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Map of Robertson County

Description: Blueline print of survey map of Robertson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, railroads, and blocks of land. No scale information given.
Date: 1863
Creator: Thielepape, George F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Robertson Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Robertson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1919
Creator: Maxey, John W. & Newton, John C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map, Robertson County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Robertson County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, railroads, ranches, state parks, military bases, a federal prison, and airports. Map includes eight inset maps (Easterly, Ridge, New Baden, Inset No. 1, Bremond, Benchley, Wheelock, and Mumford), a key to counties diagram, and a legend in the lower-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (appropriately 2 miles to the inch).
Date: 1969
Creator: Texas. Highway Department. Planning Survey Division.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Dr. Wesley Asbury Smith]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Wesley Asbury Smith, shown from the waist up in a suit, jacket, and bow tie. Wesley Asbury Smith, MD was the son of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr. and Elizabeth M. Smith of Upson and Talbot Counties, Georgia. He came to Texas in 1886 after graduating with honors from the Louisville Medical College. He married Nellie Welch in 1887. For a time, he was associated in the drug business with Dr. James G. Adams. Over the years, he and his family lived in Branchville, Millican, and Hearne, Texas.
Date: 18uu
Creator: M. & G. Photo Pavillion
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bottle.

Description: Patent for non-refillable bottles which can be filled and emptied easily with inexpensive construction. Instead of a stopper, a bottleneck pattern can be used which is efficient and safer.
Date: August 5, 1902
Creator: Holland, Willie Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin.

Description: Patent for a cotton gin that has a large ginning capacity (similar to saw types of gins) and also preserves the fiber (similar to roller types of gins).
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Fuller, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent is for a cotton press adapted to bale cotton and other materials by compression.
Date: June 28, 1903
Creator: Fuller, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mower or Reaper

Description: Patent for the improvements of machines called mowers or reapers. It includes an explanation of the improved specifications.
Date: September 17, 1901
Creator: Love, Patrick H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton Feeders and Cleaners for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for "devices for feeding seed-cotton to cotton-gins, and also, for cleaning the same preparatory to ginning; and it consists of a hopper having wires extending from side to side over a revolving toothed cylinder and a concave thrasher, and being made to reciprocate on a track by pinions on the ends of the thrasher-cylinder, working in double rack-bars, one in each side of the hopper, so contrived that the pinions run them over one way and under the other, making a simple and cheap mode of obtaining the motion." (Lines 6-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Colquitt, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for "an improved fastening or tie for cotton-bales, &c.; and it consists of two angular plates, secured at the rear part to one end of the band generally used in baling cotton, &c., and the front part thereof being provided with V-shaped jaws, which engage with angular slots in the opposite end of the band." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1877
Creator: Hanson, Asbury J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for improvements in horseshoes, which will have two parts that pivot together at the toe. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1891
Creator: Custer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for "an improved plow of simple and inexpensive construction employing two shovels so arranged and attached that either one may be quickly and easily removed to convert the plow into either a right or left hand plow, and has for its further object to provide a plow especially designed for opening new ground wherein the plowing is rendered difficult by the presence of roots and similar growth" (lines 9-18).
Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Stephens, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department