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Map of Midland County, Texas

Description: Blueline format format of survey map of Midland County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, and blocks of land. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: unknown
Creator: Canda, Charles J.; Drake, Simeon J.; Strauss, William & Stackemann, M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Midland County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Midland County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, townships, cities, towns, routes and trails, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1904
Creator: Russell, F. D.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a horse and wagon decorated as a parade float with flowers and American flags. One young boy is riding the horse, and four people of various ages are sitting in the wagon under umbrellas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Miller
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Pencil-Holder.

Description: Patent for a new pencil-holder that is "a light, efficient and convenient pencil-holder capable of reliably securing the pencil to which it is attached within the pocket, thereby holding the same in readiness for use." (Lines 14-17) Illustration included.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Hogg, George, Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pencil-Holder.

Description: Patent for a device to secure a pencil within the breast-pocket, including description and illustrations.
Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Hogg, George, Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Button for Billiard Counters.

Description: Patent for a new and improved button for billiard counters. This design "ha[s] the transverse opening and passage extending therefrom to the periphery thereof and communicating with said opening and the longitudinal hole in close proximity to the transverse opening, and the pin adapted to engage said hole, whereby the button is removably secured to a wire" (lines 83-90).
Date: November 18, 1890
Creator: De Vitt, Phillip Melvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for "a washing-machine which will rapidly wash clothes of coarse or fine texture without injury thereto. This object I accomplish by my improved washing-machine, which consists, essentially, of a cylindrical body, a flexible and adjustable wash-board in the lower half thereof, and a corrugated drum rotating in the body above the wash-board" (lines 9-16).
Date: October 28, 1890
Creator: Baugh, Reuben P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Music-Case.

Description: Patent for a "music case or holder for carrying, protecting, and using sheet-music, and is so constructed that by its use the music is not rolled nor creased, is held in place, and it is not necessary to take the music from the case when it is to be used." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 22, 1895
Creator: Ray, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double-Acting Cylinder-Pump.

Description: Patent for improvements in double-acting cylinder-pumps by making “the cages and check-valves detachable from the piston-cylinder without removing or disturbing either the casing or piston-cylinder and can be replaced in the same manner.” (Lines 18-22) Illustration in included.
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Henry B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Switch-Throwing Mechanism.

Description: Patent related to switch throwing mechanisms, specifically for vehicles. This switch throwing mechanism allows the operator of the vehicle to properly conduct the switch without stopping the vehicle.
Date: April 2, 1912
Creator: Reiger, Paul J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department