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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists essentially of contrivances for setting the buffer or draw-bar and a pin setting, tripping and uncoupling device higher or lower for adapting the coupling to couple self-actingly with cars different in height" (lines 8-13).
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Hale, Nathan Mathias.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper, which can be more easily turned without damaging the cotton plants.
Date: March 1, 1910
Creator: Snow, Orto S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a coupling-pin, of the arm, rod[s], clip . . . and lever . . . [t]he combination, with a draw-bar having the extension of a lever limited by the stop-pin . . . [and] [i]n car-couplings, the coupling-link, made in two U-shaped parts, pivoted together . . . and sustained in coupling position by [a] spring or springs" (lines 96-105).
Date: October 17, 1882
Creator: Hale, Nathan M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design "provide[s] an apparatus by means of which a series of weights or balls may be successively and continuously elevated to any given height, to be subsequently employed to operate any suitable machinery by gravitation" (lines 15-20).
Date: January 11, 1881
Creator: Conner, Laurance H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shovel Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shovel plow. This design "provide[s] a shovel . . . having extensible wings pivoted to its rear surface, and combined with suitable mechanism by which they may be extended and forced inward . . . second, [it] provide[s] novel means of adjusting the angularity of the shovel and its standard with reference to the beam of the plow; third, [it] provide[s] novel means for adjusting the positions of the outer ends of the handles" (lines 16-26).
Date: June 21, 1881
Creator: Conner, Laurance H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design is "first, to provide for use in such implements a sectional axle which shall be capable of being so manipulated as to cause the wheels to be placed at a greater or less distance from each other; second, to provide the necessary mechanism and suitable combinations thereof for moving the parts of the axle and the wheels into their desired positions" (lines 20-27). This enables the cultivator to adapt to different spacings of crops, marking an improvement over previous cultivators.
Date: June 21, 1881
Creator: Connor, Laurance H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a removable churn-body, of the frame, with a friction-wheel mounted thereon, a dasher-spindle provided with friction-wheel, movable notched bar, and spring-rod" (lines 79-83).
Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Conner, Laurence H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Means for Operating Churns.

Description: Patent for improvement in operation of churns by using a spring-bar to press the flanged wheel against the driving-wheel to cause the dasher-shaft to revolve, thus the cream will be churned quickly. Illustration is included.
Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Conner, Laurance H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grandview 1905 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Grandview in Johnson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1905
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Grandview 1912 Sheet 2

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

Grandview 1905 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Grandview in Johnson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1905
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Grandview 1888 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Grandview in Johnson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1888
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Photograph of Gertie and Jesse Blair and Dog]

Description: Portrait of Gertie and Jesse Blair, both standing in front of an ocean landscape backdrop - sailboat to the right, lighthouse to the left - holding an umbrella and shotgun. A dog sits between the two children, its body and forefront paws in focus, only. The girl wears a dark-colored dress and jacket with a detailed collar, and the boy wears a pleated jacket with shorts and tights.
Date: unknown
Creator: Akers, M. F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Grandview 1898 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Grandview in Johnson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1898
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Grandview 1898 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Grandview in Johnson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1898
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Grandview 1893 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Grandview in Johnson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1893
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Grandview 1912 Sheet 1

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

Grandview 1912 Sheet 3

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