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Cooke Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Cooke County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1899
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Varnish

Description: Patent for invention a new and used varnished to be used is on wood, metal etc.
Date: July 14, 1885
Creator: Smith, Henry Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in hame fasteners, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Rankin, Frank N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in motors, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Garvey, Edgar Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crude-Oil Burner.

Description: Patent for "a crude-oil burner especially adapted for use in cooking and heating stoves and in fireplaces;" including illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1902
Creator: Landis, John A.; Johnston, William A. & Bosley, Lee Wooden
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Great Blue Heron]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch Unit, depicting a great blue heron. The back of the card contains information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Floating Body.

Description: Patent for improvements to balloons or floating bodies in order to provide for a floating body "consisting of a flexible air or gas receiver, made to imitate or resemble animate or inanimate objects, so as to assume when inflated the shape of a human head or bust, birds, statues, animals, or any other desired object" (lines 14-19), including illustrations.
Date: November 20, 1900
Creator: Bailey, Edward Gray
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Axle

Description: Patent for vehicle-axle "with removable spindles which when they become worn may be easily and quickly removed and replaced by new ones." (lines 13-15); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Andrews, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan Attachment for Bicycles.

Description: Patent for an overhead fan that attaches to a bicycle and derives power from the front wheel including illustrations.
Date: March 13, 1900
Creator: Mills, John Andrew; Nance, John D. & Kennerly, Samuel J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Brake

Description: Patent for an invention that relates to innovations and improvements to railroad car-brakes.
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Boyers, Thomas Albert.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spoon.

Description: Patent for a spoon designed to avoid spilling liquids, including illustrations.
Date: March 5, 1901
Creator: Holman, Clara Belle
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carbid-Feed Valve

Description: Patent for carbid-feed valve for acetylene generators whose improved form allows for balanced feeding whether closed or open.
Date: January 14, 1913
Creator: Ballard, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Seat.

Description: Patent for creating a seat "to provide a spring-mounted seat for wagons which shall be strong and durable, not liable to become deranged by rough usage, which shall be comfortable for the rider, and which can be manufactured at a comparatively small cost" (lines 13-18).
Date: February 18, 1902
Creator: Holland, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

End-Gate Fastener

Description: Patent for a fastener to hold end gate and sideboards of wagon in place and attached to body of wagon. Allows for adjustment.
Date: January 21, 1902
Creator: Nichols, Walter B.; Nichols, Edward A. & Schad, Frank X.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a cotton-seem planters that has a frame with a bar bent to make handles, supporting wheels, a hopper, a feed drum, guides, and pins that feed seed along the hopper.
Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Sawyer, Samuel P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-House Supporter.

Description: Patent for a fire-hose supporter that can be stretched out, washed, and dried easily. The invention also has a hose-carrying frame that elevates the hose and allows for the hose to be quickly and easily used.
Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Bramble, James Elworth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Hub

Description: Patent for lightweight and sturdy metal wheel hub for wooden spokes, including illustration.
Date: July 23, 1901
Creator: Holland, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Train Signaling System

Description: Patent for trains that use an alarm system that alerts the engineer if there is an issue with the automatic air-brakes in any of the train cars. This alarm system allows for users in any car to alert the engineer and does not diminish the effectiveness of the air brake system.
Date: June 12, 1906
Creator: Gerard, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department