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Hood Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hood County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants and surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:152,381] (4000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1918
Creator: Beaumont, G. N. & Newton, Jno C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a tool to stretch telephone wire, barb wire, and wire fencing. The tool connects to and holds in place a wire using a lock. While locked in place, the wire is stretched without the need of chains.
Date: April 28, 1914
Creator: Armstrong, Henry H. & Armstrong, H. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Peanuts]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: October 16, 1979, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Insect-Trap.

Description: Patent for insect traps, specifically for concentrating capture and extermination via placement over an ant hill.
Date: September 23, 1913
Creator: Chandler, John T. & Harber, Joseph L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fly-Trap.

Description: Patent for a funnel-shaped fly trap for catching flies and other insects by either entrapment or drowning. Includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: April 7, 1914
Creator: Raifsnider, Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Bag-Holder and Sifter.

Description: Patent for improvements in a combined bag-holder and sifter by using a supporting bracket secured to a wall, a bag-holder, a sifter located below the bag-holder, a detachable suspending connection between the sifter and the bag-engaging devices rising from the sifter. With this arrangement, the bag will be elevated into the proper position and to hold the bag against lateral movement while the sifter is being operated. The bag is to remain in proper position until the contents has been sifted entirely. Illustration is included.
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Shanley, Michael H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a hame fastener "by which the ends can be securely connected together, but which may be readily disconnected when desired." (lines 10-12). Illustrations included.
Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: Jones, David G. & Jones, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kitchen Cabinet

Description: Patent for a metal kitchen cabinet. This cabinet is designed to be portable and protect against vermin. Illustration included.
Date: November 24, 1903
Creator: Shanley, Michael H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for an in-ground ant trap that prevents the ants from escaping once caught in the trap, including instructions and illustrations
Date: September 12, 1911
Creator: Knox, Jessie Lonzo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fountain-Brush.

Description: Patent for a fountain brush which allows for the attachment of a wiping cloth, and featuring a spring handle.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Shanley, Michael Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator-Arch

Description: Patent for a cultivator arch designed to adjust and secure the beams of a plow. Illustrations included.
Date: August 20, 1907
Creator: Spence, Enoch M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for a combined water-cooler and refrigerator. "One object of the present invention is to improve the construction of devices of this character and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one capable of enabling the temperature of its contents to be readily controlled and quickly changed. A further object of the invention is to provide a combined water-cooler and refrigerator which may be advantageously employed as a churn-body" (lines 10-19). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 5, 1900
Creator: Halford, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator Attachment

Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment that allows the cultivator height to be adjusted for digging. Illustrations included.
Date: January 10, 1911
Creator: Stewart, Lon Woodson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate

Description: Patent for improvements in "construction of tilting gates and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one of great strength and durability adapted to be readily opened and closed at a distance fron either side of it by a person in a vehicle or on horseback" (lines 11-16).
Date: August 20, 1901
Creator: Berkley, Benjamin Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press

Description: Patent for baling press. Illustration included.
Date: March 8, 1904
Creator: Robburts, George W.; Lemaster, Mike C. & Lemaster, Henry H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for improvements in wire-stretchers by using a combination of winding-drum, a ratchet upon the drum and wire clutches for engagement with a wire to be stretched. Illustration is included.
Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: Walls, Joseph A. & Boyter, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Storage System.

Description: Patent for storage system to store goods without using ice or any other material for lowering temperature. This design uses strategic air circulation to achieve the desired low temperature.
Date: August 5, 1902
Creator: Rector, John Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee - Pot.

Description: Patent for a new and useful coffee pot, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 19, 1898
Creator: Ingle, Jacob Odem
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reversible Hoe.

Description: Patent for a new and useful reversible hoe, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 11, 1898
Creator: Schultz, Carl Herman Severin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department