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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.
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
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Automobile-Jack.

Description: Patent for an automobile jack design adapted for use in garages and by those who need to do work underneath an automobile. Illustration included.
Date: August 29, 1912
Creator: Bouldin, W. Claughton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design consists "[i]n a fan motor, the V-shaped frame, the shafts journaled in the upper corners thereof, the ratchet-wheels and spur-wheels secured to said shafts, the spring-actuated pawls pivoted to the frame and engaging the ratchet-wheels, sleeves loose on shafts, and having the spur-wheels fast to said sleeves, the volute springs with their inner ends fast to shafts and their outer ends fast to wheels, the winding-shafts having the pinions engaging wheels, the shaft between [the other] shafts having the pinion, engaging wheels" (lines 19-30).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Heinsohn, Ernst Theodor & Hoffmann, John
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Sprinkler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sprinkler. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the L-shaped nozzle having the longer arm and the shorter arm, the spring-board secured to the side of the [shorter] arm and projecting over the end thereof, and provided with a boss on its upper side, the L-shaped bracket secured to the side of the [shorter] arm and having one end projecting over the spring-valve and provided with a screw-threaded opening, and the thumb-screw inserted through and playing in said opening and having its end swiveled in the boss of the spring-valve" (lines 84-95).
Date: May 14, 1889
Creator: Kister, William
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
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilator. This design is "to provide a ventilator which shall automatically accommodate or turn the collecting-hood thereof to the direction in which the wind is blowing, to collect and conduct fresh pure air into buildings, cars, &c.; to provide means for regulating the distribution of the air to the compartments or different parts of the buildings, &c.; to diminish the friction and wear between the swiveled collecting-hood and its supporting devices whereby said hood and its attached vane are enabled to turn more freely and readily" (lines 17-29).
Date: April 27, 1886
Creator: Sellars, James K.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clevis.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clevis. This design "is to provide a clevis with a series of attaching-loops whereby the line of draft may be changed as circumstances may require, to bring the line of draft to either side of the plow-beam, or above or below the same, and to provide a clevis with a centrally-located attaching-loop, to be used where a direct or central draft is needed" (lines 11-18).
Date: January 26, 1886
Creator: Dunn, Henry Frankling
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.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Street Car.

Description: Patent for a new and improved street car. This design "has reference to the construction of steam and other street-cars, whereby the same can be readily turned around corners, having for its object the simplifying of the construction and lessening the cost of construction" of previous street cars (lines 22-27).
Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Towell, Isaac
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the seed-hopper and seed-slide, of the stationary catch and elastic spring-catch, both secured to the hopper and arranged to grasp the head of the brush" (lines 60-64).
Date: October 25, 1881
Creator: Brooks, James Madison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Hole Digger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post-hole digger. This design "has for its object to provide a simple, durable, inexpensive, and efficient device, the levers of which can be readily separated, so that either of them can be used as a spade or shovel to fill in the earth around the post after it is placed in the hole" (lines 14-19).
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Armstrong, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barrel

Description: Patent for ventilated barrels for shipment of fruits, vegetables, meat, and other articles in order to remain fresh
Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: McCormick, Willis B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Composition For Staining Wood.

Description: Patent for a “paint or stain, which, when applied, will harden on the common woods of commerce, render them durable and smooth, and give them the exact appearance of black walnut” (lines 15-18).
Date: May 16, 1882
Creator: Gloger, Anton F., Jr. & Gloger, Joseph P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved insect trap. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in devices for distributing liquid poison on cotton and other plants to destroy insect life thereon; and it consists in the [novel] construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-18).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Binkley, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed Planter

Description: Patent for...a seed planting machine which improves upon an earlier cotton seed planting machine. The improved apparatus can be substituted for corn and other seeds. It may also be utilized for ground cultivation.
Date: July 15, 1884
Creator: Pietzsch, Louis; Armstrong, John J. & Lowrey, Joseph R.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department