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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
Item Type: Map
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein-Holder.

Description: Patent for rein supports to be attached to the front of a buggy, with an adjustable height and being collapsible for storage.
Date: June 11, 1901
Creator: Hill, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher

Description: Patent for a wire stretcher. Illustration included.
Date: May 5, 1908
Creator: Todd, James C.; Harvison, John A. & Howard, William F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash - Balance.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in sash balancing, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 27, 1900
Creator: Cayce, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Fastener

Description: Patent for a window sash fastener. Illustration included.
Date: May 28, 1904
Creator: Clements, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nesting and Brooding Box

Description: Patent for a nesting and brooding box made to keep poultry safe from other animals and to be easily transported. Illustrations included.
Date: 1907-27-03
Creator: Bradford, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. Illustration included.
Date: October 24, 1907
Creator: Dewald, Louis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. Illustrations included.
Date: August 26, 1907
Creator: Dewald, Louis & Dewald, John P.
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed-planter. Illustration included.
Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Miller, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness-Rack.

Description: Patent for a simple harness rack that can be attached to a wagon bed, and is meant to conveniently hold harnesses when the horses are not hitched. The device can be turned out of the way when not being used.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Kitching, John Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vibrating Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vibrating churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the standard, of the vertically-adjustable frame having a vertical opening about its middle, with a horizontal journal bearing at one end, carrying a vertical fly-wheel and crank, and a horizontal and vertical journal-bearing at the other end, the first carrying a vertical toothed segment, a pitman connecting the fly-wheel and segment, and a pinion and shaft-socket arranged about a vertical axis and deriving motion from the toothed segment" (lines 81-91).
Date: July 20, 1886
Creator: Fellrath, Charles John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shot Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shot case. This design "is to draw given quantities of shot from the case without the necessity of weighing each draft. To this end the invention consists in a case, means for hanging the same, and a charger" (lines 12-16).
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Ellis, Quincy Adams.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department