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Battle of Mobile Bay

Description: Map illustrating the battle in Mobile Bay between Union and Confederate naval forces. Forts, islands, and the positions of navel vessels are shown. The upper left corner has a small illustration of ships ramming the "Tennessee."
Date: 1906
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hampton Roads and Approaches

Description: Map illustrating the site of the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack during the Civil War including part of Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads harbor, and the surrounding areas. Cities, forts, railroads, and batteries are noted on the map and some depths are shaded. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the action between the ships which took place March 8-9, 1862. Scale 1:211,200 (5 statute miles per 1.5 inches)
Date: 1898
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Mississippi River from Vicksburg to Baton Rouge

Description: Map illustrating the Mississippi River and the region that lies between Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Borders, hills, cities, and railroads are shown. 1 inch = 20 miles.
Date: 1905
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[United States Naval Operations Along the South of Cuba]

Description: Map of the naval positions along the southern coast of Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Rivers, cities and ship paths are shown.
Date: 1898
Creator: United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Car and Air-Brake Coupling.

Description: Patent for the connection between two railway cars.
Date: February 7, 1893
Creator: Smith, Jacob C.; Golfin, John H.; Hardeman, Eammanuel J.; McNeal, Thomas. & Love, W.G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Approaches to Wilmington North Carolina.

Description: Map illustrating the region surrounding Wilmington, North Carolina. Cities, forts, railroads, swamps, and batteries are noted on the map and some depths are shaded. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the Union North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Scale 1:633,600 (10 statute miles per 1 inch)
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map of Approaches to Charleston, South Carolina

Description: Map illustrating the approach to Charleston, South Carolina. Confederate and Union forces, rivers, Fort Sumter, shipping channels, and wrecks are shown. 1/2 inch = 1 mile.
Date: 1902
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map of Nansemond River and Vicinity

Description: Map illustrating the region surrounding Suffolk, Virginia. Cities, forts, railroads, swamps, and military forces are indicated. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the Union North Atlantic Blockading Squadron aiding the defense of Suffolk. Scale 1:101,376 (1 statute mile per 5/8 inch)
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map of Savannah, Georgia, and Vicinity

Description: Map illustrating the Confederate forces distributed around Savannah, Georgia. Rivers, forts, and railroads are shown. 1 inch = 5 miles.
Date: 1901
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map of Southeastern Virginia

Description: Map illustrating the southeastern region of Virgina. Cities, forts, railroads, and swamps are indicated. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the Union North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Scale 1:506,880 (1/8 of an inch per Statute Mile)
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coasts and Sounds of North Carolina

Description: Map illustrating the coastal region of North Carolina. Cities, forts, railroads, swamps, and sounds are indicated. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the Union North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.(10 statute mile per centimeter)
Date: [1899]
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Railway-Switch

Description: Patent for an improved automatic railway switch based on an earlier model made by the same person. Illustrations included.
Date: July 1, 1907
Creator: McGee, Richard M. & Jones, William M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "consists in a frame which is adapted to be placed over the ant-hill, so as to surround the entrance thereto, and provided with parallel surrounding flanges or sides which converge to each other and lead to an exit-spout . . . [and] is to provide an ant-trap which is adapted to catch the ants both on their attempt to leave the hill or to return to it, whereby the entire colony may be exterminated" (lines 9-21).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Wise, David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for the invention of new and improvements in plows (1). Provide a plow specifically adapted for use in rich heavy soil.
Date: May 19, 1885
Creator: Emmerson, Francis; Faires, Joseph; Cummins, John, R. & Faires, Jonathan, L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Extension Car-Step.

Description: Patent for a new and useful extension car step for "use on street cars and railway coaches". (line 13 - 15).
Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Wrede, Albin C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrocarbon-Burner.

Description: Patent for a new and useful hydrocarbon burner, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 15, 1899
Creator: Jordan, John J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee-Pot.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in coffee plots for "hot water to drain through the coffee" (line 11 - 12).
Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Cummings, Jas. P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and useful quilting frame, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Crawford, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump-Operated Device

Description: Patent for "combination with a pump-operating crank-shaft and a walking-beam operatively connected with the pump-rod, means for preventing sudden movements of the pump-rod at the ends of its strokes and for assisting in starting the rod in its reciprocations" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Crawford, Charles Buchanan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drill.

Description: Patent for improvements in drills by providing “a frame which may be readily attached to any suitable support and wherein the drill-spindle may be engaged for operation by a common form of chest-brace.” (Lines 9-13) The frame would enable the stock-rest to adjust in proper positions to receive different thicknesses of stock.” (Lines 15-17) Illustration is included.
Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Willmann, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Child's Bib.

Description: Patent for improvement in children’s bibs, by providing bibs with a pocket at its lower end to catch any food or drink that might be dropped or spilled, thereby preventing soiling of the clothes and the carpet or floor. (Lines 12-16) Illustration is included.
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Ziller, Robert L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved rotary engine which is simple and durable in construction, very effective in operation, and arranged to utilize the motive agent to the fullest advantage, and to permit of convenient and quick reversing whenever desired" (lines 9-15).
Date: September 3, 1901
Creator: Hestand, Hardy & Matthews, Arthur R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

TANK.

Description: Patent for improvements in the support structure wooden or metal tanks (portable or permanent) though sets of internal support composed of uprights, diagonal brace-rods, transversely curved plates, and tension rods, with descriptions of the structure and illustrations included.
Date: June 9, 1903
Creator: Clayton, Nicholas J., Sr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for improvement in quilting-frames by providing “screw-eyes on the end pieces of the frame for the purpose of holding the frame together and at the same time serving to run in the rollers to carry the frame along,” (Lines 25-31) and an interchangeable roller-gages would enable either straight or curved or fancy quilting to be done. Illustration is included.
Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department