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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: February 11, 1908
Creator: McGee, Richard M. & Jones, William M.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Platform for Railway-Cars.

Description: Patent for an improvement to safety platforms for freight cars and other railway cars, intended to "protect the lives of trainment and others whose duties demand the rapid passing from car to car of a train while in motion" (lines 12-14).
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Holland, John & Wickline, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Burning Attachment For Stoves or Furnaces

Description: Patent for "an attachment for wood and coal stoves and furnaces by which hydrocarbon oils can be burned in connection with a wood or coal fire in a very effective and economical manner, the attachment being also capable of being used alone for heating and cooking..."
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Cordray, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metallic Railroad-Tie

Description: Patent for an improvement on metallic railroad ties that is "simple and durable in construction, very effective in operation, and arranged to prevent the spreading of the rails and displacement of the ties in the railroad-bed" (lines 9-12).
Date: December 13, 1892
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
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.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pen.

Description: Patent for "an improved and simple pen which will be adapted to hold a large quantity of ink and to feed it regularly and more satisfactorily." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 16, 1897
Creator: Robinson, Rochfort W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department