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Leon County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Leon County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grant or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten legend with hand drawn red lines to impose San Antonio-Nacodoches Road in 1853 onto published map. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1916
Creator: Atlee, Tom
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Leon County.

Description: Survey map of Leon County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes rivers, creeks, cities, towns, and railroads. No scale information given.
Date: 1853
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Leon County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Leon County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil and gas fields, oil or gas wells, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, and airfields. Map includes a key to counties diagram and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1972
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improving the cultivator-plow by providing "a standard of novel construction comprising a stationary member bolted to the beam and a foot member having a pivotal relation with said stationary member and capable of being adjusted as to its angle, and also capable of yielding backwardly when the shovel meets with an obstruction for the purpose of preventing the fracture or twisting of said standard." (lines 20-28) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Collard, Job Brown & Hensarling, Hiram Johel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pinless Clothes-Line.

Description: Patent for "a simple device constructed of connected links and provided with means for engaging articles to be suspended therefrom, such means being so constructed as to prevent displacement when subjected to severe strains." (Lines 9-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 25, 1896
Creator: Cooper, John A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Separator, Distributer, and Feeder

Description: Patent for a pneumatic suction that draws cotton in to be separated, suctioned down a trough to be distributed and fed into a gin.
Date: June 19, 1900
Creator: Bateman, Eugene, E
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence

Description: Patent for fence improvements, "especially to a wire fence made, preferably, of plain strands of wire horizontally disposed and drawn toward one another by means of short pieces of wire which are twisted about the horizontal wires line" (lines 15 – 20) illustrations included.
Date: September 18, 1900
Creator: Bateman, Eugene E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Couplings

Description: Patent for equipment to improve car-coupling to allow "automatically couple the cars, which can be readily uncoupled with-out going between the cars" (line 14-16).
Date: February 19, 1901
Creator: Lyons, Robert N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a gate that relates to a patent (no. 363,964) granted to the inventor, which is a gate opener that operates by pulling a chord connected to a mechanism that swings the gate open and closes upon release. The current patent simplifies the previous invention. The operator pulls a chord which makes the gate swivel on a central point. When the chord is released, the gate swivels back into place.
Date: November 10, 1896
Creator: Philpott, Horatio V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow Attachment.

Description: Patent for a plow attachment that guides and aids the plow, and regulates "the depth at which the plow or cultivator shovel shall run in the ground" (lines 13-15).
Date: November 17, 1896
Creator: White, Hedley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Fireplace-Lining and Andiron-Support.

Description: Patent for a combined fireplace-lining and andiron-support meant to improve the construction of fireplaces and can accommodate fireplace construction.
Date: September 3, 1895
Creator: Perkins, Oliver B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the rear of beam, the notched cleat, the handle cross-bar, and the hooks, whereby the hopper may be conveniently attached and detached . . . [and] [t]he pivoted gates, having extensions with a series of holes, with the hopper-bottom plate having holes besides the regular seed-outlet, and the pins" (lines 64-72).
Date: November 6, 1883
Creator: Lindsey, William M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and effective car coupling that couples automatically and without anyone having to go between the cars. It consists of a drawhead with a slot on one side, upper and lower slides in the drawhead, a coupling pin that sits in the upper slide, a lever that is connected to the slide, a spring that holds the lower slide in place, and a bolt that connects the lever with the upper slide.
Date: May 30, 1893
Creator: Cundiff, Middleton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saddle-Jack.

Description: Patent for improvements in saddle-jack in which it “can be readily adjusted to hold the saddle-tree in any desired position to enable the workman to conveniently finish the saddle.” (Lines 9-12) Illustration is included.
Date: September 29, 1891
Creator: Bateman, Eugene E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for improvements in wire stretchers by using a T-shaped lever “to stretch the wire readily to the desired tension, and is capable of maintaining the wire at that tension until after stapling or otherwise fastening the same to a post.” (Lines 61-65) Illustration is included.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Kennedy, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial-StoneTomb.

Description: Patent for the concept of an artificial tomb that serves as a tomb and ornamental piece made as one. "This invention relates to certain improvements in artificial-stone tombs; and it has for its object to produce a tomb with head-stone and foo-piece all in one piece that can be built up or placed immediately over grave, so as to form an ornamental finish, at a comparatively small cost." (lines 15-22) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Wilson, Hence
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Press.

Description: Patent for an improvement in the hay-press that involves operation by horse-power. Includes illustrations.
Date: May 10, 1892
Creator: Finch, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Stalk-Cutter and Rake

Description: Patent for a stalk-cutter and rake design, "such as well enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same" (lines 9-11).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Boykin, Archable T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a rotary gate that has latch-posts and spring-latches at its ends. The spring-latches are designed to employ the latches. "Levers fulcrumed on the top of the gate and connected with each other, connecting-rods connecting said levers with the spring-latches, and vibratory braces rising from the sides of the gate and secured to said levers" (lines 33-37).
Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Holder, Elisha G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sun Shade Hat.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sun shade hat. The hat is designed to shield the wearer's head from the sun to prevent heatstroke and keep the wearer's hands free to work. This design utilizes a clamp and washers to enable the hat to remain in the desired opened/closed state while off of the wearer's head, which represents an improvement over previous designs.
Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Ross, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Planter.

Description: Patent for a cotton or corn planter with detachable parts.
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Yarborough, William O.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel Scraper.

Description: Patent for "a novel device for removing dirt from the peripheries of vehicle-wheels while the vehicle is in motion, and has for its objects to provide a novel, simple, and very efficient device of the indicated character which is readily attachable to the running-gear of a wagon or other wheeled vehicle, which may be readily adjusted thereon to remove dirt from its wheels, which will afford a reliable guard to prevent mud and slush from being thrown by the wheels on the body of the vehicle, and that may be conveniently removed from the vehicle when the improved scrapers are not needed for service." (Lines 7-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 19, 1896
Creator: Smith, William F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department