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Comanche County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Comanche County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map to indicate the addition of roads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: Giles, J. Bascom
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Lamp-Burners.

Description: Patent for a new improvement for Lamp-Burners that helps prevent explosions, including illustrations.
Date: April 15, 1879
Creator: Beeman, Geraldo A. & Ramsey, Haley S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Tightener.

Description: Patent for wire tightening improvement.
Date: April 3, 1900
Creator: Hansford, James, S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher and Tightener.

Description: Patent for "a simple, cheap, and effective construction of implement, whereby the operation of stretching and tightening a wire may be conveniently and expeditiously performed, and to adapt the device for use also as a wire-cutter" (lines 16-20).
Date: April 10, 1900
Creator: Gold, Philip E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buggy-Top Support

Description: Patent for a supporting mechanism for the top of a buggy or vehicle while it is being lowered or traversing rough terrain. Illustrations included.
Date: June 6, 1906
Creator: Elms, Joab
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed Planter

Description: Patent for a seed planter for use with planting corn and cotton. Illustration included.
Date: May 18, 1909
Creator: Wilson, William A. & Whaley, James M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Road-Repairing Machine

Description: Patent for a road repairing machine which repairs roads by leveling them. Illustrations included.
Date: September 14, 1908
Creator: Herring, Windsor G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire - Fence Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful wire-fence machine. This design is to "provide a simple, compact, light, and comparatively inexpensive machine adapted to be transported with facility to enable a single operator to readily distribute" (line 10 - 13).
Date: January 25, 1898
Creator: Allen, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk-Cutter

Description: Patent for invention that "relates to improvements in 'stalk-cutters,' and pertains to a machine which is adapted to cut three rows of stalks at one operation and is provided with simple means for laterally extending the side cutters to permit the adjustment of the machine to cut rows of different widths" (lines 8-14). Illustrations are included.
Date: July 22, 1902
Creator: Williams, Mark D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pan Or Lid Lifter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful pan or lid lifter, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 5, 1899
Creator: Jones, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Brake

Description: Patent for a vehicle brake. This invention uses brake shoes. Illustration included.
Date: November 8, 1905
Creator: Ashinhurst, William K.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Top Support

Description: Patent for a vehicle top support. Illustration included.
Date: August 26, 1907
Creator: Allen, Luther L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for a plow. Illustration included.
Date: December 8, 1908
Creator: Cadenhead, Robert H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety Car Step or Running-Board

Description: Patent for a safety car step or running-board for freight cars. Illustration included.
Date: December 7, 1909
Creator: Dodson, Elijah C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improved animal trap, primarily intended for catching wolves, that is adjustable and economical to construct.
Date: October 15, 1907
Creator: Jones, Isaac W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for improvements on a churn design, in particular for churns with a vertical dasher that have reciprocating motion.
Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Henderson, Henry Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balanced Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having a horizontal cylinder provided with a horizontally-reciprocating plunger, and a curved cylinder placed directly under it, provided with a curved plunger, both having suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith" (lines 8-14).
Date: July 1, 1884
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Hub.

Description: Patent for improvements to vehicle wheel hubs, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 12, 1892
Creator: Jones, George W. & Green, Furney F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Hole Digger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post hole digger. This design has "the combination of the head, consisting of a ring having vertical dove-tailed recesses to receive the blades or cutters, and provided with converging arms uniting so as to form a shank" (lines 61-65). The result is "a convenient, serviceable, and inexpensive tool" (lines 12-13).
Date: March 27, 1883
Creator: Switzer, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stamp Canceler and Register.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stamp canceller. This design "consists in the combination, with an ordinary hand canceling device, of an indicator" (lines 22-24). This design utilizes a lever, and "[b]y properly adjusting [it], the device will indicate the cancellation of one-cent or three-cent stamps, and it is obvious that by making similar and proper provision for the adjustment of the throw of [the lever] the cancellation of stamps of any denomination may be indicated" (lines 83-89).
Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Lupton, Lewis R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth Bucket or Vessel.

Description: Patent for a cloth bucket or vessel to place milk or water in to keep it cool when ice is not available. One places the bucket in the shade and the air circulates freely through the bucket. The bucket is thick enough that it will not drip, but is breathable to allow aeration and evaporation.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Slack, Robert A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lamp Chimney Cap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cap for oil lamps. A lamp "equipped with [this] improvement may therefore be carried outdoors without danger of being put out or exploding on account of rain or wind. The protector, being made of metal, also serves by radiation to equalize the heat of the chimney and prevent it from cracking" (lines 48-54). Further, it is simpler and more durable than previous lamp-chimney caps.
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Wiesendanger, Emil Ulrich
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Hole Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post-hole digger. This design is "compris[ed of] an operating handle having a series of radial horizontal wings provided on their lower faces with downwardly-projecting flanges, cutting-blades having horizontal slotted arms at their upper ends adapted to fit between the flanges of the wings, said cutting-blades having their lower ends pointed or bent and curved inwardly and transversely, to bring the cutting edge of one blade out of the plane of rotation of the rear blunt edge of the preceding blade, and adjusting bolts and nuts" (lines 7-18).
Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Grimm, Frederick
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fifth Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel. This design consists in "the combination of the lower section carried by the axle, an upper section bearing on the lower section and having the spaced lugs, a bolster fitted between the said lugs, a reach having its front end resting on the upper section, and the plate secured to the front end of the reach and having the loops at its ends, which fit around the upper and lower sections" (lines 39-47).
Date: January 11, 1887
Creator: Switzer, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department