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Rusk Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Rusk 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: 1895
Creator: Pressler, C. W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Washing-Machines

Description: Patent for "a new and valuable Improvement in Washing-Machines" for which "the novelty consists in providing the tank with two separate apartments or boxes for containing, respectively, suds and clear water, and in arranging the separating partition so that an ordinary wringer may be attached thereto and used on the clothes as they pass from the suds-box to the clear-water box."
Date: July 16, 1872
Creator: Newman, Greer J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scale

Description: Patent for a scale used to cut a precise amount of meat for customers from a larger piece of meat.
Date: October 6, 1914
Creator: Jones, Jack H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Probe scheduled in hospital riot]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a state investigation of a riot of 80 black patients at Rusk State Hospital in East Texas. The patients, who claimed they were not being treated fairly, surrendered to authorities nonetheless.
Date: April 17, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Trading Card: Pleated Woodpecker]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Martin Creek Lake State Park, depicting a pileated woodpecker perched on a tree trunk. The back of the card has information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Fence-Post.

Description: Design patent for a fence-post that has a tapering post-body with a step series adjoining true cylindrical portions of gradually increasing diameter.
Date: June 6, 1899
Creator: Brooks, Jesse W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peanut-Shelling Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved peanut shelling machine that can be regulated according to the size and quality of peanuts. The machine also improves upon the cylinder and concave tension, that would allow the machine to be more easily maintained.
Date: July 14, 1914
Creator: Huston, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan Attachment for Chairs.

Description: Patent for a fan that attaches to rocking chairs which turns one direction when the chair rocks forward and the opposite direction when the chair rocks backward.
Date: May 21, 1907
Creator: Dorris, Joseph F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Baling and Compress Machine.

Description: Patent for a combined baling and compress machine for cotton gins, which makes bales that fulfill the rules of transportation companies on cotton bale density and is cost efficient enough for small gins to purchase.
Date: June 8, 1909
Creator: Crow, Robert D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism.

Description: Patent for improvements to Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism, "particularly adapted to advance the saw into alinement with a setting-punch by reciprocatory movement of a part of the mechanism" (lines 11-14), including illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Haltom, Samuel & Nadel, Abraham G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lapel-Spring for Coats.

Description: Patent for improvements in lapel-springs for coats and similar articles of clothing by using a loop-shaped spring and a rod or bar pivotally connected with or hinged to both ends of the spring. It will hold the lapels of a coat or similar garment in proper position. Illustration is included.
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Crow, Robert Dlouglas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Motor

Description: Patent for a water motor. This is an invention for a type of motor operated by tidal power.
Date: October 20, 1903
Creator: Brooks, Jesse W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mail-Cart.

Description: Patent for a one-wheeled mail cart, which will not sink into muddy roads.
Date: November 1, 1910
Creator: Wherry, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Compress

Description: Patent for a cotton compress. This invention "is to produce a compress which will make a condensed bale of the regulation shape and which can be operated faster than the common form of compress" (line 16-20) illustrations included.
Date: June 16, 1903
Creator: Crow, Robert Douglas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department