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Map of Mitchell County, Texas

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Mitchell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, boundaries, railroads, roads, and blocks of land. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: unknown
Creator: Stakemann, M.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Mitchell County, Texas

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Mitchell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, boundaries, railroads, roads, and blocks of land. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: unknown
Creator: Stakemann, M.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Mitchell Co.

Description: Cadastral map of Mitchell County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. No scale indicated.
Date: July 1880
Creator: Wise, Louis C.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Mitchell County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Mitchell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1922
Creator: Hedick, J. D.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oil Field

Description: Photograph of an oil field on a brushy plain. Several derricks are visible above the numerous oil wells stretching across the flat land.
Date: unknown
Creator: Newsom Photo
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Steam-Boiler Feed-Water System.

Description: Patent for a certain new and useful improvement in steam boiler feed water systems, including instructions and illustrations..
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: Clousnitzer, Ernest Albert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock-Weaner.

Description: Patent for improvements in stock weaners. The invention is used for weaning cattle and "may be applied to either the parent or the offspring to prevent abstraction of the lacteal fluid from the udder by either. The purpose of the invention is to devise a device of the character and for the purpose aforesaid which will be simple, effective, light, not interfere with grazing or feeding, and which can be easily and quickly placed in position without the use of tools and adapted to be readily removed and applied to another animal" (lines 12-22). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1900
Creator: Looby, Hiram R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle

Description: Patent for device for improvement of speed of bicycle, including illustrations.
Date: 1896-3-28
Creator: Schooler, Joseph P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lubricator Attachment for Wheel-Hubs.

Description: Patent for lubricator for axles of buggies, wagons, and other vehicles.
Date: August 20, 1901
Creator: Fergusson, William P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for an improved cultivator that is easy to guide and operate, possesses increased durability, and is inexpensive to construct.
Date: January 3, 1911
Creator: Foster, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wiffletree-Hook.

Description: Patent for a strong and durable wiffletree-hook that is spring-actuated and uses an eye-bolt to hold the trace securely. It consists of a socket with an eye-bolt, a seat with flanges on all four s ides, pivot-lugs extending from the seat, a hook pivoted between the lugs, and a bow spring on the flanged-seat.
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: McBean, Robert Sinclair & McBurnett, John Wesley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-escape. This design "is to provide means whereby lowering the car may be made more safe and easy to the operators, whereby the occupants of the car may be shielded from smoke and flames bursting from lower windows while the car descends, whereby the shield may be housed when not in use, and in means whereby the use of this fire-escape by burglars may be prevented" (lines 12-20).
Date: October 27, 1885
Creator: McKinzie, Thomas Duncan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle-Lubricator.

Description: Patent for an axle lubricator that continuously lubricates an axle through a hollow nut in the end of the hub bushing, and the oil cup can be refilled easily and without removing the wheel.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Miller, William J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design consists, "with the working-barrel, of a casing or shell secured to the lower end of said barrel, the said shell tapering downward and being provided with an annular shoulder on its inner surface, a valve-seat provided with an annular flange and downward elastic extensions constructed to close against said shell and rest on said shoulder, and a valve-cage connected with said seat and containing a valve" (lines 82-91).
Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Shelburn, Cephas C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheel Hub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel-hub. This design "relates to wheel-hubs, and its objects are, first, to permit removal or renewal of the spokes without displacing the tire; second, to insure synchronous motion of the axle-box and the hub; and, third, to attain these ends with simplicity of structure" (lines 8-13).
Date: July 20, 1886
Creator: Miller, William J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

usp015/00472545

Description: Patent for "a simple and economical device of this character, which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency, and whereby sand and dirt is effectually excluded and the grease or other lubricating material prevented from escaping" (lines 15-21).
Date: April 12, 1892
Creator: Miller, William J.; McBean, Robert S. & McBurnett, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fishing-Reel.

Description: Patent for improving the operation of fishing reels. Illustration and instructions included.
Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Williams, Elbert D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "is to provide a means for preventing the jarring and noise incident to the sudden stoppage of a door or window-blind in closing . . . and to this end it consists of a hinge having one leaf provided with a case or box extending laterally from the back thereof, the said case or box inclosing a spring-actuated bolt which normally projects beyond the point of the leaf, and is arranged to engage with the other leaf of the hinge when the door is closed" (lines 7-19).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Byrne, Matthew Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bottle-Case.

Description: Patent for a bottle holding case using wires to encircle the inner groove of the case as re-enforcement, then use metal bands or wires woven around the encircling wires; these metal bands or wires would then wove around the necks and bodies of the bottles to secure the bottles inside the case. Illustration is included
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Marlow, Claud E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Place Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-place heater. This design "is to provide an inexpensive fire-place heater, constructed so that it may heat two or more rooms on the same floor of a building, and with a single fire, so as to economize fuel and labor of attendance" (lines 7-11).
Date: June 2, 1885
Creator: Bartlett, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire escape. This design "relates to that class of fire escapes designed to save life from burning houses or ships; and its object is to provide means whereby a boat or car may be lowered from the side of a vessel, or a car may be raised or lowered to and from the windows of a house" (lines 8-13).
Date: October 21, 1884
Creator: McKinzie, Thomas Duncan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Tool for Manipulating Wire

Description: Patent for a combination tool for manipulating wire, "a convenient hand-tool for bending, straightening, shortening, and otherwise manipulating the wires ordinarily used in the construction of fences," (lines 10-14).
Date: September 23, 1902
Creator: Cullen, Edwin C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn or Grain Knife

Description: Patent for a corn or grain knife used for harvesting. Illustration included.
Date: July 13, 1904
Creator: Tilley, Louis R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Religious Baptism at Seven Wells

Description: Photograph of a religious baptism in a river at Seven Wells, near Colorado City, Texas, in 1922. Many people line the riverbanks in formal attire.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame