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Nueces County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Nueces County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, bridges, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (4000 varas to 1/2 an inch).
Date: 1913
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for an improved arrangement of velocipedes "to allow the use of a much larger driving-wheel than is compatible with the use of pedals that are placed directly on the crank pins or wrists, and to increase the power that can be applied to the propulsion of the machine by the feet of the driver, and the the speed at which is may be driven." (Lines 16-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for improvement in velocipedes by using “two levers that are secured by a pivot-connection to pendent vibrating fulcra, on each side of the machine, and to the cranks of the driving-wheel; this would develop greater power than can be brought to bear by the placing of the feet of the driver directly on pedals on the crank-pins, or wrists.” (Lines 32-37) Illustration is included.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Campaign brochure of William D. Bonilla for National President of LULAC]

Description: Campaign brochure of William D. Bonilla for National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens. It includes photographs, biographical information, a summary of his qualifications, and his running platform.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bonilla, William D.
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Description: Photograph of a postcard of a causeway and railroad bridge between Portland, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. The bridge appears to be made of wood. A single vehicle is parked on at the top of the bridge. Several people are walking by it. The railroad bridge is on the right. It is unoccupied. A small sign between the bridges reads, "Built 1921, cost $300,000.000, Your Money."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

[Woman, Automobile, and Fish]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing next to an automobile. There is a large fish hanging from the roof of the car. There is a house in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

[Mugshot of Carlos Alravez Perez - 1969-07-25]

Description: Mugshot of Carlos Alvarez Perez taken at the Nueces County Sheriff Office. The placard around the man's neck identifies him as 44417.
Date: July 25, 1969
Creator: Nueces County (Tex.). Sheriff's Department
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Cotton, Nueces County, Texas

Description: Photograph of cotton plants in a field.
Date: August 2, 1910
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

Gage - Shears

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in shears. This design "consists of the details of construction and arrangement of the several parts"(line 16-19).
Date: January 25, 1898
Creator: Steen, Emma L. Nevada
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dental Plugger.

Description: Patent for a dental plugger which has a movable cylinder on the interior with a "piston-like mallet working in the cylinder and adapted to strike the same, to impart movement to the dental tool" (lines 93-95).
Date: October 23, 1900
Creator: Blum, Robert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Bluff at Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of a highway scaling the hill upon which the Corpus Christi skyline continues behind a row of palm trees. The back of the postcard adds, "The Bluff at Corpus Christi, Texas as viewed from the north. The buildings pictured are modern office buildings and hotels with the Corpus Christi Cathedral at the extreme left. The Bluff is beautifully landscaped and separates Downtown Corpus Christi from the business and residential section on "The Hill." "
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Row in Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of several hotels overlooking a parking lot, described as "Hotel Row on Upper Broadway showing the Robert Driscol and the White Plaza Hotels." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Cecelia Smith 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas."
Date: October 11, 1950
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Western Shore of Corpus Christi Bay]

Description: Postcard of the Corpus Christi skyline at night from across the bay. On the back, the postcard adds, "Located on the Western shore of Corpus Christi Bay, this city was founded in 1839. It is the oil capital of South Texas and the tenth busiest port in the nation as well as a favorite vacationing center, especially for those who enjoy fishing and swimming." The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. M. M. Amerill."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Cotton-Stalk Cutter

Description: Patent for a more efficient and simple cotton stalk chopper with the ability for the chopping drum to be moved up and down in the on and off positions.
Date: March 4, 1913
Creator: Thomsen, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Calculator.

Description: Patent for improvements in pivoting arm and sliding arm calculators. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Mader, Theodore
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Caster Attachment for Plows.

Description: Patent for "a simple and practical attachment for a sulky or other plow which will enable the operator to readily turn the plow at any point where this may be desired while the plow is in service, and furthermore, to furnish a device of the above-indicated character which will be especially well adapted to facilitate the turning movement of a disk plow and dispense with the use of a tongue to guide the plow." (Lines 14-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Waters, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soot-Preventing Composition.

Description: Patent for "an improved soot-preventing composition, which is used by being sprinkled over the coal and which furnished a more complete combustion of the carbon-particles carried along by the products of combustion, so that the deposit of soot into smoke-pipes, flues and chimneys is prevented from forming cinders and large clinkers." (Lines 9-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1894
Creator: Givens, Royall
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Vibrating Propellers

Description: Patent for Improvement in vibrating propellers for steamers to improve the ability to control the vessel. Includes two illustrated and labeled figures.
Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Macowitzky, Charles P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lantern.

Description: Patent for a lantern related to a patent previously granted to the inventor (No. 522,062). This patent has a more simple design and improved means for keeping the chimney on the base of the lantern. The base has a pivoted main-bail that extends above the chimney, and the bail has hinged to a handle-bail.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Jarmin, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fastening for Blind Slats.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fastening for blind slats. This design "consists in a device for use with a blind to clamp the slat-rod, and thereby retain the slats more or less open or closed" (lines 7-9).
Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Evans, George F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in the Propulsion of Vessels.

Description: Patent for improvement in vibrating propellers with continued paddle action that can be attached to a line of boats.
Date: December 30, 1873
Creator: Macowitzky, Charles P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hand-Vises.

Description: Patent for hand vise to use as a tool for mechanics to hold small articles, can be attached to bits or augers for gauging the depth of a hole bored, and also for countersinking such holes for screws.
Date: November 19, 1872
Creator: Overton, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage for Bias-Cutters.

Description: Patent for a gauge for bias-cutters that produces "a pair of shears or scissors and provide the same with such additions as will adapt them to accurately cut to a predetermined width bias strips of any fabric" (lines 10-14).
Date: May 8, 1894
Creator: Steen, Nevada
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department