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Falls County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Falls County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1919
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Davis, Grady W.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Saw Cotton-Gin.

Description: Patent for "cotton-gins, and more particularly to pneumatic means for removing the lint from the gin-saws, [the] object being to provide a constructions by the use of which the cotton will be taken from the saw-teeth in the condition of down and not in a tufted or ropy state." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Lumpkin, Robert B. & Ogden, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for improvements in the manner in which cotton is separated.
Date: July 16, 1878
Creator: Etheridge, Daniel T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton-choppers.
Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: McCullough, Frank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool-Handle.

Description: Patent for tool handles relating to "improvements in handles for hoes, rakes, and similar agricultural or mechanical implements; and it consists in the novel devices hereinafter described and claimed (lines 10-15).
Date: February 7, 1898
Creator: Barry, Jefferson D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Station-Indicator.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in station indicators for moving vehicles, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 20, 1898
Creator: Barry, Jefferson D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Distributer.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton distributers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Ogden, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gin-Saw Cleaner.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in gin saw cleaners, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Ogden, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring-Gun

Description: Patent for "a cheap and simple device of this nature wherein the projectile will be held in such manner as not to interfere with sighting the catapult and wherein derived will be held in place in such manner as will prevent their accidental displacement and will yet permit of ready removal when desired" (lines 9-17).
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Wilkins, Willie A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Hand-Machines for Gathering Cotton in the Field" (lines 3-5), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 16, 1856
Creator: Shields, B. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace-Carrier.

Description: Patent for improvements in trace-carriers in which it would “provide each with a buckle or similar means that can be attached to the back-band of a harness for horses. The purpose is to provide means to a trace-chain which may be readily inserted in the carrier to prevent from removal, either accidentally or otherwise, so long as the carrier remains in position for service.” (Lines 12-20) Illustration is included.
Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Barton, Samuel Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for covering cotton seeds by using a hoe transversely with cams and slides with the main axle of the planter, including illustration.
Date: May 15, 1855
Creator: Morrel, A. H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brick-Molds.

Description: Patent for improvement in brick-molds, with description and illustrations.
Date: June 8, 1875
Creator: Singer, Edgar C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for a variety of cotton-bale ties that has has a series of notches and pins that lock together when the ends are brought together.
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Singer, Edgar C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Governor for Cotton Gins.

Description: Patent for a new and improved governor for cotton gins. This design utilizes a moveable suspended roll-breast and a moveable rocking frame to regulate the amount of cotton fed into the roll-box. This design simplifies and cheapens gin production, and it makes the parts of the gin more adaptable to other gins of different sizes.
Date: January 3, 1882
Creator: Forbes, Lycurgus D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth-Auger.

Description: Patent for an earth-auger that is more effective than other augers and can be constructed to make different sized holes. It is operated by moving two blades back and forth.
Date: April 16, 1895
Creator: Smith, Wiston Allin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill-Coupling.

Description: Patent for carriage and wagon couplings, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 11, 1891
Creator: Tanner, David Wilmer
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Governor for Seed-Cotton-Handling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for simple, efficient, and reliable "a governor for regulating the quantity of seed cotton which is delivered to one or more feeders or gins by a seed-cotton handling apparatus" (lines 13-16). The operator sets the amount of cotton being sent through the gin. The invention has a receiver of a cotton handling mechanism, another mechanism that cuts off the supply of cotton after a desired amount has passed, and the invention can easily be started again after the gin is emptied.
Date: June 19, 1894
Creator: Schulze, Andrew
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Blocker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-blocker. This design "relates to cotton-blockers . . . to be applied to cultivators; and the object of the invention is to provide a blocker and mechanism for operating it which may be applied to cultivators of any construction, and with but little trouble, and to provide a hoe-blade which will clear itself of dirt and weeds and make a regular and steady stroke" (lines 11-18).
Date: October 4, 1887
Creator: Jordan, James Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Dasher.

Description: Patent for an improvement in a churn-dasher by constructing the head of a dasher with a series of spirally-slanting blades, the front and rear edges are curved inward forming vertical openings with lancet-shaped ends. So that it would meet with less resistance when churning with the upward stroke.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Sterling, Isaac F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Portable Fences.

Description: Patent for "a simple, cheap, and portable fence...which can be readily folded up for transportation from place to place." (Lines 11-13) Illustration included.
Date: November 18, 1873
Creator: Taylor, Byron L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gearing for Operating Windmill Pumps.

Description: Patent for new and improved gearing for windmill pumps. This design has for its object "to raise water from wells by suitable mechanism connected with a fan, from which the power is communicated to the pump through said mechanism" (lines 13-16).
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Jordan, John E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-escape. This design "relates to that class of fire-escapes which embody a long sack or flexible tube mounted upon a frame adapted to be secured in a window and permit the passage of the occupants of the burning building to the ground through said sack or tube. The object of [the] invention is to provide a simple and improved fire-escape of this class which will possess advantages in point of inexpensiveness, ease of application, and general efficiency, and which may be conveniently transported and occupy but little space when not in use" (lines 8-20).
Date: May 29, 1888
Creator: Reimers, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department