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Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive hame-fastener that has "two adjustable parts, one of which is provided with hooks to be engaged by means on the other part" (lines 11-13). The invention is adjustable and does not unlock or disengage accidentally but can easily be unlocked on purpose.
Date: October 15, 1895
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wiffletree-Hook.

Description: Patent for a strong and durable wiffletree-hook that is spring-actuated and uses an eye-bolt to hold the trace securely. It consists of a socket with an eye-bolt, a seat with flanges on all four s ides, pivot-lugs extending from the seat, a hook pivoted between the lugs, and a bow spring on the flanged-seat.
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: McBean, Robert Sinclair & McBurnett, John Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame.

Description: Patent for a hame that has an improved fastening device that easily secures trace chains or tugs to the harness. It is easily adjustable.
Date: September 26, 1893
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Attachment.

Description: Patent for a simple, strong, and durable back-band and chain trace attachment that connects the two. This holds "the chain trace and back-band in their proper places and thus prevent[s] chafing of the horse, &c., by the trace chain when it slackens" (lines 12-15).
Date: June 27, 1893
Creator: Camp, John Cecil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design consists "of a frame having a bar extending thereacross with integral arms at right angles thereto, having outwardly turned sharpened ends to form a means of attachment, and a carrier proper depending from said frame and consisting of an elongated loop and an upper eye having the juncture of the two extended inward to form a projection to narrow the opening between said loop and eye, the parts of said carrier proper being of integral rigid structure" (lines 78-88).
Date: July 12, 1892
Creator: Miller, Amanuel M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design consists in "the combination of a cylindrical body of elongated form and obliquely arranged and having slots in the upper part thereof to form bars, a central top slot between said bars, and a lower bar having a recess therein, an obliquely-inclined spring-latch extending across one of the open ends of said body, the back-band having a strap to pass around said body, and a girth-strap connected to said lower recessed bar" (lines 13-22).
Date: July 19, 1892
Creator: Wellborn, Samuel Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace and Trace Chain Supporter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace and trace-chain supporter. This design consists "of the pivoted springy trace or chain keeper, and the hook or loop having its outer branch perforated, whereby the keeper itself is enabled to act as a spring, and after being sprung into its place is retained above the trace or chain by the conjoint agency of a shoulder or offset on the keeper and the outer branch of the loop or hook" (lines 43-50).
Date: June 17, 1890
Creator: Wroe, Missouria E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace attachment. This design "relates to an improvement in couplings for tug-straps, and has for its object to provide a simple, economical, and durable device, capable of convenient manipulation, and whereby the tug-strap may be expeditiously attached to the cockeye of the whiffletree or detached therefrom" (lines 8-14).
Date: November 26, 1889
Creator: Turman, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Iron.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-iron. This design "is to provide a new and improved trace-iron which is simple and durable in construction and arranged to readily connect with the end of the trace without the employment of rivets and which can be readily attached to or detached from the hame. The invention consists of two leaves pivotally-connected with each other and adapted to fold one on the other, one leaf being provided with a hook passing through an aperture in the other leaf and adapted to engage the trace" (lines 7-19).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Dankworth, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame.

Description: Patent for a harness-hame and "contemplates the provision of improved means forming a part of the hames for securing the trace-chains thereto; also the provision of an improved trace-link adapted for connection with said securing means in a manner to insure maximum strength" (lines 15-21).
Date: November 19, 1895
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design "relates to harness, and is more particularly a trace-carrier connected to the back-band thereof at its point of connection with the traces; and the same consists of a buckle composed of two parts having laterally-extending arms hinged together at their outer ends, whereby an open eye or loop is produced for receiving the trace" (lines 8-15).
Date: June 3, 1890
Creator: Brooks, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace carrier. This design consists, "with the back-band and its depending loop, of the . . . improved trace-carrier, consisting of the inverted-U-shaped carrier-frame terminating in opposite trace-receiving eyes, and the V-shaped bifurcating tongue, the lower end of which is adapted to engage a link of the trace-chain and the upper branches or bifurcations of which are bent to form eyes, loosely receiving the frame intermediate its terminals and at each side of the loop" (lines 72-82).
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Strole, James P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design "consist[s] of a rectangular frame, a central integral transverse bar provided at its upper and lower edges with pairs of spaced-apart superficial ribs having central aligning bores, a spring-pressed bolt mounted in one of said ribs, adapted at its inner end to take into the opposite rib and provided at its outer end with a knob or head, a pintle mounted in the lower pair of ribs, a tongue pivoted upon the pintle, said tongue having its upper end reduced to fit between the upper pair of ribs and provided with an eye for the reception of the bolt" (lines 82-94).
Date: December 30, 1890
Creator: Harbour, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design consists in "[a] back-band hook comprising a buckle provided with a lower cross-bar constructed of two parts having their inner adjacent ends terminating in depending hooks arranged parallel with each other and separated by a space and provided with inwardly-projecting ends partially closing the mouths of the hooks, the swinging hooks arranged in the space between the parallel hooks" (lines 90-98).
Date: June 24, 1890
Creator: Miller, Amauel M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design consists in "[a]n improved back-band buckle with hooks, consisting of a body portion formed of a single piece of wrought-wire, the meeting ends of each bent downward, upward, outward, and again downward to form chain-holding hooks or loops, and the tongues pivoted upon the said body portion" (lines 89-95).
Date: April 15, 1890
Creator: Brown, John Stoddart
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness-Saddle.

Description: Patent for an adjustable harness-saddle that has self-adjusting trees and doesn't pinch or injure the horse.
Date: September 24, 1895
Creator: Varga, Lionel J. & Varga, Howard A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-carrier. This design "is to provide the trace-carrier with a locking-brace, which is held in a closed position by the chain, which prevents all possibility of the chain from becoming detached from the carrier while in use" (lines 16-20). To this end, it consists, "with the body having a strap-fastener and an outwardly and upwardly extending hook, of a locking-plate, which is hinged at its upper end to the upper portion of the body, and its lower end provided with an inner perforated projection through which the said hook passes, and a shorter projection" (lines 78-85).
Date: September 23, 1890
Creator: Clark, Alexander E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame-Hook.

Description: Patent for a simple and durable latch hame-hook that holds trace links in place. It is two plates, one of which is slotted to hold the tongue of the other plate.
Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Dankworth, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace.

Description: Patent for a trace in which the "portion of the trace in which the eye is located, and which is adapted for engagement with a single tree, will be rendered as durable as any other portion of the trace" (lines 9-13).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Saettler, Ernest S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back-Band Buckle.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple back-band buckle that doubles as a trace-carrier and locks the trace into place. It secures to the carriage and locks the trace into place with a snap-hook.
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Ware, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Titus County]

Description: Cadastral map of a portion of the Piney Woods region covering Titus, Cass, Morris and Marion County, Texas. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1858
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Gregg County

Description: Map of the Piney Woods region covering Gregg County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: September 1893
Creator: Pressler, Charles W.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Hopkins County

Description: Map of Hopkins County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Mercer's Colony line is marked on the map as well as the road from Tarrant to Clarksville, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1863
Partner: Texas General Land Office