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Clevis.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in clevises, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 14, 1898
Creator: Taylor, George H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Cooling Milk.

Description: Patent for a new and useful apparatus for regulating the temperature of milk.
Date: April 26, 1898
Creator: Porter, Louis H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for catching insects.

Description: Patent for a machine that catches pests such as the Cotton Boll Weevil and Colorado beetle as an aid to pest control for growing crops. Illustration included.
Date: October 29, 1901
Creator: Maupin, Owen M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for improvements in railway-rail joints, including "a means for adjusting the rails whereby a tight joint may be produced at any season of the year when the expansion and contraction of the metal with the varying temperatures cause the joints to become loose and the track uneven;" (lines 16-21) "suitable rail-carrying bed-pieces, made of metal and grooved to receive the rail;" (lines 23-24) and "brackets on its under side which are adapted to brace against the railway-ties, and suitable pins or integral lugs which engage with the tie to hold it firmly in place." (Lines 34-38) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Krusinski, Ferdinand
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie with a description of the tool and specifications for its usage, includes illustrations.
Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: Rutherford, William Bryson & Hawkins, Joel Turnham
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improvement on car-couplers, "especially to the class of hook-and-catch couplers in which the sides of the jaws of the coupler securely hold a link between the same by means of a downwardly-extending hook, the sides of the upper jaw carrying the said hook extending down over the sides of the under jaw, thus protecting the jaws from a lateral jar or pressure, the lower jaw being provided with a series of recesses at different angles, which are designed to receive the end of the link when held in different positions" (lines 16-27). The car-coupler also has a gravity member.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Krusinski, Ferdinand
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Door-Bell and Mail-Receiver.

Description: Patent for a door-bell joined with a tray or card-receiver, which is installed in a door. "When pulled out it will bring said tray outside the door to receive a card, letter, or package or any mail-matter, and when released will carry it inside the door again" (lines 11-15). The bell goes off when the tray, which has a toothed edge that engages the bell-hammer, is released.
Date: September 22, 1896
Creator: Key, Joseph H.; Brevard, Horace & Purifoy, William R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the main frame . . . provided with the hopper, covers, and transporting-wheel, of the vibrating-lever pivoted at its lower end to the side of the frame, and pivoted at its middle to the lateral arm, secured to the feed-slide and operated by means of the pitman, which is connected at its lower end to the crank-axle, the upper end thereof being pivoted to the upper end of the lever" (lines 17-26).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Williams, George W. & Hook, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Forming Wire Articles.

Description: Patent for an improved machine that makes wire coils, springs, pins, and similar wire formations. "The invention has for its objects to provide a simple, cheap and durable device or machine for the purpose named which can be easily operated and capable of turning out a large number of the articles with the expenditure of the minimum amount of time and labor" (lines 22-28).
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Porter, Louis H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brace. This design consists in "[t]he combination . . . of the cistern or its equivalent having internal circumferential seats and the brace-sections having edge flanges fitted to said seats and having such flanges cut away at one end, whereby the section may fit at one end in the end of the adjacent section" (lines 30-36).
Date: September 2, 1890
Creator: Henderson, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Rotary Spade-Cultivators

Description: Patent for a rotary spade-cultivator that is secured to a frame, which is attached to the rear of a vehicle.
Date: December 7, 1875
Creator: Brodnax, David W., Sr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Tug Attachments for Harness.

Description: Patent for improving the tug-harness attachments on a horse harness to better lock straps in place.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Brodnax, David W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Farm and Garden Implement.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tool rack. This design "consists in the novel construction and combination of parts, whereby the device may hold implements of various kinds—such as the hoe, rake, a fork, shovel-blade, a trowel, and similar hand-tools—by simply detaching one tool from the holder and inserting another" (lines 12-18).
Date: April 19, 1887
Creator: Hewitt, Ditus Pinson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bird-Cage

Description: Patent for "bird-cages of the circular kind, wherein the main-frame wires have a band at their lower ends and a single tie-wire arranged diametrically across the band. . .to utilize the single diametrical tie-wire as a support for an inverted interiorly screw-threaded connecting-cap, and to combine with such a device a pan" (lines 10-12 and 17-23).
Date: September 3, 1889
Creator: Coffield, Charles Hunter
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler

Description: Patent for a milk cooler in which the design of traditional milk coolers is improved upon.
Date: December 3, 1889
Creator: Porter, Louis H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Attorney General Opinion: V-690

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Price Daniel, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Proper authority to call an election for uniform tax throughout Rockdale School District, composed of City of Rockdale and other areas taken in by city for school purposes only.
Date: September 22, 1948
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rockdale 1901 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockdale in Milam County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1901
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rockdale 1901 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockdale in Milam County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1901
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rockdale 1906 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockdale in Milam County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1906
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rockdale 1901 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockdale in Milam County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1901
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rockdale 1891 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockdale in Milam County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1891
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rockdale 1901 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockdale in Milam County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1901
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rockdale 1912 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockdale in Milam County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rockdale 1906 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rockdale in Milam County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1906
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History