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Railway Tie

Description: Patent for a metallic cross ties. This tie is an improvement on previous metallic rail-ties. Illustration included.
Date: September 19, 1905
Creator: Field, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Wheel

Description: Patent for improvements on spring wheels especially those adapted for motor vehicles.
Date: November 22, 1911
Creator: Coble, Ernest L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Burner

Description: Patent for an oil burner that converts petroleum fuel into gas with its own heat. Illustrations included.
Date: December 3, 1907
Creator: Ziegler, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Penholder.

Description: Patent for a wooden holder for pen-points. The holder is designed to be constructed cheaply and permit the neat and clean insertion and removal of pen-points.
Date: October 13, 1903
Creator: Estes, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a type of vehicle wheel made of a unique hub, rim, and resilient spokes. The design allows for the hub and spokes to rotate independently of the rim, reducing the need for compensating gearing. This is done by having the spokes frictionally engaged with the rim rather than a rigid, static design.
Date: December 26, 1911
Creator: Bartle, John N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Making Lubricants.

Description: Patent for "an improved process for making a lubricant especially adapted for parts of moving machinery which will be efficient to keep said parts and their bearings cool and which may also be used to cool heated journals and bearings" (lines 11-16).
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Hudnall, Millard Stewart
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Strap Fastener

Description: Patent for a strap fastener to be used for clamping devices such as harnesses, saddles, reins, and tie-straps. Illustration included.
Date: February 22, 1910
Creator: Carlson, Frank A. & Rhodes, L. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brazos-Red River Historical Society's Map of Wichita County, Texas

Description: Map of Wichita County, Texas, showing blocks of land, towns, creeks, rivers, railroads, roads, oil wells, post offices, schools, churches, airports, cemeteries, historic trails and routes, and landmarks. Map includes notes on the six countries (Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America) that have had sovereignty over Texas and the route of Monsieur Brevel. The map is surrounded in a border of old cattle brands from the 1880s. Scale [ca. 1:47,520] (approximately 1 mile to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1957~
Creator: Kay, John A.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

City National Bank; Wichita Falls, Texas.

Description: Map of Wichita Falls, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing county lines in both Texas and Oklahoma. The map includes cities and towns, roads, railroads, national parks, and bodies of water. The map also includes 50 mile, 100 mile, 150 mile, and 200 mile rings around Wichita Falls, indicated its distance from other cities. Scale ca. 1:500,000
Date: unknown
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[Trading Card: Black-Tailed Prairie Dog]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Lake Arrowhead State Park, depicting a prairie dog laying on the ground. The back of the card contains information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench for Rotary Well-Drills.

Description: Patent for a wrench designed to assist in working with rotary well drills. The wrench is adapted for unscrewing the coupling that attaches a drill point to a pipe section, as well as for detaching the pipe sections from one another. The advantage of the wrench is in allowing convenient detachment of the parts of a well drill quickly and efficiently.
Date: October 21, 1913
Creator: Lebus, George Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe-Tongs.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in pipe-tongs" (lines 5-6) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: July 12, 1913
Creator: Meredith, John De Witt
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Pipe-Tongs.

Description: Patent for improvement upon the use of chain tongs. The invention "permits the application of a very strong rotative force" (lines 11-12), "produce rotation of a pipe in either direction" (lines 17-18), and "provides a chain tong which will not crush the pipe..." (lines 22-23).
Date: May 12, 1914
Creator: McLeod, Rueben A., of Electra, Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve.

Description: Patent for a safety valve that closes a conduit when a change in pressure occurs that shuts off the supply of fluid (or gas) until the valve is manually reset.
Date: May 26, 1914
Creator: Ruffner, Earl S., of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stove.

Description: Patent for a heating stove that will ensure the combustion of artificial or natural gas, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1914
Creator: Ziegler, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department