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Map of Polk Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Polk County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:213,333] (4000 varas to 5/8 of an inch).
Date: 1906
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Thompson & Tucker Lumber Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is dual-colored (gold and silver) and says, "Good for 50 in Merchandise, Pat. Appld For." on one side; on the other it has the text: "Thompson & Tucker Lumber Co., Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is dual-colored (gold and silver) and says, "Good for 1.00 in Merchandise, Patd July 1899" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Thompson & Tucker Lumber Co., New Willard, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Buddy Temple Gives Speech at Wilson's Governor Day]

Description: Photograph of State representative Buddy Temple, friend of Charlie Wilson, speaking at Wilson's Governor for a Day ceremony at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas on December 2, 1972. Behind him are Charlie Wilson and his first wife Jerry, and Lufkin attorney Martin Dies. Judge John Hannah was also in attendance.
Date: December 2, 1972
Partner: The History Center

[John Hannah and Charles Wilson]

Description: Photograph of State Representative John Hannah introducing Charlie Wilson, President Pro-Tem of the Texas Senate, as Governor of Texas for a day at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation on December 2, 1972. State Representative Buddy Temple served as master of ceremonies and Judge Martin Dies Jr. swore Wilson into office. A reported 5,000 people were in attendance, including a complete National Guard unit that provided a 19-gun salute from 105mm howitzers. The mat is inscribed "To John, my trusted friend and guru, Charlie"
Date: December 2, 1972
Partner: The History Center

Churn.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in churns, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 18, 1899
Creator: Christie, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saddle Mail Bag.

Description: Patent for new and improved saddle bags. This design calls for a saddle with two metal boxes with hinged doors at the bottom, through which metal pouches, to contain the mail, are inserted. The air left between the top of the pouch and the inside of the box prevents water from seeping into the box and ruining the contents, even when fully submerged.
Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Beazley, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Button.

Description: Patent for a new and improved button. This design consists "[i]n a detachable button, the combination, with the hollow threaded shank of the button-head, having end serrations, and the base-disk, having a central screw, of the loose clamp-disk, applied on the screw, and having a spring-pawl or projection to engage the serrations of the shank" (lines 70-76).
Date: March 11, 1884
Creator: Matthews, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flue-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a cleaner for a chimney, that is composed of multiple parts and is adjustable.
Date: June 28, 1892
Creator: Pharr, Walter. & Carter, W. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beef Tenderer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved meat tenderizer. This design consists in "the combination, with the triangular end plates having the bearing-notches, the detachable connecting-bar provided with the threaded ends and shoulders, the thumb-nuts, the smooth rollers, and the coiled springs, of the crank-handle and the [other] roller provided with the teeth having square flat faces and flat sides at right angles to said faces and arranged in aligned longitudinal series and spirally arranged circumferentially, the areas of the teeth being one-fourth of an inch" (lines 7-18).
Date: July 17, 1888
Creator: Welch, Lee L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is dual-colored (silver and gold) and says, "Good for 1.00 in Merchandise, Patd. July 1899" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Texas Long Leaf Lumber Company, New Willard, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Standard for Logging Cars.

Description: Patent for a new and improved standard for logging-cars. This design "consists of a pivoted standard connected by links to a lever a short distance from its pivot, so that when the lever is turned out of alignment with the links the standard will be firmly locked in position. . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a standard for cars and wagons which can be readily turned down out of the way when loading, and which, when turned up into position, will be firmly and securely held" (lines 7-16).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: Minnock, Edmund Junius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mole-Trap

Description: Patent for a design for a mole trap that can be cheaply made but is also easy to set and use while also being reliable in trapping both moles and other small creatures.
Date: December 20, 1892
Creator: Nelson, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design consists in the reciprocating "bar, the shaft mounted in the lower portion of the chair, the drum on said shaft, cord coiled around the drum and connected to the bar, the rest secured to the upper end of the bar, and the spring coiled around the said bar between the chair-seat and the rest" (lines 1-6).
Date: April 30, 1889
Creator: Lovejoy, De Soto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for the improvement of cultivators using adjustable blades and is adaptable to use different types of blades for a variety of other uses, including illustration.
Date: January 15, 1861
Creator: Alexander, J. T. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department