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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.
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
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a nut-lock "to be used in connection with a vertical bolt" connecting the axles and wheels of a vehicle or a railroad car with the other parts of the vehicle or railroad car (lines 8-12). It also has "many other purposes" that are not detailed (line 13).
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Bolen, Brantle W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow where a stock or standard is pivoted to and adjustably connected with the beam which features improvements in construction, arrangement, and combination of parts.
Date: October 21, 1902
Creator: Reeves, Beverly Gray
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap with a unique construction. It can be used for many animals but is specially made for salamanders or other burrowing type animals.
Date: September 9, 1902
Creator: Hetherington, Sam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scrub Brush.

Description: Patent for an invention that combines a mop and a scrub brush into one device. With this device "the mop will travel in the rear of the brush and take up water and scour what may have been passed over by the brush" (lines 10-13) including illustration
Date: September 29, 1905
Creator: Sanders, Ida D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trunk-Corder.

Description: Patent for "Improvement in Trunk-Corders." (line 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1906
Creator: Kessee, Walter Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Embroidering Attachment for Sewing-Machines

Description: Patent for embroidering arm attachment to be mounted on the needle-bar of a sewing machine with the embossing material passed through the needle eye so that it does not need to go through the presser-foot.
Date: June 12, 1906
Creator: Rodman, Rollin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher used in the building and repair of wire fences, including illustrations. This wire-stretcher's design has features which improve the efficiency of the construction of wire fences.
Date: April 17, 1906
Creator: Feist, Felix L.
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.
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
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department