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General Highway Map Lee County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Lee County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage betweem points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, state parks, and airfields. Map includes three inset maps - Tanglewood, Lincoln, Dime Box - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1972
Creator: Texas State Highway Department Planning Survey Division
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Lee County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Lee County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Hand drawn lines have been made on the published map in red ink. Scale [ca. 1:228,571] (6000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1890
Creator: Maxcy, J. W. & Wynne, Amos
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Brake.

Description: Patent for a new brake design that forms part of the driving mechanism of a sewing machine. The design has been adapted to include a plurality of small rollers that exert different amounts of friction on brake wheels.
Date: July 13, 1913
Creator: Gaines, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Fastening Clip.

Description: Patent for improvement in wire-fastening clips by constructing the clip using “a collar, a finger carried by the collar and extending above and below the collar, and a set-screw to engage with the finger below the collar.” (P. 2, lines 8-11.) This clip can be “adjustably secured to the fence-post in such manner that it may be readily raised and lowered, whereby the wires may be spaced as desired without necessitating boring of the post.” (Lines 17-21.) Illustration is included.
Date: May 21, 1901
Creator: Dunk, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash - Lock

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Sash Locks to "provide a device of this character whereby the sash will be automatically locked in all its adjusted positions, thereby dispensing with the employment of sash cords and weights (line 13-17).
Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Crocker, Lauren A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in milk coolers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 26, 1898
Creator: Estelle, Rhodes
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Oil Mill Seed Huller

Description: Patent for a cotton oil mill seed huller. This invention is designed to prevent the breaking or drilling of knives by foreign matter. Illustrations included.
Date: February 8, 1910
Creator: Kappler, John G. & Gaines, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewing-Machine Table

Description: Patent for a sewing machine table intended to extend the top of the sewing machine. Illustrations included.
Date: May 26, 1908
Creator: Saettler. Ernest C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Detacher

Description: Patent for a new and useful horse-detaching device. This design is to "provide an exceedingly cheap and simple device wich can be applied to all classes of vehicles" (line 8 - 10).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Ponton, Joseph P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Farmer's Supply Co. Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and has partially visible text that says, "Good for [...] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Farmer's Supply Co., Giddings, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[$1.00 Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for $1.00 in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Lexington Mercantile Company, I. G. A. Store, Lexington, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[50-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 50 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Farmers Supply Co., Giddings, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[5-Cent Grocery Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored in the shape of an 8-petaled flower that says, "5 [cents] Lexington, Tex." on one side; on the other it has the text: "Pick & Pay Grocery, Self Serving."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[25-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is gold-colored and says, "Good for 25 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Lexington Mercantile Company, I. G. A. Store, Lexington, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Joekel & Williams Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." On one side, this coin says, "Good for 25 [cents] in Merchandise" with smaller, partially visible text saying, "[...] St. Paul, Minn."; on the other side it has the text: "Joekel & Williams, Giddings, Tex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum