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Brown Cedar Cut Quadrangle: Texas-Matagorda Co.

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, showing Turkey Island, Intracoastal Waterway, Live Oak Bay, East Matagorda Bay, Brown Cedar Cut, Matagorda Peninsula, and the Gulf of Mexico, with relief shown by contours (interval 5 feet) and spot heights. The map includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1952
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Matagorda County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Matagorda County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:222,222] (5000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Fun at the Bay

Description: Black and white copy print of a group of people on a boat that is sitting at a dock on the Palacios Bay. There are some people at the standing at the stern; other people are peeking through the windows of the boat's cabin. A man is sitting on top of the cabin roof. There are two metal barrels on the dock; one of them is blurry and partially visible in the foreground. Behind the boat is a view of the water.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang Folks on Boat Ride

Description: Copy negative of citizens of Danevang taking a boat ride in Palacios Bay, Texas. The image was taken from the dock as the boat is taking off. People on the boat are leaning out the windows to look at the camera. One boy is sitting atop the roof of the vessel and clutching his hat in his hand. Several other children are leaning on the railing of the boat and dipping their toes in the water. The bank of the river and several buildings onshore can be seen behind the boat, as well as a bridge that extends past the picture plane.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Preliminary chart of the entrance to Matagorda Bay Texas.

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century coastal features, lakes, settlements, lighthouses, and shipwreck locations at Matagorda Bay, Texas. Includes information on lighthouses, tides, soundings, and bottom types. Depths shown by soundings. Scale: [ca. 1:80,000].
Date: 1860
Creator: Gilbert, S. A. (Samuel A.)
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Matagorda County

Description: Map of Matagorda County, Texas, including the Gulf Coast region. The center of Matagorda County, Texas is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: unknown
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Threshing-Machine

Description: Patent for a threshing machine "especially adapted for the cutting and threshing of small grain" (lines 15-16). Illustrations included.
Date: April 25, 1906
Creator: Haynes, Thomas Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Remedy for Eczema

Description: Patent for a medical compound to remedy eczema and other similar diseases which lists the ingredients and dosages.
Date: February 4, 1908
Creator: Ringer, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock Car.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stock car for railroads. This design "has for its object to guard the cattle from such injury as is likely to occur to a car full of cattle by the sudden starting or stopping of the car; to furnish means for guiding the cattle into the proper compartment of the car, and to furnish means for working the device by a train-hand on top of the car" (lines 10-16).
Date: February 3, 1885
Creator: Pierce, Jonathan E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Fence Stretcher and Splicer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire fence stretcher and splicer. This design "relates to improvements in wire-fence stretchers and splicers; and it consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of the parts" (lines 10-13).
Date: March 25, 1884
Creator: Pierce, Jonathan E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Distributing Poison on Plants.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for distributing poison on plants. This design consists in "the combination, with a wheeled-frame, a counter-shaft thereon driven from the wheels, a poison-hopper, an air and discharge pipe communicating therewith, a fan giving air-blast through said pipe, and an agitator in the poison-hopper, of wheel and belt-gearing operating the fan and agitator from the counter-shaft on the frame" (lines 112-119).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Brown, George R. & Brown, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design consists in "a frame having two arms, one carrying a fixed clamp and the other a roller, a windlass mounted on said frame having a rope passing over said roller and adapted to be fixed to an end of wire, and a central clamp consisting of a rigid bar on the frame between its arms, a notched clamp pivoted thereon, and a ring for retaining the clamp" (lines 6-14).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Ainsworth, Phineas Hardaman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Proportionate Scale.

Description: Patent for improvements in scales which would quickly and accurately determine the proportion of the lint contained in seed-cotton. Illustration is included.
Date: April 8, 1902
Creator: Brown, George Raymond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Holder for Poison.

Description: Patent for poison holders which the poison can be freely distributed without accidental disastrous result. The poison inside the holder can be saved for future use. Illustration is included.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Shelton, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department