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Lamar Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Lamar County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. A hand drawn line has been made on the published map in red pencil. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1889
Creator: Blain, J. L. & Newton, John C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Lamar County Texas

Description: Highway map of Lamar County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (includin schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage betweem points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil or gas wells, mines or quarries, state roadside parks, and airports. Map includes eight inset maps - East Paris Subdivision, Petty, Cunningham, Pattonville, Powderly, Brookston, Howland, and Biardstown - and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1940
Creator: Texas State Highway Department
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for a non-refillable bottle. The invention "relates to bottles in general, and more particularly to that class known as "non-refillable" bottles, and has for its object to provide a cheap and simple device of this nature that when once emptied cannot be refilled either by floating, by exhausting the air therefrom, or by pouring thereinto" (lines 11-17). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Bogue, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Piano.

Description: Patent for an upright piano. This piano's construction provides a "case in which warping of the sides and fingerboard support will be prevented, in which convenient racks for holding music in use may be provided, in which the music may be continuously arranged, so as to be readily accessible, and in which the sounding board and string-carrying frame by me readily inserted and removed and may be held firmly in place." (Lines 13-21) Illustrations included.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eccentric.

Description: Patent for eccentrics, a component of machinery carrying oil or lubricants to allow parts to move easily.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Hollender, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie.

Description: Patent for improvements in bale-ties is to produce a “buckle-plate having a middle portion with an opening therein, arms at each end separated from the middle portion by spaces open at one side, a longitudinal entering-passage connecting the opening with one of said spaces, and a hoop the free ends of which are looped down through said opening and up through the spaces, resting upon the arms under the standing part of the hoop.” (Lines 74-83) Illustration is included.
Date: July 8, 1902
Creator: Johnson, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nursing-Bottle

Description: Patent for nursing bottle with a removable side wall so the it can be easily cleaned.
Date: November 25, 1902
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for vehicle-wheels that "automatically" expand and contract (lines 8-10); including illustration and instructions
Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Mabry, D. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non-refillable bottle.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Non-Refillable Bottles" (line 5). "This invention relates to non-refillable bottles, and more particularly to mean sfor admitting air to such bottles, in connection with a valve-stopper for preventing the introduction of liquid into the bottle after the stopper has been placed in position." (lines 9-10)
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Anderson, Lee & Bettes, Harrison S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein-holder.

Description: Patent for simple, inexpensive and efficient rein holder "adapted to be readily applied to a vehicle and capable of ready adjustment to arrange it to suit the height of a horse and of supporting the lines and of preventing them from coming in contact with the tail of the animal" (lines 11-16).
Date: March 5, 1901
Creator: Campbell, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a device that would make coupling cars together easier and safer. Cars would be able to be coupled automatically, and then detached without having to go in between them. Includes Illustrations.
Date: February 12, 1901
Creator: White, George O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gun Attachment

Description: Patent for improvement of a gun handle attachment to rifles and shotguns. It is intended to be applied to the barrels end for support and so the user has use of the elbow joint.
Date: January 2, 1906
Creator: Wight, Alfred T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bag-Holder

Description: Patent for bag holder that is adapted to receive and hold bags of any size in a way that is convenient for removal as needed.
Date: November 11, 1902
Creator: Nosker, Orren G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Piano

Description: Patent for an improved upright piano that eliminates the need to cut away a portion of the treble soundboard bridge, with illustrations.
Date: January 6, 1903
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Suspended Rotary Fan

Description: Patent for "certain new and useful improvements in Suspended Rotary Fans." (Lines 6-7) including instructions.
Date: December 17, 1901
Creator: Lamb, Reece
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements to double plows, so that they are pivotally connected and can move independently of the other. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Payne, Hiram Ezkiel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for a cotton-seed planter with improvements in "the construction and arrangement of the parts" (lines 18-19) including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: February 26, 1878
Creator: Nix, Manning L.; Stone, James M. & Anderson, Levi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Detergent Compound.

Description: Patent for an all-purpose detergent composed of water, lye, ammonia, borax, indigo, and mountain balm. Includes instructions.
Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Fair, William Brownlow
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department