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Swisher County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Swisher County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1914
Creator: Clark, S. C. & Bramlette, H. M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Harness-Rack.

Description: Patent for a harness rack that is for holding and exhibiting a set of harness in a store or other place where harness are made or sold. The harness rack when in use serves to hold a set of harness so that all parts are in correct relative position so that it can be inspected, including illustration.
Date: December 30, 1913
Creator: Dyer, Simpson B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for an improved wrench which utilizes two circular heads, individually situated at the ends of a single handle.
Date: January 13, 1914
Creator: Johnson, Alva Putman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Lister-Plows.

Description: Patent for a lister plow, which is a device to be attached to listers, plows, and other farming equipment. The broad design (consisting of mold board wings) and blades (or knives) will remove weeds or prevent weeds from damaging different types of farming equipment.
Date: March 16, 1915
Creator: McCune, Floyd S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Derrick

Description: Patent for a derrick. Illustration included.
Date: April 3, 1906
Creator: McClain, Thomas & McDaniel, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door-Fastener

Description: Patent for a portable door fastener that can be used to lock hotel doors. Illustrations included.
Date: August 23, 1910
Creator: Mellott, Judson R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Love School, 1909

Description: Photograph of students at Love School in rural Swisher County, Texas. Four rows of students are standing before the school building, with six students seated on the ground in front. One adult, probably a teacher, stands in the center of the group. The school is a wood frame building, with two open windows on the wall behind the students.
Date: 1909
Partner: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Shifting Camera Back.

Description: Patent for a shifting camera back that allows a photographer to take a large number of photographs on a single plate or film, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1914
Creator: Moine, Selest E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Love School, 1916

Description: Photograph of a group of students with their teacher in front of the Love School building in Swisher County, Texas. Students stand in rows in front of the frame building that has two windows with iron coverings. An adult woman in a dark dress stands at the center of the back row. The identification of the students is on the back of the photograph.
Date: 1916
Partner: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Bridle-Bit

Description: Patent for improvements in bridle bits, particularly bridle bits known as curb bridle bits. One of the objects is to provide means whereby the curb loop or strap is prevented from engaging the lips of the horse when strain is applied to the driving reins.
Date: January 11, 1916
Creator: Bass, James O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Silo Construction.

Description: Patent for a new and improved silo of "simple and superior construction" (line 12) whose design is also "strong, durable, efficient, and inexpensive to produce" (lines 18-19).
Date: December 14, 1915
Creator: Harris, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vignetter for Cameras.

Description: Patent for an improved vignetter for cameras which is able to blend backgrounds of "a number of photographic impressions made upon a single sensitized plate or film" (lines 14-16).
Date: September 28, 1915
Creator: Moine, Selest E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portrait of Child With Dog

Description: Copy photograph of a portrait of a child with a dog. The child, Neale Crawford, is standing in hay with her right arm around the dog. The dog is sitting on a wooden chair. Below the photograph is a typed note that says, "Neale Crawford."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library