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Johnson Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Johnson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1887
Creator: Blau, F. G.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Wheel-Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "an improved wheel-cultivator, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted for use in marking the ground, covering the seed, and cultivating the plants." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Riddle, William N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

House Exterior

Description: Copy negative of a single story house. In the picture there is a man and a woman standing on the front porch wearing formal clothing. The house has a single front door with a single window on each side of the door. On the roof a long chimney is visible. In the background other houses are partially visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Portrait of Feriba Harp]

Description: Photograph of Feriba O'Rear Harp, an elderly woman dressed in austere clothing that features a giant lace collar. According to handwritten information on the back of the photo, she lived from 1815-1890. She was the wife of Seaborn Harp.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Dental Dam-Holder.

Description: Patent for improvement in dental dam-holders.
Date: April 17, 1900
Creator: Myers, Samuel M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lubricating Apparatus

Description: Patent for "lubricating the bearings of locomotives while moving or standing still." (lines 8-10)
Date: June 19, 1900
Creator: Dangler, Hank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

APPARATUS FOR PUMPING WATER, SAND, &c.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus for emptying sandboxes of locomotives" (lines 13-14) "operated by compressed air to elevate and discharge sand, water, &c." (lines 10-11).
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Butler, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows by employing moldboards on both left and right side of the plow; with a shoe or land slide fixed to the plow-beam extension. Then use a V-clamp to secure the plow-handles and a bracket to secure the moldboards and plow-point. This construction will allow free movement of the plow-point and moldboard up and down or vertically without lifting the shoe from the furrow. Illustration is included.
Date: December 25, 1900
Creator: Morrison, Robert L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of Exterminating Johnson Grass.

Description: Patent for a method to kill Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense) by repeatedly breaking up the ground around the plant during winter.
Date: July 16, 1901
Creator: Harpold, Clay
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Embroidery Attachment for Sewing-Machines

Description: Patent for pressing device of sewing machine that will be in operative engagement with the needle to enable efficient stitching and embroidery work.
Date: June 18, 1901
Creator: Moore, Franklin O.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvement in plows by first connecting a furrow-shoe to the moldboard, and second, by provide means for operating the plow-point to make a deep or shallow furrow and for raising and lowering covering-plows simultaneously when the plow is in operation. (Lines 13-20) Illustration is included.
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Morrison, Robert L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Planter

Description: Patent for "a planter-carriage frame adapted to carry a cotton-seed hopper having novel and peculiar means for feeding the cotton-seed in planting the same, so that the same frams may be employed for both hopper without alteration of either hopper or frame" (lines 11-17).
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Morrison, Robert L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Casting Dental Plates.

Description: Patent for casting dental plates which builds upon a previous patent by the same inventor, Patent No. 633,222, accepted on September 19, 1899. This patent professes to eliminate previous issues with casting metal such as pinholes and air bubbles that create imperfections in the dental plates.
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Streetman, Willard
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Carriage-Axle Boxes.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in carriage-axle boxes and spindles" (lines 3-5), includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Sitton, William A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Rotary Engines.

Description: Patent for Improvement in Rotary Engines concerning "the arms of the frame" (lines 9), which are powered by steam and "steam valves with arms" (line 17) including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: February 5, 1878
Creator: Evens, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Brakes.

Description: Patent for "car-brakes that work automatically and without manual intervention as soon as the locomotive is stopped." (Lines 12-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 1, 1875
Creator: Kirtley, Fielding L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Brakes.

Description: Patent for "a means for the automatic application of brakes to the cars of a railway-train; and it consists in a loosely-moving draw-bar attached to the car by means of bolts passing through a central longitudinal slot, and having its sides wrought into two rack-bars, which mesh with pinions upon two windlass-shafts; which arrangement, when the locomotive is "slowed," causes the impact of the cars to drive up the draw-bars and wind up cords upon the windlass-shafts, which communicated with and apply the brakes to the wheels." (Lines 11-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 1, 1875
Creator: Kirtley, Fielding L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sulky-Plows.

Description: Patent for an invention of a new and improved sulky-plow, "which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted to cause the plow to take or leave land, and to work at any desired depth in the ground, which will enable the plow to be readily raised from the ground" (lines 13-17). Illustrations included.
Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Riddle, William N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thread-Cabinet.

Description: Patent "...relates to cabinets for spooladapted to contain spools of thread of different sizes and from which the spools may be easily extracted one at a time" (lines 7-11) including illustrations and descriptions.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Armstrong, John, S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hay and cotton press, including illustrations.
Date: July 3, 1874
Creator: Kirtley, Fielding L, of Olburne, Texas.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design "provide[s] an apparatus by means of which a series of weights or balls may be successively and continuously elevated to any given height, to be subsequently employed to operate any suitable machinery by gravitation" (lines 15-20).
Date: January 11, 1881
Creator: Conner, Laurance H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a removable churn-body, of the frame, with a friction-wheel mounted thereon, a dasher-spindle provided with friction-wheel, movable notched bar, and spring-rod" (lines 79-83).
Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Conner, Laurence H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "relates to an improvement in plows; and it consists in the peculiar construction of the mold-board" (lines 6-8).
Date: January 6, 1885
Creator: Bedinger, George Washington
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn. The patent is for a "means for adjustably securing a series of vertically-arranged breakers in a churn-body of any size, operating with a revolving dasher" (lines 8-11).
Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Haley, William L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department