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Metallic Railroad-Tie

Description: Patent for an improvement on metallic railroad ties that is "simple and durable in construction, very effective in operation, and arranged to prevent the spreading of the rails and displacement of the ties in the railroad-bed" (lines 9-12).
Date: December 13, 1892
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Fence Machine.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in wire-fence machines" (lines 12-13), including illustrations.
Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Darden, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements to a press that bales hay. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 15, 1891
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow that improves on a previous patent granted to the inventors (No. 507,854). The improvements are that the "stock may be used in connection with any form of share needed for working a crop" (lines 14-16) and the plow provides "a sweep-stock with a point which will be integral with its shoe or foot-bar, and which will assist in holding the share in position" (lines 20-23).
Date: April 28, 1896
Creator: Symmank, Herman & Matthijez, Ernst
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and adjustable plow that has an improved sweep stock. The plow has an "implement for holding sweeps, half shovels, bull tongues, &c., all of which are needed in the proper cultivation of corn, cotton and the like; and a further object of the invention is to do so construct a sweep stock as to prevent it from choking by weeds" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Symmank, Herman & Matthijez, Ernst
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator "in which all of the plow shanks will be adjustable to or from the center line of the frame in order that the cultivator may be adapted for working different kinds of plants" (lines 19-23). It is laterally adjustable, and the tongue is vertically adjustable.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press

Description: Patent for the "new and improved Baling-Press which is very simple and durable in construction, and is very easily operated by hand or other power" (lines 4-10) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new baling-press, including illustrations.
Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in a plow-beam "having a downwardly-projecting extension or arm at its rear end and a plow-standard pivoted to the beam in front of said extension, of a plate connecting said standard and extension and adapted to slide vertically thereon and an adjusting screw for operating said plate" (lines 1-7).
Date: September 9, 1890
Creator: Swiedom, Ernst J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for "an exceedingly rapid baling of the hay, to provide for the easy transportation of the press and the power employed in connection therewith, and to provide for the adjustment of the size of the baling-chamber" (lines 9-13).
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tramper Attachment for Cotton-Presses

Description: Patent for "an improvement in tramper attachments for cotton-presses, and has for its object to provide a tramper of simple, durable, and economical construction, which may be readily applied to any press, and which is designed to be operated by steam" (lines 8-14).
Date: March 12, 1889
Creator: Schkade, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding Saddle.

Description: Patent for an improved design for the riding saddle, including illustrations.
Date: December 28, 1890
Creator: Northrup, Julius Don
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved insect trap. This design is "for catching such insects as are attracted by light, more especially cotton-flies, potato-bugs, and the like" (lines 11-13). It consists "of a frame having a bottom provided with an approximately star-shaped opening, the transparent walls mounted in the frame and forming re-entrant angles and providing entrance-openings and being adjustable to vary the size of the entrance openings, a receptacle arranged beneath the opening in the bottom of the frame, and a lamp arranged within the frame" (lines 72-80).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Edwards, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for improvements in bait-trigger traps for catching small animals, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 25, 1891
Creator: Edwards, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace.

Description: Patent for a trace in which the "portion of the trace in which the eye is located, and which is adapted for engagement with a single tree, will be rendered as durable as any other portion of the trace" (lines 9-13).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Saettler, Ernest S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Joekel & Williams Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." On one side, this coin says, "Good for 25 [cents] in Merchandise" with smaller, partially visible text saying, "[...] St. Paul, Minn."; on the other side it has the text: "Joekel & Williams, Giddings, Tex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 1.00 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Joekel & Williams, Giddings, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[50-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 50 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Farmers Supply Co., Giddings, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum