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Wichita County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Wichita County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, railroads, and the various boundaries along the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to tentatively identify a tributary of Big Wichita River. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1924
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Under-Drilling Bit.

Description: Patent for improvements in the design of under drilling bits in order to "reduce labor, time and expense of drilling" and "to permit the drilling of a more perfect hole" (lines 25-27), including illustrations and a description of the design.
Date: July 15, 1913
Creator: English, Harry White
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Internal Pipe-Gripper

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Internal Pipe-Grippers" (lines 6-7) such as "an improved tool for removing pipes or casings from drilled wells (lines 14-15) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 5, 1913
Creator: McConnell, Scott R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock Car.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal stalls in stock cars. This design "has for its object to provide these stalls in such a manner that they can be readily and cheaply applied to and removed from the cars; and it also has for its further object to provide for rendering the stall-partitions laterally yielding or elastic, and yet under such a degree of tension as to withstand or resist the movements of the animals" (lines 11-18).
Date: April 17, 1883
Creator: Lewis, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window-Shade Raiser.

Description: Patent for an improved way of raising, lowering, and locking window shades into place. "The operating-cord passes over a pulley located between two larger disks, one of which is screwed toward the other by a spring to clamp the folds of the cord and is screwed in the opposite direction by means of a lever, upon which the chord itself acts when drawn in the proper direction" (lines 14-20).
Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: McCauley, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad-Tie.

Description: Patent for a railroad-tie that improves on a patent granted to John C. Lee (No. 513,792). The improvement that simplifies and makes the tie stronger and uses less materials.
Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Mansfield, Robert Allen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe-Wrench.

Description: Patent for a pipe-wrench that can "be adjusted to fit accurately pipes and rods from the smallest to the largest of those in more common use, that will grip each with almost any desired degree of force and yet will not materially mar or injure it, and that may also be used for ends not usually possible with pipe-wrenches" (lines 12-18).
Date: October 15, 1895
Creator: McCauley, John H. & Winfrey, Edgar M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adding-Machine.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, easily operated, and improved registering machine that is meant to add numbers without mistakes. It uses revoluble number wheels and a spring-returned shaft among other materials.
Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: Brooks, Augustus J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Extension-Brace for Ladders.

Description: Patent for an extension brace for ladders that improves on the inventor's previous patent (No. 416,413). The invention's parts "are positively raised and lowered by means of direct acting mechanism which is so constructed and arranged as to obtain the most beneficial results from a comparatively small application of power, the parts being strong and durable easily operated and readily understood" (lines 20-26).
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Crews, Dayton H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad-Tie.

Description: Patent for a "simple and effective railroad tie for supporting the rails and rigidly holding them in the position of use" (lines 19-21).
Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Lee, John Chester
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door-Saddle.

Description: Patent for new and improved door saddles, which consists "of a longitudinal and cross-grooved arrangement of parts coacting with inclined surfaces and shields to cause a perfect drainage of water" (lines 11-15), including instructions and illustration.
Date: July 13, 1897
Creator: Vogel, Thomas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Curtain-Fixture.

Description: Patent for improvements in curtain fixtures "in which the brackets supporting the spring curtain-roller may be raised or lowered to admit light above the curtain." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Winfrey, Edgar M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper Attachment.

Description: Patent for Cotton-Chopper Attachment. This invention relates to cotton chopper attachments for cultivator frames and has for its object to provide an attachment of simple structure which may be easily and quickly applied to the frame of a cultivator or detached from the same" (lines 9-14).
Date: October 3, 1911
Creator: Mathus, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stopper.

Description: Patent for improvement in stoppers by “combining a stopper and funnel adapted to be used for pouring liquids from one vessel to another without wasting, provision being made for pouring the liquid into a large vessel or into a small vessel, and when the stopper is not in use it may be closed for the purpose of preventing leakage and evaporation.” (Lines 12-19) Illustration is included.
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Hyer, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

PLOW.

Description: Patent for a plow, by John W. Hudson. This plow has a beam that can be adjusted to carry different sizes of plows. Beam is designed to help equalize resistance between the two sides of the beam.
Date: July 3, 1906
Creator: Hudson, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gang-Plow.

Description: Patent for a gang plow for “the use of a greater or lesser number of plow units in the gang or series and, to provide as a rear support for the plow a rear furrow-wheel associated with adjusting means for raising or lowering the rear end of the plow to regulate the depth of cut and; with additional adjusting means arranged to shift the crank-axle of said wheel to properly resist the side draft of the plow and, to aid in directing the latter in four-side plowing in order that comparatively sharp corners may be turned.” (Lines 17-28) Illustration is included.
Date: January 3, 1905
Creator: Luecke, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in wire stretchers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 13, 1899
Creator: Smith, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Lock

Description: Patent for a sash lock. This invention pertains to railway cars. Illustration included.
Date: November 8, 1904
Creator: Hughes, Henry B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Tie

Description: Patent for a metallic cross ties. This tie is an improvement on previous metallic rail-ties. Illustration included.
Date: September 19, 1905
Creator: Field, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department