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Bowie Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Bowie County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, Trammel's Trace, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to denote the addition of the Spanish Bluffs and the crossing on Trammel's Trace. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (2000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
Date: 1899
Creator: Pressler, C. W.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Bowie County

Description: Map of Bowie County, Texas, including the Piney Woods region. The ferry location is marked along the Sulphur River. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Railway-Signal.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railway signal, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 11, 1898
Creator: Bundy, Jehu D. & Jackson, Arthur L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lumber-Stacker.

Description: Patent for a certain new and useful improvement in lumber stackers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 23, 1899
Creator: Coleman, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Cart.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvement sin log carts, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Bender, Gustave
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mattress-Stuffing Machine

Description: Patent for Mattress Stuffing Machine which “consists of a bed and cover to hold the stuffing material and give it proper shape, rods to keep the stuffing material in shape while it is being inserted into the ticking, a follow-block for pushing the stuffing and rods into the ticking." (lines 9-14), including illustrations.
Date: August 7, 1900
Creator: Rehkopf, Henry C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Woman Wielding Axe]

Description: Postcard of a woman holding a large axe over her shoulder with the words, "If you don't soon come to Texarkana I'll come after you with an axe." The letter on the back of the postcard is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Gunston Hall Washington D. C."
Date: May 11, 1912
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Central Christian Church in Texarkana]

Description: Postcard of a grand church with multiple floors, stained glass windows, and a grand stairway to the entrance. The postcard is described as "Central Christian Church Texarkana, Ark. - Tex." and addressed to "Miss Mammie McFaddin."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of United States Court House in Texarkana]

Description: Postcard of a two story stone building with a red tiled roof. The back of the postcard reads, "Maybe you think I am not glad to stay riding on that dirty train - WRC." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 16, 1911
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard State National Bank in Texarkana]

Description: Postcard of a four story bank building sitting on the corner of a block. A horse-drawn cart is stopped by the sidewalk, and two men stand outside the bank. Below the picture, "Texarkana, Ark.-Tex. State National Bank" is typed, and "Miss Mammie" is written in cursive. The back of the postcard addresses itself to "Miss Mammie McFaddin."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Y. M. C. A. Building in Texarkana]

Description: Postcard of a two story building with a spire at the top and columns supporting the upper level. The edge of the postcard reads "Made in Germany, S. M. Bagland, Importer & Publisher, Texarkana, Ark. - Tex. Y. M. C. A. Building, Texarkana, Ark. - Tex." The back of the postcard is addressed to "Miss Mammie McFaddin."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Electrode for Secondary Batteries.

Description: Patent for improvements in the manufacture of electrodes for storage batteries or accumulators by using “two corresponding plates, each having flanges on three sides of one face, said plates being united to form a central space open at top by securing together corresponding flanges on the respective plates.” (Lines 5-9, page 2) Illustration is included.
Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Boyd
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tension Device for Band-Saw Mills.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in tension devices for band-saw mills; and it consists, generally stated, in mounting the upper wheel in standards which are vertically movable in suitable guideways, said standards being secured to the plunger or cylinder of a direct-acting medium, such as compressed air." (Lines 24-31) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Coleman, Thomas A. & Coleman, Nathan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chopping-Ax.

Description: Patent for an ax that is "provided with a poll made in two sections adapted to be clamped or secured to the handle and receive a removable bit or hardened section presenting the cutting edge" (lines 16-20).
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Crabtree, James G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Support for Cutter-Heads.

Description: Patent for a support for cutter-heads that allows the operator to easily sharpen, dress, and treat the bits or cutters of the head. It has a spindle that turns and slides in a bearing and supports a cutter-head a pin in the spindle that is seated inn the grooves in the bearings, and a spring loaded bolt in the end of the spindle.
Date: December 4, 1894
Creator: Kendig, Andrew
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Electric Alarm.

Description: Patent for an automatic electric alarm meant to be hooked up to an automatic dry-pipe sprinkler system, and protects against fire. The alarm goes off when the air in the sprinkler pipes falls below a predetermined level. This invention also signals an alert when there is a leak in the pipes, and is an improvement on the circuit-wires for similar alarms.
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Williams, George Bayley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Basket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire basket. This design "consists in a wire basket formed of a circular bottom, and a wire frame bent to form a cylinder, in the lower part of which cylinder the circular bottom is held" (lines 13-16).
Date: February 10, 1885
Creator: Elliott, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Turnstile-Gate.

Description: Patent for a turnstile-gate meant "to provide a gate of novel construction to be used at the intersection of a number of fences that access may be had through the gate from one to the other of the inclosures formed by said fences" (lines 13-17). It is especially meant for stockyards when several fences come together in one place.
Date: September 3, 1895
Creator: Cowley, Benjamin T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Animal-Traps

Description: Patent for "traps for catching large and small animals; and it consists in the combination of a number of inclined plates or boards, provided with spurs on their lower ends and hinged to fixed ridges on their upper ends, so arranged as to form ridges or elevations and depressions, and to entrap the animals by holding their legs between the spurred ends of said inclined plates" (lines 15-23).
Date: April 14, 1874
Creator: Flournoy, Rice Smith
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved drier. This design "relates to improvements in driers for lumber . . . and the objects of [the] improvement are to provide, with stackless arches having a closed top and openings in the side, another arch or arches alongside of the first with openings in its sides, and pendent deflecting-plates to arrest all sparks that may issue from a furnace also provided with deflecting walls or plates, and thereby secure perfect safety in the use of that class of driers" (lines 9-23).
Date: August 14, 1888
Creator: McPherson, Wallace
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay and Cotton Press

Description: Patent for "hay and cotton press that can be easily and cheaply constructed and that can be operated by hand or horse power" (Lines 20-22).
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Donaldson, Sven
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Device for Gin-Saw Sharpeners

Description: Patent for "a feeding device for the teeth which is independent of the filing devices, and which shall be so constructed that it will properly feed the teeth of saws of varying diameters, so as to give a regular and uniform size to each tooth without reference to the number of teeth in the saw" (lines 18-24).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Behan, William & Friensehner, Paul
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lumber-Trimmer.

Description: Patent for an improved lumber-trimmer that has "a suitable carriage or number of carriages for conveying the lumber a series of swinging frames, which carry belted saws and also supporting-wheels, which wheels, if not tripped, will ride over the lumber, carrying the saws up with them out of an operative position, but which wheels, if tripped, will ride over the lumber, but permit the suspended saws to remain in operative position to trim the lumber at different points in its length, as may be desired" (lines 23-33).
Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Coleman, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department