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Map of Hardin County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hardin 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: 1902
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Car - Coupling

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in car-couplings. This design "relates to car-couplers of the pivoted-hook type" (line 11 -12).
Date: February 8, 1898
Creator: Chance, Ransom M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: River Otter]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Village Creek State Park, depicting a river otter in a grassy area. The back of the card includes information about adaptations, behavior, life span, and other facts about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in stirrups" (lines 5-6), including illustration and instructions.
Date: November 16, 1908
Creator: Hooks, G. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Screw-Gearing

Description: Patent for screw-gearing for motors, particularly motors for fans or similar objects, including illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1900
Creator: Paker, Oren A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Rail Joint

Description: Patent for improving the construction and increase the efficiency and utility of railway-rail joints.
Date: January 2, 1906
Creator: Verneuil, Edward Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Detachable Rubber Heel.

Description: Patent for "a rubber heel tap adapted for detachable connection to the heel of a boot or shoe, and which shall serve to cushion the fall of the heel," and "to provide a corrugated surface upon the face of the heel which shall adapt the same for service as an ice creeper." (Lines 14-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Williams, Thomas Jackson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Cart.

Description: Patent for a log-cart in which "one end of the log is elevated or drawn up underneath the axle, while the other end drags along on the ground" (lines 14-17). This design is more efficient than other models of log-carts.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Moon, Robert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Revolving Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved revolving plow. This design calls for a cylinder with blades attached radially for "cutting up, breaking, and turning over the soil or turf, in which the cutter blades are freed automatically" (lines 7-10). This plow cuts up, breaks, and turns over earth faster than previous designs.
Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Hurd, Judson B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "is to provide hand-cultivators constructed in such a manner as to cut up and destroy grass and weeds without throwing the soil around and covering small plants, and without breaking the soil away from around the plants" (lines 16-21).
Date: November 18, 1884
Creator: Hurd, Judson B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adding-Machine.

Description: Patent for an adding-machine meant to "add fixed amounts of money received or to calculate the number of days a laborer has worked or the number of fractions of days" (lines 14-17). Mounted keys have mechanisms that rotate a ratchet wheel or disk. "Secured to the shaft upon which this ratchet wheel or disk is mounted is a rate-indicator, consisting of a disk divided off into radial sections, and also divided by lines running parallel to the circumference of said disk, dividing the same up into sections, which indicate money advanced on pay-roll, addition column, total amount at a fixed rate, and the number of days worked by any workman" (lines 25-34).
Date: August 27, 1895
Creator: McElyea, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wrench. This design "relates particularly to a combined pipe and nut wrench, and has for its object to provide a wrench of the class described which can be quickly changed to an ordinary wrench . . . [the] invention consists of a shank having a rigid jaw attached thereto, a movable jaw adjustable on the shank and an eccentrically-headed lever pivoted to the rear end of the movable jaw and bearing on the shank adapted to separate the rear end of the movable jaw and said shank to throw the forward end of the movable jaw closer to the rigid jaw" (lines 7-22).
Date: August 5, 1890
Creator: Hooks, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee and Head Block for Saw Mills.

Description: Patent for a new and improved knee and head block. This design consists, "with a saw-mill carriage, of a head-block extending flush with the outer edges of the tracks of said carriage and provided with the usual groove or recess extending the entire length of said head-block, a knee sliding in said groove and provided on its front vertical edge with a recess, and a log-supporter fitting flush within said recess and provided at its lower end with a forwardly-extending lug or projection" (lines 39-48).
Date: April 29, 1890
Creator: Willis, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Turner

Description: Patent for "that class of log-turners which is operated by power, and has for its object to provide a device that will be quick and positive in its operation" (lines 39-42).
Date: May 10, 1887
Creator: Ferris, Henry Murry & Gallon, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a "pump for effectively pumping oil or quicksand from wells troubled with quicksand." (Lines 8-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Wintz, James Philip
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Tread.

Description: Patent for improvements in animal-treads when “animal is placed in the tread, the single or double tree being attached to the arm c’, and thus in addition to his weight he will have his strength to operate the tread. The function of the rope and weight is to keep the traces and tree from under the animal’s feet in case he should slack his speed, and thus prevent his tripping.” (Lines 59-66) Illustration is included.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Bevil, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Boiler-Feed

Description: Patent for a steam boiler which automatically fills the boiler with water to the proper levels and keeps the levels steady.
Date: August 11, 1908
Creator: Twombly, Harry Denny
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General Soil Map, Hardin County, Texas

Description: Map displays soil types along with creeks, towns, schools, churches, power transmission lines, oil and gas pipelines, roads, and railroads. Includes legend and symbols.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mail-Box

Description: Patent for "a mail-box adapted to be placed at or on the house of the person receiving the mail, so as to facilitate a house-to-house delivery" (lines 8-11).
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Myer, Clayton Pittinger
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department