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Bastrop County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Bastrop County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, the Old San Antonio Road, and railroads. Hand drawn lines have been added to the published map in pencil and red ink. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1917
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Wicker, George T.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Bastrop County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Bastrop County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, railroads, ranches, state parks, military bases, a federal prison, and airports. Map includes five inset maps in the upper-right corner (Cedar Creek, Red Rock, McDade, Rosanky, and Page), a key to counties diagram, and a legend in the lower-left corner. A handwritten note has been made on the front of the map in pencil about the Old San Antonio Road survey lines. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (appropriately 2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1967
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Plow.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in plows.
Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Muehr, Frank & Frerich, Joseph B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard for Bastrop, Texas]

Description: Postcard showing nine scenes of Bastrop, Texas. Photographs include (from left to right): (1) Piney Creek, (2) Main Street, (3) Diagonal Street, (4) Bastrop from bird's-eye view, (5) the court house and jail, (6) bridge across the Colorado River, (7) the high school building, (8) a side view of the bridge across the Colorado River, and (9) a train depot. A partially-legible note is written on the back, that says "Suppose you will be surprised to receive this postal but did think of the [...] for a postal. Hope you are all well [...] Hattie."
Date: unknown
Creator: Grissom
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay bailing machine. "The invention relates to bailing-presses, and more particularly to that class adapted for bailing hay, straw, &c.; and it has for one object to provide a simple and efficient construction in which a continuous rotation of the bailing-lever will act in conjunction with a retractile spring to reciprocate the plunger" (lines 7-13). "A further object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient construction of detent for holding the gate after the hay or other material has been compressed and while the piston is retracted" (lines 14-18). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Garrett, Irvin H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bastrop Regional Water Facilities Planning Study

Description: This document outlines the results of a planning study performed to evaluate water supplies and facilities necessary to serve the Bastrop Regional Water Facilities Planning Grant Study Area.
Date: October 2011
Creator: Texas Water Development Board
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Regulator for Pneumatic Flues

Description: Patent for a regulated valve to automatically maintain air pressure in a pneumatic conveyor flue. Excessive air pressure causes a secondary valve to open and vent the pressure while at the same time impeding air flow downstream.
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Caffey, Charles B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Poison Distributor for Growing Plants

Description: Patent for a device that can be easily attached to a cultivator and delivers poison to both the roots and the top of a plant, protecting the plant from pests and disease, with illustrations.
Date: December 16, 1902
Creator: Zedlitz, Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene-Gas Generator

Description: Patent for a large hopper-based device which generates acetylene gas.
Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: John B. Clopton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Paper-File.

Description: Patent for improvements in paper-files by using a "combination of a base board and a clamp provided with a jaw, a presser-foot provided with a bearing, a crank-shaft journaled in the bearing with its cranked portion under the clamp, and a hinged support or flap under the presser-foot." (Lines 75-80, p. 2) Papers can be held in position or remove by the raising or lowering the presser-foot. Illustration is included.
Date: August 18, 1891
Creator: Clopton, John B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Belt-Fasteners.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in Belt-Fasteners. Illustration is included.
Date: November 28, 1871
Creator: Olmsted, Marcellus
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle.

Description: Patent for a bicycle that has a drive wheel, a ratchet wheel attached to the drive wheel, a chain that goes around the ratchet wheel, an apparatus for reciprocating the chain, a guideway from the chain to the ratchet wheel, a knob on the chain that engages the guideway, a pair of levers connected to the chain, and a chord that connects the levers to the chain.
Date: February 19, 1895
Creator: Williams, Elbert D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saw Gummer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saw gummer. This design "is to improve the action and prolong the usefulness of the bit and dies, and to prevent the clippings from interfering with the operation of the machine" (lines 26-29).
Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Clopton, John Benjamin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rein holder. This design "relates to rein-holders, the object being to provide a device of this character which will firmly and securely hold the reins in place and prevent their forward movement and yet allow them to be readily drawn in a rearward direction to allow of detachment; and, further, to provide a rein-holder which may be readily and easily attached to or detached from the front gate of a wagon or the dash-board of a buggy" (lines 8-17).
Date: February 16, 1886
Creator: Young, James D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved washing machine: "The invention consists in combining a lower cylinder having longitudinal spiral grooves with an upper cylinder having longitudinal straight grooves and holes" (lines 14-17).
Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Dorris, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle for Cotton Pickers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle for picking cotton. This design "consists in a three-wheeled vehicle provided with a seat, in combination with a suitable frame which is supported at one end upon two wheels, and which is loosely attached at its other end to the axle of the three-wheeled vehicle, and which is used for carrying the bag or basket which is to hold the cotton . . . thus enabl[ing] persons to pick cotton who have weak backs" (lines 15-28).
Date: February 27, 1883
Creator: Reid, John Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rein holder. This design consists in "the combination of the plate or part secured upon the dash-board, the T-head thereon extending a proper distance above the dash-board, and the spring-actuated arm pivoted to the side of [the plate] at a suitable distance down its length and having the clamping-head to act in conjunction with [the] head in holding the rein, said arm having a bearing upon the dash-board in its forward movement, and a stop . . . to limit its backward movement" (lines 12-22).
Date: June 1, 1886
Creator: Zevely, Van Neiman
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dish-Washer

Description: Patent fora dishwasher. The object of this invention is to furnish an improved means for washing dishes in such a manner that all foreign substances, greasy matters, and offensive odors may be readily and expeditiously removed and the dishes restored dry and clean by the operation of the machine without handling them.
Date: January 14, 1891
Creator: Hoppe, J. Frederick William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Telegraph-Sounder

Description: Patent for "a sounder wherein a finger-lever and sounding-lever are combined together with a spring" (lines 13-15) and is "adapted for the use of learners for practicing the manipulation of a telegraph finger-key" (lines 8-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Clopton, John B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for an improved car-coupling, including illustrations.
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Young, James D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the combination of the draw-heads provided with projections, a coupling-link, an operating-rod loosely connected to each of its ends, and a suitable support or guide through which these rods move . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a car-coupling in which the two cars are coupled together by means of a link which is provided with an operating rod at each end, both of the rods and the link being attached to one of the cars only" (lines 14-26).
Date: April 29, 1890
Creator: Campbell, Neil Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for an attachment for plows or cultivators "whereby it may be converted into a sweep plow, adapted to be operated between rows of growing crops and capable of being adjusted in width in accordance with the distances apart from said rows" (lines 12-16).
Date: November 8, 1892
Creator: Baggett, Charles L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Pad.

Description: Patent for "an improved knee pad or cushion formed to properly fit and bend with the knee and to keep its proper shape while on the limb, and one that will be adapted for all persons engaged in occupations requiring a kneeling posting on the part of the operator." (Lines 15-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Laird, John E. B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department