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Waller County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Waller County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1900
Creator: Pressler, Herman & Morris, J. W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Cattle Guard

Description: Patent for a cattle guard that will turn horses, cattle, mules, etc.
Date: December 3, 1901
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet Lester
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for an improvement to "shovel-plows" that "is adapted to cultivate between the rows of corn, &c., and one in which the rearwardly-extending moldboards can be adjusted [...] in case the rows are close together or far apart. The cultivator is also arranged so that the depth of the furrow can be regulated" (lines 14-21).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Dinkins, James Oscar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Auger.

Description: Patent for a well-boring auger is designed to improve the drilling process by multi-functional features of the auger that can be placed inside of a well-casing to cut a hole or can be used itself to cut through the casing.
Date: November 3, 1903
Creator: Hutchins, Charles N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shovel Plow

Description: Patent for a shovel plow. Illustration included.
Date: September 4, 1906
Creator: Kilpatrick, Robert L.; Harvey, J. D. & Browne, A. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Cut-Off Valve.

Description: Patent for a new and improved valve. This design consists in "the valve-seat of [the] slide-valve, the entrances of whose steam passages form seats for auxiliary valves pivoted to [the] yoke on a rod, whose stud occupies said slot in upper portion of [the] arm pivoted to [the] pendant from [the] main valve-rod and terminating in [the] tappet, the same being combined with the adjustable stops" (lines 55-63).
Date: October 1, 1889
Creator: Moore, Robert B.
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

Riveting-Mandrel.

Description: Patent for a riveting-mandrel "for riveting the overlapping ends of sheet metal to form pipes, tubes, or the like" (lines 10-12) including illustrations.
Date: June 1, 1897
Creator: Mantey, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage.

Description: Patent for a gage that has a beam with a saw kerf at one end, a clamp made up of a tube with parallel wings that are inserted into the kerf, a scribing point in the tube, "and means for clamping the separated ends of the beam tightly against the parallel wings of the clamp" (lines 57-59).
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Holmes, Elijah H.
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

Saddle Stirrup

Description: Patent for stirrups. This invention is designed to be automatically detached from the stirrup strap in the case of the rider being thrown. Illustration included.
Date: October 21, 1909
Creator: Shultz, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with James E. Johnson, July 21, 2015

Description: Interview with James E. Johnson, a retired professor of education from Prairie View, Texas. Johnson earned a doctorate from Texas A&M in 1967 and taught at Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern University. In his interview, he discusses his early life, military service, attending Texas A&M, racial integration, and his career as an educator.
Date: July 21, 2015
Creator: Johnson, James E. & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Al and Larneatha Bowdre, July 14, 2015

Description: Interview with Al and Larneatha Bowdre, retired couple from Prairie View, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Bowdre discuss their childhood experiences, education, and raising their family in Texas. Mr. Bowdre also discusses his work as a volunteer firefighter.
Date: July 14, 2015
Creator: Bowdre, Al; Bowdre, Larneatha; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

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

Oral History Interview with Amy Boykin, July 9, 2015

Description: Interview with Amy Boykin, retired educator from Prairie View, Texas. She discusses her childhood in Prairie View, her education, her employment at Bishop College and McKinney schools, experiences with racial discrimination in Texas, and her activism.
Date: July 9, 2015
Creator: Boykin, Amy & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Halcyon Watkins, July 23, 2015

Description: Interview with Halcyon Watkins, a veterinarian from Prairie View, Texas. In her interview, Watkins discusses her family background, and her education at St. Frances de Sales School in Virginia, a Catholic boarding school for African American girls. She also discusses her education at Texas Southern University and Tuskegee University. While a student at TSU, Watkins participated in lunch counter and bus station sit-ins in Houston.
Date: July 23, 2015
Creator: Watkins, Halcyon & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library