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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

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

Building Structure

Description: Patent for a building support structure for bridges, buildings, dams, etc. Illustrations included.
Date: August 9, 1907
Creator: Morton, Milo A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washboiler

Description: Patent for a wash boiler used to wash clothes with steam and water. Illustrations included.
Date: August 9, 1906
Creator: Morton, Milo A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Umbrella-Holder

Description: Patent for an umbrella holder. Illustrations included.
Date: June 25, 1907
Creator: Perkins, Kate Alice
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

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

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

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

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

Sash Fastner

Description: Patent for a windows sash fastener. Illustration included.
Date: June 22, 1904
Creator: Sanford, James Dobbs
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hoisting Bucket

Description: Patent for a clam-shell hoisting bucket that automatically opens and closes as it is lowered and elevated.
Date: October 21, 1902
Creator: Gearing, Charles M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow Attachment for Cultivators

Description: Patent for a harrow attachment for cultivators. "This inventions relates to a harrow attachment for plow or disk cultivators" (line 12-13). Illustration included.
Date: August 10, 1903
Creator: Mauldin, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker

Description: Patent for a cotton picker. This invention consists is a "pneumatic apparatus for conveying cotton when picked from the plant, and comprises a suction-fan and casing therefor, which latter has pipes and through which air is drawn" (lines 15-19). Illustration included.
Date: February 10, 1904
Creator: Bennie, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Pad

Description: Patent for a knee pad, designed mainly for those who work in cotton fields. Illustrations included.
Date: March 6, 1907
Creator: Chambers, William Roleigh; Chambers, Solomon Roe & Chambers, Wade Hampton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sand Box

Description: Patent for a sand box. This invention "relates to sand guards for vehicle wheel hubs, and has for its principal object to provide a guard" (8-10). Illustration included.
Date: August 3, 1907
Creator: Underwood, Thomas M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft Appliance

Description: Patent for a draft attachment to be used with a animal-drawn vehicle to hitch a third horse to the vehicle if need be. Illustrations included.
Date: June 2, 1909
Creator: Gaines, Wister F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window Glass Fastener

Description: Patent for window glass fastener. Illustration included.
Date: October 29, 1908
Creator: Phinny, Christphee W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk Cutter

Description: Patent for stalk cutter. This invention consists of rotating knives that severs the stalks into several pieces for use as fertilizer. Illustrations included.
Date: June 23, 1909
Creator: Davis, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department