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Rockwall Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Rockwall County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:160,000] (6000 varas to 1 1/4 of an inch).
Date: [1890..1925]
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Railway-Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and useful railway gate, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1898
Creator: McGregor, Montague M. & Williams, James Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Frame For Cultivators.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in frames for cultivators and other agricultural implements, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 13, 1898
Creator: Zollner, Matthes & Zollner, Carl
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Cultivator Wheel.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton cultivator wheels, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 24, 1899
Creator: Holloway, Willis W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Thinner.

Description: Patent for a machine that thins cotton fibers.
Date: September 12, 1899
Creator: Billingsley, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for "improvement in acetylene-gas generators, and has for one object to provide an exceedingly- simple apparatus of this description in which the pipes and connections are closed , and thus protected from freezing by the effects of atmospheric changes; and a further object of my invention is to remove the possibility of an explosion taking place during the manipulation of the machine." (lines 9-17) including illustrations.
Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Hartman, Gus
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator

Description: Patent for a wheeled cultivator with spring tension, a frame that can be tilted, and pivoting wheel-axles. It is an improved version of their earlier patent, number 615,775, from December 13, 1898. The cultivator can straddle multiple rows and be drawn by various numbers of livestock, including illustrations.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Zöllner, Matthes & Zöllner, Carl
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft-Equalizer.

Description: Patent for a Draft-Equalizer that will "provide a simple, convenient , and inexpensive device for equalizing the draft of wheeled cultivators." ( lines 14-16), Including illustrations.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Zollner, Matthes
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seeding-Machine.

Description: Patent for a Seeding-Machine that serves as a flexible connector to cultivating devices or other frames related to seeding. In addition, the Seeding-Machine can be utilized independently, Illustrations included.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Zollner, Matthes
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mail pouch

Description: Patent for new and improved mail pouch, with particular emphasis on the top locking mechanism.
Date: June 9, 1900
Creator: Tabler, Jasper Newton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a machine that allows the user to simultaneously cut down and plow cotton, or perform either task separately. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Hargrove, Byron Lafayette
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sulky-Plows.

Description: Patent for an improvement on sulky-plows which allows it to be adjusted for different uses.
Date: August 28, 1877
Creator: Renfro, Roberson A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Making Tablets

Description: Patent for a machine for making tablets. This patent describes improvements in tablet-making machines or molds, which will be simple in construction and which will make tablets of different sizes, there being provided plates which are perforated and of different sizes whereby the thickness which it is desired to mold the tablets may be regulated.
Date: February 25, 1896
Creator: Loving, Joseph H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a railway cattle-guard that is simple, inexpensive, and efficient. It prevents the cattle "from traversing a railway-track in order to pass form one field or inclosure to another" (line 12-14). It has spurred rollers, and has a unique way of mounting rollers or rotary ties, in that they do not block the track.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Nevill, William Birt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Antirefilling Bottle.

Description: Patent for a bottle that can be easily sealed but cannot be resealed after opened. There is a groove in the neck of the bottle, and the cork is placed below the groove. The cork is hollowed out and a plug is placed in the cork. The cork is hollowed out and a plug with a groove around it is placed in the cork.An elastic compressible locking-ring fits in the gap the groove in the bottle and the groove in the plug create.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Nevill, William B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ejector-Pump.

Description: Patent for an improved ejector pump that operates using air or steam pressure, and pumps water any height or distance. The invention is easily operated and practical.
Date: January 23, 1894
Creator: Nevill, William Birt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Traction-Engines.

Description: Patent for improving traction engines for use in hauling on farms and farm roads. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 14, 1879
Creator: McGregor, Montague M. & Croxton, James C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow-beam, of a plow-standard pivotally secured to the rear end of said beam, a brace pivotally secured to the standard, and a sliding clamp for securing the front end of the brace to the beam" (lines 90-94).
Date: April 13, 1886
Creator: Ketchum, Joel Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved drill. This design consists in "the combination, with the main shaft carrying two bevel gear-wheels, of a shaft carrying a bevel gear-wheel adapted to be connected alternately with the two bevel gear-wheels on said main shaft, a pinion secured on the said shaft, and a disk provided with a bevel gear-wheel meshing in the said pinion, said disk being connected with the drilling-tool, so that the latter can move freely up and down, but is turned by the said disk" (lines 111-120).
Date: June 26, 1888
Creator: Godwin, John Calhoon.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolt and Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for "a nut-lock of such construction that it may be used either as a permanent nut-lock or one in which the locking feature may be thrown out of engagement when it is desired to remove the bolt for any purpose." (Lines 15-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1896
Creator: Nevill, William B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Construction of Jails.

Description: Patent for improvement in construction of jails; in which a system of flues in between layers of a double floor provide ventilation through grates in the walls and upper layer of the floor, without compromising security.
Date: October 19, 1875
Creator: Seeber, John A. & Croxton, James C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace-Fastener.

Description: Patent for improvements in trace fasteners, with illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: Brownwell, John A. F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pumping Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a pumping apparatus that has "certain improvements in that class of pumps known as ejectors for raising liquids out of wells by means of compressed air or stream" (lines 9-12). The pump quickly and easily raises large amounts of water and is an improvement on a patent previously granted to the inventor (No. 474,819).
Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Nevill, William Birt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Music Holder and Turner.

Description: Patent for a devise that turns the leaves of books or music books, which "may be supported upon the music-rack of a piano, organ, or similar instrument." (lines 13-14)
Date: November 11, 1902
Creator: Black, John F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department