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Archer County

Description: Survey map of Archer County, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing property lines, ownership, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, bodies of water, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:66,667] (2000 varas to the inch).
Date: January 1926
Creator: McDonald & Giles
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Archer County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Archer County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1926
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Patent for "a double-acting [screw] baling press...capable of exerting pressure from two directions and operated by two independent mechanisms" (lines 15-18).
Date: February 14, 1893
Creator: Kenner, William Housenton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for improvements in a combined sash balances and fasteners, using two sashes, a rotatable shaft, a ratchet and a friction-wheel; all these parts work together “to simplify the means whereby one sash is made to balance the other and by which either sash may be adjusted without disturbing the other.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Ingalls, Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: This is a patent for "new and useful improvements in a combined cultivator and chopper" (lines 5-7). The new improvements include a combination chopper and cultivator that will maneuver on both sides of a row of cotton crop.
Date: September 4, 1897
Creator: Latta, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for improvements to plows, "designed to loosen and pulverize the upper surface of the ground without turning the same over and without forming furrows, whereby the plowed ground retains its moisture to a greater extent" (lines 7-12) and to also reduce the draft.
Date: November 9, 1901
Creator: Sanders, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a churn, which has reciprocatory gear movement inside that allows the milk or cream to be churned faster with less effort.
Date: March 10, 1908
Creator: Mabry, Henry Woodford
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low Down Binder

Description: Patent for low down binder. "This invention relates to new and useful improvements in low down binders; and the object of the invention is to produce an apparatus whereby it will not be necessary to elevate grain, as in common binders, allowing the same to pass down an incline to the packers" (line 14-19). Illustration included.
Date: May 17, 1904
Creator: Wolf, Davis Levi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for improved horseshoeing rasp, both portable and mechanical, which removes extra hoof after shoe is applied to foot. Invention also provides smoother and trimmer hoof with shoe.
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Daggett, John P. & Hestand, Hardy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle - Axle

Description: Patent for a vehicle axle with removable spindle, whereby spindles of different length may be connected to the axle to change the gage of the vehicle--that is, from a narrow - gage vehicle to a wide-gage vehicle, and vice versa - and also permit of the replacement of an old worn spindle by a new one (Matthews, 1902)
Date: March 6, 1902
Creator: Mathews, Arthur R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Oil indict]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10 P.M.
Date: November 6, 1981
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections