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Deaf Smith

Description: Cadastral map of Deaf Smith County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, creeks, capitol land reservation, and the edge of the Staked Plain. Relief shown in hachures. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: February 10, 1881
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Deaf Smith County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Deaf Smith County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. A handwritten note has been made on the published map in pencil to denote the addition of Old Fort Sumner Road. Scale [ca. 1:228,571] (6000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1926
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Pump.

Description: Patent for pump that allows for ease of maneuvering, via balanced operating mechanism; as well as ease of access and repacking, via a simpler valve.
Date: July 17, 1906
Creator: Terry, Hiram
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oven for Oil-Burners

Description: Patent for "an oven especially suitable to be used in connection with what is known as 'crude oil' burners." (lines 10-12)
Date: November 24, 1903
Creator: Tucker, Holling G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to hook-and-catch couplers for railroad cars; and it consists in making one which will automatically drop by turning in the quadrant of a circle as soon as the draw-heads of two cars strike together" (lines 15-19).
Date: January 21, 1890
Creator: Shelburn, Cephas C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill

Description: Patent for windmill "utilizing a horizontally movable wheel" (line 10) that keeps a steady rotation and will have a wing tripping element that can either lock the wings or shift wings at proper time, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 12, 1912
Creator: Lindsey, James Owen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a vehicle wheel for automobiles that is constructed to prevent the rim from moving out of line with the hub without being bulky. It is simple in construction and resilient enough to be a substitute for a wheel equipped with a pneumatic tire that has springs shaped so that they will not snap off when subjected to sudden jolts.
Date: May 9, 1911
Creator: Tucker, Holling G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crude-Oil Burner

Description: Patent for an invention that is "an improved crude-oil burner" (lines 8-9). Illustrations are included.
Date: January 31, 1902
Creator: Tucker, Holling G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cut-Off

Description: Patent for a shut off for water supply tanks for cutting off the supply of water and preventing freezing. Illustrations included,
Date: March 26, 1912
Creator: Wood, William Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate

Description: Patent for a gate. This invention is "especially directed to gates which are adapted to swing downward form a vertical to a horizontal position and lie flush with the surface of the ground." (line 7-11) It is designed to allow the wheels of vehicles to move the gate. Illustrations included.
Date: July 14, 1903
Creator: Terry, Hiram
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Erastus (Deaf) Smith monument on Fort Bend County Courthouse lawn.]

Description: Photo of Erastus "Deaf" Smith located on courthouse lawn. Taken as publicity shot for Suburbia Newspaper. Taken prior to courthouse restoration. The monument is a free standing monument with a bust of Smith at top. Sidewalk begins at bottom right of photo and goes up and around the monument. There is a bench near the sidewalk and across from the monument.
Date: 1979~
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Playa Lakes]

Description: Photograph of Harlan Frey's place at Playa Lake, with ducks visible. The Playa Lakes are the second most important winter region for waterfowl in the Central Flyaway.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bradly, Bill
Partner: Deaf Smith County Library

[Playa Lakes]

Description: Photograph of Harlan Frey's place at Playa Lake, with ducks on the surface of the lake. The Playa Lakes are the second most important winter region for waterfowl in the Central Flyaway.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bradly, Bill
Partner: Deaf Smith County Library

[Playa Lakes]

Description: Photograph of Harlan Frey's place at Playa Lake, with ducks on the surface of the lake. The Playa Lakes are the second most important winter region for waterfowl in the Central Flyaway.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bradly, Bill
Partner: Deaf Smith County Library

[Playa Lakes]

Description: Photograph of Harlan Frey's place at Playa Lake with ducks on the surface of the lake. The Playa Lakes are the second most important winter region for waterfowl in the Central Flyaway.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bradly, Bill
Partner: Deaf Smith County Library

[Playa Lakes]

Description: Photograph of Harlan Frey's place at Playa Lake with local farms visible in the distance. Birds take off from the surface of the lake.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bradly, Bill
Partner: Deaf Smith County Library