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Improvement in Bridges.

Description: Patent for an improvement in Bridges and Self-Supporting Roofs and Girders. The invention provides instruction for "the construction of truss-bridges and self supporting roofs and girders"..."by nailing or bolting securely together successive layers of plank joined at different points."
Date: May 26, 1873
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knockdown Barrel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved knockdown barrel. This design "is to provide a cheap and easily constructed knockdown barrel for shipping fruit and other commodities. [The] improvement consists of the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-11).
Date: November 11, 1884
Creator: Miller, James Harison
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk and Clod Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design "consist[s] of . . . any desirable number of cutting-wheels constructed with heavy spherical hubs of cast metal and spokes carrying at their extremities horizontal knives. The said cutting-wheels are mounted . . . on a horizontal shaft provided with a longitudinal key-slot from end to end, so that the cutting-wheels may be adjusted in the desired positions thereon, the said shaft turning in boxes at the rear ends of a pair of longitudinal beams secured in front to an axle provided with two carrying-wheels and a driver's seat" (lines 9-21).
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Farley, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new "machine for chopping surplus cotton or corn out of the rows or drills, leaving it in hills at the desired distance apart" (lines 8-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1886
Creator: Farley, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riveting Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved riveting machine. This design "consist[s], essentially, of an upright-frame having a vertically-movable driving-rod therein, a vertically-separable set loosely mounted upon the lower end of the driving rod, and a stationary upright removably mounted in the frame beneath the driving-rod and set, [and] said upright having a spring-actuated sleeve extending above the upper end thereof" (lines 66-74).
Date: August 5, 1890
Creator: Carl, Reinhold A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Press

Description: Patent for an improved cotton press that construct a cotton-press in which the cotton will be compressed by a continuous operation as it is received from the cotton-gin (line 21-24), the device “consists of two series of rollers arranged in a circle” (line 26).
Date: April 16, 1887
Creator: Brady, Lewis Peter & Brady, WIlliam
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riveting Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved riveting-machine. This design consists "of the upright frame having the cross-head in the upper front part thereof, the vertical driving rods . . . adapted to move in said cross-head, the upright with perforated top and spring-actuated sleeve attached to the frame below the rod, the separable rivet-holder attached to said rod by the arms, the frame, and the sleeve . . . the upright with solid top attached to the frame below the rod, and means, as pivoted levers . . . at the top of the machine, connecting-rods . . . and treadle-levers . . . for actuating the driving-rods" (lines 60-74).
Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Carl, Reinhold A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new improvements in the construction of the nut lock. Patent for "a new and improved version of the nut-lock and combination of latch or locking device in order to lock the nut to the bolt." (lines 8-27) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new nut-lock and latch, including illustrations.
Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Brady, Peter Lewis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for an improved automatic car-coupling, including illustrations.
Date: November 23, 1875
Creator: Harper, Derastus
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a simple cattle-guard that provides an unstable footing for the cattle without injuring them, and thus preventing the cattle from going onto train tracks. The cattle do not get injured when stepping on this device.
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard for railroads that improves on preventing cattle from passing from their enclosure onto a railway track. The invention does not trap animals or people or cause injury, and lies below the upper treads of the rails.
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin

Description: Patent for an improvements in the combination of devices and overall construction of cotton gins.
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Brady, Peter Lewis & Brady, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riveting-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in "which rivets may be rapidly set in the material to be riveted, the rivet being driven and headed at the same operatio and without first punching holes in the material to be riveted." (Lines 15-19) Illustration is included.
Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Carl, Reinhold A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire for Vehicle-Wheels.

Description: Patent for a vehicle-wheel tire with illustrations included. It is expected to provide "simple, inexpensive, and efficient construction adapted to increase the strength and durability of vehicle-wheels" (lines 12-14) and allow for easy replacements.
Date: September 16, 1902
Creator: Carter, Mansion C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 21, 1881]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, from when he was traveling around in Texas. He told her where he'd been traveling and that he and the family were doing well. He closed his letter by saying she should bring her roommate down next time she visits.
Date: October 21, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

Hearne 1906 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hearne in Robertson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1906
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Hearne 1896 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hearne in Robertson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Hearne 1891 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hearne in Robertson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1891
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Hearne 1896 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hearne in Robertson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Hearne 1885 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hearne in Robertson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1885
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Hearne 1906 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hearne in Robertson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1906
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Hearne 1911 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hearne in Robertson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1911
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Hearne 1906 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hearne in Robertson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1906
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Hearne 1911 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hearne in Robertson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1911
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History