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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

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

Ventilator and Mirror-Protector.

Description: Patent for improvements in ventilators and mirror-protectors is to “arranging pendent streamers and a rotatable fan near a mirror that the means for actuating the fan will serve to agitate the streamers for the chasing of flies from the mirror and also ventilate and cool a room by the current of wind produced by the fan.” (Lines 9-15) Illustration is included.
Date: July 8, 1902
Creator: McBride, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements of patent no. 685838, dated November 5, 1901 by the same inventor George Daniel Hayes. The improvements included “the mounting of the plunger-operating lever, so as to insure a quick and positive disengagement thereof from the plunger-rod at the completion of the stroke and also to arrange for applying the power to the lever in such a manner as to obviate twisting thereof.” (Lines 14-19) Other improvements such as improved tension device for the plunger-operating lever, to provide the press with means whereby all of the bales may be formed of equal lengths and, means for preventing backward movement of the bales. Illustration is included.
Date: May 17, 1904
Creator: Hayes, George Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Exterminating Insects on Plants.

Description: Patent for improvements in insects control device on plants in which it allows “convenient and practicality to apply smoke and fumes to the plants at any stage of growth, whereby any insect which may prey upon the plant or its fruits may be effectually exterminated.” (Lines 13-18) Illustration is included.
Date: March 22, 1904
Creator: Cottle, Thomas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for Baling-Press designed particularly as a further improvement of the press and eliminate the long operating lever. (lines 12-14).
Date: December 12, 1905
Creator: Hayes, George Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows for hand-propelled device for use in gardens, including illustrations.
Date: August 27, 1901
Creator: Ward, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advertising Device.

Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive advertising device adapted to be placed on street corners and other public places and capable of exciting the curiosity and attracting attention, and thereby directing the attention of persons to the advertisement" (lines 11-16).
Date: March 20, 1894
Creator: Attaway, Henry F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Making Castings.

Description: Patent for "making castings of various kinds, and more especially for making castings for dental use" (lines 10-12) including illustrations.
Date: April 20, 1909
Creator: Davison, Hugh M. ; H. M. Davison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cow, Calf and Colt Weaner.

Description: Patent for a weaner to be worn by cows, calves and colts "reducing inconvenience by the animal" (line 12) and allowing for the administration of medicine or antiseptic.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: Horn, William Thornbrough
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steering-Gear for Traction-Engines

Description: Patent for improvements to a steering gear for traction engines by means of a steam-cylinder and a valve to control the steam flow, including illustrations.
Date: January 16, 1906
Creator: Cantelou, Peter Louie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

HYDRANT.

Description: Patent for a hydrant model by V.H. Mills, with a mechanism that prevents pipes from freezing in cold water and a novel joint between the spout and the plug of the cock.
Date: January 2, 1906
Creator: Mills, Virgil H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department