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Map of Grimes County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Grimes County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, surveys of land, and towns. No scale information given.
Date: 1858
Creator: Von Rosenberg, W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Grimes County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Grimes County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (2000 varas to 1/4 of an inch).
Date: 1922
Creator: Matzow, Fr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Map of Grimes County]

Description: Map of Grimes County, Texas, showing towns, creeks, and blocks of land. Map includes a legend corresponding to the owners of the blocks of land in the lower-right corner.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for a fertilizer-distributer with "means for agitating and loosening up the fertilizing material and delivering the same through a series of discharge-openings, such series extending transversely of the path of movement of the machine across the field and controlled by individual and independently-operable feed slides or gates, whereby the machine may be used for simultaneously fertilizing adjoined furrows or as a broadcast fertilizer-distributer" (Lines 12-21).
Date: May 20, 1902
Creator: Mize, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Speed-Measures.

Description: Patent for a "means for indicating the degree of speed with which an engine or train of cars is passing over a rail-road, and for enabling an engineer to regulate the speed of his engine to conform to the 'time' enjoined by his table, so that he will run at an even degree of speed, and be required neither to 'slow down' to save his schedule nor quicken the pace of his engine to make up lost time." (Lines 15-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1875
Creator: Minton, Stephen F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map of John D. Rogers Farm

Description: Hand-drawn map of Rogers farm along the Brazos River in Grimes County; formerly called Allen Farm; currently owned by the Moore Brothers. The plat shows the property with notations to show subdivisions and dimensions.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for a new design of rail joints in which headed bolts and wedge plate have keyhole slots, including with illustrations.
Date: April 24, 1900
Creator: Park, Henry J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for improvements in swinging gates which “can be opened in either direction and capable of being operated at a distance from either side of it by a person on horseback or in a vehicle.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Date: April 15, 1902
Creator: Plaster, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow Attachment.

Description: Patent for an adjustable plow attachment that is placed onto a plow blade and sweeps aside earth while "forming a load-bearing surface." (p. 1)
Date: December 25, 1900
Creator: Bracewell, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Book

Description: Patent for a book with margin numbering which allows for page numbers to be visible with one glance, including illustrations.
Date: October 1, 1901
Creator: Rhodes, Samuel E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for "a wrench having a sliding jaw and a handle pivoted to the shank in such a manner that a movement of the handle about the work" prevents the jaw to move (lines 13-16).
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: Garrard, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanism for Overcoming Dead-Centers.

Description: Patent for a "mechanism for overcoming what are known in mechanics as 'dead-centers,' which occur in machines where a shaft is driven by means of a crank." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Johnson, Willie Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Tonic Remedies.

Description: Patent for a medicinal compound consisting of sulphate quinine, diluted sulphuric acid, purified chinoidine, sulphate iron, sulphate magnesia, peppermint oil, and saturated quassia-water. Includes instructions.
Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Rucker, Benjamin Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Screen.

Description: Patent for a portable, ornamental fire screen. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 17, 1897
Creator: Havecotte, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gin-Saw-Filing Machines.

Description: Patent for a "gin-saw-filing machine consisting, essentially, of a rotary and intermittingly movable file, of an intermittingly-operated feed and check device, and of adjustable reciprocating sharpening-files".
Date: July 24, 1877
Creator: Eastham, Albert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department