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Ellis County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Ellis County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, oil and gas wells, drilling locations, and railroads. A legend indicating producing wells, drilled wells, gas wells, and abandoned wells is included in the lower-right corner of the map. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: [1900..1925]
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Milford College]

Description: Photograph of several multi-story buildings of varying architecture visible at the horizon of a large, open grassy field. The building on the far left is a large two-story house with a long porch on both stories. The building in the middle is a four-story building with windows along each story and a domed tower in the center. The building on the far right (which is partially hiding another building behind it) is a four-story, rectangular building with a flat roof, and double windows along each story. There are other buildings hidden by large trees, such as one in the background on the left, and one with a smokestack and covered walkway on the right. There are handwritten notes on the front and back of the photo.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Wiseman Studio
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

Wagon-Standard

Description: Patent for strong and durable standard for wagons that are adjustable to any size bolster.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Cowart, Stephen A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Moldboard

Description: Patent for improvements in plow mold-boards, specifically for shedding sticky soil, and includes illustrations and description.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Martin, William A. & Coleman, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Compressor.

Description: Patent for a more efficient air compressor with high and low pressure chambers formed of mating sections that can be detached to make repairs to the piston as necessary.
Date: April 1, 1913
Creator: Murphy, Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vending-Machine

Description: Patent for improvements in vending machines including the simple and efficient delivery of vending articles and improvement in separation of articles served.
Date: August 5, 1913
Creator: Harris, Irvin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator-Hopple.

Description: Patent for the simplification, strengthening, and adjustment of levers to make using a cultivator hopple easier to use.
Date: February 3, 1914
Creator: McCanless, Joseph E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow-Facing

Description: Patent for an improvement on the coating and plastic facing of the mold boards and shovels on a plow.
Date: May 12, 1914
Creator: Martin, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Moldboard.

Description: Patent for a moldboard that is used for plows. Improvements on the moldboard include a simplified method of adding plaster of Paris coating.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Ferris, James S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for "drawing the ends of wire together for the purpose of splicing" (lines 10-12) with illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1913
Creator: Holland, Isaac W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Sheriff's Van Outside Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of a Sheriff's van parked outside the Ellis County courthouse in Waxahachie, Texas. Several people stand in front of the building, and there is a green sign marking the Waxahachie Visitors Center to the right.
Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Downtown Waxahachie]

Description: Photograph of cars parked in front of two red brick buildings in downtown Waxahachie, Texas. A couple stand on the corner to the right, and there is construction on the road in front of the traffic light to the left.
Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell