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Frio Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Frio County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to indicate the addition of upper Presidio Road. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1893
Creator: Finley, O. W.
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Cactus-Singer.

Description: Patent for a safer design of a portable flame gun, used for burning needles off cactus plants, with illustrations.
Date: November 13, 1887
Creator: Vacher, Ernest William.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Veterinary Medicine

Description: Patent for the invention of screw-worm liniment, provide a description of the ingredients within liniment. Compound relates to that class of reme-wounds cause by screw-worms and all kind of parasites in or on stock and poultry (10).
Date: October 30, 1883
Creator: Miller, Thomas, L.
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Skirt Ironing Board.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ironing board. This design "consists [of] an ironing-board provided with hinged detachable leaves and with devices for holding said leaves open, which board is hinged or pivoted to the end piece of a frame, the lower part of which forms a box to receive that part of the article that hangs down, while the rest is being ironed, thus protecting it from dust and dirt and keeping it moist" (lines 12-20).
Date: December 14, 1880
Creator: Baldwin, Mary Hensley
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Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for an improved acetylene-gas generator "which is kept in a relatively-cool condition by a surrounding bath of water and which generator is removable at will from the floatable bell of the tank. A further object is to prevent the waste carbid from dropping into the water of the expansible tank and to provide for the free discharge of gas from the generator [...] while [...] permitting the expeditious removal of said generator for the purpose of cleaning and recharging" (lines 13-24).
Date: January 25, 1900
Creator: Lindholm, Charlie M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and useful vehicle wheel, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 14, 1899
Creator: Pruitt, Andrew L.
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Insect Destroyer

Description: Patent for an insect destroyer. This invention is an inexpensive attachment with burners to burn insects between rows. Illustration included.
Date: March 8, 1904
Creator: Smith, Needham
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Float Valve

Description: Patent for a float valve. This invention is intended for stock watering tanks where by it ends the flow of water when the tank is full. Illustration included.
Date: November 21, 1905
Creator: Clary, Edwin P.
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Texas (Frio County): Pearsall Quadrangle

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Pearsall, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing towns, rivers, creeks, roads, boundaries, railroads, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1949
Creator: Murphy, T. F. & Fisher, W. A.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library