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Map of Henderson County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Henderson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. No scale information given.
Date: 1877
Creator: Schlueter, C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Henderson County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Henderson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (6000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1922
Creator: Giles, J. Bascom & Atlee, Tom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Trading Card: Post Oak Savannah Ecoregion]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Purtis Creek State Park, depicting a slice of a tree on a field of clover, with labels marking certain rings. There is information about the region on the back.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a wire stretcher designed "to provide simple and efficient means for twisting the terminals of a broken fence-wire together for connecting them, and also to enable a wire to be readily severed when desired." (Lines 17-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 1, 1896
Creator: Morrow, William I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Anchor

Description: Patent for anchors, flukes and braces attached to the end of a fence post, pole, or similar that will shore and hold the post in the desired vertical position for installation.
Date: July 3, 1906
Creator: Rousseau, Pinkney H. & Lambert, James T.
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

Henderson County Lynchers

Description: Photograph of the Henderson County Lynchers in front of a jailhouse. Four Texas Rangers are also present in the picture, squatting down in front of the lynchers. Inscription on the back reads "Lynchers being transferred to Anderson Co. for trail. Lynchers who lynched the Humphries."
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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

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

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame. This design consists in "an improvement in quilting-frames, the combination, with the foot-pieces, of the hinged arms, braces, clamping screws, rollers, and set-screws" (lines 66-69).
Date: October 10, 1882
Creator: Murphree, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trunk.

Description: Patent for a trunk meant for traveling that holds clothes and small articles. The trunk has "novel adjunctive features, which will render it more convenient, and better adapted for the stowage and removal of various articles of wear and use" (lines 11-14).
Date: December 12, 1893
Creator: Warren, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the beam, of a hopper having the front hole, the elastic standards, beam bows or braces, and the eye-rod . . . [as well as] the handles of a planter, secured detachably in a clip on the end of the beam and just within the front of the hopper" (lines 71-77).
Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Pulley, David F.
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

Horse-Arrester.

Description: Patent for a wagon tongue for horse-drawn wagons that is equipped with a spring triggered device that can be used to put the whole draft of the wagon on the horses bits to stop them if they are running away.
Date: April 9, 1907
Creator: Lambert, James T.
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

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

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

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

Cutter Head and Bit

Description: Patent for a cutter head and bit. This invention are a combination of parts for use in woodworking. Illustration included.
Date: August 10, 1909
Creator: Birdwell, Robert P. & Ingram, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department