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Freestone County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Freestone County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1918
Creator: Hawkins, Lee & Atlee, Tom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Fish-Line Bob

Description: Patent for a fish bob that can clamp and grip the fishing line. The fish bob can also be moved at will to any position with the users thumb or fingers.
Date: December 29, 1914
Creator: Bissett, Caleb
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Inland Red Drum]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Fairfield Lake State Park, depicting an image of several inland red dtrum redfish. The back of the card includes information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas Producer

Description: Patent for a new invention of a "reverse draft gas producer in which a clean and pure dry gas can be obtained from lignite or low grade fuel, and especially adapted for use in connection with explosive engines" (lines 11-14).
Date: May 26, 1914
Creator: Guggolz, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Switch Stand and Lock

Description: Patent for an improvement in switch-stand and locks, being that they cannot be picked or tampered with.
Date: July 21, 1914
Creator: Maupin, John D.; Allen, Harry E. & Baldwin, Springfield
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements in baling-presses by making baling-presses into a hand held portable press which includes a head block that could be released easily and quickly. Illustration is included.
Date: October 7, 1913
Creator: Nicholas, Joseph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for improvements on a cattle-guard used on railways. Improvements include a novel method of attaching the guard to rails.
Date: December 16, 1913
Creator: Solomon, George N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pneumatic Tool

Description: Patent for a Pneumatic Tool that is capable of operating automatically at a very high speed." (line 20)
Date: May 27, 1913
Creator: Townsend, Isaac W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for plow improvements, including a "novelly adjusted stock" and "adjustable colter knife," with illustration (lines 10-15).
Date: February 16, 1915
Creator: Hankins, Elias
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brick-Machine.

Description: Patent for a brick machine that is "effective, yet simple and durable, machine especially adapted to receive bricks from a stiff-mud mill and re-press them and also to provide a means whereby the machine will be automatic in its action." (Lines 7-12) Illustrations included.
Date: May 15, 1900
Creator: Anthony, Russell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mixer.

Description: Patent for a hand mixer, which can be operated with one hand.
Date: May 18, 1909
Creator: Hood, Thomas Hubert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring-Wheel

Description: Patent for a spring wheel designed with a rim that supports the hub so that the wheel can rotate smoothly and quietly. Illustrations included.
Date: November 19, 1912
Creator: Barnes, George F. & Suttle, Willis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vegetable-Separator

Description: Patent for a vegetable separator used to assort and clean fruits and vegetables. Illustrations included.
Date: September 15, 1908
Creator: Sherrard, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Self Cooling Journal Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved journal-box. This design consists "[i]n a self-cooling journal-box, the combination of the walls having top and bottom supporting the lubricating packing, and the housing forming water-chamber below and at the sides of the chamber formed by the walls and bottom, and [another] water-chamber above the top" (lines 66-72).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Storey, Julius W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Treasure Vault for Railway Cars.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design consists in "a safety treasure-vault for express cars, &c., with the combination of the walls, floor, and roof of the vault constructed of bullet-proof steel plate riveted together at their corners, and the angle-irons to which the walls, floor, and roof are riveted, the bullet-proof steel-plate door, the parcel-delivery window, the combined desk-shelf and bullet-proof shutter, the said vault provided with a port-hole and the bullet-proof plug that stops the port-hole" (lines 21-31).
Date: July 3, 1888
Creator: Olsson, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department