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McCulloch County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of McCulloch County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1904
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "pin-and-link car-couplings to enable the same to couple automatically and to be readily uncoupled without going between cars, and to provide means for holding the link in substantially a horizontal position for guiding it into the mouth of a draw-head to avoid going between cars and guiding the link by hand." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Allen, George F.; Allen, Charles D. & Martin, Richard W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fleece Binder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fleece-binder. This design "consists in a fleece-binder constructed with a box attached to a supporting-frame, and having inclined flanges upon its side edges, and provided with hinged press-boards and fingers operated by push-bars, a cord, and a treadle, whereby the fleece can be compressed and held while being tied. To the ends of the sides of the box is attached a knife, so that all the twines of the bundle can be cut at a time" (lines 20-29).
Date: September 2, 1884
Creator: Krueger, Theodore C.H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refrigerating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a refrigerating apparatus that consists of a circular table that has a reservoir in its middle and jars mounted on fibrous mats and secured in a grid around the reservoir. Fibrous bags surround the jars and the excess material is gathered and goes into the reservoir.
Date: April 28, 1896
Creator: Dodge, Israel A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

System of Road Drainage.

Description: Patent for a new and improved system of road drainage. This design is "especially . . . for use on dirt and other roads, and adapted to quickly dry the road after a heavy rainfall without disturbing the road-bed. The invention consists of a drain arranged longitudinally under the road-bed and provided with outlet-pipes placed suitable distances apart, and each adapted to be closed at its outer end, and branch air-pipes also extending from the said drain and adapted to be connected with an air-pump for pumping the air out of the drain" (lines 10-21).
Date: December 2, 1890
Creator: Mitchell, Alexander
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk Cooler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved milk cooler. This design consists in "the combination, with the body or frame provided with water-troughs, of the jacketed cans having the upper ends of their jackets extending into the troughs, and an air-collecting device arranged . . . to collect and direct the air against the exposed jackets" (lines 14-21).
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Dodge, Frances A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shepherd's Crook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shepherd's crook. This design "has relation to shepherd's crooks; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the tapering and balanced staff, the slender neck near the head or crook, the broad bearings of the crook, and the guard-knob on the end thereof" (lines 16-21).
Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Deland, Edward E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Appliance for Training Horses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved appliance for training horses. This design "consists, essentially, in a leg-halter composed of chains or ropes connected by a common ring, or otherwise, and connected with gyves or shackles to encircle the pastern of each leg, a yoke or frame placed upon the withers, or forward or back thereof, and provided with a clamp, and a band passing through the clamp and down to one of the shackles, or to the horse's leg, the other end being carried to a convenient point to be passed by the trainer or attendant" (lines 9-20).
Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Dodge, Israel Alexander
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refrigerating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved refrigerator. This design "consists, essentially, in a series of vessels surrounded or enveloped by fibrous material, dipping into a water-vessel above, and serving to maintain a constant supply of water to the exterior of the vessels through capillary action, the water being caused to pass down in such quantity as to drip from the bottoms of the vessels and collect in a second tank supplying a second series of vessels in the same manner, and finally to collect in a suitable vessel below, intermediate filtering apparatus being provided or not, as required" (lines 9-20).
Date: January 1, 1884
Creator: Dodge, Frances A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Iron Bridge]

Description: Photograph of the Iron Bridge (located at Colorado Road, North of Walrip) in McCulloch County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Texas Historical Commission

Farming Implement.

Description: Patent for a multi-functional farming implement that has various interchangeable tools.
Date: January 13, 1903
Creator: Smith, William Birton.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[House in McCullough County]

Description: Photograph of a house in McCullogh County. It is a one-story building with a paneled roof and a shaded patio. Inscription on the back reads "House at scene of [illegible] massacre, Lindley Crossing, McCullogh County."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Attachment For Horse Powers

Description: Patent for attachment for horse powers. This invention is an attachment for the power transmission for hay presses. Illustration included.
Date: July 11, 1903
Creator: Gentry, Arthur Q. & Burk, Jasper A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Helge Family Home]

Description: Photograph of the Helge family home at Bear Creek in the early 1900s with lightning rods on the roof, a large barn and outbuilding on the left, an outhouse on the right, and a spacious yard enclosed by a white picket fence.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Easterwood, Connie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Photograph of Louise Hanson and Ernest Helge]

Description: Photograph of Louise Hanson and Ernest Helge on their wedding day with Louise's left hand posed as to display her wedding ring.
Date: December 10, 1924
Creator: Easterwood, Connie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

Wheel Straightening Machine

Description: Patent for wheel straightening machine. This invention is designed for straightening light or heavy wagon wheels when the spokes become loosened and the wheel is excessively dished" (9-11). Illustration included.
Date: June 29, 1905
Creator: Mayse, Jordan Stewart
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of the Johanson Family, East Sweden, Texas, 1937]

Description: Photograph of four generations of the Johansons at East Sweden in 1937: Mina Gustafson Johanson (the grandmother); Henry Charles Johanson (the grandfather), holding Van Diane Johanson (a four-years-old granddaughter); and George Henry Johanson (the son and father), holding April Jerodine Johanson (a three-years-old granddaughter and Diane's sister.)
Date: 1937
Creator: Jones, Diane
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Brady, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Brady, Texas fire department. The Texas shaped patch has a dark blue background, yellow lettering, and yellow edging. "Brady Fire Dept." is written across the patch, and a stylized red heart covered with two crossed pikes is located in the center.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Postcard, Building Exteriors

Description: Copy photograph of two images. The top image shows the Queen Hotel and syndicate building in Brady, Texas. The hotel and syndicate building are two-storey buildings facing a street. Horses are visible in the bottom left. The text at top says, "Queen Hotel and Syndicate Building, Brady, Texas." The bottom image shows a street scene in Brady, Texas. Pictured are the Central Drug Store, McGinnis Drug Co. and a grocery store. Several people can be seen standing outside the Central Drug Store. The text at top says, "Street Scene, Brady, Texas."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

McCulloch County, Texas : dots show producing wells and wells drilling the Lohn Shallow Field, derricks show deep tests.

Description: Map shows boundaries and holders of oil leases, locations of wells, landowners, towns, railroads, roads, and course of the San Saba and Colorado Rivers and their tributaries. Scale not given. Text on the back of the map discusses oil drilling in McCulloch County, Texas and the geology of the area.
Date: [1910..1930]
Creator: Brady Chamber of Commerce
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

McCulloch County.

Description: Map shows early twentieth century McCulloch County, Texas landowners, land grants, railroads, towns, and notable physical features. Includes handwritten annotations showing petroleum prospecting activity. Scale [1:66,667].
Date: 1904
Creator: Texas General Land Office
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

McCulloch County [Texas]

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century McCulloch County, Texas patented land tracts, landowners, and towns. Scale [1:133,334].
Date: 1879
Creator: Texas General Land Office
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

McCulloch County.

Description: Map shows land patents, block and tract numbers, landowners, towns, and railroads; portions of adjacent counties where property boundaries extend beyond county limits. Scale not given.
Date: 1904
Creator: [Texas] General Land Office
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library