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Map of Nacogdoches County.

Description: Cadastral map of Nacogdoches County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. No scale indicated.
Date: November 1, 1857
Creator: Browne, J.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Smugglers' Road Drawn by Harry Pettey

Description: Map of El Camino del Caballo (also known as Smugglers' Road) in the southern part of Nacogdoches County, used by Spanish missionaries in the 18th century. The map also includes portions of El Camino Real, Trammel's Trace, and La Calle Real del Norte as well as other roads, towns, crossings, missions, and cemeteries. No scale indicated.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pettey, Harry
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Nacogdoches Co

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Nacogdoches County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, railroads, and the Old San Antonio Road. Handwritten notes have been made to the published map in red pencil to highlight San Antonio Road and Kings Highway and denote the addition of Mt. Sterling. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1905
Creator: Morris, J. W.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Nacogdoches County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Nacogdoches 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 and gas fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, national forests, and airfields. Map includes five inset maps - Martinsville, Etoile, Attoyac, Inset No. 2, and Melrose - a key to counties and key to sheets diagrams, and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features in the lower-left corner. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1961
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for improvements to a cultivator "which, for convenience of operation, may be attached to the wheels or frame of any ordinary wagon or cart, or it may be operated independently of either of the above by attaching the draft animals directly to the main or principal beam to which the plow-points are connected." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Hinckley, Jacob B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Screw-cutting Die.

Description: Patent for a screw-cutting die, including illustrations. The invention includes "a die-plate of special construction, adapted to cut either right or left hand threads" (lines 12-13).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Horse-Powers.

Description: Patent for improvements made to motors that power machinery, called "horse-powers." The specific improvements made are in the arrangement of mechanical pulleys from which the motor derives power, arranged in such a way that will not significantly increase the size or cost of the machine.
Date: February 4, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Lake Nacogdoches Area, Texas Volunteer Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Lake Nacogdoches Area, Texas fire department. The shield-shaped patch has a white outer section with red edging. "Lake Nacogdoches Area Volunteer Fire Department Est. 1979" is written along this outside edge. The interior contains another shield shape that is split into three sections with yellow borders. The top left portion contains a cross, a "fire scramble," and the word "Fire." The top right contains a Star of Life and the word "EMS." The bottom section contains a simplified version of the blue, white, and red flag of Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Nut Lock

Description: Patent for a nut lock. Illustration included.
Date: January 11, 1904
Creator: Payne, Newton & Guynes, Allen Perry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double Speed Engine

Description: Patent for a double speed engine. Illustrations included.
Date: January 27, 1904
Creator: Richards, Oliver L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton chopping wheel which can be attached to any style of plow or cultivator. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Rusk, William Thomas.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a tool that can be used for fence construction by stretching the wires to the desired tension, or for repairing fences by crimping the slack in the wires. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Gardner, Robert J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rivet-Set.

Description: Patent for an improvement in rivet-sets which having various sizes of holes and cavities for cutting and setting; it can be riveted by hand or machine. Illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for discharging buckshot without reloading and with the precision of firing "a single bullet fired from a barrel of proper bore to fit it" (lines 17-18), including illustrations.
Date: March 1, 1859
Creator: Haynes, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for "a cheap and simple machine adapted to chop or hoe cotton and simultaneously plow or hill the same; furthermore, to adapt the chopper to form stands composed of any number of plants and at any distance apart, and, finally, to provide means for raising and lowering the plows out of and into operative position and throwing the chopping mechanism into and out of gear, which means are controlled in a convenient manner by the driver or operator" (lines 10-20).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Balshaw, David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized butter churn. This design is of "a simple and efficient device for converting a rotary into a reciprocating motion, which may be either vertical or horizontal, and is especially adapted to the various kinds of churns, washing-machines, and the like now in the market" (lines 13-18).
Date: January 4, 1881
Creator: Clark, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Buncher.

Description: Patent for an implement to thin and bunch young cotton plants, including illustrations.
Date: April 28, 1885
Creator: Tynes, Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Description: Patent for an improvement of a baling press where the upright framing timbers allows any quantity of cotton to be placed in the bale and creates a uniformity of weight.
Date: July 5, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dressing Millstones.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved mode of dressing millstones for the purpose of grinding every kind of grain into meal flour &c., &c." (lines 4-7) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 4, 1851
Creator: Gaines, Edmund P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved mode of dressing millstones for the purpose of grinding wheat and grain into meal flour" (lines 4-7) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1854
Creator: Gaines, Edmund P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for improvement in millstone-dress by “making each of the main grooves in five sections, in combination with shoulders and inclined planes” (lines 17-19), including illustration.
Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Gaines, James, W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mill-Stone Dress.

Description: Patent for Mill Stone Dressing- the pattern on a mill stone for the better grinding of grains into flour. The furrows and grooves of the new design allow grain to be "milled... at greater speed (and)even distribution."
Date: March 8, 1870
Creator: Loy, G. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Pump, &c.

Description: Patent for improvement to a pump "adapted for attachment to small vessels containing oil, water or any other liquid" (lines 10-12) that includes a better means of securing the pump.
Date: September 15, 1885
Creator: Phillips, Richard
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department