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Map of Erath County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Erath County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in blue ink to indicate the addition of a road. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1896
Creator: Terrell, O. O.; Anthony, P. J. & Von Rosenberg, E.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Tire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design calls for a wheel with a gap rather than a continuous ring, so a double-threaded bolt in the gap may be tightened or loosened to contract or expand the wheel and subsequently the tire.
Date: November 8, 1881
Creator: Jones, James Daniel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Erath County, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Erath County, Texas fire department. The rectangular patch has a black background and yellow edging. "Erath County" is written in red within yellow banners at the vertical edges. The center has a white and yellow Florian Cross containing images of fire equipment in the horizontal points, "Fire Rescue" in the vertical points, and a yellow image of Texas in the center.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Hotel in Purves, Texas

Description: Photograph of a typical West Texas frontier hotel in the Purvis, Texas. It was operated by Mrs. M. M. Stephen. A porch surrounds the front and sides of the building. A small outbuilding stands next to the hotel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Henry Hurley House

Description: Photograph of the Henry Hurley house. The house is made of wooden boards and has a large stone chimney.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in washing machines.
Date: April 5, 1898
Creator: Turbeville, John B. & Higgs, Marion F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene - Gas Generator

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in gas generating apparatus, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 5, 1898
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kitchen-Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a new and useful kitchen cabinet, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 24, 1898
Creator: Boynton, Thomax W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and useful wire tightener, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 8, 1898
Creator: Boynton, Willie Amos
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oliver.

Description: Patent for an improved "oliver," a blacksmith's hammer operated by foot power or another mechanism. It provides improved means for mounting the hammer, adjusting the blow of the hammer or cushioning it, and arranging the hammer at different positions when not in use.
Date: December 27, 1898
Creator: Raiza, William J. & Souther, Alsom
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve.

Description: Patent for a new and useful valve, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 20, 1900
Creator: Fox, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Dumping Cage

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic dumping cage. This invention is to "use in the shafts of coal and other mines"(line 9-10).
Date: November 30, 1897
Creator: Gordon, William K.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shaft-Iron.

Description: Patent for a new and useful shaft iron, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Boynton, Willie Amos
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in wire fence tools, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 5, 1899
Creator: Boynton, John Blijah
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Heater

Description: Patent for steam heater to keep cooked food warm, suitable for smaller hotels, restaurants, and other venues, who could not afford larger, more elaborate steam heaters, including illustrations.
Date: August 28, 1900
Creator: Wiley, Dora
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lawn-Mower.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lawn mower that "consists in the novel construction and arrangement of its parts." (lines 13-14), including description and illustrations.
Date: November 26, 1901
Creator: Stewart, Henry E. & Stewart, Luther F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using a draw-head having a chamber and a recess from its upper face into the chamber, of a coupling-dog pivoted in the recess and having a notch in its under faces and a hook at its forward end...... and the chain and levers connected with the said eyes.” (Lines 32-41) Illustration is included.
Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Lewis, Thomas E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive wire stretcher "which may readily be employed for stretching wires to a post for stapling, for stretching or drawing the ends of wires together for tying and for drawing out or removing staples from a post" (lines 12-16).
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Palmer, Joshua C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Siphon.

Description: Patent for a new siphon used to convey and distribute water for any purposes where it may necessary to convey water over elevations from a higher plane to a lower one, including illustrations.
Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Damron, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth-Auger.

Description: Patent for an invention that "relates to an implement designed for boring earth, and may be used for well-boring and also for boring post-holes," (lines 11-13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 27, 1891
Creator: Franks, Madison S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boot and Shoe Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shoe box. This design "has relation to store-boxes for boots and shoes, designed to open automatically when drawn forward, and to close automatically when pushed back into place on the shelf or on the floor; and the invention consists in the construction and novel arrangement of a swinging hanger pivoted to a bearing above the box, and a slideway secured to the cover, which is hinged to the back of the box" (lines 18-27).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boot and Shoe Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved box for boots and shoes. This design is "to be arranged beneath the counter, between the guide-strips upon the floor, and mounted on wheels, and provided with mechanism connected to the hinged lids of the boxes to raise the lid as the box is pulled out, and to close it when the box is pushed back to place again. This may be accomplished in several ways" (lines 26-33).
Date: November 20, 1883
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Dasher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn dasher. This design, "[a]s an article of manufacture, [consists in] the conical or concavo-convex churn dasher having a circular rim, the air cups or cells, the arms, and the raised nave or center portion, all of concavo-convex shape in their transverse sections" (lines 28-33).
Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Hale, James F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Overcoat.

Description: Patent for an overcoat that is "so constructed as to keep dry the legs of the wearer; which is adapted to shed water from horsemen; and which is of the usual external appearance and will not impede or interfere with the locomotion of the wearer" (lines 9-24).
Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Gassaway, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department