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Parker Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Parker County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities and towns. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1919
Creator: Newton, John. C.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Bridge.

Description: Patent for "a simplified and cheapened construction of bridge whereby the weight and strain will be more equally divided and the braces so arranged that expansion and contraction laterally are avoided, while permitting of the necessary expansion and contraction longitudinally of the bridge." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Mitchell, Hirtie F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quanah Parker

Description: Portrait of Quanah Parker, last chief of the Comanches
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Monument Marking the Site of Isaac Parker's Home

Description: Isaac Parker (April 7, 1793 – April 14, 1883) is the son of John and Sarah Parker. He served under Andrew Jackson in the Creek Wars. He served in Captain Elisha Clapp's Company in 1836 and in 1841 participated in the Village Creek fight with the Indians in Tarrant County. He helped bury John B. Denton, who was killed in the fight. Isaac was a member of the Texas House from 1838-1841. He introduced the legislation creating Parker County. Senator Jefferson Weatherford introduced the bill in the Senate. Parker moved to Parker County in 1872 and settled on a farm eight miles northeast of Weatherford. He died there on April 14, 1883. The monument says: "Pioneer, soldier, and law maker. Born April 7, 1793 in Elbert County, Georgia. Came to Texas in 1833. Served in Elisha Clapp's Company in 1836. Member of Congress of the Republic of Texas 1839 - 1845; of the Constitutional Convention in 1845. State Senator. Died April 14, 1883, in Parker County."
Date: unknown
Creator: Jon Vandagriff
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

[Parker County]

Description: Cadastral map of Parker County, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region. The map covers the west part of Tarrant County, Texas. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1856/1857~
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Bridge Construction.

Description: Patent for a new and useful bridge construction, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 14, 1898
Creator: Davidson, James Allen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Canopy-Frame.

Description: Patent for "a simple, compact and efficient extensible frame adapted to be supported for use either in connection with a bedstead or door and window openings, &c" (lines 9-13). It is constructed to be arranged in multiple positions and "to support the fabric of the canopy in the desired position without risk of tearing or otherwise injuring the same" (lines 15-18).
Date: May 2, 1899
Creator: Baggett, Charles Bennett
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refrigerator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful refrigerator, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 2, 1900
Creator: Lewis, Rowland E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Garden-Plow.

Description: Patent for a garden plow to till soil.
Date: May 31, 1899
Creator: Stove, William A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of John and Lillian Langdon]

Description: Full-length portrait of John and Lillian Langdon. Lillian Langdon, sitting, wears a light-colored checkered dress with a matching jacket and a pearl necklace. John Landon, standing to the right of his sister, wears a dark jacket and knee-length shorts with dark tights and button-up boots. A hand written note on the back reads, "John Langdon & sister Lillian (Lillie). He was born 1887, about 4 yrs. old here, I suppose."
Date: 1891
Creator: Whittaker & Kennedy
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Bicycle Attachment.

Description: Patent for a bicycle attachment that supports the frame and can be used as a "carrier or support for a child, package, a satchel, &c." (Lines 12-13) Illustrations included.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Flinn, William M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Shears And Knife

Description: Patent for a knife attached to shears.
Date: June 26, 1900
Creator: Fulks, Fredrick F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for an object that simplifies the operation of rotary engines and motors.
Date: 1900/10/16
Creator: James P. Baxter, assignor of one-half to Harvey H. Dick
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Motor.

Description: Patent for improving crank-lever churn motors for a more simple construction that results in a more lightweight but strong machine.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Crawford, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wireworking-Tool.

Description: Patent for improvements to wireworking tools which are "especially designed for twisting the opposite ends of a tie-wire to a runner-wire of a fence and also for twisting the intermediate portion of the tie-wire, so as to tighten the embrace of the latter upon the fence-post. It is furthermore designed to provide means for supporting or bracing the tool upon the post during the twisting operation thereof, and, finally, to arrange the handle of the tool so as to provide a convenient and effective wire-cutter." (Lines 10-21) Illustrations are included.
Date: February 12, 1901
Creator: Tate, Newton J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vibrating Churn.

Description: Patent for improvements in vibrating churns in which the dasher is given a rapid rotary vibrating movement and with but very little exertion to the operator. (Lines 30-32) Illustration is included.
Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Miller, Luther Alison
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements to washing machines that allow the water to be heated to any temperature. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Eddleman, Dudley E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Running-Gears.

Description: Patent for running-gear on carriages that "consists mainly in improvements in the connections of the axles with the springs, perch, and other parts" (para. 5), with illustrations.
Date: February 1, 1876
Creator: Gilmore, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed water heater. This design "provide[s] a system of levers and a float which will automatically regulate the feed or supply of water to such heaters and lime-extractors . . . and further, that by securing a uniform supply of water the steam acts more equally upon the water, and thus secures a more uniform deposit of the lime" (lines 22-33). This allows for fewer accidents and less damage to the engine.
Date: August 10, 1880
Creator: Annear, John Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame and the hopper having the closed bottom and the openings in one side, with the driving-wheel, having the tappet-pins, the seed-slides having the openings or cups, the fulcrumed levers actuated by the tappet-pins, and connected to the lower ends of the seed-slides, and the cord or strap passing over the sheave, and secured to the free ends of the levers, whereby the seed-slides are reciprocated alternately in opposite directions" (lines 74-84).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Easley, Levi
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved electric motor. This design "consists, essentially, in such combination of an automatic circuit-breaker with a bar of soft iron secured centrally on a shaft journaled in bearings secured to the motor frame and rotating within a coil or helix that the rotation of said bar will continuously make and break the circuit, and that the action of the circuit-breaker will cause the continuous rotation of the bar" (lines 17-26).
Date: June 22, 1886
Creator: Emley, James E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a useful washing machine by providing “a device which will thoroughly cleanse the clothes with a minimum of labor and in which the heavier particles of dirt from the pieces washed will be separated from the main washing-chamber and thus kept out of contact with the clothes.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Hutcheson, Casey E. & Hutcheson, Franklin L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Basket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire basket. This design "consists in a certain combination, arrangement, and connection of a series of wires, whereby great strength is attained, the same including upper and lower hoop wires, upright or straight wires arranged to connect said hoops and wire frame bottom, and reversely-arranged diagonal wires or braces also connecting the top and bottom hoops, and twisted or wrapped around the upright wires intermediately of their length" (lines 13-22).
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Moore, William J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department