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Automatic Cylindrical Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cylindrical power-source. This design "consists in the combination of a cylindrical slotted frame with a series of blades which are connected together in pairs, and which are alternately forced through the slots in the frame to receive the force of the wind or water and then retracted, so that they will offer no resistance during a portion of the revolution of the frame. . . . The object of [the] invention is to produce a motor which is adapted for use either as a wind-wheel or a water-wheel" (lines 13-27).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Hutchinson, Thomas E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design utilizes a new combination and arrangement of cylinders, pistons, pipes, chambers, valves, screws, levers, and air and water vessels to pump water more effectively.
Date: May 31, 1881
Creator: Maney, Henry, Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame Hook

Description: Patent for hame hook. This invention couples traces to the hames in the harness. Illustration included.
Date: December 25, 1906
Creator: Brister, William T. & Galle, Fritz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Guadalupe County

Description: Cadastral map of Guadalupe County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes rivers, creeks, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. No scale indicated.
Date: March 23, 1854
Creator: Willke, H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Guadalupe Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Guadalupe County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Handwritten legend with hand drawn red lines to impose San Antonio Road, Road from New Braunels to Seguin, Gonzales Road, Seguin Road, and Mill Road in 1854 onto published map. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (2000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
Date: 1919
Creator: Davis, Grady W. & Matzow, Fr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Maize Field]

Description: Photograph of a large maize field. Accompanying information states that the field is owned by Henry Neuse and is located near San Marcos, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

Knee-Pad

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Knee-Pads" (lines 5-6), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 30, 1913
Creator: Schmitt, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow, of the board, the clip detachably securing said board to the plow-beam, the hopper secured to the rear end of the board and provided with the openings and brush, the lever pivoted upon the clip, the spring, the seed-slide secured to the end of the rear arm of the lever, and the dropping-tube screwed through its wing to the plow standard" (lines 37-46).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Cromer, Thomas L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design "is to provide cotton-choppers constructed in such a manner that the cotton will be chopped to a stand by the passage of the machine along the rows of plants, leaving the hills of plants at uniform distances apart, and which shall be simple in construction, readily controlled, and convenient in use" (lines 17-24).
Date: November 30, 1886
Creator: Puls, Ernst, C.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "may be detached and used independent of the frame or carriage; also, that the tongue or pole may be detached and removed from the axle, and such axle, together with the bolster and hounds, may be applied to and used with the farm or other wagon. Thus by means of the attachments described a farmer can, by providing himself [or herself] with the pole and the attachments thereto . . . readily convert his [or her] ordinary walking plow into a wheel-plow by the aid of the hind wheels, axle, and hounds of his [or her] ordinary farm-wagon" (lines 72-84).
Date: July 5, 1887
Creator: Green, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to improvements in that class of car-couplings in which the link is held in the draw-head by a tongue engaging the link; and it consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-11).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Meusebach, Otto C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in the combination of a central vertical shaft a series of supporting-arms projecting horizontally out from this shaft, a number of curved buckets which are pivoted at or near their centers between these supporting-arms, and suitable springs or weights which are attached to the inner edges of these buckets" (lines 13-20).
Date: June 13, 1882
Creator: Lowther, Lorenzo Dow.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the plate, having extensions and laterally-extending arm or bracket, the hopper mounted upon the extension of the plate, the seed-slide or coiled spring connecting the front end of the latter with the bracket, metal plates secured to the front and rear sides of the rear wall of the hopper above the seed-slide, the brush or cut-off arranged between said plates, and suitable operating mechanism for retracting the seed-slide against the tension of the coiled spring" (lines 6-17).
Date: February 18, 1890
Creator: Cromer, Thomas L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon Spring.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon spring. This design "is to provide a vehicle in which springs of great strength may be employed which will not require stay-chains, and which will not increase the height of the wagon-body and cause inconvenience in loading and unloading the vehicle and in getting in and out, and, furthermore, to provide a vehicle in which the wagon-body may be but slightly elevated above the axles, and in which the springs will have great play" (lines 17-26).
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Conley, Miles D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Packing Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved packing-case. This design "relates to cases or cabinets for packing and transporting articles that are brittle and easily breakable, such as eggs, glassware, china, and the like; and it has for its object to provide a device or case containing a series of sub-compartments or boxes, each of which is provided with cells to receive and hold the individual articles to be packed, thus affording great security in transportation and convenience in handling and in exposing the articles for sale" (lines 8-18).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Moos, Henry Antonio
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Shot-Cases and Distributers

Description: Patent for a "new receptacle for holding several grades of shot, and to an adjustable distributing device for the same. Its object is to enable traders to keep the several kinds or grades of shot in one receptacle, but so that suitable quantity of any one kind can be readily and conveniently measured out" (lines 20-26).
Date: January 3, 1871
Creator: Booton, Sinclair
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Cosmetic.

Description: Patent for improvement in cosmetics by using various chemicals to enhance the cosmetics in which it “can remove freckles or tan-discoloration from the skin, and for improving the complexion.” (Line 5-6) Formula for the improved cosmetic is included. Instructions on how to prepare the cosmetic and how to use the cosmetic are described. There is no illustration.
Date: February 25, 1868
Creator: Wilson, I. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of seed planters using a gage-wheel "to regulate the depth of the furrow made by the plow" (lines 16-17), including illustration.
Date: December 28, 1858
Creator: Marshall, Frank M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a seed-planter using two vibratory vertical feed-wheels, similar in size to distribute different seeds at the same time, one is designed specifically for cotton seeds, illustration is included.
Date: August 16, 1859
Creator: Murphy, Willis G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Feeders for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for the improvement of cotton-gin by feeding cotton in a uniform manner of removing sand and dirt, separating hulls, leaves, and imperfect pods for improved quality and reducing physical labor, including illustration.
Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Hall, S. Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department