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Howard County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Howard County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, townships, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1922
Creator: Hedick, J. D.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Howard County, Texas.

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Howard County, Texas, showing land ownership, townships, creeks, rivers, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, and railroads. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil, "See fly leaf Bk 127 - connection with H & TC Bk I7." Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1870
Creator: Gast, August
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Water-Filter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful water filter, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1900
Creator: Nicky, Oscar E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Rail Fastener

Description: Patent for a bed rail fastener. "The purpose of this invention is to provide novel features of construction for a bed rail fastener, which afford a very secure connection of the ends of the side rails of a metal bedstead with the head and foot posts of the bed." (lines 9-14). Illustration included.
Date: October 1, 1908
Creator: Berry, Thomas O.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DISH-WASHER

Description: Patent for a combined dishwasher and drainer.
Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: Ida Ervin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Liquid Toilet Preparation.

Description: Patent for scented 2 in 1 hair and body wash which includes ingredients and their measurements and instructions. “It is designed to remove dandruff, and to prevent the hair from falling out. It has great cleansing properties, and will be found excellent for washing fine jewelry, nursing-bottles, and in fact all articles upon which the action of free acids or alkalies is not desirable” (lines 30-38).
Date: September 16, 1884
Creator: Bicksler, William Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Smoke and Spark Arrester and Consumer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved smoke and spark arrester and consumer. This design consists, "in a locomotive having a transversely-divided front extension, of a box over the forward compartment, a deflector at the bottom of the box and upper part of said compartment and having its edges spaced therefrom to permit communication between the two, a stack extending upward from the rear or smoke compartment and discharging through an elbow into the top of said box, a stack leading from the top of box in front of stack and of greater diameter than the latter stack, and the pipes" (lines 24-36).
Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Hadlock, Edson J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark-Arrester.

Description: Patent for improvements in spark-arresters for locomotives in “which [it] will prevent the sparks and cinders from falling upon the train and upon surrounding lands and buildings;” (lines 10-12) by using a combination of a curved smoke-stack, a cinder-box, conducting pipes and an ash pen. Illustration is included.
Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Hadlock, Edson J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Smoke-Consumer.

Description: Patent for a device used by locomotives that "will cause the smoke to be returned from the stack to the fire-box until it is entirely consumed" (lines 11-13), condenses exhaust steam, and heats the water in the tender. Includes illustrations.
Date: March 29, 1892
Creator: Hadlock, Edson J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock.

Description: Patent for a permutation lock with illustrations. The combination on the lock can be changed an infinite number of times by the user.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Nickey, Oscar E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Texas Horned Lizard]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Big Spring State Park, depicting a horned lizard on a log. The back of the card includes information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard

Description: Patent for a cattle-guard "for preventing cattle from straying from a wagon-road into the inclosures along railroad-tracks." (line 11-13)
Date: February 5, 1903
Creator: Welsh, George G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a vehicle wheel (specifically for automobiles) that has high resiliency because of conical interacting pressure surfaces using springs mounted in the hub of the wheel rim.
Date: October 10, 1911
Creator: Wylie, Alfred R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool

Description: Patent for a tool designed to remove rust and dirt from a coupling member and prepare it for a new gasket.
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Eddins, Andrew J. & Agnell, Peter W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth Auger

Description: Patent for an earth auger. This invention is designed to remove loose soil and preventing the chocking of the auger. Illustration included.
Date: July 9, 1906
Creator: McWhorter, Thomas M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher

Description: Patent for a wire stretcher. Illustrations included.
Date: December 20, 1910
Creator: Berry, Phillip Anderson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Wheel

Description: Patent for a vehicle wheel. Illustration included.
Date: July 20, 1911
Creator: Wylie, Alfred R. & Wright, James G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harvester

Description: Patent for a harvester for corn and other, similar crops with a cutting mechanism that may be raised or lowered based on the height of the stalks. Illustrations included.
Date: February 28, 1908
Creator: Parton, Andrew Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for Vehicle Wheel. "Our invention relates to new and useful improvements in vehicle wheels. Its object is to provide a vehicle wheel, specially adapted for use upon automobiles, equipped with a substitute for the pneumatic tire, of cheaper and more lasting construction than such a tire" (lines 9-15).
Date: March 4, 1910
Creator: Wylie, Alfred R. & Wright, James G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Wheel.

Description: Patent for a vehicle wheel equipped with a substitute for the pneumatic tire. This wheel will have an inner and outer hub, spaced from each other and adapted to undergo relative motion, coiled springs being mounted radially upon the outer hub which serve to communicate rotation from one hub to the other.
Date: May 14, 1912
Creator: Wylie, Alfred R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clamp for Pump Rods and Well Tubes

Description: Patent for a clamp for pump rods and well tubes. Illustration included.
Date: October 11, 1910
Creator: Fisher, William W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department