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Karnes Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Karnes County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil to add roads and towns not originally published on the map. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1921
Creator: Matzow, Fr. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Karnes Co.

Description: Cadastral map of Karnes County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. No scale indicated.
Date: 1870
Creator: Arlitt, F. H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Mud Guard.

Description: Patent for an attachable mud guard for any vehicle, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 25, 1914
Creator: Johnson, Tom L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sanitary Drinking-Fountain.

Description: Patent for improvement in sanitary drinking fountains by providing a device in which the “discharge nozzle of the fountain is protected against contact with the mouth of the user, thereby enhance the sanitary nature of the fountain” (lines 16-20). Illustration is included.
Date: October 7, 1913
Creator: Moore, Isham S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench

Description: Patent for an improved model of wrench, designed to work upon the bore of tubes, thimbles, and other forms of pipes. This invention improves on the construction of the wrench, allowing it to be inserted in the end of a tube, and when rotated, be effectively engaged with the tube to turn the same.
Date: March 6, 1917
Creator: Brown, Charley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Umbrella.

Description: Patent for an improved folding umbrella consisting of folding ribs and braces. Additionally, the staff of the umbrella is separable so that the staff can be shortened when the umbrella is closed.
Date: June 10, 1913
Creator: Allen, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sulky-Plow.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in sulky plows, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 18, 1898
Creator: Labus, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Press

Description: Patent for a hay press. This invention includes a reciprocating plunger with plunger heads and designed to work in separate compressing chambers. Illustrations included.
Date: May 19, 1908
Creator: Biela, Valentine
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a planter for planting cotton seed, which can be used with a walking or wheeled planter and automatically drops seeds when moving forward but not backward, and which can have the mechanism turned off while in transit.
Date: July 2, 1907
Creator: Vaughn, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plowshare Attachment.

Description: Patent for a plowshare attachment, which will allow a new replacement part when this part is no longer in working condition.
Date: June 11, 1912
Creator: Hickle, Pryor H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas (Karnes County): Karnes City Quadrangle Grid Zone "D"

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Karnes City, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing populated areas, boundaries, water bodies, railroads, roads, ranches, and landmarks, with relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1956
Creator: Lukesh, G. R.; Rehberg, A., Jr. & Greene, A. K.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 1.00 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Peoples Supply Company, General Merchandise, Kenedy, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum