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Jack County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Jack County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1925
Creator: Morriss, G. C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Jack County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Jack County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. No scale information is given.
Date: 1868
Creator: Pressler, Chas & Arlitt, E. H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Jailhouse]

Description: Photograph of a jailhouse, possibly in Jack County. The building has two full stories with a small attic, and has a small windmill to its right.
Date: 1900
Creator: Price, J. C.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Apparatus for Cleaning Cotton.

Description: Patent for an apparatus that cleans burs and other foreign matter from cotton through a suction process prior to ginning, including instructions and illustrations. The inventor claims this apparatus is simpler, more affordable, and more effective than previous methods for cleaning cotton.
Date: April 15, 1913
Creator: Brown, Thomas N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Starter

Description: Patent for "a new and improved car-starter adapted for all kinds of cars and vehicles, being specially of great value on grades" (lines 8-11).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Akers, William P. & Lindsey, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shingling Bracket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shingling-bracket. This design consists "[i]n a shingling-bracket, the combination of the frame having the beveled upper ends provided with the studs and the prongs at its lower ends, the frame having the prongs, the serrations or notches to receive the upper ends of the frame, the recesses in said notches for the studs, and the links connecting the frames . . . whereby the latter may be adjusted to any desired angle or folded together" (lines 78-87).
Date: May 4, 1886
Creator: Specht, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clamp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clamp. This design "is for an improvement upon that class of inventions known as 'flooring jacks' or 'clamps,' and has for its object the lessening of labor for the attainment of the object or result which this is intended to perform, and the readiness and ease with which it can be manipulated" (lines 15-21).
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Sage, Eugene
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Drilling Apparatus

Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus granted to Eli Catlin which is simpler and more convenient to use as well as being less expensive.
Date: November 27, 1883
Creator: Catlin, Eli
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved steam-engine. This design "relates to certain improvements in compound steam-engines; and it has for its objects to lessen friction and provide for the effective working of such engines" (lines 8-11).
Date: September 23, 1884
Creator: Catlin, Eli
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved rotary engine which is simple and durable in construction and very effective in operation, using the steam expansively and to the fullest advantage, at the same time being adapted to compound engines" (lines 8-12).
Date: November 5, 1889
Creator: Akers, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Drilling Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient well-drilling machine that is meant for drilling Artesian and other wells. This invention is a "mechanism for reciprocating and turning the tool during the drilling operation, and to provide for the lowering of the drill as the latter advances to the work and for the withdrawal of the same from the well when required for any desired purpose" (lines 8-15). It is also designed to remove water, mud, slush, etc. from the well while drilling.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Catlin, Eli
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Extinguisher.

Description: Patent for a fire extinguisher that "reliev[es] water or stream, or both, into pipes from which it discharges at different points in a building" (lines 14-17). The invention operates automatically, and is especially designed for gin houses.
Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Prosser, Daniel F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flour or Meal Bin.

Description: Patent for "a device of improved form for holding flour and meal and from which the same may be drawn and sifted in any desired quantity." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 16, 1897
Creator: Callahan, Simeon O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper that thins plants and provides ample space between those plants to achieve mature and plentiful harvest.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Butler, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for cotton choppers with a moving hoe-frame. The essential feature of the invention is to secure a special construction and arrangement of chopping blades which are adapted to be adjusted in such a way as to leave a greater or less number of the plants in a row as the chopper is operated.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Felkner, William G. & Butler, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Singletree-hook and Trace-Securing Device.

Description: Patent for "singletree-hooks and trace-securing devices, the object being to provide a simple and easily-manipulated device of this character which may be readily attached to the ends of a singletree and will serve to hold the end of a trace in secure engagement with the end of the singletree" (lines 9-15) including illustration.
Date: August 27, 1901
Creator: Robinson, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Car-Step.

Description: Patent for folding steps attached to a railway car or trolley, which are easily operated by the conductor and when folded block the exit of the car to prevent passengers leaving or entering without the steps.
Date: October 29, 1907
Creator: Felkner, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow

Description: Patent for a harrow to be used with a cultivator. Illustrations included.
Date: September 5, 1911
Creator: Wolfe, James A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department