Search Results

Map of Hopkins County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Hopkins County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and blocks of land. No scale information given.
Date: 1863
Creator: Von Bieberstein, H. B.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Hopkins Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hopkins County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map and denote the addition of roads to Clarksville and Shreveport and Caddo Trace. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (2000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
Date: 1885
Creator: Giles, J. Bascom
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Wire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and useful wire tightener, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 5, 1898
Creator: Brown, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller Attachment For Cotton Or Corn Planters.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in roller attachments for cotton or corn planters, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1900
Creator: Beck, Emerziah B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Umbrella-Case.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in umbrella cases, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 7, 1899
Creator: Ferry, Thomas Cate
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bonnet.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvement sin bonnets, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1900
Creator: Thornton, Frances E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful car-couplers to enhance the operation of coupling." (line 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Rhodes, Asa Alonzo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plotter.

Description: Patent for an improvement in "surveying-instruments, and has for its object to produce a simple device whereby certain information can be obtained without the necessity of auxiliary calculations,” (lines 12-15) includes illustration.
Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Smith, Valentine Hartgroves
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kitchen-Cabinet.

Description: Patent for "a more complete and convenient kitchen cabinet... with an effective and desirable sink attachment, whereby dirty water may be easily disposed of." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Brooks, John M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stove.

Description: Patent for "a stove in which the heat may be shifted to various parts thereof to the exclusion of other parts," and "wherein the radiation of the heat from the bottom of the heat-passage is made to heat a secondary or supplemental oven, thereby making use of heat which is otherwise lost." (Lines 19-30) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Brooks, John M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad gate. This design "has relation to railroad-gates of the class that is designed to be erected at the lines of fences for the purpose of preventing cattle and stock from passing from one field to another, and further designed to be opened by the wheels of a passing train, and automatically closed after the train has passed; and the invention consists in the construction and novel combination of parts" (lines 20-28).
Date: June 1, 1886
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey & Houston, Samuel Callahan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Pipe Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved air-pipe coupling that is airtight and watertight and has a flexible union for railroad cars.
Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Thomas, James Bryant
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sulky Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sulky plow. This design "consists in a sulky-plow constructed with the sliding block carrying the adjustable wheel locked in place by a sliding spring-pressed bolt and withdrawn by means of an elbow-lever. The sliding wheel-carrying block is provided with rack-teeth engaging with the teeth of a double-gear wheel placed loosely upon the journal of the plow-crank, and connected with the plow-crank lever by a pawl, whereby the machine can be leveled and the plow adjusted by means of the same lever (lines 20-31).
Date: October 9, 1883
Creator: Henderson, William Chancy
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Horse-Powers

Description: Patent for an improvement in Horse Powers and in it's construction.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Smith, William W. & Randall, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heel Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved heel-brace. This design "consist[s] in a semi-circular rim provided with two downward side extensions, the lower ends of said extensions being provided with inwardly extending lugs adapted to lie under the heel of a boot or shoe, said rim being also provided on its rear side with a downwardly-extending projection shorter than the side extensions, the lower ends of the extensions being provided with openings for the reception of screws" (lines 63-73).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Edney, Cartwright Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carriage Top Prop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved prop for carriage tops. This design consists in "a prop-joint for vehicles, the combination of the bow, the prop-casting having the circumferential flanges lying against the opposite sides of the bow, and the opposite extension plates lying against and secured by screws to the rear edges of the bow" (lines 70-75).
Date: July 31, 1888
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hearth for Fire Places.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hearth for fireplaces. This design "ha[s] a depression in its upper side, and a lid hinged to the hearth at the rear end of the depression, so as to fill the same when not in use" (lines 93-96).
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Moore, John Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate for Railway Tracks.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a shaft crossing a railway-track and provided with weighted depending ends, with rollers connected eccentrically to said ends, a gate connected to said shaft, and lever and bar apparatus for operating said weighted ends from the vicinity of the rails" (lines 41-47).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey & Houston, Samuel Callahan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate-latch. This design "relates to gate-latches; and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which will be simple in construction and efficient in operation, and to provide a gate-latch that not only permits the gate to be opened in both directions, but also prevents the same from being opened or lifted from its hinges by the stock, and also a latch that can be easily manipulated without dismounting from the horse" (lines 8-17).
Date: May 10, 1892
Creator: Brown, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Faucet.

Description: Patent for an improvement on a previous faucet, patent no. 539,633. This faucet is "a valve-seat consisting of a cylinder having an internal shoulder, a tubular valve operating within said cylinder and below said shoulder, a packing-ring carried by said valve and engaging said shoulder, a piston-road attached to said valve for operating the same, and a drop-valve in the lower end of said tubular valve, substantially as specified" (lines 60-69)
Date: January 18, 1897
Creator: Murphy, George S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Churn-Motors

Description: Patent for an improvement in churn-motors, which would allow for the motor to run faster or slower as needed, with illustration.
Date: July 30, 1878
Creator: Alexander, Julius A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Convertable Corn Sheller and Grater.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive convertible corn sheller and grater that, when shelling, can fill a receptacle without spilling or clogging. The sheller also separates dust from the corn. The grater is easily removable for cleaning.
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Crockett, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design "consists of a buckle or tie consisting of a base-plate having one or more projections or hooks on its face, to one of which is permanently secured one end of the wire or band, while the other end is passed around the bale and secured to the opposite hook or projection" (lines 21-27).
Date: March 31, 1885
Creator: Tippit, James A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medical Compound.

Description: Patent for a cough syrup formula made from various plant extracts, to treat inflammatory diseases. No illustration.
Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Reeves, J. J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department