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Freestone County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Freestone County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1918
Creator: Hawkins, Lee & Atlee, Tom
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Cotton and Corn Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cotton and corn scraper.
Date: May 17, 1898
Creator: Dove, Thoms F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brick-Machine.

Description: Patent for a brick machine that is "effective, yet simple and durable, machine especially adapted to receive bricks from a stiff-mud mill and re-press them and also to provide a means whereby the machine will be automatic in its action." (Lines 7-12) Illustrations included.
Date: May 15, 1900
Creator: Anthony, Russell
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Pipes and Cigar-Holders.

Description: Patent for new and improvements in Combined Pipes and Cigar-Holders which consists in "forming or constructing the pipe with an intermediate chamber which serves as a receptacle for a sponge or other absorbent porous material." (Lines 15-20) Illustrations are included.
Date: December 5, 1871
Creator: Bond, Virgil A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "car-couplings; and the object is to provide an improved automatically-tripped pin-supporting mechanism, and also to provide an improved device for holding the link in proper position for coupling, whereby the couplers of adjoining cars may be arranged to interlock automatically before coming together, thus avoiding the extreme danger incident to coupling cars." (Lines 12-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Robertson, Isaac N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Horse Hoes and Cultivators.

Description: Patent for new horse hoe for cultivating crops. Hoe includes circular frame, plows, rollers, caster-wheels, etc.
Date: March 26, 1878
Creator: Brown, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved game. This design "relates to that class of game apparatus in which tilting levers or arms located at the end of an alley or board and bearing numerals designating their value in the game are designed to be struck by balls, so as to displace or change the position of said levers. The invention consists in the construction and combination of the parts forming the apparatus" (lines 14-22).
Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Pittman, William D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the coupling-box or draw-head and spring-pin, of the block, spring, and plate, united together as described, the plate being of suitable size to enter the bore of the draw-head" (lines 4-8).
Date: March 2, 1886
Creator: Veteto, George M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harvesting Sack Supporter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harvesting-sack supporter. This design "relates to improvements in supporting devices for harvesting-sacks, being especially adapted for use in corn-pulling, and by cotton-pickers, and its objects are to provide means whereby the sack may be so attached to the picker that its weight will be distributed proportionately over the body of the wearer, and will not strain and tire the back of the person bearing the same" (lines 16-24).
Date: March 2, 1886
Creator: Poteet, James Elias
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment to Cotton Gins.

Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for cotton gins. This design "consists of a lever-frame journaled to the gin-frame and carrying a shaft provided with a friction-pulley which may, by will of the operator, be thrown in contact with the driving-pulley of the gin, thus rotating the shaft, which is provided with a set of cleaning-blades fitting between the gin-saws between which they are, by the said mechanism, made to revolve rapidly, thus cleaning the said saws" (lines 18-27).
Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Steward, Francis Marion
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boot or Shoe Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for shoes and boots. This design "relates to a brace adapted to be applied to boots and shoes, and is designed as a brace for the counter, heel, and instep; and it has for its object to provide a brace . . . which shall be simple in its construction, one that may be readily and easily applied, and manufactured and supplied at a slight cost" (lines 9-16).
Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Awalt, Jessee C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design has for its object "to render the points or shovels laterally adjustable with relation to each other and the plow-beam and to render the side rows of points or shovels reversible in position on the plow-beam" (lines 19-23).
Date: March 29, 1887
Creator: Kirven, Peter E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sweep Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sweep-plow. This design is "to provide a sweep-plow especially adapted for the cultivation of cotton and to so construct the same that the blades or wings thereof may be adjusted for the purpose of plowing between rows of various widths" (lines 8-13). It consists, "with the sweep curved in cross-section to form the central shovel-receiving seat, which is slotted opposite the rearwardly-disposed triangular sides or flanges, which latter are perforated near their lower ends and provided with their upper ends with curved slots, with which the perforations are concentric" (lines 55-62).
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Miller, Amanuel M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design consists "of a frame having a bar extending thereacross with integral arms at right angles thereto, having outwardly turned sharpened ends to form a means of attachment, and a carrier proper depending from said frame and consisting of an elongated loop and an upper eye having the juncture of the two extended inward to form a projection to narrow the opening between said loop and eye, the parts of said carrier proper being of integral rigid structure" (lines 78-88).
Date: July 12, 1892
Creator: Miller, Amanuel M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Slicing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved slicer. This design "consists, essentially, in the combination, with a suitable frame and slotted clamping or holding plates, which are adjustable with relation to each other in order to accommodate articles of varying thickness, of a revolving eccentric or cam shaped cutter having a spiral or volute edge and secured spirally upon a shaft which has its bearings of the frame of the machine, and which, when revolved through the medium of the said spirally-arranged cutter and the slotted clamping-plates, has an automatic lateral motion imparted to it" (lines 17-29).
Date: April 5, 1887
Creator: Miller, Walker C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he improved interchangeable or convertible machine . . . comprising the diverging bars, the standards pivoted thereto and carrying shovels, the bridle-loops pivoted to the standards and engaging the bars, the journal-boxes bolted to the diverging bars, the axle mounted in said boxes and having a crank-arm at one end, the carrying-wheels mounted on the axle, the hopper removably secured on the diverging bars by the same bolts that secure the bearing-boxes thereto, [and] the longitudinal partition in the hopper" (lines 5-17).
Date: October 9, 1888
Creator: Thornton, Thomas William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a device that efficiently stretches wires for fence-strands.
Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Folk, David H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth Borer and Excavator

Description: Patent for an Improvement in Earth Boring and Excavating Machines whereby the machines may operate continuously except for the addition of shaft and belt sections.
Date: July 24, 1880
Creator: Carley, John Wesley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Gin Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new attachment for cotton gins. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a cotton-gin, of the carrier, feed-roller, having teeth or projections, and the adjustable sliding rake . . . [and] the combination of the carriers, the latter having covering, receiver, toothed feed-roller, adjustable rake, gin-saws, and brush" (lines 68-75).
Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Compton, Willis W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design consists in "[a] back-band hook comprising a buckle provided with a lower cross-bar constructed of two parts having their inner adjacent ends terminating in depending hooks arranged parallel with each other and separated by a space and provided with inwardly-projecting ends partially closing the mouths of the hooks, the swinging hooks arranged in the space between the parallel hooks" (lines 90-98).
Date: June 24, 1890
Creator: Miller, Amauel M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Self Cooling Journal Box.

Description: Patent for a new and improved journal-box. This design consists "[i]n a self-cooling journal-box, the combination of the walls having top and bottom supporting the lubricating packing, and the housing forming water-chamber below and at the sides of the chamber formed by the walls and bottom, and [another] water-chamber above the top" (lines 66-72).
Date: January 29, 1889
Creator: Storey, Julius W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lamp Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lamp-holder. This design relates to "brackets for supporting lamps and other like articles; and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be adjustable in various directions and extensible" (lines 15-19). It consists "of a casting having a rectangular portion provided with holes and from which extend parallel horizontal ears, the horizontal tubular arm formed at its inner end with enlargement arranged between the ears, the vertical pin passed through holes in said ears and a coincident hole in said enlargement intersecting the bore of the arm" (lines 18-26).
Date: October 14, 1890
Creator: Jefferson, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Treasure Vault for Railway Cars.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design consists in "a safety treasure-vault for express cars, &c., with the combination of the walls, floor, and roof of the vault constructed of bullet-proof steel plate riveted together at their corners, and the angle-irons to which the walls, floor, and roof are riveted, the bullet-proof steel-plate door, the parcel-delivery window, the combined desk-shelf and bullet-proof shutter, the said vault provided with a port-hole and the bullet-proof plug that stops the port-hole" (lines 21-31).
Date: July 3, 1888
Creator: Olsson, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department