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Milam Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Milam County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1918
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Milam County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Milam 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 or gas wells, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, urban compacts, 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: 1961
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This is a silver-colored, octagonal coin that says, "Good For 5 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "J. B. Newton & Sons, General Merchants, Milano, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This is a silver-colored octagonal coin that says, "Good for $1.00 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "J. B. Newton & Sons, General Merchants, Milano, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[10-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 10 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "J. B. Newton & Sons, General Merchants, Milano, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

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

Impelling Device for Bowling-Hoops.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in impelling devices for bowling hoops, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1898
Creator: Hefley, Jeff. D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed-Slat Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and useful bed slat fastener, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Sonntag, Edwin C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advertising Device.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in advertising device, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Hefley, Jefferson D.
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

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in monkey-wrenches to "provide an improved construction of the same whereby the clamping-jaws may be quickly and readily adjusted to the nut or tap which is to be engaged thereby" (line 19-23).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: Antony, Edwin Le Roy
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaporator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful evaporating furnace, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 10, 1899
Creator: Kuzel, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for an improved cattle-guard by using a guard that has a plurality of spurs, should an animal step thereon its foot will be directed against one or more of these spurs, thus causing the animal to withdraw its foot and not attempt to pass over the rail. This will prevent the animal from crossing railway-tracks, but the spurs will not interfere with the free passage of trains. (Lines 10-20) Illustration is included.
Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Steinmann, Herman Werner
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

Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for improved hame-fasteners used to hold the hames together and tighten them up.
Date: October 29, 1901
Creator: Waters, R. H.
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

Bridle.

Description: Patent for "improved means for detachably connecting blinds to bridles, whereby the bridle may be used with or without the blinds," and also "to provide a combined double box-loop and blind." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Mayes, David H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate-Hinge.

Description: Patent for "an adjustable hinge for use in connection with a suitable upper hinge, for supporting gates in such manner as to permit of their being opened in either direction and allowed to close automatically," and which "also allows the gate to be adjusted to suit the inclination of its supporting-post, or to have its outer end elevated to a sufficient degree to permit dogs and other small animals to pass freely under same when closed." (Lines 8-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Westmoreland, Hugh S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Oven.

Description: Patent for outdoor use of the Dutch oven and skillet converting the cover of the Dutch oven as a way to suspend frying pan or gridiron over coals to heat, including illustration.
Date: July 12, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Excavating and Grading Machine.

Description: Patent for a cultivating machine that pulverizes colds of soil using a revolving cylinder of blades, including illustration.
Date: July 19, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Machines for Distributing Fertilizers.

Description: Patent for the improvement of fertilizer-distributer which dispense fertilizers from a hopper with revolving arms that is mounted on top of a plow like machine, which would allow the fertilizers fall into the furrow. Including illustration.
Date: September 27, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
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