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Smith County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Smith County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1903
Creator: Hunnicutt, W. H. P.; Hedick, J. D.; Duke, J. K. & Terrell, O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Smith Co.

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Smith County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, railroads, and blocks of land. No scale information is given.
Date: 1855
Creator: Willke, H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Railroad-Tie.

Description: Patent for railroad-ties, and "the special object of the invention is to make a railroad cross-tie of metal, built up firmly and secured to the rails without screws, bolts, rivers, cushions or other appurtenances." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Noonan, Philip
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Harness

Description: Patent for a harnesses for horse-carriages designed to enable the instant detachment of the horse. Includes illustrations.
Date: October 1, 1872
Creator: Ellis, Ira
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

Description: Hand-colored print of the Civil War camp, Camp Ford taken from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, page 132. Camp Ford, located near Tyler, Texas was established in 1863 as a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. Over the course of two years, the camp held about 6,000 prisoners and was one of the largest Confederate prison camps west of the Mississippi River.
Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[$1 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for $1 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other, the text is only partially visible but appears to be from "Sessions Lumber & Supply Company, Arp, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

Description: Hand-colored print of the Civil War camp, Camp Ford taken from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, page 132. Camp Ford, located near Tyler, Texas was established in 1863 as a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. Over the course of two years, the camp held about 6,000 prisoners and was one of the largest Confederate prison camps west of the Mississippi River.
Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Wedge-Buckle.

Description: Patent for improvements in wedge-buckles by using a “combination of a stiff plate having wedge-shaped side jaws, of the strap having an inwardly-curved spring portion terminating in projections and flanges which engage the jaws, and adapted to be straightened outwardly in clamping a belt of band between the plate and strap” to (Lines 18-24, p. 2) Illustration is included.
Date: November 27, 1900
Creator: White, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Burial Apparatus

Description: Patent for improvements in burial apparatus, relating particularly to linings and coverings for graves, which are designed to do away with all appearance of earth or dirt in the placing of caskets or coffins in the ground.
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Spear, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Three Boys]

Description: Photograph of three young boys standing at the bottom steps of the porch of a house, with a woman in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photo identifies the boys as Richard Wesley Prater's grandsons and the house as his house.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

Design for a Badge

Description: Patent for a design for an ornamental badge celebrating the Emancipation of slaves by Abraham Lincoln.
Date: October 6, 1906
Creator: Whitney, Junius P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back-Band Hook

Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive construction of hook which is capable of ready and convenient adjustment and with which different articles of cloth, such as may be on hand, may be used as a back-band, and also so formed as to prevent cutting or tearing of the back-band with which it is used and to be quickly and positively clamped in position on the band" (lines 13-21).
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Pool, Robert C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buckle

Description: Patent for an improved buckle that will hold straps in place, particularly those straps with irregularly sized and spaced openings.
Date: May 29, 1901
Creator: Pool, Robert C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refrigerating Apparatus

Description: Patent for a refrigerating apparatus for the purpose of regulating the liquid refrigerant agents in the expansion coils. Illustrations included.
Date: April 21, 1908
Creator: Mayhew, John Daugherty
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in acetylene gas machines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Henderson, Thomas & Stapp, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Door Cleat.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in car door cleats or guards, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Miller, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shoe-Plate.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in shoe plates, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 22, 1898
Creator: Long, Francis F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department