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Montague County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Montague County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1924
Creator: Morriss, G. C. & Giles, J. B.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Montague County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Montague, Texas, showing blocks of land, rivers, creeks, land grants, Victoria Peak, and roads. No scale information given.
Date: 1858
Creator: Von Rosenberg, W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Animal-Poke

Description: Patent for an animal poke that will go over the head of a horse, cow, or related animal, preventing it from getting under, over, or through fences, slacking bent wires, or prevent it from otherwise damaging or mutilating fences of all kinds.
Date: November 28, 1916
Creator: Williams, Osker
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pumping Attachment.

Description: Patent is for "new and useful Improvements in Pumping Attachments" (lines 5&6) with illustration and instructions on how it works.
Date: October 14, 1913
Creator: York, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Landside Cutter for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved landside cutter for plows. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a colter . . . and the landside attachment secured to the landside of the plow, the said landside attachment having the laterally-extending cutting-wing . . . the plate in front of the landside attachment, and the colter on the front edge of the said plate" (lines 66-75).
Date: September 21, 1886
Creator: Reed, Benjamin B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridge.

Description: Patent for "improvements in bridges of that class which are used for crossing streams or country roads, and for such other purposes as a bridge may be desired" (lines 15-18), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1887
Creator: Mitchell, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth Rack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clothes rack. This design "essentially consists in constructing a vertical rectangular revolving frame, each side of which carries a tier of racks. Each of the racks is provided with a support on which the bolt of cloth or similar material may be readily turned, and has pivoted parallel to and in front of said bolt a roller, which retains the same in place, and over which the free edge of the cloth passes from the lower surface of the bolt, and which, in addition, facilitates the unrolling of the cloth" (lines 21-32).
Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Palmer, William Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk-Cutter

Description: Patent for an improved stalk-cutter granted to Reuben L. Price. Improvements made to more effectively trim stalks over uneven ground.
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Price, Reuben L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Hoisting Bales on Wagons.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale hoister. This design "relates to apparatus for loading and unloading wagons, and it has for its object to provide an apparatus of this character which shall be cheap and simple in its construction, effective in its operation, strong and durable, an apparatus by the use of which a wagon may be quickly loaded and unloaded" (lines 9-15).
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Lamb, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rein-holder. This design "consists of two cuneiform sleeves mounted loosely and eccentrically on two upright shafts inclined toward each other and provided with spiraled grooves, into which pins in the sleeves pass, these sleeves being provided at the bottom with plates engaging with each other, so that both sleeves will move simultaneously, the reins being grasped between these sleeves" (lines 10-18).
Date: July 25, 1882
Creator: Hyde, Leslie Russell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Whip Socket and Rein Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined whip socket and rein holder. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the pivoted whip-socket, its serrated eccentric face and bearing-plate, and a spring connected to the socket and bearing-plate, whereby the eccentric face is brought to bear automatically" (lines 20-25).
Date: August 1, 1882
Creator: Bellah, William Newton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Cultivator and Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton cultivator and chopper, with illustrations. The "invention pertains to that class of machines which are designed and employed for thinning out and cultivating rows of cotton plants" (lines 15-18).
Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: McCarty, Eugene
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hopple for Horses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hopple for horses. This design "consists in the combination of two curved or bent pieces which are to go around the horses ankles . . . [each with] three links and a ring . . . allow[ing] the horse to walk slowly about, permitting [it] to graze at leisure, and enabling [it] to be easily caught when desired" (lines 14-34).
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Cottle, Julius O. & Ivie, Rufus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Bucket Windlass.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windlass mounting. This design "consists of an improved construction of and contrivance for mounting the windlass for a well-bucket; also, an improved contrivance for mounting the pulley of the windlass, whereby it is designed to provide simpler, cheaper, and easier working well-bucket windlasses than as heretofore constructed" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 20, 1884
Creator: Palmer, William Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Needle Threader for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sewing-machine needle-threader. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the slide-bearing of the needle-bar, of the slide, its stop and spring, and the pivoted funnel-guide having a squared bearing to engage the spring, and a face-groove in its small end to engage the needle" (lines 73-78).
Date: September 2, 1884
Creator: Bellah, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker's Sack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sack for cotton pickers. This design "is to improve that class of sacks which are used by cotton-pickers and form a receptacle for cotton after it has been culled from the bolls, and in which it is carried to the gin. These sacks as now made are packed with cotton so as to be unwieldy, difficult to manipulate, and unhandy to empty, thus necessitating a great deal of labor and much waste of time" (lines 7-15).
Date: April 21, 1885
Creator: Dye, Charles Headen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Iron Saddle-Tree Forks

Description: Patent for an improvement in iron saddle-tree forks that are cheaper to construct as well as light and durable. Includes illustration and description.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Wood, John McLane & Bellah, William Newton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the crossed levers, the bail extending over the same, the spring secured to and extending between said levers, and the latches carried by said levers" (lines 3-6).
Date: July 23, 1889
Creator: Bonner, Whitmill J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reaping-Machine.

Description: Patent for a reaping-machine that has grooved rollers spread throughout a recess in the base, slides where the rollers are mounted, horizontal movable shafts with pinions, racks on the slides that engage the pinions, a ring-driver wheel that surrounds the rollers and fits in the rollers with interior flanges, cutters, a belt extending from the rollers to the mechanism that operates the cutters, and a belt that connects the rolls. The cutter is a series of knives on a bar and springs that prevents the cutter from moving independently.
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Rich, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Sharpening and Gumming Saws.

Description: Patent for a machine that sharpens and gums saws for cotton-gins. It does so quickly and does not fatigue the operator. It automatically feeds "the saws so as to bring the teeth successively into position to be operated upon, and which will cut the teeth uniformly, thereby preserving the circular outline of the saws and preserving the teeth of a uniform length and appearance" (lines 15-20).
Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Hulme, William A. & Hulme, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher and Tightener.

Description: Patent for a wire stretcher and tightener meant for wire fence rails. It is easy and convenient to use, and consists of a lever with a fixed pulley on one end, a rope or chain passes through the pulley, and the rope or chain has hooks attached to its ends.
Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Farmer, Francis Marion
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pruning Implement.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient pruning implement meant to prune trees, cutting brush, and trimming hedges. It has a reciprocating knife, an improved hatchet-blade, and an extensible saw-blade "which is seated within a groove or recess in the shank of the implement and capable of being extended and held in operative position by means of a retaining-spring" (lines 16-20).
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Baiey, George M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department