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Hill County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hill 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: 1922
Creator: Matzow, Fr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment which is designed to be "a guard to protect the young growing crop from being covered by dirt when it is being cultivated." (Lines 14-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1894
Creator: Maxfield, Nelson; Griffin, Richard Frankling & Speer, Henry Alson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Joshua Calhoun Howell Remembrance Card]

Description: Remembrance card for Joshua Calhoun Howell of Hill County, Texas. It reads: "In Loving Remembrance of J. C. Howell, Died Jan. 5, 1901. Gone but not forgotten. 'Tis hard to break the tender cord,/When love has bound the heart./'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words:/"We must forever part."/Dearest loved one we must lay thee/In the peaceful grave's embrace,/But thy memory will be cherished/'Til we see thy heavenly face." Below the inscription is an illustration of the Bible.
Date: 1901
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Elizabeth Martin Howell]

Description: Photograph of Elizabeth "Eliza" Martin Howell, mother of Joshua Calhoun Howell. She lived from April 20, 1823 to July 3, 1898. Her hair is pulled back, she has glasses, and wears a brooch at the neck of her black button-up dress.
Date: 18uu
Creator: Duff, N. F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Sad - Iron Attachment For Pressing Seams.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Sad-Iron Attachments for pressing Seams to "provide a device of this class which is adapted to be connected with an ordinary sad - iron" (line 12 - 14)
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Rice, Margaret Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of Emma Howard]

Description: Photograph of Emma Howard, sitting atop a structure of multicolored fabric, wearing a light-colored sleeveless gown with a lace collar and hem. A hand written note on the back of the photograph reads, "Emma Howard, 9 mo. old."
Date: unknown
Creator: Blanchard
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Agnes Weatherred]

Description: Photograph of Agnes Weatherred, wearing a black dress, sitting in a rocking chair on a porch with flowers in her lap. Behind the rocking chair is a wooden door and a window with wooden plantation shutters. A hand written note on the back reads, "From Agnes Weatherred to Agnes. Aug. 4, 1898 - Mar. 25, 1916, Hill Co., Tex., daughter of J. M. and E. C. Weatherred."
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Bicycle-Frame

Description: Patent for a bicycle frame that can be used on bicycles in general, but is particularly suited for spring frame bicycles including illustrations.
Date: September 11, 1900
Creator: Mills, Virgel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator and Planter

Description: Patent for improvements in combined cultivators and corn/cotton planters to adapt an ordinary cultivator for planting of seeds with adjustable seed-tube and furrow opener to accommodate various character of ground being worked or cultivation being done.
Date: July 5, 1900
Creator: Prentice, Peter Mack
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heating-Drum

Description: Patent for "a simple and efficient construction which may be readily set up and taken down, which will be durable, and in which, moreover, by operation of a single damper the smoke-pipe above the drum may be brought into direct communication with the smoke-pipe below the drum and the several compartments of the apparatus will be opened to permit ready cleaning" (lines 14-22).
Date: May 14, 1901
Creator: Horsley, Robert L. & Rountree, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin

Description: Patent for "a clothes pin or clasp which will have a clamping-spring action and which can be conveniently manipulated to apply or remove it to and from a holding position and one wherein the clamping members mainly he within the same plane" (lines 7-13).
Date: May 21, 1901
Creator: Horsley, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Egg-Case.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in egg case, that "relates to folding boxes or crates such as are usually employed for packing and shipping eggs and various other articles" (line 10-12).
Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Prechtel, Charles A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvement sin acetylene gas generators, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Pitts, William Wirt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in plows. This improvements are to " render the plow right and strong and easy-running, reducing the effort required by the plowman to handle the plow to a minimum, and to render the handles and beam and plow-plate readily adjustable as regards pitch and height (line 10 - 16).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: Kirkpatrick, James M. & Files, Jerry B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in cotton presses, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 20, 1898
Creator: Mason, William R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calipers and Dividers.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in measuring instruments, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 12, 1898
Creator: Taulman, Joseph Edwin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department