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Callahan County, Texas.

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Callahan County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 187u
Creator: Gast, August
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Callahan County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Callahan County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map to denote the addition of Phantom Hill-Crogan and to emphasize various plots of land. Scale [ca. 1:290,909] (6000 varas to 11/16 of an inch).
Date: 1918
Creator: Blucher, Carl & Anthony, P. J.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Callahan County, Texas

Description: Cadastral map of Stephens County, Texas showing lands owned by the Texas & Pacific Railway Company. The county is marked to show individual properties; each piece of land is numbered and several are labeled with property owners. Geographic features are also noted on the map. Scale ca. 1:133,333 (4000 varas to 1 inch).
Date: 187u
Creator: Texas & Pacific Railway. Land Dept.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oil map of Callahan County [Texas].

Description: Map shows oil well locations, property tracts, towns, railroads, and land ownership in Callahan county; counties, railroads, major towns, and oil fields in North Texas on two smaller maps. Includes promotional text. Scale not given.
Date: 1919
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined cotton seed and corn planter. The invention has "relation to improved means for adjusting the wheels laterally to provide for increasing or diminishing the width of the rows" (lines 13-16).
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Kile, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Tightener

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in wire tighteners. This design "consists in features of construction and novel combinations of parts in a wire tightening device for repairing wire fences and attaching wires to fence-posts" (line 13-16).
Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Short, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seeder.

Description: Patent for a new and useful seeder attachment for plows, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1899
Creator: Dodds, Edward J. & Jackson, Tomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Fence Tool

Description: Patent for tool "which may be used for various purposes in connnection with wire fences" (lines 16-17) including an illustration.
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Neeb, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trap

Description: Patent for a trap. Illustration included.
Date: July 5, 1907
Creator: McEachern, John Walter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hair-Tonic.

Description: Patent for improvements in “a compound for the removal and prevention of dandruff;” (lines 7-8) formula of the compound is listed and instructions on how to mix the compound are included. No illustration.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Fraser, Samuel T.; Gilliland, William E. & Wilson, David J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an efficient, compact, and durable fence-wire stretcher that works on any size fence-post. It is an "easily and quickly applied means for clamping and drawing together the ends of a broken fence-wire" (lines 14-16).
Date: October 8, 1895
Creator: Day, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheel Hub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel-hub. This design "relates to that class of wheel-hubs which are made up of several parts in order that they may be cast in metal; and the object of the invention is to adapt the mortise-piece of the hub to be cast independently of the flanges, to form a positive clamp for the shoulders, and the protect the bearings from sand" (lines 8-15).
Date: March 2, 1886
Creator: French, Stephen H. & Maltby, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grate.

Description: Patent for a grate meant for use in train boilers that can "conveniently dump part of the burning fuel in one end of the firebox" (lines 10-11).
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Baker, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Stretching Fence-Wires.

Description: Patent for a portable manually operated apparatus that is designed to stretch wire-fence strands at right angles to tighten the full length of the strand without "kinking or twisting the fence-strand or driving staples or analagous fastenings into the fence-post" (lines 16-21) while the fence strand is tight. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Pyeatt, Jessie Newton.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow.

Description: Patent for improvements in harrows which can be “adapted to be reversed for pulverizing and leveling the surface traversed, to avoid evaporation as far as possible, and place the ground in the best condition for the travel of harvesters and other machines in gathering crops” (lines 9-14), illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Day, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for washing-machines that "employ a circular corrugated or fluted bed with a conical roller revolving about a central post" (lines 12-14).
Date: February 10, 1880
Creator: Austin, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut-lock. This design "is an improvement in that class of nut-locks in which so-called 'jam-nuts' are turned up on the bolt against the nut to be locked; and the present invention lies, mainly, in the particular construction of the end or ends of the thread of the locking nut or washer by which to more securely and effectually lock the nut in place on the bolt" (lines 8-15).
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Terry, David C. & Maltby, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for improvements in gates, including illustrations.
Date: October 28, 1890
Creator: Austin, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tug.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame tug. This design consists in "the carrier . . . adapted for connection with the belly and back bands, constructed with a recess for the spring and provided with guides or ways for the tug-bar, such guides or ways leading forward and back from the spring-recess, whereby the tug-bar may extend entirely through and beyond the opposite ends of the spring-receiving recess, combined with the tug-bar and the spring" (lines 68-77).
Date: July 10, 1888
Creator: French, Stephen H. & Maltby, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department