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Grayson County, Fannin District

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Grayson County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1885
Creator: Thielepape, George. F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Clipping with Advertisements]

Description: Clipping containing advertisements for the Flowing Wells Camp area, Walter Jenning's furniture and appliances, and Montgomery Motor Company. The reverse side features drawings of a deer, a salmon, and a duck alongside the words "meat," "fish," and "game."
Date: unknown
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Wesley Harshbarger and Family]

Description: Photograph of Wesley Harshbarger, brother of Katie Dickey, who lived with J. B. and Katie Dickey until his death in 1960. The first row contains Charles Dickey and Keith Harshbarger, with the second row made of Marjorie Harshbarger, Alfred Dickey, Maxine Harshbarger, and Elmore Harshbarger.
Date: 1960
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

[Newspaper Clippings About Postmaster J. B. Dickey]

Description: Newspaper clipping from The Denison Herald and Sherman Democrat regarding Pottsboro postmaster J. B. Dickey. The article from the Denison Herald refers to a new brick building with a photograph of the postmaster and his wife standing in front of the door, and the article from the Sherman Democrat refers to the postmaster's retirement.
Date: October 5, 1962
Partner: Pottsboro Public Library

Folk cemeteries: A grave situation

Description: Research paper about the conditions of folk cemeteries in Grayson county, Texas, written by North Texas State University student Charles Templeton for Dr. Terry Jordan's Geography 501 class.
Date: July 1976
Creator: Templeton, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Compound Tool

Description: Patent for a compound tool which combines the features of the nut-wrench and the pipe-wrench.
Date: March 18, 1913
Creator: Scroggins, James L. & Waldrop, A. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for improvement in grading machines in which the speed of the drum, the speed of the drive wheels and the distance of the axis of the drive wheels can all be adjusted. Illustration is included.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: Foley, Charles H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dry-Closet Commode.

Description: Patent for a sanitary dry closet commode for areas that do not have a sewerage or water works system. The commode is "readily cleaned, simple in construction, practically odorless, and adapted to be emptied with facility" (lines 15-18). The patent includes illustrations.
Date: August 26, 1913
Creator: Mershon, John Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Can Spout.

Description: Patent for an oil can spout that is used as a connection to a dispensing can which serves as a spout and as a stopper. This spout is easily installed and removed when desired, this spout also prevents accidental removal while handling.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Melvin, Joe D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety Air Brake Appliance

Description: Patent for " a safety air brake appliance for steam, traction or other railways, for each car" (lines 10-11). Including illustrations.
Date: April 17, 1914
Creator: Carpenter, Alfred A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Card Holder

Description: Patent for improvements made to card holders, mostly for handbags and other cases much like luggage tags today. The patent describes and illustrates improved design and construction so they can be manufactured at an economic price.
Date: May 19, 1914
Creator: Grabendike, Clyde C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a cotton harvester designed for the harvesting of the cotton crop, including illustrations.
Date: April 7, 1914
Creator: Upshaw, Lucius L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elastic Chain

Description: Patent for this invention is to provide a chain which yield longitudinally when subjected to a tensile strain and to this end arrangement of parts, as will be herein after described and claimed. [5-10]
Date: December 3, 1889
Creator: Redwood, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department