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Nut Lock

Description: Patent for a nut lock. Illustration included.
Date: January 30, 1905
Creator: Marx, Ernest Max & Moses, Ealy J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Cover.

Description: Patent for improving of the churn's mechanical process by means of the construction of churn covers which prevent the liquid from splashing out the churn.
Date: October 6, 1903
Creator: Poole, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refrigerating-Cover for Vessels.

Description: Patent for a "device capable of application to any receptacle which, in conjunction with an absorbent envelope and through the medium of capillary action, will cool the entire vessel or receptacle to which it is applied, and thereby preserve its contents in warm weather," (lines 10-15) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Mitcheltree, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists "[i]n a corn and cotton planter, a hinged hopper provided with a removable partition and an agitator connected at one end to a longitudinal brace on said hopper, in combination with a platform rabbeted, as shown, and formed with slots, disks working in the slots, one of which is provided with pins to operate the agitator and the other disk having pockets" (lines 4-12).
Date: July 13, 1886
Creator: McNorton, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Gin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton gin. This design "is to provide certain means whereby the breast and guard can be readily and quickly moved and held out of their normal position for the purpose of clearing or freeing the cotton-roll from the saws, and preventing injury to the operator by said saws" (lines 7-13).
Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Rogan, David Smith
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car coupling that is simple and can be inexpensively manufactured. The invention's object is "to provide a link controlling device to be used in coupling cars together where the cars have draw-heads of the same or different heights which will render it unnecessary for a person to go between the cars during the operation" (lines 11-16).
Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Smart, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn that has a frame supporting the churn and swinging motion mixes the cream. This invention successfully separates oily globules from the cream, thus making churning more effective and easy.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Bailey, James Westey & McNorton, John Tomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Trucks.

Description: Patent for the improvement of car-trucks, consisting in the arrangement of each wheel of a car-truck upon the outer end of a separate short axle, the bearings of each axle being both located on the inner side of the wheel and the bearing at the inner end of the axle provided with a sliding-box and springs. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: July 9, 1872
Creator: Onley, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk Cooler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cooler. This design "consist[s] of the main vessel adapted to contain the substance to be cooled, having its upper end open and the walls of said open end drawn or inclined inward, as described, the water vessel supported on said main vessel, with a space between its bottom and the top of the main vessel, and made larger at its bottom than the upper open end of the main vessel, and the enveloping-sheet arranged to be wet by the contents of the water-vessel and extended past the space between the said vessels, whereby to protect the contents of the main vessel" (lines 79-92).
Date: June 10, 1890
Creator: Stiles, Frederick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Filter and Water Purifier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water filter. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a water-pump having upwardly-opening valves, an air-pump having downwardly-opening valves, and two perforated cylinders surrounding the pump-tubes and provided with a packing of filtering material, the water-pump tube opening into the inner cylinder, and the pump-tube passing entirely through both heads of the same" (lines 61-68).
Date: November 26, 1889
Creator: Stiles, Frederick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design consists in "[t]he combination . . . of the side bars having a toothed wheel journaled between them and provided with a crank, a set of cross bars or bolts connecting the two side bars, a pawl hung upon one of the cross-bars and having its toothed end arranged to abut against the teeth of the wheel, and a chain passing over the toothed wheel and underneath the pawl" (lines 67-76).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Stiles, Frederick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car coupling that automatically couples cars so people do not need to go between cars. This invention is meant to "provide an improved car coupler of the above character, which shall be simple and economical in construction and efficient in operation" (lines 21-24).
Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Lawhon, David West
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for a rail joint, which will be brought closer together when more weight is put on it.
Date: March 31, 1908
Creator: Bailey, John P. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Burnet 1891 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Burnet in Burnet County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1891
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Burnet 1902 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Burnet in Burnet County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1902
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Burnet 1912 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Burnet in Burnet County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History