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Map of Eastland Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Eastland County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1896
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Lever-Operated Cutting Mechanism

Description: Patent for lever-operated cutting mechanism, that used leavers to provide a cutting surface that is both adjustable and can be reversibly held, including illustrations.
Date: August 21, 1900
Creator: Orr, William Oliver
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Table.

Description: Patent for a table with sections that are rotatable and vertically adjustable, including illustrations.
Date: February 19, 1901
Creator: Jolly, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for hay presses with "a construction operable by horse-power in which the plunger will be operated as the sweep is moved in both directions and in which, furthermore, there will be an efficiency of operation and an economy of power" (lines 11-16).
Date: December 18, 1900
Creator: Bryant, Edward R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator and Harrow.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient cultivator and harrow. The cultivator beam has a v-shaped tooth, arms extending forward.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: White, William C. & Stevens, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow Attachment

Description: Patent for a plow attachment. This design has improvements for the foot portion of plows and cultivators. The attachment is easy to apply, and can be adjusted accordingly.
Date: January 23, 1906
Creator: Clark, S. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Bedder and Planter.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton bedders and planters in which when the machine “is used for planting, the seeding mechanism will be in place and the plow-beams are placed near together. The plow upon beam A will open a drill to receive the seed from the spout which extends downwardly in rear of the plow.” (Lines 114-121) “When the machine is used for bedding, the plow-beams are opened, and the seed-planting mechanism may be removed or simply thrown out of gear.” (Lines 109-113) Illustration is included.
Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Parris, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the supporting frame, the walking-beam, two crank-shafts journaled in the rear part of said frame, means for connecting the walking-beam with said shafts, a balance-wheel and dasher carried by one of said shafts, a larger balance wheel connected to the other shaft, and a churn-body secured to said balance-wheel" (lines 50-57).
Date: September 21, 1886
Creator: Stafford, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding-Saddle.

Description: Patent for a durable, simple, and inexpensive riding-saddle. The seat, front, rear, and middle jockeys and cantle are made form one piece of leather. The rear quarter is laced to the cantle, and the saddle has a bag for storing articles during travel.
Date: November 17, 1896
Creator: Percifield, Clarence W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "consists in forming the trough of a quadrangular form, and V-shaped in cross-section, with the plates of the opposite sections of the trough forming wedges adapted to be forced into the ground around the mouth of the ant-hill and securely anchor the trap in the ground" (lines 41-46).
Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Bunnell, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Pianos or Organs.

Description: Patent for an attachment for pianos or organs that allows for the convenient movement of the instruments that does not damage the instrument or the building.
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Carter, James William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Proof Roller or Pedestal.

Description: Patent for "a caster or pedestal for beds, sofas, tables, &c.; and it primarily has for its object to provide an article of this character having means for destroying chinches and other insects or vermin, whereby to prevent same from passing up the post or leg into the bed, sofa, or table." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Curry, William Henry & Curry, Amey Marshall
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blacking Brush.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blacking brush. This design utilizes springs to move a blacking brush to and from a can of polish. This results in "evenness of wear of the bristles of the brush, economy of blacking, absence of spattering while extracting the blacking from the box, convenience in substituting the circular brush as a lid for the box in case of loss of the box-lid, and the saving of time in looking for a blacking-brush and a blacking-box separately" (lines 53-60).
Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Wood, Edmund Lorenzo.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Blacking Brush and Blacking Box Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combination blacking brush and blacking box holder. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a blacking brush, of a swinging frame held on the back of the brush, and of devices for holding a blacking-box loosely, so as to be adapted to be rotated in the said swinging frame" (lines 82-86).
Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Wood, Edmund Lorenzo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Planter

Description: Patent for a seed planter that has a revolving set of cups that are filled with seed and then planted as the seed planter crosses a field.
Date: August 20, 1912
Creator: Adams, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low-Pressure Tire-Signal.

Description: Patent for a device that attaches to the valve of an automobile tire and creates a warning noise if the tire pressure is too low. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 5, 1911
Creator: Collins, Joseph M. & Snodgrass, S. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for a plow that can be adjusted to plow to different depths.
Date: January 28, 1913
Creator: Rogers, Anderson Layne
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Maxwell Family Photo Album]

Description: Photo album containing images of family members posing together. The cover is black leather with a raised ovular design decorated with golden flowers. White beads are arranged in a rectangular pattern on either side of the cover. A golden hinge is used to seal the album. Photographs of Maxwell family members are arranged inside. Many of these photos are labeled.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Maxwell Family Photo Album]

Description: Photo album containing images of family members posing together. The front cover of the album features the painted image of a woman floating near a riverside woodland cabin. The spine and back cover is fabric with asymmetrical patterns. A golden hinge seals the album. The frames inside of the book are decorated with scrollwork, some are labeled with names, and many are vacant.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell