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Improvement in the Manufacture of Black Bottle-Glass.

Description: Patent for manufacturing black bottle-glass by using "combination with other ingredients, an earthy slate of a peculiar character, called "clay-slate," for the purpose of furnishing the coloring-matter of the glass,as well as forming one of the bases of the glass itself."(line 10-15) Instruction only, no illustration.
Date: September 2, 1856
Creator: McCully, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wagon-Sheet and Tent

Description: Patent for an improvement in wagon sheet coverings / tent. The improvement is in the sides of the wagon sheet can be extended by loosening straps to fall the length to the ground and be staked to the earth. This gives a tent to sleep under after a day of traveling.
Date: August 13, 1871
Creator: Fitzgerald, M. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chimney-Protector.

Description: Patent for chimney protectors "which can be readily applied and will secure a water-tight joint between the smoke-pipe and the roof." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Lamprecht, William & Krieger, Edward C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Signal-Lock for Mail-Boxes

Description: Patent for a signal lock for mailboxes used to "indicate the presence or absence of mail matter in the box" (lines 10-11).
Date: September 8, 1908
Creator: Patterson, Samuel & Wiseman, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boiler

Description: Patent for a steam boiler "to provide simple and effective means for quickly generating steam by exposing the water fully to the caloric influence of the furnace or fire in the latter through the medium of radial tubular attachments" (lines 9-14), including illustrations.
Date: September 3, 1901
Creator: Hensley, Frank Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Signal Lock For Mail Boxes

Description: Patent for a signal lock for mail boxes. This "invention relates to devices for locking the signals used on house letter-boxes, and has for its object the provision of a signal lock secured to the inside of the mail-box" (lines 9-13). Illustrations included.
Date: October 23, 1906
Creator: Patterson, Samuel & Wiseman, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gonzales County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Gonzales 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 pencil to denote the addition of Mill Road, Bastrop Road, Columbus Road, San Antonia Road, and a road to Halletsville, compiled from photographs from the 1850s and 1860s. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: Matzow, Fr & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Gonzales Co.

Description: Survey map of Gonzales County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, rivers, creeks, and roads. No scale information given.
Date: 1869
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Gonzales County.

Description: Survey map of Gonzales County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. No scale information given.
Date: December 1853
Creator: Pressler, C. W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow that provides new and improved mechanisms that allow the blade to move at various angles.
Date: January 27, 1914
Creator: Bost, Arthur E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Bottom.

Description: Patent for an improved bed bottom consisting of a series of hooks and eyes and wires with instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 28, 1886
Creator: Peacock, John Calvin; Graves, James Beard & Huffor, George Allin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists in "[a]n ant-trap, comprising the body and the inward-projecting tubes having the protecting-caps on their inner ends, the outer faces of the caps being convex and provided with apertures of greater diameter than the bore of the inner end of the tube" (lines 90-95).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: McCallum, Walter Randolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Marking Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved merchandise tag. This design consists of a stick "provided with means for holding it fixed in its position after it has been inserted and having hinged to its outer end the tag having a strip of suitable material secured around its edges, as shown, so as to form on both sides of the tag the flanges adapted to receive the removable, reversible, and interchangeable cards (lines 1-8).
Date: August 25, 1885
Creator: Brown, Sampson Harvey
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists "[i]n the combination, with the double mold-board, of the recessed plow-blade, constructed in two parts secured to the mold-board, the said part having flat points, which are provided with cutting edges and raised portions extending from the crotch of the cutting-blades to the rear, in order to turn the soil to each side" (lines 84-91).
Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Schulz, Carl A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Indicator for Merchandise.

Description: Patent for a new and improved advertising sign. This design "relates to apparatus or devices for marking or indicating upon the outside of boxes or drawers the names and prices of the merchandise or other articles contained therein; and it consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of a device of the above-mentioned class" (lines 23-29).
Date: April 7, 1885
Creator: Brown, Sampson Harvey
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Axle Lubricator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design utilizes threads to allow for removal and reattachment, as well as easy cleaning.
Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Rochelle, John Rugeley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gopher Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trap for gophers and other subterranean animals. This design utilizes for the first time the combination of spring, jaw, treadle, trigger, and baseboard to ensnare gophers and other varmints.
Date: July 5, 1881
Creator: Norris, Abram.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Description: Patent for an improved design of a balance staff and wheel used for watch repair. The new design allows for an easier repair when replacing a broken staff and decreases the chance that the wheel would be damaged when replacing the staff. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

BUCKLE

Description: Patent for "a new and improved buckle" (lines4-5)
Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Bardwell, Henery G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for 'buckles for harness or other purposes, adapted for connection to a strap or billet without sewing." (lines 6-8)Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: November 25, 1879
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Portable Steam-Engines.

Description: Patent for an improved design related to reversible steam-engines meant to economize the space required by the engine and to provide a firm foundation that will allow it to be portable.
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Kriebel, Hosea K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department