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Tourist's Glass.

Description: Patent for improvements to tourists' glasses, "intended for use to tourists, hunters, ranchmen, botanists, minerologists, and analogous purposes" (lines 25-27) including illustrations.
Date: July 21, 1914
Creator: Faehrmann, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ice-Cream Freezer.

Description: Patent for an improvement on ice cream freezer design in which casing an cream receptacles are mounted within the freezer unit. Special features include to agitate the cream receptacles as well as a mechanism keeping the freezing brine in constant circulation, resulting in an consistency in the quality and texture of the ice cream throughout.
Date: November 28, 1911
Creator: Hedges, Harry J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator-Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in cultivator-plow through the positioning and connection of parts. Adjustable plow for different cultivating functions and different crops, especially for cotton. Illustration and materials recommendations included.
Date: March 18, 1902
Creator: Sheffield, James A. D. & Sheffield, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in gates.
Date: April 26, 1898
Creator: Gilbert, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller Drill.

Description: Patent for roller drills that will leave a central core standing in the hole being formed composed of six cutting rollers.
Date: November 28, 1911
Creator: Hughes, Howard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Houston County.

Description: Cadastral map of Houston County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. No scale indicated.
Date: 1859
Creator: Stremme, C. C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Houston Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Houston County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and blue and red ink. Scale [ca. 1:228,571] (6000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1896
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map, Houston County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Houston County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, state prison farms, national forests, and state parks. Map includes four inset maps - Ratcliff, Weches, Augusta, and Kennard - and a key to sheets diagram. A hand-drawn line has been made on the published map to indicate the approximate route of the Old San Antonio Road. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1966
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Houston County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Houston County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. A key is included in the upper-right corner of the map, indicating titles in Burnet's Colony and Vehlin's Colony, titles by Alcaldes of Nacogdoches and Charles S. Taylor, and old titles on deposit. No scale information is given.
Date: 1868
Creator: Stremme, C. O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map, Houston County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Houston County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, national forests, and state parks. Map includes three inset maps - Austonio, Latexo, and Weldon - key to counties and key to sheets diagrams, and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Handwritten notes have been made to the map in pencil to indicate the approximate route of the Old San Antonio Road and the location of Robbins's Ferry. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1966
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Houston County

Description: Geologic map of Houston County, Texas, showing Conglomerate Iron Ore, Laminated Iron Ore, Lignite, Miocene Tertiary, and Eocene Tertiary. The map also includes towns, roads, and bodies of water. Scale [ca. 1:633,600] (10 miles to the inch).
Date: unknown
Creator: Kennedy, W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Parachute.

Description: Patent for a type of parachute that may be used for a balloon, air ship, or a window of a building as a method of fire escape. The design is such that the parachute may be stored in a compact, unobtrusive way while not in use. This is made possible by mounting multiple parachutes, one above the other, in varied diameter.
Date: November 28, 1911
Creator: Mayes, Aceph B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Circuit Maker and Breaker

Description: Patent for automatic circuit maker and breaker that automatically cuts off the circuit to electric lights. Also for automatically completing circuits to said lights at the proper time
Date: November 2, 1915
Creator: Scholl, Max
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Juan Parras on June 16, 2016.

Description: Juan Parras was born in Big Spring in 1949. He moved to San Antonio to attend seminary and attended St. Mary's in 1968 before transferring to the University of Houston in 1971. He began working at the Harris County Welfare Department where he led a walkout. Mr. Parras discusses unionizing and his 15 year career working with the International Union and other unions. His latest activism revolves around environmental justice issues and is the founder of Tejas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS), an organization working in Houston since 2006.
Date: June 16, 2016
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Parras, Juan
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Load-Indicating attachment for drilling-rigs

Description: Patent for the invention is to provide a character to be attached on a mounted on the derrick of a drilling rig and which will accurately indicate the cooperative weight of the load attached to the back of rig.
Date: May 16, 1916
Creator: Howard R. Hughes
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrocarbon-Burner

Description: Patent for a burner constructed to admit a force of steam or air is sent through the nozzle with assigning to the fuel in fuel reservoir. This invention is used to burn the heavy crude oil.
Date: July 4, 1916
Creator: John Nicholson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Detachable Drill-Bit.

Description: Patent for a new invention in drill-bit machine which can be detached from two different sides and very flexible for use.
Date: May 23, 1916
Creator: Sly, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department