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Palo Pinto County, Texas

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Palo Pinto County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, towns, boundaries, railroads, original land grants or surveys, roads, and blocks of land. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Palo Pinto County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Palo Pinto County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1898
Creator: Pressler, Herman & Davis, Grady W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Palo Pinto County, Texas

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Palo Pinto County, Texas, showing names of surveys, numbered lots, rivers, towns, and roads. A diagram and scale information of a section is included in the upper-left corner of the map. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil to label specific tracts of land. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1870
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Palo Pinto County

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Palo Pinto County, Texas, showing blocks of land, rivers, creeks, land grants, and roads. No scale information given.
Date: 1856
Creator: Martin, Jos.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Line of People on Horses at a Rodeo]

Description: Photograph of a group of people sitting on top of horses that are arranged in a line. They are standing outdoors on a fenced-in earthen area. Pennants are hanging from lines attached to power lines. A small portion of a crowd can be seen on the bottom left. An animal holding pen is visible to the right underneath a bandstand.
Date: Summer 1944
Creator: Skeet Richardson Photos
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Lock.

Description: Patent for an improvement to combination-locks for doors, safe, and bureaus, "with readily-operated means for holding the combination-disks inactive and in position to permit a locking-bolt to be freely operated by a key when so desired, which means will also permit the combination to be set so that the bolt cannot be moved by a key until the disks of the combination have been brought to proper position." (lines 11-18)
Date: November 25, 1902
Creator: Dalton, Lewis & Cross, Dick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Fence.

Description: Patent for the improved design of a water fence with specifications that allow the passage of a log without fully raising the fence; includes illustrations.
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Walton, John H. & Ball, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a "simple form of device for stretching wire, said device being adapted for attachment to a post or other support and to the wire to be stretched" (lines 9-12).
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Brannon, Walter Zebulin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Excavating Apparatus

Description: Patent for an "improved excavating apparatus adopted for use in cleaning out tanks, for excavating cellars, for dredging streams, and for other similar purposes; and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices hereinafter fully set forth and claimed." (line 9-14)
Date: August 22, 1902
Creator: Bump, James G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate

Description: Patent for "enabling a gate to be operated at a distance from either side of it by a person on horseback or in a vehicle" (lines 14-16), with details and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1902
Creator: Millican, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Door Opener.

Description: Patent for a car door opener, making it possible to open a car door without using a hammer or injuring oneself.
Date: July 31, 1906
Creator: Gibson, Levi D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Derrick.

Description: Patent for a portable derrick "in which the derrick-frame is rotatable, the same being especially adapted for use in handling bales of cotton, baggage, ice, and other heavy articles." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Stallings, George V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle Lubricator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved axle-lubricator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the tube having the threaded outer end, of the cap threaded to close said end, and the shank or stem carrying the conical plug at its lower or inner end, and screw-threaded to work through a threaded perforation of the cap, a shoulder being provided on the stem or shank at the base of the threads, operating to cause the unscrewing of the cap by the continued turning of the shank or stem" (lines 80-89).
Date: April 13, 1886
Creator: Hawkins, Andrew Jackson & Allen, Sam Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "relates to that type of plows in which a double share is employed, one of which turns the sod or furrow in one direction and the other in the opposite direction, said plow being capable of being brought alternately into action, each to turn a furrow in the same direction in right or left turn plowing. . . . whereby the duplex plows may be alternately raised and lowered, and held in either the non-acting or operative positions. . . . and simple means for locking the plows in position for operation and for operating the locking devices" (lines 8-24).
Date: September 17, 1889
Creator: Leas, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bottle.

Description: Patent for "a bottle and stopper whereby the bottle can be filled in the ordinary manner, but after being sealed by the stopper of novel construction it cannot be refilled after once being emptied without breaking or fracturing the bottle." (Lines 12-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Stallings, George V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and efficient washing machine that consists of a casing, ribbed rollers, a belt with slats that is mounted on the rollers, a rubbing board, cross pieces on the rubbing board, and a counter-acting tension spring that holds a chord that is secured to the end of the board.
Date: February 7, 1893
Creator: Haydon, William Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame fastener. This design is "to provide a clasp or holder the parts of which are simple in construction; and [the] invention consists in the construction and combination of the parts" (lines 17-20).
Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Jensen, Ole T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate-Operating Mechanism

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Gate-Operating Mechanisms" (lines 4-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 12, 1911
Creator: Wilson, Simeon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Front of the Palo Pinto School]

Description: Photograph of the two-story brick Palo Pinto School. There are two rows of windows and a chimney can be seen at either side of the building. A tree grows in front of the school's entrance. A wood and wire fence is partially visible to the left and right in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

Self-Dumping Cage for Hoisting Coal, & c., from Mines.

Description: Patent for improvements in self-dumping cage for hoisting coal or other minerals by first provide a simple and easily-controlled dumping mechanism which can be set at bottom of shaft; second, to secure a positive action of the dumping mechanism and reduce the shock and strain commonly incident to the operation of self-dumping cages; third, to provide a firmer and more easily operated dog for holding car on cage-platform. (Lines 15-22) Illustration is included.
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Burdic, Malvern W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department