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Screw-cutting Die.

Description: Patent for a screw-cutting die, including illustrations. The invention includes "a die-plate of special construction, adapted to cut either right or left hand threads" (lines 12-13).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Horse-Powers.

Description: Patent for improvements made to motors that power machinery, called "horse-powers." The specific improvements made are in the arrangement of mechanical pulleys from which the motor derives power, arranged in such a way that will not significantly increase the size or cost of the machine.
Date: February 4, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for improvements to a cultivator "which, for convenience of operation, may be attached to the wheels or frame of any ordinary wagon or cart, or it may be operated independently of either of the above by attaching the draft animals directly to the main or principal beam to which the plow-points are connected." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Hinckley, Jacob B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map of Nacogdoches County.

Description: Cadastral map of Nacogdoches County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. No scale indicated.
Date: November 1, 1857
Creator: Browne, J.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Nacogdoches Co

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Nacogdoches County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, railroads, and the Old San Antonio Road. Handwritten notes have been made to the published map in red pencil to highlight San Antonio Road and Kings Highway and denote the addition of Mt. Sterling. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1905
Creator: Morris, J. W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Smugglers' Road Drawn by Harry Pettey

Description: Map of El Camino del Caballo (also known as Smugglers' Road) in the southern part of Nacogdoches County, used by Spanish missionaries in the 18th century. The map also includes portions of El Camino Real, Trammel's Trace, and La Calle Real del Norte as well as other roads, towns, crossings, missions, and cemeteries. No scale indicated.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pettey, Harry
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Nacogdoches County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Nacogdoches County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil and gas fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, national forests, and airfields. Map includes five inset maps - Martinsville, Etoile, Attoyac, Inset No. 2, and Melrose - a key to counties and key to sheets diagrams, and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features in the lower-left corner. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1961
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Device for Filling Ice-Cream Cones.

Description: Patent for a device which holds an ice cream cone during the filling process preventing breakage and/or contamination of the cone, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 27, 1913
Creator: Wilson, Ben T. & Ratcliff, Wilton F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Leonard Sweat, June 8, 2016

Description: Leonard Sweat grew up in Nacogdoches and participated in the protests and activism while he was in school. He worked in Lufkin, because economic opportunity in Nacogdoches was limited. He returned to Nacogdoches later in life to work as a minister. Mr. Sweat discussed growing up in segregated Nacogdoches, the integration of the schools, the brutality of Chief Roebuck, protests in the late 1960s and 1970, representation of African-Americans in politics and voter apathy.
Date: June 8, 2016
Creator: Sweat, Leonard; Howard, Jasmin & May, Meredith
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Apollonia Ellis, June 15, 2016

Description: Ms. Ellis works for the hospital system in Lufkin and San Augustine. While attending SFA, she became involved in local politicss after noticing other active Democrats. She is the current chair of the Democratic Party in Nacogdoches County. She describes, in her interview, the current political climate in Nacogdoches, the people running for office, and their political platform.
Date: June 15, 2016
Creator: Ellis, Apollonia; Howard, Jasmin & May, Meredith
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library


Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design "is to provide an engine or apparatus . . . in pumps of that class known as "force-pumps" . . . which is simple and durable in construction, and which is of large working capacity. . . . [The design] attain[s] the purposes of [the] invention by . . . the pump-buckets or caging and that part of the delivering-pipe containing the . . . valves in the plungers . . . [and] the ball-valves" (lines 9-28).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Sparks, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department