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Austin Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Austin County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1915
Creator: Von Rosenberg, E. & Bramlette, H. M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Fire-Clay Charcoal-Furnace

Description: Patent for fire clay charcoal furnace. "The object of the invention is to provide a furnace of this character which shall be simple of construction, durable in use, comparatively inexpensive of production, and efficient in action" (lines 13-17).
Date: December 9, 1902
Creator: Koch, Charles Jean
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for invention of certain new and useful improvements in plows with accompanying drawings. An improved plow in which revolving mold board is driven without the intervention of a universal joint [5-30]
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Kirk, John, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie

Description: Patent for improvements in bale-ties by using a “combination with a band; of jaws pivoted to one end of the band and adapted to engage a hook carried by the other end of the band, and a guard-plate fixed to one of said jaws and adapted also to engage the hook and prevent it from accidentally becoming disengaged from the jaws.” (Lines 78-84) Illustration is included.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Pfeffer, Albert John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie

Description: "Patent for a bale-tie that would be 'simple of construction, durable of use, and comparatively inexpensive of production, easily operated, and which when fastened around a bale cannot possible become detached therefrom' (lines 13-17). including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Pfeffer, Albert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Pileated Woodpecker]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Stephen F. Austin State Park, depicting an image of a pileated woodpecker on a tree. The back of the card includes information about the species' adaptations, behaviors, and other facts.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie

Description: Patent for a bale-tie that is of "simple construction, durable in use, and comparatively inexpensive of production" (lines 13-15), including illustration and instructions
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Pfeffer, A. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle Guard.

Description: Patent for improvements and new features to cattle guards on railways, including illustrations.
Date: September 16, 1902
Creator: Miller, Martin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Musical Instrument.

Description: Patent for a new musical instrument, similar to a lyre, designed to "provide a new and improved musical instrument which is simple and durable in construction, very light, of high resonant qualities, and arranged to permit convenient manipulation of the strings without the player touching the soundboard with the fingers" (lines 10-15), which includes illustrations.
Date: February 6, 1906
Creator: Krueger, Amandus M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-coupling. This design calls for two u-shaped metal pieces, one narrower than the other, each with eyes at their ends. A metal rod, which doubles as a handle, threads the eyes, connecting the pieces and allowing for the two loops to butterfly; one car can be bound to each of the loops with a metal pin.
Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Stopple, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton press. This design "consists in the combination of a shaft which is journaled upon the top of the press-frame, and provided with a driving-pulley, a clutch which is feathered upon the shaft, and which is operated by a lever which projects in the line of travel of the beater, a drum provided with a ratchet, a spring-pawl, and the brake by which the descent of the beater is controlled" (lines 13-21).
Date: September 9, 1884
Creator: Voigt, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee Roaster.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coffee roaster. This design utilizes handles "so arranged as to enable the operator to shake it and move it upside down and about with great facility. The perforated or wire-cloth bottom and top allow the heat from the stove or fire to pass unobstructed to the coffee, so that a strong and uniform heat is applied. The wire-cloth bottom also acts as a sieve . . . and it does not scratch or burn the grains" (lines 49-58). The design eliminates the need for a stirring utensil.
Date: January 9, 1883
Creator: Stopple, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Portable Derricks.

Description: Patent for improvement in portable derricks by using an “adjustable crane mounted on a truck-platform, having an overhead frame for the support of the upper end of the crane-post, and braces for staying the frame, so that the crane can be turned around to overhang the sides.” (Lines 6-11) Illustration is included.
Date: May 16, 1876
Creator: Reams, Shirwood Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Washing Dishes.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dish-washing machine. This design "relates to machines for cleansing dishes, clothes, and other articles of that class in which the water is agitated. The object of the invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive, and generally efficient machine that will perform its functions speedily, and will require but very little expenditure of operating power" (lines 10-17).
Date: December 4, 1883
Creator: Harris, Charles Alexander.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design is "to provide a plow adapted to be used in connection with either single or double sweeps and to facilitate the application and removal of either thereof, and, furthermore, to provide means for steadying the plow during operation" (lines 8-14). It consists, "with the beam and standard, of the triangular brace having a series of adjusting holes at its upper end and at its lower front end curved upwardly, forwardly, and downwardly and at its extremity slotted, the adjusting-bolts . . . passed through the adjusting-holes and slot, [and] the steel shoe" (lines 6-13).
Date: June 14, 1892
Creator: Lee, William R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gunpowder Canister.

Description: Patent for a new and improved canister. This design "consists in the combination of a suitable supporting cone-shaped frame provided with a supporting flange at its top and an opening through one side, with the can or case for holding the powder, and which is also provided with a supporting-flange near its lower end, a suitable cover, and a spring-actuated perforated slide . . . to provide a case for holding gunpowder, and from which the powder can be drawn into a suitable measuring-receptacle without the trouble of having to weigh it or having to expose it . . . where it is liable to catch fire" (lines 14-28).
Date: September 3, 1889
Creator: Stopple, John J. & Harigel, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a simple, metallic, and inexpensive clothes pin that can be used with a rope or wire line. It can be attached easily but will not blow off. It does not rust or tear the clothes.
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Crump, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department