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Galveston Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Galveston County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:228,571] (6000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1899
Creator: Pressler, Chas. W.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Indicator

Description: Patent for indicator "for vessels by which to show accurately and readily the draft of the vessel, as well as any list and pitch that may exist" (lines 8-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 26, 1901
Creator: Bennison, Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in External Window, Door, and Shutter Sprinklers

Description: Patent for improvement in external window, door, and shutter sprinklers. The sprinklers would be used to wet the wooden pieces in case of adjacent fire, and are designed to run down the side of the building instead of into the building, reducing water damage inside, with illustration.
Date: August 27, 1878
Creator: Bennison, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Circular Railroad or Round About.

Description: Patent for novel improvements on circular railroads, and also to means for propelling a turn-table on which the carriages are secured.
Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Sturm, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Ejector for Presses.

Description: Patent for the improvement in cotton-bale presses or compressors; and it has for its object to provide a means whereby the bale, after being properly compressed, will be automatically ejected from the press, as more fully hereinafter specified.
Date: December 7, 1880
Creator: Riesel, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Book-Sewing Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in book sewing machines, the descriptions are included by figures.
Date: July 16, 1867
Creator: Sims, Ferdinand
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trussed Axle for Wheeled Vehicles.

Description: Patent for improvements in trussed axle for wheeled vehicles: "The invention relates to that class or type of axles for wheeled vehicles wherein a metal truss rod or bar running longitudinally under the axle body has its end portions extended through the axle skeins and secured by screw nuts which abut the outer ends of the skeins." (lines 9-14).
Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Brown, John Stoddart
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Steam Car Brake

Description: Patent for improvement in railway car brake by adding a steam actuating device attached to the locomotive.
Date: May 22, 1883
Creator: Walker, Fred, B.; Lauder, James & Lauder, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Push Bar for Locomotives

Description: Patent for invention of new and useful improvements of Push-Bars for Locomotives for coupling to car
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Toohey, Matthew, D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CANNING SHRIMPS AND OTHER FISH.

Description: Patent for a method for "canning shrimps and/other like shellfish and has for its object the better preservation of the fish and greater expedition, and cheapness in canning" (lines 7-10)with illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Pecor, Emmett C. & Bartlett, F. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hooks for Suspending Meat.

Description: Patent for an improved meat suspending device that will prevent ants and insects from reaching meat, including illustrations.
Date: April 8, 1879
Creator: Mason, Sanford.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements In Bale-Ties

Description: Patent for improved Bale-Ties which is designed to unite the two ends of a binder placed around a compressed mass of cotton, hay, or moss.
Date: November 24, 1874
Creator: Reese, John L
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sheet-Metal Hames

Description: Patent for improvement in hames by constructing them of sheet metal in order to prevent flatenning and wear on the hame. Explains how sheet metal hames are also flexibile in many attributes and because of this they are beneficial in many ways. Illustrations provided.
Date: November 4, 1879
Creator: Brown, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ice-Making Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an ice maker that more effectively handles the chemicals used to freeze water. Use of a more strategically placed condenser keeps steam and liquids separate.
Date: March 25, 1879
Creator: Lee, Charles B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton and Hay Presses

Description: Patent for an improved cotton and hay press that "... provides an economical and powerful press for cotton, hay, rags, &c., that may be worked by hand, horse, or steam power, in field, farm or factory." (lines 12-15) Includes description and illustration.
Date: August 19, 1879
Creator: Rossell, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spurs.

Description: Patent for improvements in spurs that permanently attaches the spur to the boot, including illustrations.
Date: May 20, 1879
Creator: Brown, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Bale-Ties.

Description: This patent was crated for an improved way of manufactoring ties to hold packages together that consists of bale, hemp, cotton, rags or substances. It was created to reduce the rising costs or manufacturing products of this caliber.
Date: March 16, 1878
Creator: Davis, Water S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[People Standing in a Garden]

Description: Copy negative of a man and a woman standing in a garden on the side of a small, vine-covered building. A wire fence with a white picket door encloses the area.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Portrait of a Young Woman]

Description: Copy negative of a young woman whose hair is done in a short, wavy style with bangs. She is wearing clothing with a high-necked lace collar. With mostly her back to the camera, her head is turned over her shoulder, her gaze fixated on something to the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Two Cows in a Fenced-In Area]

Description: Copy negative of two cows standing in a fenced-in area. The cow in the background has its head bent down.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Two Women and a Horse]

Description: Copy negative of two women standing outdoors with a horse whose head is bent down to graze at the ground. Both women are sporting riding gear, although their ensembles are different; the woman on the left is wearing a skirt over her pants while the woman on the right is wearing riding chaps. They are both wearing hats, shirts, and bandanas around their necks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Three People Standing Outdoors]

Description: Copy negative of two young men and a woman standing outdoors in front of a low-hanging tree branch. In one of her hands the woman is pinching a small object between her fingers. The boy on the right has his hands in the pockets of his pants, of which one of the legs are rolled up.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Women Standing in a Yard]

Description: Copy negative of a woman in a long dress standing in a yard with her hands on her hips. Behind her and slightly to the right is the figure of an indiscernible individual. A wooden house is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[A Man on Horseback]

Description: Copy negative of a man in a hat riding horseback on a fenced-in property.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library