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Montague County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Montague 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: 1924
Creator: Morriss, G. C. & Giles, J. B.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Montague County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Montague, Texas, showing blocks of land, rivers, creeks, land grants, Victoria Peak, and roads. No scale information given.
Date: 1858
Creator: Von Rosenberg, W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas: Montague Quadrangle: Texas - Indian Territory

Description: Topographic map of Montague, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing parts of Clay and Montague Counties. The map shows towns, roads, railroads, schools, rivers, creeks, and areas of elevation. The map also includes a township diagram near the lower-right corner. Relief shown by contours (interval 50 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:125,000
Date: 1920
Creator: Douglas, E. M.; Fitch, C. H.; McLaughlin, Fred; Ahern, Jeremiah; Chapman, R. H. & Urquhart, C. F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Wheel-Rim.

Description: Patent for improvement to wheel rims providing "means for introducing oil thereinto and distributing it throughout the whole periphery" (lines 10-12).
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Harville, Walter S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Syrup-Pitcher

Description: Patent for an improvement on a pitcher for syrup that prevents drips off of the edge of the pitcher.
Date: June 19, 1906
Creator: Bradford, McDuffie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CONVERTIBLE CAR.

Description: Patent for improved convertible cars pertaining to railroad rolling-stock, that can be converted from freight-car into a box-car or cattle-car. This invention is tighter in corners when serving as a box-car, to prevent leakage of transports.
Date: May 22, 1906
Creator: Cothern, John K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for an improved windmill, a wind-driven wheel which will operate with the wind blowing in any direction and without the necessity of a typical vane and which produces a maximum velocity with a minimum amount of wind.
Date: April 17, 1906
Creator: Bartlett, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Projectile.

Description: Patent for improvements in projectiles is to positively insure the explosion of the projectile at any desired point and the action is more reliable than is the case with time-fuses, where exact results cannot be insured, or with impact-projectiles, which explode when they come into contact with the armor. (Page 2, lines 12-18) Illustration is included.
Date: March 24, 1903
Creator: Densler, Nat
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Stanchion.

Description: Patent for improvements in cattle-stanchions in “which the animal can be released from without its stall, so that the attendant will not have to enter such stall or be subjected to any of the inconveniences of dangers arising therefrom.” (Lines 13-17) Illustration is included.
Date: March 10, 1903
Creator: Garrett, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Iron Saddle-Tree Forks

Description: Patent for an improvement in iron saddle-tree forks that are cheaper to construct as well as light and durable. Includes illustration and description.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Wood, John McLane & Bellah, William Newton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Needle Threader for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sewing-machine needle-threader. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the slide-bearing of the needle-bar, of the slide, its stop and spring, and the pivoted funnel-guide having a squared bearing to engage the spring, and a face-groove in its small end to engage the needle" (lines 73-78).
Date: September 2, 1884
Creator: Bellah, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth Rack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clothes rack. This design "essentially consists in constructing a vertical rectangular revolving frame, each side of which carries a tier of racks. Each of the racks is provided with a support on which the bolt of cloth or similar material may be readily turned, and has pivoted parallel to and in front of said bolt a roller, which retains the same in place, and over which the free edge of the cloth passes from the lower surface of the bolt, and which, in addition, facilitates the unrolling of the cloth" (lines 21-32).
Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Palmer, William Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Landside Cutter for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved landside cutter for plows. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a colter . . . and the landside attachment secured to the landside of the plow, the said landside attachment having the laterally-extending cutting-wing . . . the plate in front of the landside attachment, and the colter on the front edge of the said plate" (lines 66-75).
Date: September 21, 1886
Creator: Reed, Benjamin B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and durable rotary engine that operates effectively and fully utilizes the motive. It consists of a central driving shaft, a cylinder with an annular bore, a piston that fits in the bore, an arm in the driving shaft, a divided packing-ring, a gate that slides in the bore, a cam mechanism, and a piston valve.
Date: September 19, 1893
Creator: Stone, Charles H. & Stone, Alonzo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hopple for Horses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hopple for horses. This design "consists in the combination of two curved or bent pieces which are to go around the horses ankles . . . [each with] three links and a ring . . . allow[ing] the horse to walk slowly about, permitting [it] to graze at leisure, and enabling [it] to be easily caught when desired" (lines 14-34).
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Cottle, Julius O. & Ivie, Rufus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Mechanism for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for a quilting mechanism for sewing machines that attaches to a sewing table that extends "over and above and parallel with the overhanging arm of the machine" (lines 20-22), the arm is adjustable and detachable, a track-rail is attached to the end of the arm, and a quilting-frame hangs from the sheaves.
Date: September 25, 1894
Creator: Stafford, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator that has its frame and attachments are mounted on carrying-wheels, and the plows depend on the wheels. It is operated more easily than other cultivators.
Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Aubrey, Henry W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Bucket Windlass.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windlass mounting. This design "consists of an improved construction of and contrivance for mounting the windlass for a well-bucket; also, an improved contrivance for mounting the pulley of the windlass, whereby it is designed to provide simpler, cheaper, and easier working well-bucket windlasses than as heretofore constructed" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 20, 1884
Creator: Palmer, William Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Hoisting Bales on Wagons.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale hoister. This design "relates to apparatus for loading and unloading wagons, and it has for its object to provide an apparatus of this character which shall be cheap and simple in its construction, effective in its operation, strong and durable, an apparatus by the use of which a wagon may be quickly loaded and unloaded" (lines 9-15).
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Lamb, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department