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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.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for improved construction of lifting jacks with a "vertically-movable screw and capable of enabling the jack to be readily connected with an object at the base of it, whereby the range of the lifting-jack will be materially increased" (lines 14-18).
Date: December 18, 1900
Creator: Sanders, John Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed-Slat Fastener.

Description: Patent for an improved construction of a bed-slat fastener, one "adapted to support a bed-slat firmly in position and to prevent the side rails of a bedstead from springing outward" (lines 14-16). There are also "no recesses or crevices for the accumulation of vermin" (lines 19-20) in this design.
Date: January 26, 1897
Creator: Fielding, Charles S. & Grogan, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buckle-Hook.

Description: Patent for a new buckle hook, specifically a back-band buckle for use with a harness that is "of simple and inexpensive construction designed to firmly grip the back-band or strap of the harness and retain the same in adjusted position" (lines 12-15), including illustrations.
Date: April 17, 1906
Creator: Reid, William W.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 of simple and durable construction which may be coupled automatically, thus avoiding the inconvenience and danger incident to the use of the usual coupling-link or pin" (lines 9-14).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Freeman, Walter F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cake-Baking Pan.

Description: Patent for a device "which will afford the means to bake form-cakes of different varieties in a perfect manner in the oven," (lines 9-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 11, 1891
Creator: McDaniel, Mary E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved engine. This design "relates to mechanical powers, the object being to combine with an ordinary tread-wheel mechanical advices adapted to be operated by horse-power to revolve said wheel. The invention consists in the features of construction and combination of parts" (lines 9-14).
Date: July 10, 1883
Creator: Perrin, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Jointing and Setting Saws.

Description: Patent for improvements in saw jointing and setting machines in “which [it] will serve to hold the saw-blade securely in place, will serve as a guide for the file, and by the simple movement of a conveniently-arranged lever the saw-teeth may be quickly and accurately set. Mechanism is provided whereby the movements of the file-blade may be readily adjusted and whereby the set of the saw may be changed, as desired.” (Lines 19-27) Illustration is included.
Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Magee, Richard Needham
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weather Board Gage.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gauge for weatherboards. This design utilizes a guiding loop and a hinged part to create a gauge that, "after it has been attached to the house, will support at least two boards in position while they are being nailed on, before it is necessary to the move the gage [sic] into another position, and which gage will be so securely held in place that the boards can be moved back and forth without displacing it in any manner" (lines 27-34).
Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Lawrence, John Madison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Andiron.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive andiron that can easily be moved and holds the logs in place. "The invention consists of an andiron having two dogs or members connected together and a fender removably connected to the front of said dogs and extending over the intervening space or opening" (lines 9-14).
Date: August 28, 1894
Creator: Grogan, John Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department