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Cameron County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Cameron County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (8000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1913
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Trading Card: Resaca]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Resaca de la Palma State Park, depicting a number of birds perched on a tree branch in a body of water; the far bank is forested. The back of the card contains information about the resaca ecosystem.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Flour and Process of Producing the Same.

Description: Patent for a new type of corn tortilla flour and the process for cooking the corn in lime water, producing a flour that keeps as long as wheat flour and eliminates the need for grinding before use.
Date: July 24, 1906
Creator: Wreford, Samuel Phippen & Besteiro, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Primer for Cannon.

Description: Patent for a new and improved primer for cannons. This design corrects the loosening of primers in their vent-holes by way of "a spring combined with the priming tube, which spring expands to the size of the vent" (para. 3). This eliminates blowouts and premature breakage.
Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Rodman, John Black
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipedes

Description: Patent for the improvement of Velocipedes. The improvement consists of a new and novel combination and arrangement of propelling power, due to the weight of the body, which may be aided by the muscular force thereof and guiding apparatus.
Date: February 13, 1872
Creator: Maltby, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Syringe.

Description: Patent for a syringe that will inject or throw liquid and is piston-operated. "In its special organization the device is particularly adapted for males and treatment of diseases to which they are heir, and is light, neat, and compact, so as to be easily carried in the pocket" (lines 18-22).
Date: September 3, 1895
Creator: Putegnat, Joseph L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel

Description: Patent for improvements to vehicle wheels including a detailed explanation and illustrations.
Date: November 28, 1882
Creator: Wolff, Arthur J. & Miltimore, Alonzo E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spike-Extractors.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in the class of nail-extractors in which a gripe or grapple formed of pendent springs or hinged jaws is employed." (lines 7-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 29, 1874
Creator: Devine, William ; William Devine, of Brownville, Texas ; Devine, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pendant for Stem-Winding Watches.

Description: Patent for a "pendant for a watch which can be turned in every direction and can be screwed into the watch-case" (lines 8-10), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Rossetti, John Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand-Transplanter

Description: Patent for a "manually operated device, adapted for the manipulation of small plants, during the transplanting of the same, and the thinning out of closely growing plants" (lines 9-13). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 7, 1911
Creator: Thompson, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Children Playing Outside with Toys]

Description: Photograph of two young girls and two young boys smiling for the camera while they play with their toys in a grassy yard at the side of a large wood-slatted building. The two young girls are sitting in the grass next to a large baby doll and a basket that with two smaller dolls. One of the boys is seated sideways on a wagon, and the other boy is riding a tricycle. Both of the boys are wearing dark jackets, fitted bomber hats, and round goggles on their heads. There is a small tree beside the children, and palm trees are visible in the background. The building behind them has four visible windows and a belfry at the front entrance in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito ()".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Cameron County

Description: Map of Cameron County, Texas, including the South Texas Plains region. The old lighthouse at Point Isabel is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: unknown
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Invalid's Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved invalid's chair. This design "relates to an improvement in chairs which will adapt them to the use of invalids and children" (line 7-9).
Date: January 18, 1898
Creator: Yznaga, Juana G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Protecting Shores.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in protections for river banks and coast washing, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 27, 1898
Creator: Brooks, Samuel W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Elevator.

Description: Patent for a water elevator that is composed of a band with buckets attached that goes around the structure in a circle delivering water.
Date: September 5, 1911
Creator: Thompson, James W. & Hathaway, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Manuel Medrano, June 18, 2015

Description: Interview with Manuel Medrano, an historian and author from Brownsville, Texas. In his interview, Medrano discusses his family background and childhood, education, experiences with discrimination, political activism, and the Chicano movement.
Date: June 18, 2015
Creator: Medrano, Manuel; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Garza, Leo, June 24, 2015

Description: Interview with Leo Garza, a Chicano activist from Harlingen, Texas. In his interview, Garza discusses his early life, his activism, the Raza Unida Party, civil rights organizations, his work as a teacher, healthcare in South Texas, and the needs of the migrant community.
Date: June 24, 2015
Creator: Garza, Leo; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library