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Trinity Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Trinity 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: 1905
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Tongs.

Description: Patent for tongs with gripping jaws that are removable and have variable gripping surfaces on each vertical side of the jaws.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Rice, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate

Description: Patent for "simple and easily-operated mechanism for opening and closing a gate and for controlling the latch thereof by the same mechanism which opens and closes the gate" (lines 12-16).
Date: June 11, 1901
Creator: Seckler, Levi W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene-Gas Lamp.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in acetylene gas lamps, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Josserand, Peter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lubricator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful lubricator. This invention "relates to certain improvements in lubricators, such as are adapted for use in connection with the wheels of wagons, carriages, and other vehicles" (line 8 -11).
Date: December 28, 1897
Creator: McCall, Duncan D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Frame For Slates.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in frames for slates, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1899
Creator: Mitchell, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Power.

Description: Patent for improvements in churn-motors by using the combination of an upright supporting frame, “a shaft journaled in the frame, means for rotating the shaft,…..corresponding with the size of the joint between the dasher-staff and pitman, substantially as specified.” (Line 5-15, p.2) Illustration is included.
Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: MaGee, William Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Jointing, Gaging, and Setting Saws.

Description: Patent for a new and improved device for jointing, gauging, and setting saws. This design consists "[i]n a saw-jointer and gage . . . the body-plate or block, having laterally extending arms, a groove extending entirely through the said arms, overhanging flanges extending from the said arms, a slot in the bottom of the groove forming an open space between the flanges, and a flat spring secured in the groove, facing the flanges" (lines 28-35).
Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Cummings, Virgil T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design consists "of the wheel having the series of arms, the V-shaped fenders secured thereto, the rim having offsets and tapering side edges, the hoe-bars having rollers, and overlapping hoes at their outer ends" (lines 73-78).
Date: May 14, 1889
Creator: Woodbury, Amasa O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lumber-Kiln

Description: Patent for a "kiln proper . . . constructed with special reference to combustion of cinders or sparks, and thereby preventing their escape into the chamber containing the lumber" (lines 7-10)
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Andrew T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door-check. This design "has relation to door-checks . . . for retaining a door or gate in any desired opened position; and it has for its objects to provide such a door-check in which the holding or clamping mechanism of the check is operated automatically from the latch or knob of the lock, to provide a strong brace for retaining the door in its adjusted position . . . a bolt casing slides upon a rail carried at the upper edge of the door and has a bolt operated from the lock of the door for engaging the said rail, and in which a brace or arm is pivoted to the door-frame" (lines 8-26).
Date: August 14, 1888
Creator: Scarborough, William Daily
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door-Check

Description: Patent for "improved door-check for retaining the door in any desired open position. . . of very simple construction controlled by connection with the knob of the door" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 24, 1889
Creator: Scarborough, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grinding-Machine

Description: Patent for "a machine chiefly adapted for making or grinding molding bits or knives with either a straight or irregular cutting-edge; but my invention is also adapted for making and grinding other edged tools and implements" (lines 13-18).
Date: June 14, 1892
Creator: Ross, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Courthouse Windows]

Description: Photograph of windows on the exterior of the red brick Trinity County courthouse building in Groveton, Texas. The top of a blue bulldozer is visible at the bottom of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell