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Walker Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Walker County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1903
Creator: Sweeney, Frank R.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Fire-Arm.

Description: Patent for an improvement to adjusting rifle barrels and holding those adjustments in place. Includes illustrations.
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Alston, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Nine-Banded Armadillo]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Huntsville State Park, depicting a nine-banded armadillo standing in grass. The back of the card includes information about adaptations, behavior, life span, and other facts about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Bedroom General Sam Houston]

Description: Postcard of a four post wooden bed next to a fireplace with a full mantle and gun mounted on the wall, a rocking crib and rocking chair with an animal skin at the center of the wooden room. The bottom edge of the postcard reads "Bedroom of General Sam Houston." The back of the postcard adds, "Sam Houston Home and Grounds General Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army in 1836, President of the Republic of Texas, Governor of the states of Tennessee and Texas, United States Senator. General Houston lived in Huntsville, Texas, during his last years. His grave is in the city cemetery."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of General View of Sam Houston Home and Grounds]

Description: Postcard of three wooden buildings with stone chimneys from across a still body of water. The edge reads, "General View of Sam Houston Home and Grounds." The back of the postcard adds, "Kitchen, Houston Home, Houston's Law Office. In the foreground, Lake Oolooteekah. In the background, pecan tree planted by General Houston, 1847."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Methodist Church in Huntsville]

Description: Postcard of a photograph of a church with arched doorways and a steeple, described as "Methodist Church, Huntsville, Texas. Erected 1888." The letter on the back of the postcard reads, "Certainly enjoyed my visit to Beaumont, and oh how I did hate to leave. Reached home from there Monday. Best wishes to all my friends, Love Sarah." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 15, 1910
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Dog Attachment for Logging-Cars, &c.

Description: Patent for a new dog attachment "for logging cars, sleds, and wagons, &c., [...] which will securely retain logs on a car, sled, or wagon and also readily release the same for unloading when required" (lines 9-13), which includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Hudgens, George Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improved bailing press consisting of "a novel arrangement of levers, connecting-bars, and cords, in combination with the follower and windlass, whereby the follower is worked in the downward direction for pressing, and in the opposite direction for elevating it to recharge the press, by the said windlass" (lines 5-11).
Date: January 2, 1872
Creator: Randolph, Jeremiah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crank-Pin-Box Connection.

Description: Patent for "improvements in the connections of single-acting pistons of compressor-engines and other engines of like character with one common crank-pin of the main shaft where two or more cylinders and pistons are employed." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Scale-Beams.

Description: Patent for "the movable weight used on scale-beams; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the weight to slip over the scale-beam, and with a roller, upon which the weight rests or is suspended, in combination with a locking device." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1875
Creator: Robinson, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut and Bolt Lock.

Description: Patent for "an improved device for fastening a bolt and nut in position, whereby the tendency of the bolt or not to become displaced under jar or strain is obviated." (Lines 7-11) Includes instructions or illustrations.
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Rush, George L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper meant to be the most simply constructed. The hoes are attached to a rotating cylinder in the center of the frame, and the hoes rotating is what chops the cotton.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Hopkins, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller-Index.

Description: Patent for "improvements in combined spring-rollers and cabinet for ledger-index sheets," (lines 10-12) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 6, 1891
Creator: Nance, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk Plow.

Description: Patent for a revolving disk plow that pulverizes the soil. The plow is especially designed to prepare the soil for cotton and cultivating between rows of crops. It has a tongue, a cross-bar with a sloping edge, spindles set at an angle to the cross-bar, disks mounted on the spindles, a double scraper for the disks, a gage-wheel, and a pivoting and locking lever on the tongue.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Campbell, Singleton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Seed Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined planter and cultivator. This design has for its object "to facilitate the planting of seed and the cultivating of plants, and to promote convenience in adjusting the machines for the different kinds of work. The invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of parts" (lines 21-27).
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Shannon, Thomas Brandon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Cotton-Gins

Description: Patent for improvement in the Cotton-Gin with moveable brushes. This object is designed to make the brushes on the cotton machine move closer to the saw when they become shortened from constant use. This will improve the quality of the machine like a brand new equipment.
Date: June 22, 1875
Creator: Koehl, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lock. This design "is to produce a lock and key in which the lock-case has no exterior opening communicating with its wards or works, but is provided with a recess only for supporting the shank or axis of the key, while the only opening for the admission of the key to the interior of the lock, whereby its wards or bolt may be operated or controlled, is upon the interior of the lock-case, so that there is no possibility of introducing . . . picking devices therein, or of introducing any explosive agents" (lines 15-27).
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Markham, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Penholder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pen holder. This design "relates to improvements in penholders whereby the pen may be automatically discharged or ejected from the holder" (lines 8-11). It consists "of a staff with tenoned end, a portion of which is cut out of its upper surface with a downward bevel to its lower end, a beveled slide adapted to fit and slide upon the beveled cut in the staff, said slide being provided with a slight shoulder upon its upper side and a hole through the same for a screw or pin, a tube longitudinally slotted inclosing said staff and slide" (lines 38-47).
Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Blalock, William Benjamin & Muir, James Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool for Tightening Wheel Tires.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a tubular member having having one end beveled and provided with a transverse hole and provided at its other end with an interiorly-arranged annular shoulder, a set-screw passing through the tubular member and arranged near the shoulder, a nut resting on the tubular member and provided with an extension projecting into the same and bearing on the shoulder and provided with an annular groove receiving the set-screw, and a screw passing through the nut into the tubular member" (lines 28-39).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Hamblen, William Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Earth Scrapers

Description: Patent for improved earth scrapers, the class of which are " mounted on Wheel and provided with slatted carriers" (pg 1). This earth scraper has a novel system that allows the machine to be turned around and still used where other machines cannot do so (pg 1).
Date: August 27, 1872
Creator: Smith, Amroy B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Piston for Pneumatic Pumps.

Description: Patent for improvements in pistons for pneumatic pumps by using a combination of a tubular shell, a cylindrical valve, a conical aperture and a conical projection to fulfill the conditions required of a piston in pumps. Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department