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Map of Wheeler County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Wheeler County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1899
Creator: Hedick, Jno. D.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Sash Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash fastener. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the casing having apertured ears and a front plate, of the rack-bolt having a head beveled on its rear face to fit a corresponding beveled opening in the front plate, the pinion, and the spindle, the beveled head being adapted to enter the beveled opening of the front plate and lie flush with the outer surface of said front plate" (lines 77-85).
Date: March 30, 1886
Creator: Gibbon, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blotter Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blotter-holder. This design "relates to improvements in devices for attaching to the top of a desk the sheet of blotting-paper usually employed as a surface upon which to write; and it consists in certain appliances by which the blotter will be held tightly and securely to the desk-top and which will present no obtruding edges" (lines 11-18).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Welch, James S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved road scraper. Prior to this design, "difficulty has been experienced in . . . discharging the dirt from the pan or bowl . . . It is the object of [the] present invention to . . . obviate the difficulty mentioned, and to construct a scraper which will be practically self-dumping . . . the invention consists . . . in a scraper in which the bowl is divided with the rear section hinged at the back in such manner as that when allowed to drop it will dump the contained dirt, and, if desired, arrest the motion of the lower portion of the bowl and cause the same to tilt sufficiently" (lines 16-40).
Date: February 11, 1890
Creator: Rath, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fly Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fly-trap. This design "is to produce a fly-trap the bait-pan of which will be operated by certain mechanism to bring it under the trap, and in such a manner that the flies will be compelled to fly into the trap, and thus be captured. Furthermore, the object of the invention is to produce a simple and effective fly-trap" (lines 13-19).
Date: May 7, 1889
Creator: Russell, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheeled Scraper

Description: Patent for an improvement to scrapers so that "the handling of the scraper-bowl to load, convey, and discharge the dirt may be accomplished with little or no labor on the part of the operator" (lines 14-19).
Date: September 13, 1892
Creator: Rath, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for a washing machine that runs the clothes through hot suds and both rubs and squeezes the clothes.
Date: August 6, 1912
Creator: Braly, Hugh L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Merchandise-Cabinet

Description: Patent for a cabinet made up of concave bins to hold merchandise such as nails. The cabinet also has a removable chute for filling the bins with merchandise.
Date: June 13, 1911
Creator: Montgomery, Franklin M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of Girl]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. The girl is photographed in one full-length, front-facing pose. She is sitting in a chair. The girl is wearing a bonnet, a floral-print dress, socks, and sandals. Her hair is covered by the bonnet. The envelope holding the negative says "Maurice Suter - Baby" and "Mobeetie, TX."
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of Girl in Fur Coat]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. The girl is photographed in two bust-length poses. She is in front-facing in the first image, and slight left-facing in the second image. She is wearing a dark-colored fur coat. Her hair is short with bangs. Text on the envelope holding the negative says "Ing - Mobeetie."
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Two Young Men]

Description: Photograph of 2 people. There are two images with two front, torso poses. The subjects are facing front. Two young men are pictured. In the left image, a young man is standing in a dark suit. Next to him on the left, a younger boy is standing, also wearing a dark suit. In the right image, the older boy is seated. The younger boy is standing with his left hand on the older boy's shoulder.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

Safety-Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a safety stirrup that will reliably open when pressure is applied to the sides.
Date: October 31, 1911
Creator: Sipes, Alfred M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hog-Trough

Description: Patent for a feeding trough for pig sties. Illustrations included.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Wilkinson, Duke A. & Austin, Ben A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department