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Wood Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Wood County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:166,667] (5000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1914
Creator: Pressler, C. W. & Bramlette, H. M.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Latch.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in latches, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Lott, William Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Crowd Around Airplane]

Description: Photograph of a group standing around a Curtiss JN-4D Jenny airplane, in Quitman, Texas. Everyone in town gathered to view the first airplane landing in Quitman.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

Latch.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in latches, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 18, 1899
Creator: Lott, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non Refillable Bottle

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in non-refillable bottles. This invention is to " provide a bottle of this character which can not be refilled and sold as an original package without detection" (line 11-15).
Date: November 30, 1897
Creator: Taylor, James Moss
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Couch and Bath-Tub.

Description: Patent for a new and useful combined couch and bath tub, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Smith, Samuel Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Seed Conveyer.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cotton seed conveyer, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 7, 1899
Creator: Moore, John T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine For Destroying Cotton-Boll Weevil, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and useful machine for the destruction of the Mexican cotton boll weevil and other insects, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1900
Creator: Strobach, Francis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cloth measuring machine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 2, 1900
Creator: Williams, Ellia Pinkney
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin-Saw Cleaner.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton gin saw cleaners, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 12, 1899
Creator: Mapes, Joseph Calvin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bedstead Fastening.

Description: Patent for connecting legs to side rails of beadsteads.
Date: April 17, 1900
Creator: Rape, Augustus D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock

Description: Patent for a nut lock, to hold a nut in place or act in place of a washer, including illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Dowell, Jeff Davis & Galliher, Lawrence M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Andiron.

Description: Patent for improvement in andirons “which is so arranged as to permit ready access to the fireplace for the purpose of cleaning out the ashes and having a removable fender which is capable of being quickly and readily removed or placed in position to retain the fire and prevent the fire from rolling out the fireplace.” (Lines 47-54.) Illustration is included.
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Cox, John Drew
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cutting Implement.

Description: Patent for improvements in cutting tools especially adapted for severing bale-ties, cutting wire and pruning trees. This cutting implement has a laterally-extending handle and a detachable cutting blade. Illustration is included.
Date: July 2, 1901
Creator: Lott, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for improvements in nut-locks, "wherein a ratchet and pawl is employed to prevent retrograde movement of the nut after it has once been turned up into the desired position." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 23, 1891
Creator: Magee, William L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Walking Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a walking seed-planter. It has a frame, a supporting-wheel between two beams of the frame, a seed-slide with forwardly-projecting arms and blocks that are engaged by cams, a hopper that overlies the seed-slide, springs attached to the hopper and the seed-slide that return the slide to its usual position, a pin that limits the seed-slide's movement, shovels on the frame, a seed-spout, a bolt that holds the frame together, and brace-rods.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: White, Lee
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplers, the object being to provide a coupler with a coupling-pin of improved construction, and to combine said pin with effective and durable devices for raising and lowering it. The invention consists in the combinations of parts" (lines 9-15).
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Cage, George A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Miller Exterminator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved insect exterminator. This design consists in "[a] lamp having an external upwardly-projecting sleeve and a side socket and a wick projecting through the sleeve, in combination with a pole or standard fitting into said side socket and a pan having an inward sleeve fitting over said sleeve on the lamp" (lines 49-54).
Date: June 11, 1889
Creator: Woods, John B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back Band.

Description: Patent for a new and improved back-band. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the back-band, the leather guard secured thereto, and the leather section secured to said band at one end of said guard and provided with loop and buckle, of the protector having slotted ends, and the strap connected with said buckle and having its ends passed through the slotted ends of said protector and under said loop" (lines 65-72).
Date: January 10, 1888
Creator: Helm, Albert Jerome
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Seed-Planter, Harrow, and Plow

Description: Patent for "a combined seeder or planter, harrow, and plow, and to simplify the parts, so that they can easily be put together and taken apart and manufactured at little expense" (lines 16-20).
Date: December 17, 1889
Creator: Russell, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon Step.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon-step. This design "consist[s] of the support-piece adapted to be secured to the side of a wagon-bed and formed with a chamber having parallel inclined end walls, extended shoulders, and parallel inclined end walls, in combination with the step formed with a head to fit the chamber of the support-piece, and a lifting and holding hook" (lines 7-15).
Date: June 10, 1890
Creator: Nichols, Eliza A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plank Fence

Description: Patent for "invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fences" (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1892
Creator: Jobe, Warren, Sr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton press: "Our invention consists of a contrivance for driving the screw, which works the follower by a worm when doing the work, and a toothed wheel when returning the follower; also, of a removable case which receives the pressed bale and carries it away on a truck to be tied, while another box takes its place to receive the next bale" (lines 8-15). Includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: October 17, 1876
Creator: Davis, James Harvey & White, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Valve-Gear for Steam-Engines.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in steam-engines which shall be so constructed as to give a full application of the steam and a free exhaust at regular intervals, which will enable the engine to be easily reversed, can be easily attached to any engine, which will enable an engine to be worked by water-pressure, will run smoothly and with very little friction, and will be very durable." (Lines 11-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 24, 1877
Creator: Davis, James H. & White, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department