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Nueces County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Nueces County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, bridges, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (4000 varas to 1/2 an inch).
Date: 1913
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for improvement in velocipedes by using “two levers that are secured by a pivot-connection to pendent vibrating fulcra, on each side of the machine, and to the cranks of the driving-wheel; this would develop greater power than can be brought to bear by the placing of the feet of the driver directly on pedals on the crank-pins, or wrists.” (Lines 32-37) Illustration is included.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for an improved arrangement of velocipedes "to allow the use of a much larger driving-wheel than is compatible with the use of pedals that are placed directly on the crank pins or wrists, and to increase the power that can be applied to the propulsion of the machine by the feet of the driver, and the the speed at which is may be driven." (Lines 16-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Bluff at Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of a highway scaling the hill upon which the Corpus Christi skyline continues behind a row of palm trees. The back of the postcard adds, "The Bluff at Corpus Christi, Texas as viewed from the north. The buildings pictured are modern office buildings and hotels with the Corpus Christi Cathedral at the extreme left. The Bluff is beautifully landscaped and separates Downtown Corpus Christi from the business and residential section on "The Hill." "
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Western Shore of Corpus Christi Bay]

Description: Postcard of the Corpus Christi skyline at night from across the bay. On the back, the postcard adds, "Located on the Western shore of Corpus Christi Bay, this city was founded in 1839. It is the oil capital of South Texas and the tenth busiest port in the nation as well as a favorite vacationing center, especially for those who enjoy fishing and swimming." The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. M. M. Amerill."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Row in Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of several hotels overlooking a parking lot, described as "Hotel Row on Upper Broadway showing the Robert Driscol and the White Plaza Hotels." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Cecelia Smith 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas."
Date: October 11, 1950
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Description: Photograph of a postcard of a causeway and railroad bridge between Portland, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. The bridge appears to be made of wood. A single vehicle is parked on at the top of the bridge. Several people are walking by it. The railroad bridge is on the right. It is unoccupied. A small sign between the bridges reads, "Built 1921, cost $300,000.000, Your Money."
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Poultry Appliance.

Description: Patent for a new poultry device meant to dispense and apply oil or liquids that kill unwanted creatures while the poultry are drinking.
Date: May 5, 1914
Creator: Sheldon, Clarence O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Harrow.

Description: Patent for novel construction of a Disk Harrow consisting of a wheel-mounted frame which raises and lowers opposite sides independently and frame attached pivotally carrying a gang of harrow disks.
Date: April 7, 1914
Creator: Emmert, Albert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Auxiliary Seeding Attachment for Planters

Description: Patent for an attachment to existing hopper fed planters intended for larger format seeds (corn, cotton, etc.), to allow their use in distribution of smaller format seeds (cabbage, onions, etc.).
Date: August 21, 1917
Creator: Whitworth, John Allen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stump-Burner.

Description: Patent for "a burner, adapted to be employed for burning out stumps." (lines 9-10)
Date: December 30, 1913
Creator: Brasier, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scale Alarm

Description: Patent for an improved scale alarm that automatically alerts the user to scales that are not balanced and is unaffected by temperature changes, including illustrations.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Rice, William Jasper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swinging Cradle.

Description: Patent for a new swinging cradle which allows the baby crib to be attached to a bed post; includes illustrations.
Date: March 30, 1915
Creator: Christensen, Peter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department