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Greenville 1893 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Greenville in Hunt County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1893
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Greenville 1893 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Greenville in Hunt County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1893
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Greenville 1893 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Greenville in Hunt County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1893
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Greenville 1893 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Greenville in Hunt County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1893
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Greenville 1893 Sheet 6

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Greenville in Hunt County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1893
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Greenville 1893 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Greenville in Hunt County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1893
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Curtain-Fixture.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and effective curtain fixture that allows for the curtain to be "easily and quickly raised or lowered bodily so as to admit more or less light through the window, and permit of proper ventilation without the admission of an undesirable amount of light" (lines 14-18).
Date: February 28, 1893
Creator: Villard, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Brake.

Description: Patent for a car brake that "automatically absorb[s] the slack in car brake connecting rods which slack is induced by the wear of the brake shoes and fastening and the stretching of the parts by the strain in applying the brake" (lines 7-12). It is adjustable, inexpensive, and adjustable.
Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved washing machine that is meant to "provide a machine which will be exceedingly simple, durable and economic in construction, and wherein clothes may be washed expeditiously and conveniently and without injury thereto" (lines 9-13).
Date: June 6, 1893
Creator: Jones, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Brake.

Description: Patent for an improvement "in the application of power to car brakes, whereby the slack is quickly and automatically absorbed, and a powerful leverage is secured, and a perfect equalization of the leverage at each end of the car is obtained, and the convenient and safe adjustment of the brakes in regard to the wheels is effected, and any particular alignment of the brake cylinder in regard to the car body is avoided as the cylinder in regard to the car body is avoided as the cylinder may be placed across the car body or at any angle desired to secure convenience of application" (lines 8-20).
Date: June 20, 1893
Creator: Ferguson, George J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for a simple and durable lifting jack for wagons that is easily operated and does not move the hoisting lever in the post.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Ball, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective hay-press that consists of a plunger, a spring actuated toggle lever that is connected to the plunger, a toothed segment on the lever, a draft attachment with a toothed section that lines up with the toothed segment on the lever, a tongue, a disk connected to the tongue, a cross bar on the frame, plates attached to the cross bar, a pitman, a brake, and a mechanism that throws the brake into action.
Date: October 24, 1893
Creator: Wilson, Albert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department