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Brown County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Brown County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map, marking an approximate route to Phantom Hill via Crogan [Croghan] Road. Scale ca. 1:213,333 (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1910
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Brown County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Brown County, Texas, showing blocks of land, rivers, creeks, and roads. No scale information given.
Date: 1858
Creator: Hectors, J. P
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Planes on Airfield

Description: Copy negative of airplanes in a field. They are located at Camp Bowie and are surrounded by landscape and brush. There is an airplane hanger in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Exterior Building

Description: Copy negative of two buildings. The barracks are located in Camp Bowie. Camp Bowie, located at Brownwood in Central Texas, was a military training center during World War II. It was established in September 1940 as an infantry and artillery training center. The sign on the front of the first building has the text "Engineer" printed on it and hangs next to the door. The barracks are lifted off of the ground and appear to be made of wood.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Brown County

Description: Map of Brown County, Texas, including the Panhandle Plains region. The proposed center of Brown County is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Combination-Tool.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in a combination tool, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 14, 1898
Creator: McCarty, William N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas Apparatus.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in apparatus for manufacturing gas from air and hydrocarbon, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1898
Creator: Gearing, Charles M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrocarbon-Burning Furnace.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in hydrocarbon burning furnaces, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1898
Creator: Gearing, Charles M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ironing - Machine

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in ironing machines for household use to"produce a simple, effective, and inexpensive ironing-machine especially adapted for household or family use" (line 27 - 29).
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Walter, Geo. P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk - Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in stalk-cutters to "provide a simple, light, and durable machine by means of which three rows of stalks may be cut in one passage of the machine across the field" (line 13-16).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Acre, William Floyd & Wafford, William Penn
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements in baling-presses by using a “duplex baling-press wherein the power is alternately applied by novel mechanism to the two baling-plungers in such manner that only one plunger at a given time is operating to compress the bale, and at the completion of the stroke thereof the other plunger is operated to compress its bale, the arrangement being such that the plungers are alternately engaged and released by the power mechanism and are automatically returned to operative position after they have been released.” (Lines 9-21.) Illustration is included.
Date: September 18, 1900
Creator: Watkins, William D. & Pruit, Trose P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Soldiers in Camp]

Description: A photograph of officers formerly trained at Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas, later relocated to Fort Dix in New Jersey.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Brown County Museum of History

Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for "an improved frame for carrying the rolls of cloth from which a quilt is to be made in a horizontal position, so that they are adapted to be stitched together, with the batting between them, by the aid of an ordinary sewing-machine." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Howard, Thomas B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie Opener.

Description: Patent for "a simple and durable device by means of which the buckles or securing devices on cotton-bale ties or bands may be readily opened and the band removed from the bale without destroying the buckle or the band, so that they may be again used." (Lines 11-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 1, 1897
Creator: Gaskill, Clinton R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Stalk Puller.

Description: Patent for an improved machine for pulling cotton-stalks by making “the pulling-wheel turned in a direction to cause its side engaging the cotton-stalks to move rearwardly or in a direction opposite to that in which the machine is advancing” (lines 87-91), illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Womack, Lewis L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Press

Description: Patent for an improvement to hay press designs resulting in a "simple, durable, and effective press" (line 13). Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: August 10, 1897
Creator: Couch, John Calvin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved engine. This design "is to convert a given rotary into a vertical reciprocating motion, and to provide means whereby the stroke of the reciprocating motion may be increased or diminished, according to the use or work to which the machine may be applied; and to these ends the novelty consists in the construction, combination, and arrangement of the same" (lines 10-18).
Date: November 11, 1884
Creator: Groves, Isaac N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Harvester.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and durable corn harvester that "when drawn over a field of corn of cutting the ears of corn from two rows simultaneously, and of depositing the cut corn in a receiver at the rear of the cutters" (lines 11-15).
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Perkins, James Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churning Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the base having uprights forming guides for the vertically-movable rod, of the rod movable in said guides and adapted to be connected with a rod or dasher, the treadle, a link connecting the treadle with said rod, the shaft having a platform adapted to support the churn-body and provided with a crank, and a pitman connecting said crank with the treadle" (lines 72-80).
Date: June 1, 1886
Creator: Dickey, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Purifying Vegetable Oils.

Description: Patent for a process of purifying vegetable oils, specifically cottonseed oil, using a little or no soap-stock and without losing oil. It also improves the purifying process. This process is meant for crude oil, but can be used to further refine already refined oil.
Date: October 1, 1895
Creator: Latting, Richard G., Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Cork Extractor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic cork extractor. This design "consists, principally, of a vertically-moving and partially-rotating blade having a harpoon-shaped or shouldered head for piercing and drawing the corks; in laterally opening and closing jaws for holding the necks of the bottles; in pivoted and laterally-moving pointed levers for throwing the parts of the corks away from the blade when withdrawn, and in the construction and combination of the parts of the device" (lines 14-23).
Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Composition of Matter for Removing Grease, &c.

Description: Patent for a compound that is meant to remove grease, oil, paint, and similar things from delicate cloth. It is composed of gasoline, chloroform, sulfuric ether, alcohol, spirits of ammonia, powdered borax, powdered carbonate of soda, and saltpeter in lumps.
Date: February 7, 1893
Creator: Ehman, Benedickt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Power.

Description: Patent for improvements in churns is to “simplify and improve the construction of the means for operating vertically-reciprocating churn-dashers and to enable the dasher to be adjusted vertically, according to the amount of lacteal fluid to be churned.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Dickey, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvement in "the construction of washing-machines and increase their efficacy and produce a thorough rubbing of the clothes and to prevent the latter being torn or in any wise injured by the rubbing action," (lines 11-15) includes illustration.
Date: February 24, 1891
Creator: Walter, George P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department