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McCulloch County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of McCulloch County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1904
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Helge Family Home]

Description: Photograph of the Helge family home at Bear Creek in the early 1900s with lightning rods on the roof, a large barn and outbuilding on the left, an outhouse on the right, and a spacious yard enclosed by a white picket fence.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Easterwood, Connie
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

"The History of East Sweden" - By Diane Johnson

Description: Copy of an essay written by Diane Johnson, depicting the journey of Swedish immigrants, Charles Conard and Mina (Gustafson) Johnson, to the East Sweden area in 1887, where they, and other Swedish immigrants, played important roles in the development of a thriving community.
Date: 1950
Creator: Johnson, Diane
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[House in McCullough County]

Description: Photograph of a house in McCullogh County. It is a one-story building with a paneled roof and a shaded patio. Inscription on the back reads "House at scene of [illegible] massacre, Lindley Crossing, McCullogh County."
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Gate.

Description: Patent for a farm gate, which can be opened from a vehicle and stays open until a second operation is performed to close the gate.
Date: August 4, 1908
Creator: Matthews, Joseph William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fleece Binder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fleece-binder. This design "consists in a fleece-binder constructed with a box attached to a supporting-frame, and having inclined flanges upon its side edges, and provided with hinged press-boards and fingers operated by push-bars, a cord, and a treadle, whereby the fleece can be compressed and held while being tied. To the ends of the sides of the box is attached a knife, so that all the twines of the bundle can be cut at a time" (lines 20-29).
Date: September 2, 1884
Creator: Krueger, Theodore C.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk Cooler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved milk cooler. This design consists in "the combination, with the body or frame provided with water-troughs, of the jacketed cans having the upper ends of their jackets extending into the troughs, and an air-collecting device arranged . . . to collect and direct the air against the exposed jackets" (lines 14-21).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Dodge, Frances A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shepherd's Crook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shepherd's crook. This design "has relation to shepherd's crooks; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the tapering and balanced staff, the slender neck near the head or crook, the broad bearings of the crook, and the guard-knob on the end thereof" (lines 16-21).
Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Deland, Edward E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Appliance for Training Horses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved appliance for training horses. This design "consists, essentially, in a leg-halter composed of chains or ropes connected by a common ring, or otherwise, and connected with gyves or shackles to encircle the pastern of each leg, a yoke or frame placed upon the withers, or forward or back thereof, and provided with a clamp, and a band passing through the clamp and down to one of the shackles, or to the horse's leg, the other end being carried to a convenient point to be passed by the trainer or attendant" (lines 9-20).
Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Dodge, Israel Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate

Description: Patent for a gate. Illustration included.
Date: February 8, 1910
Creator: Matthews, Joseph William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve.

Description: Patent for a valve for use as part of a tank filling apparatus, which is easy to attach.
Date: May 31, 1910
Creator: McKnight, Samuel E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Packer for Silos.

Description: Patent for a new packer for silos, "...which may be assembled with any silo of standard construction, to carry out the packing operation" (lines 13-15) including illustrations.
Date: July 21, 1914
Creator: Westbrook, John Albert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Holder.

Description: Patent for a window sash holder, which is thinner and fits more easily in shallower recesses.
Date: August 18, 1908
Creator: Gabbart, Elihu E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department