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Llano County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Llano County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, mountain peaks, cities, and towns. A handwritten note has been added to the published map in blue ink and reads, "Across the Llano." Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1890
Creator: Beaumont, G. N. & Davis, G. W.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Gate.

Description: Patent for construction of cheap gates.
Date: July 30, 1907
Creator: Haile, Lorenzo D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Floating Dock on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson]

Description: Photograph of a large dock on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. There is a sign on the dock, but it is unreadable in the photograph. Two people are walking toward the dock.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Marina]

Description: Photograph of a marina on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. There are several oil barrels sitting on the shore.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

Mrs. W.C. Wallace of Llano

Description: Hand-colored photograph of Mrs. W.C. Wallace of Llano. She is riding a horse, sitting side-saddle.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Buggy-Top

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in buggy tops, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 16, 1900
Creator: Hughes, James F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for improvements of plows and their agricultural implementation.
Date: July 9, 1901
Creator: Kothmann, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn with a "perforated dasher and a hollow or tubular dasher-shaft, through which the air passes into the churn-cylinder during the process of churning" (lines 14-17). The churn has a foot-rest and a false-bottom, and is meant to improve on simple and inexpensive churns.
Date: September 22, 1896
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hat and Towel Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hat and towel holder. This design is "compris[ed of] a base-piece . . . having arms and a cylinder cast in one piece therewith, the arms and cylinder being arranged in a horizontal position near each end of the base-plate, and connected together at their outer ends by the vertical arm, and a plunger provided with the finger-piece having a coiled spring arranged in said cylinder, and adapted to bear against the base-plate to provide a support for the coat or towel" (lines 7-17).
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Mathews, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate latch. This design consists "[i]n a gate-catch, the combination, with the gate and post of a cylinder having perforated lugs and removable heads, a locking-bolt, working in the cylinder and projecting above the plane of the gate, the said rod having a reduced portion or shoulder, a squared portion, and a right-angled locking foot, a spring arranged in the cylinder and secured at one end to the locking-bolt, and a horizontal catch-plate having beveled side edges and perforated lugs for securing the plate to the post" (lines 63-73).
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Mathews, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe-Wrench.

Description: Patent for an improved pipe wrench that has "a pair of fixed but reversible jaws, attached to the shank of the wrench on each side thereof, and a movable, hooked jaw pivoted between the heels of the fixed jaws" (lines 15-18).
Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Smith, Jay & Gage, Charles H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design consists "[i]n a seed-planter, the combination of the seed wheel or disk having a series of seed cups or recesses in its periphery with a band or tire fitting upon the periphery of the disk having slots registering with the recesses and provided at one end of each slot with an inwardly-bent tongue forming an adjustable wall for each recess" (lines 32-39).
Date: May 19, 1885
Creator: Scott, Arthur Eugene
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire Shrinker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire-shrinker. This design "consist[s] of the block having the perforations . . . mortise-hole, and mortised sockets, [and] curved bar secured to the circular edge of said block" (lines 97-100). Further, it "ha[s] on the outer edge the teeth, the U-shaped clamping-blocks, their bent ends fitting in the mortised sockets and under the curved bar, their mortised ends extending up either side of said bar and beyond its outer edge, keys fitting in the mortise-holes of said U-shaped blocks, [and] kinker-head having the arm extending through the mortise-hole in said bar" (lines 1-10).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Templeton, David Scrivner & Templeton, John Daley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved car-coupling that features "a solid block at the back part of the draw-head, which when coupling the cars will come far enough back to hit the solid part in the draw-head and prevent the bent spring from breaking." (Lines 16-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 6, 1896
Creator: Schneider, Adolph F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Splicer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-splicer. This design "consist[s] of a handle having an integral lateral offset at one end, provided with a transverse perforation formed substantially in line with the handle, a groove being formed in the angle formed by the lateral offset and the handle, and an enlarged recess being formed in the side of the handle and top of the offset concentrically with the groove" (lines 53-61).
Date: December 13, 1887
Creator: Batters, William Francis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn or Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame, the seed-tube secured therein, the box secured around the upper end of the seed-tube and having the upper beveled edge, the hopper having its lower end resting on the said beveled edge, and the straps secured to the hopper and the box" (lines 52-58).
Date: October 30, 1888
Creator: Womack, George Edwin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher and Splicer.

Description: Patent for "a wire-patcher by which the wire rails of fences may be spliced when broken and stretched when any slack occurs." (Lines 16-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Massey, Joseph Borygard
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for an improvement in milk-coolers “in which water is drawn by capillary attraction from a receptacle placed above the milk-receptacle onto a cloth wrapped around the latter, thus cooling the milk by evaporation.” (Lines 8-12) Illustration is included.
Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Banks, John F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nail Receptacle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nail receptacle. This design consists in "a carrying-frame having a cross-beam provided with a rack, in combination with a swinging receptacle journaled in the frame and having enlarged rear end normally resting against the beam to elevate the discharge end thereof, and a detaining bar or rod pivoted to the under side of and carried by the swinging receptacle, and having a projecting lip adapted to engage the rack and retain the receptacle in its adjusted position" (lines 38-48).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Mathews, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Heinrich Dearing Residence]

Description: Photograph of the Heinrich Dearing Residence in Llano County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Historical Commission

Windmill

Description: Patent for a new windmill design with improvement with breaking from the wind with new connections.
Date: January 21, 1902
Creator: Bird, Willie G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Colorado River, Llano County

Description: Photograph of the Colorado River in Llano County near Marble Falls. The water flows down flat, stair-like layers of granite. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Colorado River -- Llano County Texas -- Below [Marble] Falls. Granite Shoals."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library