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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.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
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~
Partner: Texas General Land Office


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
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
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.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press

Description: Patent for a baling press to be used for hay, straw, wool, and other fibrous materials.
Date: April 28, 1903
Creator: Tate, William Elbert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter Attachment for Cultivators

Description: Patent for a planter attachment for cultivators and " it has for its object to provide a device of this class which shall possess superior advantages in point of simplicity, durability, and general efficiency." (line 10-13)
Date: August 2, 1902
Creator: Taylor, William F. & Williams, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Applying Bands to Bales

Description: Patent for a machine which applies bands to different types of bales. Machine claims to be more efficient than other devices of its kind.
Date: August 21, 1906
Creator: Armstrong, James E. & Eddleman, Dudley E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department