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Collin County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Collin County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants of surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1916
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Collin County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Collin County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools and churches), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil or gas wells, and state roadside parks. Map includes twelve inset maps - Weston, Melissa, Valdasta, Allen, Altoga, Climax, Culeoka, Copeville, Lavon, Inset No. 1, Renner, and Josephine - and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1939
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Hand-Car.

Description: Patent for "a hand-car with an auxiliary spring-actuated mechanism which can be used with or without the lever mechanism to propel at a rapid rate of speed." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Rousey, William N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cutting-Nippers.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cutting nippers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 27, 1900
Creator: Love, Robert Hamilton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Planter.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in corn planters, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 25, 1898
Creator: Webb, Richard Haywood
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness-Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and useful harness buckle, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 6, 1899
Creator: Comer, Little Berry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cultivator, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Otenhouse, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculating - Machine

Description: Patent for an improvements in calculating machines. This invention "relates to machines for making rapid and accurate calculations" (line 8-9).
Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Minnis, Henry M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Moldboard

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in moldboards.
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Smith, Samuel A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Latch

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in gate latches.
Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Turley, John Breckinridge
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grain-Door For Freight-Cars.

Description: Patent for a new and improved grain door for freight cars, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 19, 1899
Creator: Morten, Edward W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft Equalizer.

Description: Patent for improvement to draft-equalizers.
Date: April 17, 1900
Creator: Billington, Wesley E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Envelop.

Description: Patent for an envelop adapted "as a cover or wrapper for valuable papers, money, and the like." (Lines 10-13) Illustrations included.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Dennis, Millard Jefferson & Davis, William Clarence
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washboard

Description: Patent for an improved washboard, that will be "simple, inexpensive, and efficient" while allowing water to fully drain from it after washing is finished, including illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1900
Creator: Bailey, Robert E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Bed-Hoisting Apparatus

Description: Patent for Wagon-Bed-Hoisting Apparatus which "consists in the provision of a rack adapted to be connected to the bed of the wagon" (lines 17-19); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Southern, W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in cultivators, relating to an attachment which may be applied to use upon any variety of cultivator with carrying-wheels, which provides efficient means for cutting cotton-stalks or weeds after cotton harvest.
Date: January 22, 1901
Creator: Kerr, Robert Lee
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Profile of Reverend R. C. Horn]

Description: Profile of Reverend Robert Cannon Horn, born in Middle Tennessee in 1844. Rev. Horn was raised in Collin County, Texas, and traveled between Texas and Tennessee for much of his life. He attended Mt. Pleasant High School before studying English, Latin, and Greek at Kentucky University in 1867. Horn entered the Christian ministry in 1868, and after teaching for 7 years, he spent most of the remainder of his life preaching and organizing churches across North and North-Central Texas. He married Mildred C. Franklin in 1870. Horn served several churches in over 10 Texas cities. He also helped build more than a dozen churches. His family consists of his wife, four daughters, and one son.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Inventory of Property Owned in Collin County, Texas]

Description: Part of an inventory of property owned in Collin County, Texas, assessed by J. T. Buchanan. Neither the date nor the property owner are listed on the form. The form is torn from the middle.
Date: unknown
Creator: Collin County, Texas
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved washing-machine arranged for use on any kind of tub and adapted to insure a perfect uniform washing of all the clothes in the tub by the use of yieldingly-mounted pounders, which intermittently change their position relatively to the clothes under treatment" (lines 9-16).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Staggs, Henry F. & Staggs, Robert H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Binder For Books

Description: " I invented new and useful improvements that relate to binders for books; and its object is to provide a simple, durable, and attractive device of this character adapted to detachably secure the leaves of a book so that any one or more of them can be readily removed." Crowder, Joseph. (1905). Binder for Books. United States Patents Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508756/.
Date: 1905/12/12
Creator: Crowder, Joseph Wade & Simmons, W. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Plows

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of plow-beams to be attached to the front axles of a wagon.
Date: July 6, 1869
Creator: Cummins, A. G. & Cummins, J. R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compress.

Description: Patent for "surgical instruments which are used for stopping the flow of blood during an amputation or other similar operation." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Burton, Edwin L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Tire-Tighteners.

Description: Patent for a device "for the purpose of tightening or loosening tires on wheels belonging to any kind of vehicles without shrinking or cutting the tires." (Lines 6-9) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Horton, Henry A. R. & Hayes, Amos P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for "an improved gang-plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted to cause the plows to take or leave land, and which will enable the wheels to be adjusted closer to or farther from the plows, as may be desired." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Cummins, John R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department