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General Highway Map Hunt County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Hunt County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage betweem points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, state roadside parks, airline routes, and airfields. Map includes ten inset maps - Merit, Peniel, Inset No. 1, Inset No. 2, Fairlie, Cash, Floyd, Kingston, Jardin, and Inset No. 3 - and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features in the lower-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1940
Creator: Texas State Highway Department
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Hunt Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hunt County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, surveys of land, and towns. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil and appear to denote the addition of names and roads. Scale [ca. 1:66,667] (2000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1914
Creator: Pressler, C. W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a fence-wire stretcher with an improved clamping device for holding the wire after it has already been drawn. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Sharpe, Thomas F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sorghum Boiler and Evaporator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved boiler and evaporator for sorghum. This design consists in "[an] evaporating pan having the partition walls, the elbow-tubes pivoted in the lower edge of said partitions, and capable of being turned parallel to the bottom of said pan at any angle or perpendicular thereto, [a] copper coil laid in a serpentine groove, made in the bottom of said pan, one end passing through one end of said pan and connecting with a steam generator, and having a valve to regulate the flow of steam, the other end of said coil passing through the other end of said pan" (lines 83-94).
Date: February 16, 1886
Creator: Wynn, John Clinton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Tightener

Description: Patent for invented certain new and useful improvement in Wire-Tightener invention relates to an improvement in and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set here in after and particularly pointed out in the claim.
Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Bulter, Constant, B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in sash holders, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Morrow, Scott A. & Halcom, Jarret Conklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Post.

Description: Patent for improvements to fence post design in which a base is added to hold the post upright while keeping it above ground to prevent deterioration from soil with illustrations.
Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Hammer, Willie Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fluid Pressure Brake

Description: Patent for a fluid pressure brake designed primarily for the railroad. This device is designed so the brakes will not engage prematurely before the fluid reservoir is recharged.
Date: December 31, 1901
Creator: McComas, Mark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dental Occlusornce

Description: Patent for a dental tool that is used after all of a patients teeth are removed. This devise will restore the patients bite when the jaw is in the closed position.
Date: June 10, 1901
Creator: Stocks, Clarence
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a washing machine with altered construction for quick removal and insertion of clothing, while still working safely and quickly with a variety of fabrics. It uses a rotary table and a pounder.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Lawrence, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blackboard-Eraser

Description: Patent for "blackboard-erasers in which the erasing material is detachable from the wood block or handle and permits...being used continuously."
Date: November 18, 1902
Creator: Williams, Lavinia B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window Attachment.

Description: Patent for "window attachments, being in the nature of means for carrying the shade-roller and lace-curtain on the upper sash and devices whereby the sashes may be locked when closed or opened to any desired extent;" (lines 8-13) and illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1902
Creator: Hamilton, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shears.

Description: Patent for improvements in shears “for use in cutting heavy materials, in which the shears can be readily operated in connection with a base-plate to slide beneath the material being cut and can be detached from said base-plate in order to permit the operation of the shears without the said base-plate.” (Lines 28-34) Illustration is included.
Date: June 24, 1902
Creator: Hamilton, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windlass Elevator

Description: Patent for providing "an improved device... which is especially designed for use as a water-elevator for drawing a bucket out of a well and arranged so as to conveniently take up the slack cable and coil it upon the windlass-drum" (lines 8-14) including illustrations.
Date: March 5, 1901
Creator: Higson, Jasper S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stump-Puller.

Description: Patent for a stump puller consisting of a "frame adapted to be secured to the rear end of a wagon" (lines 15-16) with a drum mounted on the frame. The drum is secured by one end of a cable, the other end of the cable "adapted to be secured to a stump, a ratchet-wheel, pawl, and lever adapted to operate said drum" (lines 18-20).
Date: September 1, 1903
Creator: Hawkins, Fletcher M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fishing-Bob

Description: Patent for a fishing bob that "will be simple of construction, efficient in operation, one which may be manufactured at a minimum cost, and one in which the bob may be readily adjusted upon the line and securely held against accidental movement."(Lines 10-15) Including illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 21, 1903
Creator: Scott, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire Setting Machine

Description: Patent for a tire setting machine. This invention is designed for setting tires that are cold. Illustrations included.
Date: January 18, 1906
Creator: Baker, Charles Walter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Indicator

Description: Patent for an indicator. This invention is for keeping track of a grocer's list. Illustrations included.
Date: June 4, 1906
Creator: Ellis, Harley Sigal
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cultivator, Harrow, and Planter

Description: Patent for "agricultural implements in which a single frame is utilized to support various kinds of mechanisms, and in the present invention there is included a frame of simple and improved construction adapted for carrying and to be used in connection with earth-engaging, implements, such as harrow-teeth and cultivator blades, as well as rollers, for the purpose of crushing clods and leveling the surface of the land." (lines 8-18). Includes description and illustrations.
Date: November 23, 1905
Creator: Johnson, Alfred Butler
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Triple Valve For Air-Brakes

Description: Allows the "auxiliary reservoir to be recharged without releasing the brakes" (lines 11-13) improving the triple valve in air-brake systems.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Robinson, David M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CHURN

Description: Patent for the improvement of a churn. The churn has a detachable support and a closure for the upper end of the body of the churn.
Date: February 18, 1913
Creator: HARRISON, DAVID M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department