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Morris County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Morris County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1906
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Duke, James K.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Trading Card: Shortleaf Pine Tree]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Daingerfield State Park, depicting trees lining the bank of a lake. Many of the trees are pine trees, interspersed with other trees that have red or orange fall leaves. The back of the card includes information about shortleaf pine trees.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed-Brace.

Description: Patent for bed braces that tighten the mattress support wires in a bed frame. These bed braces securely keep their position and allow easy adjustments.
Date: February 5, 1907
Creator: Lockett, Wyatt W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Type-Writer Attachment.

Description: Patent for a typewriter attachment that holds and feeds rolls of paper through typewriters. It is inexpensive and fits on several types of typewriters.
Date: August 25, 1896
Creator: Baker, Joseph B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Condenser.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton condenser. This design involves "[t]he lint pass[ing] from the gin through the flue and between the condensing-cylinders, by which it is formed into a bat. The blast from the gin serves to blow all dust from the lint through the wire-cloth of the cylinders and out through the openings in the ends of the latter. The upper cylinder will move vertically in its bearings . . . and thus adjust itself to any quantity of lint that may pass from the gin" (lines 46-55).
Date: July 10, 1883
Creator: Sewell, Franklin Milner
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor

Description: Patent for a "new and improved propeller for boats which is simple in construction, prevents a loss of power, and is thus very economical." (lines 8-10). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Lay, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam Plow

Description: Patent for Steam-Plow. "The object of my invention is to provide a new and improved steam-plow, which is simple in construction, has great tractive force, can-not slip, and plows very rapidly and perfectly." (lines 7-10)
Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Lay, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool-Holder.

Description: Patent for "a holder for any class of tools, but being especially adapted for hatchets, garden-tools, and tools of like character." (Lines 7-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Richardson, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ball-Bearing.

Description: Patent for ball-bearings that "consists in improvements in hubs or journal-boxes and in the journals of axles or spindles" (lines 8-10), the "object [of which] is to construct journals and journal-boxes which will be perfectly adjustable and durable and which will be subjected to the least possible friction" (lines 12-15).
Date: January 26, 1897
Creator: Baker, Joseph B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Derrick.

Description: Patent for improvements to derricks which make them portable and easily manipulated. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 15, 1891
Creator: Hurd, George Murray
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow-beam, of two side-bars, the rear portion of each of which is folded back upon itself, forming a standard, a shorter standard, a handle the front end of which and the end of the double portion are secured to the said bar by means of a single bolt, and the downturned end of one-half of the adjusting device and a brace for said handle being secured by a single bolt at another place" (lines 8-17).
Date: February 2, 1886
Creator: Putman, John Howard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth-Bolt Holder.

Description: Patent for a cloth bolt holder, which attaches to a counter and allows for easy rolling and unrolling of the bolt.
Date: June 1, 1909
Creator: Flemister, Ernest T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes Pin

Description: Patent for a clothes pin. Illustration included.
Date: November 5, 1907
Creator: Lewis, Joseph Wesley & Phillips, Joseph E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap. Illustrations included.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Kennedy, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill-Support

Description: Patent for a thill support designed to support the thill "without having the weight thrown upon the circle or fifth wheel" (lines 14-15), and may be adjusted to a variety of vehicles. Illustrations included.
Date: February 9, 1909
Creator: Story, Sam H
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department