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Map of Colorado County.

Description: Survey map of Colorado County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. No scale information given.
Date: 1841
Creator: Upshur, H. L.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Colorado Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Colorado County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red ink to denote the addition of roads and crossings. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Giles, J. Bascom
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator Combined.

Description: Patent for improvement to a cotton-chopper with a "mechanism for cultivating the soil between the hills as well as for bringing the said hills to a regular form" (lines 18-20).
Date: February 23, 1886
Creator: Muray, Joseph L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Cotton Distributer and Cleaner.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in seed cotton distributers and cleaners, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 13, 1898
Creator: Walla, Frank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements to the turning-plow, with convertible attachments for other forms of plow.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Armstrong, John Joshua, Sr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bee Hive.

Description: Patent for improvements to "that class of bee-hives or bee-houses having a series of compartments..." (lines 15-17) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 21, 1878
Creator: Walton, George Slaughter
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Vehicle-Springs

Description: Patent for a newly designed vehicle spring that attached to the axle and features an auxiliary spring.
Date: May 22, 1877
Creator: Faber, Fredrick W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Ventilation.

Description: Patent for an apparatus to improve car ventilation, including illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1879
Creator: Knipscheer, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Railroad-Switches.

Description: Patent for a railway switch for wooden or iron railway-tracks.
Date: September 4, 1877
Creator: Harding, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Safety-Guards for Cars.

Description: Patent for "certain new and useful Improvements in Safety-Guards for Cars" (lines 5-6) intended to pervent derailment of railway cars, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: February 5, 1878
Creator: Harding, John W. & Towell, Issac
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Street-Cars

Description: Patent for an improvement to Street Cars to better navigate curves. Includes description and illustrations.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Towell, Isaac
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Description: Patent for a wheeled vehicular device to destroy cotton worms that can be connected to a horse or a wagon. It carries a poisonous cotton-worm destroying agent and disburse this substance on crops or foliage to deter worms.
Date: October 13, 1873
Creator: Johnson, Jehu W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus for exterminating cotton-worms by ejecting liquid poison upon the cotton-plants" (lines 6-8). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 16, 1873
Creator: Johnson, Jehu W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Destroying Insects.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for killing ants. This design "consist[s] of frame, levers, pivoted arms, piston-rod, piston provided with valves and openings, air-tight iron chamber having opening pipe, furnace provided with double lid, lugs, pipe, clamp, and wedge . . . whereby the flame as well as the poisonous vapors are injected into the insect chambers" (lines 50-58).
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Gray, Hiram Balderston
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be cheap and simple in its construction, one that may be easily operated, and yet be positive in its engagement with the latch to prevent it from being opened by cattle, &c." (lines 8-14).
Date: December 8, 1885
Creator: Dunn, Henry Frankling.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design, when used "as a corn-planter the slotted plate upon the inclined portion of the bottom is adjusted to cover the entire slot, and the pitman is attached to the pin projecting from the bar operating the seed slide, and when the machine is to be used as a cotton-planter the pitman is attached to the crank at the side of the seed-box, and the plate in the bottom of the box is adjusted so as to give the slot sufficient width to allow the cotton-seed to be forced through it" (lines 84-94).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Armstrong, John J. & Lowrey, Andrew S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "relates to the construction of a planter so arranged that by simply shifting the connection between the corn-slide and the crank-arm of an agitator the device may be adjusted to act as a planter of corn or cotton, but a single connecting-rod being employed in connection with a single driving crank-shaft to operate the planter both as a cotton and a corn planter" (lines 8-16).
Date: November 30, 1886
Creator: Walker, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn or Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination, with the hopper and the seed-slide therein having one end projecting from one end of the hopper, of the reciprocating yoke having its rear portion angular in cross-section and its front portion cylindrical in cross-section and having an arm at one end to engage the opening in the projecting end of the seed-slide, the angular and cylindrical bearings for the respective parts of the yoke, whereby the latter may be unshipped from or attached to the seed-slide, and the mechanism to reciprocate the yoke" (lines 71-83).
Date: April 23, 1889
Creator: Armstrong, John Joshua & Lowrey, Andrew Stephen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Planter

Description: Patent for a machine used to plant cotton. Contains mechanisms for both plowing a furrow, planting seeds, and covering the seeds.
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Carter, Edwards D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed Cotton Cleaner and Distributer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton cleaner and distributor. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the cylinder and drum, of a shaft mounted in bearings on the frame and extending through the said cylinder and provided with blades of varying length, a fan located in the drum, a pipe leading tangentially out from said drum, said pipe having openings formed therein, and guides secured on said pipe over said openings, said guides having wire sides" (lines 46-54).
Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Elliott, James W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Mechanism for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, inexpensive, and efficient quilting-frame and makes quilting much faster. "The frame is provided with a longitudinal bar having a groove to form a track, in which travels a gage-wheel, which is adjustable and held by a spring-arm, which serves, also, as a means of changing the position of the wheel" (lines 22-26).
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Delany, Charles William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Sharpening Gin-Saws

Description: Patent for "a machine of this class which shall be simple, durable, an d easily manipulated, and by means of which the teeth of gin-saws may be sharpened in a rapid, convenient, and effectual manner" (lines 9-14).
Date: July 1, 1890
Creator: Smith, John Quince
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for a new type of plow granted to Anton Schindler.
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Schindler, Anton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department