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Map of Coryell Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Coryell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. A handwritten note has been made on the published map in pencil to tentatively identify Honey Creek. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1896
Creator: Pressler, Herman
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Andrew and Narcissus Maxwell]

Description: Portrait (copy) of elderly couple Andrew Maxwell and his wife Narcissus. Andrew wears a medal on his left breast that reads "Veteran Dallas 1302" and features a star with a Confederate flag. The original photo is within a frame and encircled with scrollwork.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

Bridle-Bit.

Description: Patent for new and improved bridle-bits, including illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Lee, Joseph Loverel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Red-Tailed Hawk]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Mother Neff State Park, depicting a close-up portrait of a red-tailed hawk. The back of the card includes information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hub-Attaching Device.

Description: Patent for hub attaching device. "This invention relates to means applied to ordinary vehicle-axles for preventing wear upon the same, a false wearing-surface being provided, which may be renewed when necessary, either on account of wear or for any other reason"(lines 11-16)
Date: November 18, 1902
Creator: Simon, Adolph P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window Fastener

Description: Patent for a "combined automatic window fastener and lock by means of which a sliding window-sash may be securely held and fastened at any desired point of elevation and locked against movement in either direction."
Date: September 2, 1902
Creator: Parks, Leonard D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surgical Instrument.

Description: Patent for improvements to a device to perform an operation known as a perrineorhaphia, including an illustration of the device. This device stabilizes the edges of a wound on the perineum so the surgeon can place sutures and close the wound.
Date: September 16, 1902
Creator: Simpson, Richard H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Holder

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Sash-Holders," an invention which "aims to provide a sash-holder of simple construction for supporting a sash at any elevation and which will secure it when closed against being opened from the outside."
Date: November 13, 1900
Creator: Hardy, Isham B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ditcher.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in Ditchers" (lines 5-6).
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Brown, John Dayton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Cultivators

Description: Patent for attachment for cultivators that consist of new improvements that allow for cultivator-beams to spread apart and draw together with the attachment. This attachment can be affixed while the cultivator is in use.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Faubion, Rufus O.; Workman, Calvin W. & Workman, Cave G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window-Lock.

Description: Patent for locking windows in place at various elevations with illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1908
Creator: Kinsey, Columbus M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chicken-Coop

Description: Patent for improved chicken coop with simplified construction and modified features.
Date: June 26, 1906
Creator: Harp, Charles A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for a plow with adjustable handlebars and a better guidance system for depth and position in the ground.
Date: January 29, 1907
Creator: Tucker, Samuel Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Lock.

Description: Patent for sash-lock. This device is designed for locking a window sash at any given position. It may be applied to a window frame without damaging the frame or sash.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Clements, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvement in plows by using a “combination of mold-board, land-bar, and share, which will effectually shed the land and prevent the latter from adhere to it.” (Lines 15-18) Illustration is included.
Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Brown, William Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chemise

Description: Patent for improvements in chemises which would relieve wearers “the annoyance of having the garment gather about the limbs while walking which often produces great embarrassment in public places.” (Lines 42-45) Illustration is included.
Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Burt, Emma Ruby
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Photographers' Bath-Warmers

Description: Patent for keeping photographers' chemicals and bath water the same temperature throughout the liquids. The patent contains instructions and illustrations for the creation and use of the invention.
Date: March 27, 1877
Creator: Fellrath, Charles J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved thill coupling, one meant to "prevent the annoyance of nuts coming off, allowing the thill to come out of place" (lines 55-57). "It is also for the purpose of facilitating the changing of a pair of shafts for a tongue or a tongue for shafts" (lines 59-61).
Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Kitching, David C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Leg.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial leg. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of parts in artificial legs, so as to make them more durable, easier of repair, and more comfortable to the wearer" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Wolf, Peter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock for Plow Trucks.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stock for plow-trucks. This design "provide[s] an improved stock and suitable devices for connecting a plow to any pair of wheels and axle forming a part of a wagon, by which simple additional connections a farmer may construct a sulky-plow in a cheap and simple manner" (lines 8-13).
Date: January 10, 1882
Creator: Hinson, Asa Chandler
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Hub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel. This design "consists in the peculiar construction, combination, and arrangement of the parts, whereby a single damaged spoke may be removed and a new spoke inserted without releasing the several spokes comprising the wheel" (lines 11-16).
Date: November 11, 1884
Creator: Miller, Thomas S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Cover.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well cover. This design "is to provide a new and improved cover for wells, cisterns, &c., which cover is so constructed and arranged that it can be moved back by stepping on a step in front of it, and is automatically closed when the pressure is removed" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Bullock, Henry P. & Cook, Henry B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department