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Map of Henderson County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Henderson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. No scale information given.
Date: 1877
Creator: Schlueter, C.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Henderson County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Henderson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (6000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1922
Creator: Giles, J. Bascom & Atlee, Tom
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Wire Stretcher

Description: Patent for a device that stretches wire, specifically for fence construction.
Date: March 24, 1903
Creator: Cox, Caine Lafayette
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stew-Pan.

Description: Patent for improvement in stew-pan by using a large size of stew-pan which having three separate compartments with different dimensions, to allow for large quantities of cooking materials to cook at one time without using separate cooking utensils. The heater designed to have fire-box in the front and at the rear, and the top portion of the heater being almost completely open. The elongated stew-pan placed on top of the open fire acted as a closure for the open top of the heater when food is being cooked. Illustration is included.
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Dowell, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Movement

Description: Patent for a mechanical movement. This invention is intended to producing more power. Illustration included.
Date: April 2, 1903
Creator: Stevens, Samuel David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cutter Head and Bit

Description: Patent for a cutter head and bit. This invention are a combination of parts for use in woodworking. Illustration included.
Date: March 19, 1909
Creator: Birdwell, Robert P. & Ingram, William D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow Attachment

Description: Patent for a harrow attachment. Illustration included.
Date: May 15, 1909
Creator: Jackson, Merriott A. & Bristow, John A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace-Carrier.

Description: Patent for "a simple, inexpensive, and efficient trace-carrier" (line 12) "capable of readily receiving and of securely holding the chain of a trace close to the back-band and of preventing the inner trace-chains form becoming hooked into each other when two horses are employed at a plow or the like" (lines 13-18).
Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Brown, Lewis E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn with an improved "construction of working body churns, to effect a rapid production of butter, and to enable the temperature of the contents of the churn to be readily controlled and regulated to facilitate churning" (lines 11-15).
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Robert, Cumberland M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame. This design consists in "an improvement in quilting-frames, the combination, with the foot-pieces, of the hinged arms, braces, clamping screws, rollers, and set-screws" (lines 66-69).
Date: October 10, 1882
Creator: Murphree, John B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trunk.

Description: Patent for a trunk meant for traveling that holds clothes and small articles. The trunk has "novel adjunctive features, which will render it more convenient, and better adapted for the stowage and removal of various articles of wear and use" (lines 11-14).
Date: December 12, 1893
Creator: Warren, James L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the beam, of a hopper having the front hole, the elastic standards, beam bows or braces, and the eye-rod . . . [as well as] the handles of a planter, secured detachably in a clip on the end of the beam and just within the front of the hopper" (lines 71-77).
Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Pulley, David F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Post Oak Savannah Ecoregion]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Purtis Creek State Park, depicting a slice of a tree on a field of clover, with labels marking certain rings. There is information about the region on the back.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Henderson County Lynchers

Description: Photograph of the Henderson County Lynchers in front of a jailhouse. Four Texas Rangers are also present in the picture, squatting down in front of the lynchers. Inscription on the back reads "Lynchers being transferred to Anderson Co. for trail. Lynchers who lynched the Humphries."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a wire stretcher designed "to provide simple and efficient means for twisting the terminals of a broken fence-wire together for connecting them, and also to enable a wire to be readily severed when desired." (Lines 17-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 1, 1896
Creator: Morrow, William I.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Anchor

Description: Patent for anchors, flukes and braces attached to the end of a fence post, pole, or similar that will shore and hold the post in the desired vertical position for installation.
Date: July 3, 1906
Creator: Rousseau, Pinkney H. & Lambert, James T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for a new wire fence tool for "applying binding members at the crossings of the strand and stay wires, and has for its object to simplify and improve the construction and increase the efficiency of devices of this character" (lines 10-14), including illustrations.
Date: April 3, 1906
Creator: Harris, Edwin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Planter

Description: Patent for a corn planter. This invention is simple and compact and does not require manual actuation of the drum for the dropping mechanism. It can be used for corn and similar seeds, including cotton and seeds with fibrous coating. Illustration included.
Date: May 1, 1906
Creator: Robinson, Charles William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Padlock

Description: Patent for a padlock. Illustration included.
Date: September 30, 1909
Creator: Greer, Benjamin J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench

Description: Patent for a wrench. Illustrations included.
Date: August 1, 1910
Creator: Smith, Henry D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint-Supporting Device

Description: Patent for a rail joint supporting device to prevent sagging of the tracks.
Date: May 21, 1912
Creator: Scott, Walter
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department