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Wichita County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Wichita County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, railroads, and the various boundaries along the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to tentatively identify a tributary of Big Wichita River. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1924
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Brazos-Red River Historical Society's Map of Wichita County, Texas

Description: Map of Wichita County, Texas, showing blocks of land, towns, creeks, rivers, railroads, roads, oil wells, post offices, schools, churches, airports, cemeteries, historic trails and routes, and landmarks. Map includes notes on the six countries (Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America) that have had sovereignty over Texas and the route of Monsieur Brevel. The map is surrounded in a border of old cattle brands from the 1880s. Scale [ca. 1:47,520] (approximately 1 mile to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1957~
Creator: Kay, John A.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

City National Bank; Wichita Falls, Texas.

Description: Map of Wichita Falls, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing county lines in both Texas and Oklahoma. The map includes cities and towns, roads, railroads, national parks, and bodies of water. The map also includes 50 mile, 100 mile, 150 mile, and 200 mile rings around Wichita Falls, indicated its distance from other cities. Scale ca. 1:500,000
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Patent for improvement in stoppers by “combining a stopper and funnel adapted to be used for pouring liquids from one vessel to another without wasting, provision being made for pouring the liquid into a large vessel or into a small vessel, and when the stopper is not in use it may be closed for the purpose of preventing leakage and evaporation.” (Lines 12-19) Illustration is included.
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Hyer, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in wire stretchers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 13, 1899
Creator: Smith, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Lock

Description: Patent for a sash lock. This invention pertains to railway cars. Illustration included.
Date: May 11, 1904
Creator: Hughes, Henry B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for improvements in curtain fixtures "in which the brackets supporting the spring curtain-roller may be raised or lowered to admit light above the curtain." (Lines 13-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Winfrey, Edgar M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a pipe-wrench that can "be adjusted to fit accurately pipes and rods from the smallest to the largest of those in more common use, that will grip each with almost any desired degree of force and yet will not materially mar or injure it, and that may also be used for ends not usually possible with pipe-wrenches" (lines 12-18).
Date: October 15, 1895
Creator: McCauley, John H. & Winfrey, Edgar M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Extension-Brace for Ladders.

Description: Patent for an extension brace for ladders that improves on the inventor's previous patent (No. 416,413). The invention's parts "are positively raised and lowered by means of direct acting mechanism which is so constructed and arranged as to obtain the most beneficial results from a comparatively small application of power, the parts being strong and durable easily operated and readily understood" (lines 20-26).
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Crews, Dayton H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window-Shade Raiser.

Description: Patent for an improved way of raising, lowering, and locking window shades into place. "The operating-cord passes over a pulley located between two larger disks, one of which is screwed toward the other by a spring to clamp the folds of the cord and is screwed in the opposite direction by means of a lever, upon which the chord itself acts when drawn in the proper direction" (lines 14-20).
Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: McCauley, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a railroad-tie that improves on a patent granted to John C. Lee (No. 513,792). The improvement that simplifies and makes the tie stronger and uses less materials.
Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Mansfield, Robert Allen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for new and improved door saddles, which consists "of a longitudinal and cross-grooved arrangement of parts coacting with inclined surfaces and shields to cause a perfect drainage of water" (lines 11-15), including instructions and illustration.
Date: July 13, 1897
Creator: Vogel, Thomas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock Car.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal stalls in stock cars. This design "has for its object to provide these stalls in such a manner that they can be readily and cheaply applied to and removed from the cars; and it also has for its further object to provide for rendering the stall-partitions laterally yielding or elastic, and yet under such a degree of tension as to withstand or resist the movements of the animals" (lines 11-18).
Date: April 17, 1883
Creator: Lewis, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, easily operated, and improved registering machine that is meant to add numbers without mistakes. It uses revoluble number wheels and a spring-returned shaft among other materials.
Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: Brooks, Augustus J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a "simple and effective railroad tie for supporting the rails and rigidly holding them in the position of use" (lines 19-21).
Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Lee, John Chester
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Black-Tailed Prairie Dog]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Lake Arrowhead State Park, depicting a prairie dog laying on the ground. The back of the card contains information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Wheel

Description: Patent for improvements on spring wheels especially those adapted for motor vehicles.
Date: November 22, 1911
Creator: Coble, Ernest L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a wooden holder for pen-points. The holder is designed to be constructed cheaply and permit the neat and clean insertion and removal of pen-points.
Date: October 13, 1903
Creator: Estes, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department