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Brazos Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Brazos County, Texas, showing showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, and blocks of land. Handwritten notes have been made on the map in pencil about crabapple trees. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: November 1922
Creator: Matzow, Fr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Brazos County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Brazos County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, military bases, and airfields. Map includes three inset maps - Millican, Wellborn, and Allenfarm - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: January 1, 1967
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for improvements in wire stretchers: "provide a wire stretcher of simple, durable, and economic construction, capable of being applied to a wire and supported upon s post or maintained in working position between posts or uprights" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Brannon, Walter Zebulin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Street Scene in Byran]

Description: Postcard of a two story house with fenced front porch and sparse yard, described as "Street Scene, Bryan, Tex." The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 13, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Will McClellan]

Description: Photograph of Will McClellan wearing a military dress uniform and peaked cap. Handwriting on the back of the frame reads, "Leila from Will (Big Sis)."
Date: unknown
Creator: Carter
Partner: Coleman Public Library

Rail Coupling Device

Description: Patent for a rail coupling device. This invention is for coupling together parallel rail sections. It is designed to prevent the tracks spreading. Illustration included.
Date: May 4, 1907
Creator: Gee, John Wharton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Poison-Distributer.

Description: Patent for a poison-distributer. This invention relates to improvements in poison-distributers, the objects in view being to provide a cheap and simple machine for an efficient manner over the entire surface of cotton-plants for the purpose of destroying the worms, and, furthermore to so construct the machine as to adapt it to readily pass through ordinary-sized gates.
Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: McGee, Joseph Thomas & Carr, Robert Wooten
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for fan attachment for sewing machines: "adapted to be readily applied to a machine and capable of family an operator effectively without interfering with the work of the machine" (lines 12-15).
Date: November 1, 1892
Creator: Miller, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Tool.

Description: Patent for a tool that is comprised of a hammer, wrench, staple puller, wire cutter, and a claw. Includes illustrations.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Burkhalter, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tea-Chest.

Description: Patent for "tea-chests and other receptacles of a light nature in which the articles are shipped and retailed in and from the original packages," (lines 8-11) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 7, 1891
Creator: Buford, Paschal
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Staple-Puller and Wire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a simple, reliable, and efficient staple-puller and wire-tightener or twister. The operator can easily transfer between pulling staples and tightening wires.
Date: June 2, 1896
Creator: Wooten, Theophilus Parker
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to produce a plow suitable for general purposes, of great durability and efficiency, and provided with a reversible share and landside, which are so arranged that while the point or the one and edge or flange of the other are being worn away or dulled the reversed point of the former and reversed edge or flange of the latter are being pointed and sharpened by contact with the soil through which the plow is driven, thus compensating for the wearing and dullness of the cutting-points and flanges in operation" (lines 23-34).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Holland, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medicine Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved medicine case. This design is "to provide a series of receptacles for the medicine to be taken or administered, said receptacles being of different colors, to avoid mistakes or errors in the distributions of the medicines; to provide means for accurately indicating the medicine to be taken; to indicate the time which said medicine shall be taken; to provide means for holding a spoon or other article within the cases for taking the medicine when in a liquid or powder form" (lines 15-25).
Date: May 11, 1886
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Toy and Bottle Stopper.

Description: Patent for a novel bottle stopper. This design "consists in certain improvements in [bottle stoppers] whereby the outpouring fluid may be utilized to set in motion an automaton attached to said stopper" (lines 18-21).
Date: January 3, 1882
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to produce a plow which shall scour or clean itself readily in sticky soil and shall be Light of draft. To this end it consists in the construction and combination of the point and mold-board of a plow" (lines 8-13).
Date: July 3, 1883
Creator: Simpson, George.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Corn and Cotton Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design is "to simplify the means employed for providing at will recesses of different depths in the wheel, and also to provide means whereby a recess of both greater width and depth can be provided for cotton-seed than for corn, whereby the cotton-seed can be fed from the hopper in a more certain, free, and efficient manner than heretofore" (lines 23-31).
Date: March 20, 1883
Creator: Holland, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for an automatically opening and closing gate including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 31, 1887
Creator: Philpott, Horatio V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department