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[5-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Pats Place, August O. Schultz Prop., Phone 229, 115 W. Court St., Seguin, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Texas (Guadalupe County): Seguin Quadrangle

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Seguin, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing towns, roads, water bodies, boundaries, railroads, schools, and landmarks. Relief shown by contours (interval 20 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1946
Creator: Reineck, R. H. & Morrison, Lee
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Automatic Alarm for Stem-Boilers.

Description: Patent for a new and useful automatic alarm for steam boilers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 18, 1899
Creator: Prencel, Anthony M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pyrometer.

Description: Patent for a new and useful pyrometers "in which the motive power is a column of metallic balls of high expansive quality inclosed in a metallic tube of less expansive power" (line 9 - 12).
Date: November 21, 1899
Creator: Koehring, Henry Von
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pyrometer.

Description: Patent for improvement in pyrometers for more accurate and reliable use in cooking stoves.
Date: December 25, 1900
Creator: Von Koehring, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of seed planters using a gage-wheel "to regulate the depth of the furrow made by the plow" (lines 16-17), including illustration.
Date: December 28, 1858
Creator: Marshall, Frank M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a seed-planter using two vibratory vertical feed-wheels, similar in size to distribute different seeds at the same time, one is designed specifically for cotton seeds, illustration is included.
Date: August 16, 1859
Creator: Murphy, Willis G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton Scrapers and Choppers.

Description: Patent for "the invention of a new and useful Improvement in Combined Cotton Scraper and Chopper" (lines 3-5), including illustrations.
Date: February 23, 1875
Creator: McClaugherty, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in the combination of a central vertical shaft a series of supporting-arms projecting horizontally out from this shaft, a number of curved buckets which are pivoted at or near their centers between these supporting-arms, and suitable springs or weights which are attached to the inner edges of these buckets" (lines 13-20).
Date: June 13, 1882
Creator: Lowther, Lorenzo Dow.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings by using coupler-head, coupling-pin, different shapes of plates, operating-lever and link-lifter to “couple and uncouple cars without necessitating a person passing between the cars.” (Lines 14-15) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: McBride, Thomas Anderson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Tanning.

Description: Patent for improvements in tanning materials: "extractive matter for the manufacture of leather from the wood and bark of the mesquit - a tree of extensive growth on the prairies of western and north western Texas" (lines 9-13).
Date: December 5, 1865
Creator: Park, John E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Packing Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved packing-case. This design "relates to cases or cabinets for packing and transporting articles that are brittle and easily breakable, such as eggs, glassware, china, and the like; and it has for its object to provide a device or case containing a series of sub-compartments or boxes, each of which is provided with cells to receive and hold the individual articles to be packed, thus affording great security in transportation and convenience in handling and in exposing the articles for sale" (lines 8-18).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Moos, Henry Antonio
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Cabinet.

Description: Design patent for a cabinet with a rectangular body and an internal horizontal partition.
Date: April 5, 1895
Creator: Carolan, Eugene P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Cosmetic.

Description: Patent for improvements in the composition of cosmetics for removing freckles or tan-discoloration, including a description.
Date: October 20, 1868
Creator: Wilson, John M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Shot-Cases and Distributers

Description: Patent for a "new receptacle for holding several grades of shot, and to an adjustable distributing device for the same. Its object is to enable traders to keep the several kinds or grades of shot in one receptacle, but so that suitable quantity of any one kind can be readily and conveniently measured out" (lines 20-26).
Date: January 3, 1871
Creator: Booton, Sinclair
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses

Description: Patent for "a new and improved cotton-press" (line 3) using a stationary toothed wheel, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 18, 1870
Creator: Booton, Sinclair
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Cosmetic.

Description: Patent for improvement in cosmetics by using various chemicals to enhance the cosmetics in which it “can remove freckles or tan-discoloration from the skin, and for improving the complexion.” (Line 5-6) Formula for the improved cosmetic is included. Instructions on how to prepare the cosmetic and how to use the cosmetic are described. There is no illustration.
Date: February 25, 1868
Creator: Wilson, I. M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement for planting cotton seeds using a toothed wheel and hopper, including illustration.
Date: April 27, 1858
Creator: Donovan, I. T. & Fowler, W. J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Feeders for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for the improvement of cotton-gin by feeding cotton in a uniform manner of removing sand and dirt, separating hulls, leaves, and imperfect pods for improved quality and reducing physical labor, including illustration.
Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Hall, S. Z.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hat and Coat Hanger

Description: Patent for a wall mounted structure on which a hat or coat can be stored.
Date: March 17, 1903
Creator: Krezdorn, Herman A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Hub

Description: Patent for a spring hub. This invention is for vehicle wheels to make cheap and quick repairs. Illustration included.
Date: April 30, 1903
Creator: Krezdorn, Herman A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Induction Coil

Description: Patent for induction coil. Illustration included.
Date: June 13, 1904
Creator: Baker, John A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brick Kiln

Description: Patent for a brick kiln. Illustration included.
Date: July 18, 1904
Creator: Sonka, Joesph & Metzner, Robert A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department