivoted to the triangular frame, a collar on the standard of the hoe, and links connecting the collar to the ends of the arms of the said operating-lever" (lines 15-23).
Date: June 14, 1887
Creator: Sacks, Heinrich Wilhelm
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Planter.

Description: Patent for improvement of corn-planters, with illustrations. The purpose of this corn-planters patent was to improve existing corn-planters through, "peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set forth hereinafter, and particularly pointed out in the claims" (lines 9-12).
Date: October 18, 1887
Creator: Koepke, William. Wm. Koepke.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department