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Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn with an improved "construction of working body churns, to effect a rapid production of butter, and to enable the temperature of the contents of the churn to be readily controlled and regulated to facilitate churning" (lines 11-15).
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Robert, Cumberland M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace-Carrier.

Description: Patent for "a simple, inexpensive, and efficient trace-carrier" (line 12) "capable of readily receiving and of securely holding the chain of a trace close to the back-band and of preventing the inner trace-chains form becoming hooked into each other when two horses are employed at a plow or the like" (lines 13-18).
Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Brown, Lewis E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a nut lock that keeps bolts attached extra tightly.
Date: January 31, 1911
Creator: Greer, Benjamin J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Planter

Description: Patent for a corn planter. This invention is simple and compact and does not require manual actuation of the drum for the dropping mechanism. It can be used for corn and similar seeds, including cotton and seeds with fibrous coating. Illustration included.
Date: November 13, 1906
Creator: Robinson, Charles William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stew-Pan.

Description: Patent for improvement in stew-pan by using a large size of stew-pan which having three separate compartments with different dimensions, to allow for large quantities of cooking materials to cook at one time without using separate cooking utensils. The heater designed to have fire-box in the front and at the rear, and the top portion of the heater being almost completely open. The elongated stew-pan placed on top of the open fire acted as a closure for the open top of the heater when food is being cooked. Illustration is included.
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Dowell, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for a new wire fence tool for "applying binding members at the crossings of the strand and stay wires, and has for its object to simplify and improve the construction and increase the efficiency of devices of this character" (lines 10-14), including illustrations.
Date: April 3, 1906
Creator: Harris, Edwin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of Making Concrete Tombstones.

Description: Patent for a method of making concrete tombstones which are waterproof and don't require wetting during the drying process to prevent cracking, reducing the drying time from 30 days in the shade to 4 days in the sun. This is achieved by adding salt to hold water which prevents cracking while drying, and a paint coat of aluminum powder and gasolene to waterproof the concrete and add a shine to it.
Date: July 2, 1907
Creator: Hendley, Marion Jonathan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow.

Description: Patent for a harrow for use in orchards that can be moved around easily to avoid trees.
Date: June 20, 1911
Creator: Forkner, Charles E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spittoon

Description: Patent for a spittoon for hospital use. Illustrations included.
Date: October 15, 1912
Creator: Grisham, Mattie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin.

Description: Patent for an invention relates to cotton gins, and the principal object of this invention is to produce a cotton gin of small dimensions.
Date: October 20, 1914
Creator: Morrison, Porter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Attorney General Opinion: WW-1491

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Will Wilson, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: May the City Council of the City of Athens, Texas, a home-rule city, determine that its population is more than 10,000 people and thereby make effective Art. 5.16 of the Texas Election Code relative to poll tax exemptions as to voters in that City.
Date: December 11, 1962
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Athens, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Athens, Texas fire department. The Florian Cross shaped patch has a red background and golden lettering, borders, and images. "Athens Texas Fire Dept." is written inside the points of the cross. The center of the patch features a "fire scramble" of firefighting equipment.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Athens 1921 Sheet 7

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Athens in Henderson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: March 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Athens 1921 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Athens in Henderson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: March 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Athens 1890 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Athens in Henderson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1890
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Athens 1912 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Athens in Henderson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: January 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Athens 1921 Sheet 12

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Athens in Henderson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: March 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Athens 1921 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Athens in Henderson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: March 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Athens 1912 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Athens in Henderson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: January 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History