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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in a link-guide support "pivoted to the underside of the car, the link-guide pivoted to the front end of the support, the spring arranged between the guide and the support, the yoke secured to the car, and the spring supported by said yoke and bearing against the link-guide support" (lines 1-6).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Wash, Thomas Henry & Wash, Nathan Robert Hodge
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medina County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Medina County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and appear to denote the addition of names and roads. Scale [ca. 1:222,222] (5000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1915
Creator: Bramlette, H. M. & Hedick, Jno. D.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas (Medina County): New Fountain Quadrangle Grid Zone "D"

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of New Foundation, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing roads and highways, towns, pipelines, water bodies, ranches and farms, wells, and landmarks. Relief is shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Handwritten notes have been made at the top of the published map in pencil. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1956
Creator: Loving, J. J.; Rehberg, A., Jr. & Jones, T. M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved auger. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a shank provided with a conveying-screw and the cutters at the lower end of the screw, the sides of the cutters being extended beyond a vertical line drawn across the edges of the screw, and a tube or casing enclosing the screw and connected at its lower end with the cutters, said tube being of less diameter than the cutters and arranged within the outer sides thereof" (lines 56-64).
Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Tevebaugh, Henry Clay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tree Protector.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tree protector. This design "provide[s] the means whereby fruit-trees, ornamental trees, and other trees may be protected against the ravages of the cutting-ant and other crawling insects" (lines 35-39).
Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: Hornung, August & Fuos, Adolph Hermann
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carriage Curtain Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved curtain fastener for carriages. This design is "an improvement upon that particular form of curtain-fasteners . . . in which a sleeve or barrel having a rotary and sliding movement on a spring-encircled shank or post is provided with a wing or projection for effecting the connection of said sleeve or barrel with the eyelet or grommet of the curtain . . . which will effectually prevent the accidental disengagement of the curtain" (lines 18-29).
Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Paschal, Thomas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheel-Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in wheeled-plow by adding inner and outer guide to the bent axle and an adjusting device to the stop-plate; these additions enable the plow adjustment process effortless. Illustration is included.
Date: August 17, 1880
Creator: Reuss, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insecticide.

Description: Patent for a compound to kill insects, formula and instruction on how to mix the ingredients are included. No illustration.
Date: August 27, 1889
Creator: Smith, Byrd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Thrashing-Machines.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements on machinery for thrashing various kinds of grain, whereby the work is performed in a very rapid and perfect manner, without impairing the straw." (lines 28-32) Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: September 13, 1870
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Threshing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in threshing-machine for threshing grain, with the improved machine, “grain may be threshed and separated from the straw in a very rapid and perfect manner, and without bruising or injuring the straw in any way.” (Lines 13-16) Illustration is included.
Date: February 9, 1869
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Study materials]

Description: Study materials. Gives examples of adjective placement in relation to nouns and shows how the meaning can change depending on placement.
Date: unknown
Creator: Huth, Louis
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Booklet of Verse]

Description: Booklet of verse containing poems in French and German. Titles include: "Manners, a poem", "The Little Man Who's Piss'd", "I am a woman by nature", "Weep with me oh you nightly still rhymes" (signed by R.L.), "A heart that is suffering torment", "Love note", "Having once young man chosen the friends of your beloved", "What are you missing, oh my heart", and a poem from an unknown woman addressed to Wilhelm.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History