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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

Railroad-Tie.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in railroad-ties.
Date: May 17, 1898
Creator: Armstrong, Henry T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Liquid for Exterminating Grass or Similar Growths.

Description: Patent for a new and useful liquid for exterminating grass or similar growths, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 5, 1898
Creator: Chapman, William A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Governor.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in governors, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 15, 1898
Creator: Hunter, Victor E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Governor.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in governors, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 20, 1899
Creator: Hunter, Victor Emmet
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and useful hose coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 23, 1900
Creator: Davenport, Robert L. & Rast, Felix Q.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Stopping Mechanism for Engines.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic stopping mechanism for engines.
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Hunter, Victor Emmet
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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