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Dickens County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Dickens County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1915
Creator: Ehlinger, L.; Russell, F. D. & Bramlette, H. M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Wire-Stretcher

Description: Patent for improvements to wire-stretchers, "particularly to those arranged for disposal upon wagons, and has for its object to provide a wire-stretcher with which a plurality of wires may be stretched simultaneously and which will be arranged to hold the spools containing the wire which is to be strung." (lines 12-18), including illustrations.
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Manning, Butler S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tank-Bottom Holder.

Description: Patent for a tank bottom holder that allows a tank bottom to be "securely and accurately maintained in proper cooperative relation to the edge turning tool and readily manipulated in the required manner" (lines 13-17). That tank bottom holder can be adjusted to fit a variety of tank bottom sizes, and the patent includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: August 11, 1914
Creator: Smith, Walter O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department