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Kaufman Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Kaufman County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1887
Creator: Blane, F. G.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Bridle Attachments.

Description: Patent for "a bridle of novel construction for training and taming horses; and it consists in the combination of brace and guide-reins, neck and crupper straps, sureingle, and collar." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 10, 1877
Creator: Cummings, Seton S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Cutting Basket Splints.

Description: Patent for a new machine for cutting basket splints. This design is for a large ring with grooves of varying depths to receive pieces of timber, whereupon a horse pulls a knife-tipped sweep along the perimeter of the ring, gradually turning the timber into splints for baskets. The machine can be conveniently disassembled and stored when not in use, and it is simple and easy enough for a unskilled laborer to assemble.
Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Crow, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor.

Description: Patent for "motors designed more particularly running sewing machines and churns and other light machinery" (lines 9-10), including instruction and illustrations.
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Harrell, A. Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

GRAPPLE.

Description: Patent for a grapple, a device "for handling brick - that is, for moving brick from one point to another" (lines 13-14).
Date: November 6, 1900
Creator: Brownfield, James G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Escape

Description: Patent for a fire-escape for "people irrespective of age, sex, or condition may be safely carried from any landing or floor of a building to the sidewalk or street" (lines 25-28); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Thompson, B. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Center Foot for Cultivators

Description: Patent for "an improved center foot or standard which is adapted to be readily attached to and detached from a beam or beams of a cultivator adjusted thereon and adapted for the attachment of a shovel, plow, or sweep of any kind required" (lines 8-15).
Date: May 21, 1901
Creator: Greathouse, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Agricultural Implement.

Description: Patent for "attachments for planters, cultivators and the like" (lines 8-10) "whereby the implement will be permitted to yield to uneven ground" (lines 11-12).
Date: November 5, 1901
Creator: Waters, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Massage-Machine

Description: Patent for a massage machine which uses air pressure to perform massages. Illustrations included.
Date: July 29, 1908
Creator: Davenport, Walter D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Electric Switch

Description: Patent for an automatic electric switch. This invention consists of a series of switches and a rotary switch run by electromagnetic key operating motor. Illustration included.
Date: June 19, 1903
Creator: Guthrie, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Wheel

Description: Patent for a vehicle wheel. This invention is designed to keep dust and grit out of the axle point and nib. It has a wooden core sheathed in metal. Illustration included.
Date: December 30, 1903
Creator: Polk, James A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boiler Feeder

Description: Patent for boiler feeder. This invention is designed as a gravity feed automatic boiler. Illustration included.
Date: October 10, 1904
Creator: Finch, Clark Ethan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seat Shaping Implement

Description: Patent for seat shaping implement. This invention is designed to form seats in the prongs of studs employed in the setting of precious stones. Illustration included.
Date: June 3, 1903
Creator: Bolding, James P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock

Description: Patent for a general lock but made especially for trunk locks. It adds a spring lock and preventative measures against lock picking.
Date: October 14, 1902
Creator: Kirk, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tobacco Stemming Machine

Description: Patent for the improvement of tobacco-stemming machines by providing "an arrangement for opening the leaves prior to being fed to the cutters" (lines 14-15).
Date: November 11, 1902
Creator: Bush, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan Construction

Description: Patent for a fan construction. This invention uses a spring motor to provided hours of fan use.
Date: April 30, 1903
Creator: Burnes, Worley Walden
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department