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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.
Item Type: Map
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.
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gin-Saw Filer.

Description: Patent for a new and useful gin-saw filer.
Date: March 22, 1898
Creator: Wilson, David M.
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller-Shelving and Cloth-Measurer Combined.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in roller shelving and cloth measurer combined, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Apperson, Thomas F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and useful car coupling.
Date: April 19, 1898
Creator: Whiting, Louis Rossell
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

TOBACCO-STEMMING MACHINE

Description: Patent for a machine for stemming tobacco.
Date: February 25, 1902
Creator: Bush, Andrew J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grapple

Description: Patent for improvements to hoisting grapples with the design focus on the "arrow-points or engaging ends" (lines 19-20) and the mechanics associated with the grapple design when in use. Patent includes illustrations of grapple in use.
Date: November 8, 1892
Creator: Jones, Rees
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Farm-Fences.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in fence including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 29, 1873
Creator: McKenzie, Winfield S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Wind-Wheels.

Description: Patent for an "invention [consisting] in the construction and arrangement of a dome which surrounds a wind-wheel" (line 14-16) including instruction and illustrations. Constitutes an improvement to then existing windmills.
Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Stephens, Lawrence E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water elevator. This design "relates to improvements in water-elevators in which water is made to perform the operations heretofore performed by steam; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of parts . . . whereby the rarefaction of heated air is employed to raise or set in motion a continuous stream of water" (lines 14-21).
Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Smith, William A. & Smith, Robert T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drawer of Furniture, Store Fixture, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved chest of drawers. This design "consists, first, in a drawer applied upon side cleats or ledges, grooved longitudinally with the movement of the drawer, and having balls placed in such grooves in such a manner that they are kept separated and are free to roll or move longitudinally, and that they serve as bearings for the drawer, while they keep it from frictional contact with the cleats . . . second, in a novel mode of construction of cleats" (para. 1).
Date: June 7, 1881
Creator: Johnson, William H. & Whomes, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design has an axle "provided with holes, so that the choppers or cultivators may be adjusted thereon to bring them nearer together or place them farther apart, as may be desired, to change the implement from a chopper to a marker or cultivator" (lines 30-35).
Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Lindsey, James E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling-press. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame or support, the lever-arms, the winch and the ropes connecting the said arms thereto, the follower, the toggle-jointed levers connecting the said follower with the frame, and the rods connecting the joints of the said levers to the lever-arms, with the follower and the fulcrumed levers, having their inner ends connected to the follower and their outer ends connected to [a different] follower whereby the said followers move simultaneously when the winch is turned" (lines 83-94).
Date: March 30, 1886
Creator: Robburts, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a nut-lock that is meant to be screwed onto a bolt, threaded shaft, axle spindle, or other similar screws. The nut has an improved construction and a lock that consists of a tiny pin that must be pulled out before the nut can be unscrewed.
Date: September 19, 1893
Creator: Stewart, William Mills
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Propeller for Churns

Description: Patent for propellers for churns, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Bolding, James P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Book Support.

Description: Patent for a new and improved book rest. This design consists "of an upright pivoted in a support or base, a sliding lower supporting cross-bar, an upper sliding supporting-bar, both bars having sockets upon their rear sides sliding upon the upright and provided with set-screws, and leaf-clamps consisting of a piece of spring doubled at one end to form slides sliding upon the arms of the upper cross-bar, forming curved yielding portions, forming transverse eyes at the other ends, having flat blocks hinged at the said eyes, and provided with thumb-pieces" (lines 72-83).
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Johnson, William Oscar
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motive Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved Motive Power. This design consists "[i]n a motor, the frame, in combination with a windlass or drum, a rope adapted to be wound thereon, a pulley-block provided with a series of pulleys, a weight also provided with pulleys, the rope being passed through the respective pulleys, devices for winding the windlass, and mechanism for transmitting the movement of the windlass while the rope is being unwound" (lines 35-43).
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Brown, William A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department