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Jackson County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Jackson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom; Giles, J. Bascom & Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Jackson County, Texas.

Description: Survey map of Jackson County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes bays, rivers, creeks, towns, and roads. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1840
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Crate or Coop

Description: Patent for a coop for the transportation of livestock which can be folded compactly to occupy smaller space. Illustrations included.
Date: November 28, 1906
Creator: La Bauve, Odelon Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coop or Crate

Description: Patent for a folding crate used for transporting livestock. Illustrations included.
Date: January 17, 1908
Creator: La Bauve, Odelon J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coop or Crate

Description: Patent for a downwardly folding coop or crate used in shipping or tranport. Illustrations included.
Date: August 17, 1909
Creator: La Bauve, Odelon J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improvement to washing machines, in which "the novelty consists in allowing both cylinder and blades to be rotated or oscillated independently of each other." (Lines 17-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 5, 1875
Creator: Starr, Henry D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pessary.

Description: Patent for a ring pessary used as a female birth control device, including illustration.
Date: February 22, 1859
Creator: Wells, Francis, F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the seed-box so the seeds are properly distributed into the soil while preventing the seed from clogging the machine, including illustration.
Date: August 24, 1858
Creator: Keiper, D. B. & Fox, A. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design utilizes a roller shaft, hand crank, ratchet wheel, and pawl to stretch wires to any desired tautness.
Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Milby, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale Tie Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie buckle. This design is for "bale-tie buckles so constructed that the bale can be easily and quickly tied, that will hold the tie securely, and at the same time can be made lighter and neater than ordinary buckles, while having the necessary strength" (lines 11-16).
Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Starr, Henry Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-stretcher. This design "has relation to that class of wire-stretchers in which a drum is journaled in a frame and is provided with a ratchet-wheel at one end, and in which a lever is pivoted in the frame, which engages the ratchet-wheel, serving to revolve it, and a pawl engages the ratchet-wheel, so as to prevent it from revolving backward, the frame being provided with a wire-clamp, and a rope or chain upon the drum being also provided with a wire-clamp, so that by revolving the drum one end of the wire may be drawn toward the end of another wire" (lines 25-37).
Date: June 29, 1886
Creator: Menefee, Stephen Austin & Mullinax, Eli Stephens
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snap-Hook.

Description: Patent for a snap-hook for general use that can be used for attaching whips, ropes, and similar things to saddles and harnesses. It is composed of a flat metal plate with screw holes, a hook that is secured to the edge of the plate, and a screw.
Date: February 14, 1893
Creator: McDowell, Anthony B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Dish-Washing Machines.

Description: Patent for a dish washer that allows dishes to be placed on shelves and rotated through a column of water. The machine can also be modified for washing clothing. It includes illustrations.
Date: February 24, 1874
Creator: Starr, Henry Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewing-Machine Attachment.

Description: Patent for a sewing machine attachment "which can be used for the purpose of sharpening any instrument of small size - such as needles, scissors, knives, &c.;" (lines 11-13) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 11, 1891
Creator: McDowell, Anthony B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a seed feeder using a tube connected to a revolving cylinder at the bottom of the hopper to deposit the seeds into the earth, including illustration.
Date: March 9, 1858
Creator: Doss, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department