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Improvement in Sewing-Machine Thread-Guards.

Description: Patent for "a guard attachment to the Wheeler & Wilson sewing-machine for preventing the thread from being thrown off the tension by the work, and for preventing the thread from running off the spool onto the spindle." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 21, 1875
Creator: Roosevelt, Lillian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Press Mat.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil press mat. This design "is to flexibly connect the metal plates or leaves of a three-leaved oil-press mat in such manner that when the mat with the bags of meal interposed between its leaves is subjected to pressure for the purpose of expressing the oil the parallelism of the leaves will be maintained and endwise shifting of the same prevented. A further object is to provide a fastening . . . which shall be stronger, more durable, and more positive in its functions" (lines 31-41).
Date: June 7, 1881
Creator: Ahrenbeck, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design "has for its object to provide a motor of the class . . . that shall possess superior advantages in point of simplicity, cheapness, durability, and general efficiency; and to these ends [the] invention consists in the construction and novel arrangement of parts" (lines 17-23).
Date: September 30, 1884
Creator: Chilton, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock Collar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stock-collar. This design is "for the purpose of positively and unmistakably identifying cattle and other like stock, and to obviate the necessity of marking and branding cattle, &c., which shall be light, simple, strong, and durable in construction, thoroughly effective for the purposes designed, easily attached to and removed from the necks of cattle, &c., which shall be cheap and inexpensive of manufacture, and not liable to become lost, misplaced, broken, or detached by the animal in its efforts to release itself" (lines 16-26).
Date: April 6, 1886
Creator: Roberts, John Harrison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mail Bag Fastening.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mail-bag fastener. This design "is to provide a fastening for mail-bags, which may be quickly manipulated to fasten or unfasten the bag. To this end the invention consists, essentially, of a slide formed with key-hole slots and carried by an overlapping flap, the said slide being adapted to engaged headed studs that are secured to one side of the main portion of the pouch and passed through apertures formed in the other side of the pouch" (lines 7-16).
Date: September 3, 1889
Creator: Roosevelt, James A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Train-Indicator

Description: Patent for a train indicator that displays numbers or letters that can be easily changed.
Date: July 2, 1912
Creator: Elliott, Claud B. & Clappart, Emile E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator, which can be adjusted to different widths and depths of rows.
Date: March 15, 1910
Creator: Kilpatrick, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insectifuge Fertilizer for Cotton.

Description: Patent for an insectifuge fertilizer for cotton, which promotes the growth of the cotton plant and prevents boll weevils and cotton worms from attacking cotton plants by making them distasteful to the insects through the application of a mixture of bicarbonate of soda, nitrate of soda, sulfate of copper, and crushed decorticated cotton seed.
Date: August 23, 1910
Creator: White, Reuben G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shovel Plow

Description: Patent for a shovel plow. Illustration included.
Date: January 8, 1907
Creator: Kilpatrick, Robert L.; Harvey, J. D. & Browne, A. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hempstead 1885 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hempstead in Waller County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1885
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Hempstead 1891 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hempstead in Waller County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1891
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Hempstead 1896 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Hempstead in Waller County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History