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Victoria Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Victoria 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: 1921
Creator: Matzow, Fr & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Fire and Burglar Proof Safe.

Description: Patent for a safe "constructed as to be safe from fire and burglars, and at which the same time may be made lighter, and may be less expensive in manufacture than when made in the usual way." (para. 4). Additionally, safe is airtight and water-proof.
Date: March 18, 1870
Creator: Wilkins, Samuel Adams
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medical Compound.

Description: Patent for improvements in medical compounds: "provide a new and useful preparation for the treatment and cure of kidney and bladder affections" (lines 9-11).
Date: August 30, 1892
Creator: Page, Thomas L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press

Description: Patent for "an improvement in that class of presses adopted for baling hay" (lines 10-11) with illustrations.
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Cyrus M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game-Cards.

Description: Patent for game cards. Provide attractive cards with detailed instructions on how to play card games.
Date: August 12, 1902
Creator: Sharp, Bird H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft-Appliance.

Description: Patent for a draft appliance (animal-driven vehicle) with the purpose of changing and equalizing the draft between draft-animals and making the draft line easily adjustable.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Cyrus M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved coupler, the object of the invention being to provide an improved means for elevating, holding, and releasing the coupling-pin, and also to provide a vertically-adjustable drawhead, which bae readily adjusted either during coupling or before or after.
Date: January 19, 1892
Creator: Brimingham, Oliver M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Destroying Attachments for Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "a fan or blower conjoined with a box containing any of the various powdered poisons used for destroying vermin which infest growing plants, as cotton, potatoes, &c., operated by a pulley and band, running from the axle of the blower to a wheel on the supporting-axle of the cultivator, seeder, or other machine to which the apparatus may be attached." (Lines 19-27) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 30, 1873
Creator: Hurd, Charles T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Poison Distributor

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in devices for sprinkling potato-vines and the like with powder - such as paris-green" (lines 15-18).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Heaton, Lorenzo D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design relates "particularly to a new and improved stirrup iron or body, whereby a stirrup of extraordinary strength and lightness is produced, and also one that is ornamental and avoids the discomfort of metallic stirrups now in common use" (lines 8-13).
Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Kerns, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Drier and Warmer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed drier and warmer. This design "includes, primarily, a suitable frame of essentially elliptical form, whose ends allow of the said frame being readily slipped in between the bed and bedding or between two articles of bedding, and in connection with said frame a suitable fire-pot of portable construction" (lines 23-29).
Date: May 14, 1889
Creator: Fossati, Jasper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nursery Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nursery chair. This design utilizes a U-shaped board with a bib attached to one side and hooks or bolts to the other "to secure a child in its seat and prevent its falling out or upsetting the chair" (lines 12-14).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Reed, Emma T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Electro-Magnetic Engines.

Description: Patent for "a new practical application of electro-magnetism to machinery for the purpose of moving the same and keeping it in motion, and developing a degree of force which is only limited by the reduced proportion of power applied. The invention consists principally in the transmission of electro-magnetic power through compressed air for motor purposes, and the mechanism and combination of machinery necessary for that purpose." (Lines 12-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 9, 1872
Creator: Thornton, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement to cotton-seed planters by connecting the wheel to the reciprocating stirrer to guide the seed from hopper to soil and covering it, including illustration.
Date: November 27, 1860
Creator: McClanahan, C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolt for Doors.

Description: Patent for the improvement of bolt locks on double doors using a lever lock for safety and ease of locking and unlocking one or both doors, including illustration.
Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Bonney, N. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department