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Fannin Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Fannin County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Hand drawn lines have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1901
Creator: Pressler, C. W. & Legg
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Fannin Land District

Description: Blueline format of Fannin County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, and blocks of land. No scale information given.
Date: 1859
Creator: Von Rosenberg, W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists "[i]n a working-body churn, the combination, with the churn-body having centrally-disposed turret, and the breaking-frames having their lower ends resting in suitable seats, in the bottom of the churn-body and their upper ends extended into the turret thereof, of the block having sockets and placed on the breaking-frames with its lower side projected above the turret, and the cap or lid, placed on the turret and bearing against the block and securing the same and the breaking-frames in position" (lines 23-34).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: German, Eliza
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portrait of Abner Rayburn

Description: Photograph of Abner Love Rayburn, Sam Rayburn's youngest brother. He is wearing a dark dress suit and bow-tie. It is matted on an oval board. Abner Rayburn was the only Rayburn sibling to be born in Texas. All of Sam Rayburn and his other nine siblings were born in Tennessee. Sam Rayburn was grooming Abner towards a career in politics. Abner died in 1914 of typhoid fever. He was 23 years old.
Date: unknown
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Photograph of Martha Rayburn

Description: Photograph of Martha Rayburn. She is the daughter of Sam Rayburn's brother, Richard. This is her high school graduation photo. She is wearing a knit sweater with a collar as well as a double-strand necklace of pearls and pearl earrings. Information about the photograph or the subject is printed on the back, but has faded beyond recognition.
Date: unknown
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Poem by Grace Dupree Ridings

Description: Print of a bird on a fence with a poem by Grace Dupree Ridings. The poem, "Have You?", is as follows: "Have you ever / Seen new violets, / Have you heard / A robin sing, / When you can / Keep from thinking / It is Spring... / It is Spring?"
Date: unknown
Creator: Ridings, Grace Dupree
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Coffee-Pot.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in coffee plots for "hot water to drain through the coffee" (line 11 - 12).
Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Cummings, Jas. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Motor.

Description: Patent for wind motors that has new and useful improvements," is simple and durable in its constructions, very effective and powerful in operation, transmits the force of a series of wind-wheels to a common shaft for driving pumps or other machines" (lines 11-16).
Date: December 16, 1902
Creator: Cochran, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for washing machine. Objective is to make the machine inexpensive and capable of washing clothes with rapid cycles without any harm to the fabric.
Date: August 5, 1902
Creator: Sparkman, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Motor.

Description: Patent for a "new and improved wind-motor" (line 10) including illustrations.
Date: July 1, 1902
Creator: Cochran, James Madison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for a "pounder" washing machine that can be easily repaired and operated with little effort. Illustrations included.
Date: August 7, 1900
Creator: Bolton, George William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speculum

Description: Patent for an improved version of the speculum, a gynecological instrument, including illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Morrow, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Farm Fence

Description: Patent for fence constructed of barbed wire and smooth guard-wire enclosed in the fence wires to prevent livestock of injury.
Date: February 19, 1901
Creator: Teague, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saw-Set.

Description: Patent for an improved saw set with improved jaw design to improve locking of saw. This saw set makes up part of a saw filing machine.
Date: September 11, 1902
Creator: Smith, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department