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Hardeman Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hardeman County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (2000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
Date: 1913
Creator: Bramlette, H. M.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Heydrick's Ownership Map of Hardeman Co., Texas.

Description: Survey map of Hardeman County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, boundaries, bodies of water, railroad lines, and roads. A legend indicating drilling wells, gas wells, abandoned wells, and dry holes is included in the upper-right corner of the first sheet. Handwritten notes have been made on the map in red ink to make corrections and/or add information. Scale [ca. 1:48,000] (4000 feet to the inch).
Date: 1930
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Distant Shot of Town

Description: Copy negative of distant shot of an unknown town. In the foreground there is land with a few trees and in the background is the town. There is a water tower visible on the right and so are rooftops.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Gearing For Bicycles.

Description: Patent relating to "a new and useful improvement in gearing for bicycles and the like, and has for its object to so construct and arrange a device of this description as to avoid sudden shocks or jars which are occasioned by unevenness in the road-bed over which the machine is traveling, and also to enable the rider to exert a sudden force upon the pedals without straining the framework or wheels of the machine" (lines 9-18).
Date: August 17, 1897
Creator: Godfray, Ernest H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Generator for Acetylene Gas

Description: Patent for a new and improved generator for acetylene gas.
Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Williams, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene Gas Generator

Description: Patent for "a new and useful acetylene-gas generator" (lines 5-6), including illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 26, 1898
Creator: Williams, B. F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insecticide.

Description: Patent for improvements in poisons for prairie-dogs, a “chemical compositions adapted to destroy vermin and more particularly prairie-dogs; but it may also be used to destroy many other sorts of vermin, including birds and insects.” (Lines 12-16) Ingredients and instruction of how to mix this compound are included. No illustration.
Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: Staples, David W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sulky.

Description: Patent for improvements in sulkies by using materials such as curved springs, cross-bar and braces to support the body of the vehicle and making it rigid, with a sturdy frame, the sulky would vibrate freely in every direction. Illustration is included.
Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: Harper, William D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame for Sweing-Machines.

Description: Patent for a quilting-frame for sewing-machines that "a folding tripod which is adapted to support the quilting frame, by means of a swiveled pulley connected to the handle of the frame carrying the rollers, the said pulley running backward and forward on the upper surface of a horizontal shaft which is held by means of adjustable rods, to a parallel shaft which is slidingly held to the upper surfaces of two of the tripod strips" (lines 18-26). The invention can fold compactly for storage.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Parsons, James A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fountain-Pen.

Description: Patent for a fountain pen that has a piston which suctions ink into the pen's barrel and feeds it to the pen-point. The pen will be sturdy with no loose parts.
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Rogers, William Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shot-Carrying Shell.

Description: Patent for "a cartridge-shell which shall clean the barrel of the gun each time one is discharged, thereby preventing the gun becoming foul or clogged," and "which can be employed for shooting shot at long or short range." (Lines 11-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Williams, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Two Wheeled Vehicle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved two-wheeled vehicle. This design consists, "with the vehicle-body, the side springs secured thereto, and the bow-shaped brackets secured to said springs, of the axle and the shafts secured to the axle, the links pivoted to the axle and the said brackets and suspending the vehicle-body from the axle, the spring having its rear end secured to the vehicle body and provided with an eye at its front end, the cross-bar connecting the shafts, an eyebolt depending from the said cross-bar, and the adjustable link adapted to be lengthened or shortened" (lines 53-64).
Date: October 21, 1890
Creator: Harper, William D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

River Steamboat

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design of passenger and freight river steamboats.
Date: December 13, 1887
Creator: Simpson, George Louis James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Texas Longhorn]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Copper Breaks State Park, depicting a longhorn steer standing in a field. Information on the back of the card provides information about longhorns in Texas.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calcining Apparatus

Description: Patent for a calcining apparatus. This furnace is designed for calcining lime and other materials. Illustration included.
Date: January 28, 1903
Creator: Lawrence, Ambrose
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Interpretive Guide to: Copper Breaks State Park

Description: Pamphlet giving overview of geological history of the Copper Breaks state park from natural development through shut down of mining operation attempts.
Date: August 2014
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cement Plaster Kettle

Description: Patent for a cement plaster kettle. This "invention is an improvement in kettles for cooking gypsum in order to convert the same into cement-plaster" (line 8-10). Illustration included.
Date: September 17, 1903
Creator: Malone, Charles Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calcining Apparatus

Description: Patent for a calcining apparatus. This invention if for the calcining plaster of all types. Illustration included.
Date: February 1, 1904
Creator: Kibler, Daniel L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of Purifying Water

Description: Patent for a method of purifying water.
Date: May 18, 1904
Creator: Jones, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Statement-Blank and Envelop.

Description: Patent for combining statement-blank and envelop that comprises a signature that provides the ability to add the bank statements in a paper that could be folded to create an envelop.
Date: November 14, 1905
Creator: Harwell, Mace
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cement Kiln

Description: Patent for a new and improved cement kiln for drying gypsum and other materials employed in the manufacture of cement and plaster.
Date: April 28, 1902
Creator: Malone, Samuel R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map of Hardeman Co., Texas : A true and correct copy of the map now in use in the General Land Office at Austin which was compiled from official data.

Description: Map shows voting precincts, land parcels, land patents, landowners, railroads, roads, structures and businesses; portions of adjacent counties where property boundaries extend beyond county limits. Includes legend. Relief shown by hachures. Scale not given.
Date: 1903
Creator: J. L. Elbert Real Estate Agency
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

People with Plows, Buggies, Etc

Description: Copy negative of one man and two women, all unknown. The women are standing off the to the left in the image and the man is working the plow. In the background there is a horse and buggy. On the farm there are horses and cattle. There are barns in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Wheat Harvest

Description: Photograph of a woman driving a tractor used for wheat harvesting. There are other laborers and a dog behind the tractor. The scene is surrounded by a wheat field.
Date: unknown
Creator: Samarjian Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum