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[Home and property of A.Hartman, Cuero, Texas]

Description: Black and white (faded) of home and property of A.Hartman, Cuero, Texas. It is a two-story frame house with a large oak tree in the front yard which is surrounded by a white picket fence. There is a dog tied to the front gate. Taken and collected by H.F.Browder, former County Agent, Denton County.
Date: 1920~
Creator: Browder, H. F.
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

[Fritz Hartman Farm, Dewitt County, Cuero, TX]

Description: Photograph of the Fritz Hartman Farm, in Dewitt County, Cuero, Texas. A group of cattle are standing under trees in a field and near a lean-to next to one of the trees on the left side of the image. An unidentified man and boy are standing in the background.
Date: 1920~
Creator: Browder, H. F.
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

[Virginia Hinson Ansel as an infant, wearing a white dress]

Description: Studio portrait of Virginia Hinson Ansel (as written on back of the photo in pencil). The infant is wearing a white gown with short sleeves and scoop neckline. She is seated on a carpet with trees as backdrop. She is holding keys in her left hand and her right hand is behind her. The portrait is mounted on a gray matte. The matte has an embossed dotted line and darker gray ornate "frame" around the perimeter of the photograph. Embossed text below the portrait reads: "Fey Brownig Hallettsville & Cuero Texas". Image dimensions are: 9.6 cm x 13.7 cm.
Date: unknown
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

Cuero Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1987
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of Unknown men]

Description: Portrait of a group of unknown men. The men are posing in front of a back drop with a set that looks like a house next to them. All of the men are wearing suits and hats, and many of them are holding cigars. "Fey & Braunig Cuero, Texas" is written in the lower left corner, and "May 20, 1883" is written in the lower right corner.
Date: May 20, 1883
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Addressing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved addressing machine, which will "paste, cut, and attach the slip simultaneously, or with one operation" (lines 26-27), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Paper Holder and Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved paper cutter. This design "relates to that class of paper holders and cutters in which the paper is drawn through a holder and severed at any desired point. Its objects are to secure a cheap, simple, durable, efficient, and easily-manipulated apparatus capable, if required, of holding several sheets of the same or different widths, which can be fed side by side and cut to the requisite length, leaving a projecting edge behind the cutter to afford ready means of drawing out the succeeding sheet" (lines 9-19).
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "has for its object the production of a simple, cheap, and effective device whereby the ants are confined to a space within the circle of the trap, speedily captured, and exterminated. It consists in a trap constructed with a circular flanged pit provided with tubes leading therefrom to a central ant-receptacle; also, in the details of construction of the trap" (lines 8-16).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Barnes, Robert Hanson & Salles, George Camiel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Watch-Chain.

Description: Design patent for a rosary watch-chain that includes strings of beads, hearts, an image of the "Virgin Mary," and a watch-key in the shape of a crucifix. There is no accompanying illustration.
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graham, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cultivator and Corn-Planter

Description: Patent for "a planter that shall be self-covering and adjustable as to the transverse and longitudinal space between the hills and rows, and which at the same time may be regulated as to the amount of material fed at each throw of the seed-slide, and which will also mark off the adjacent row as the machine advances" (lines 10-16).
Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Westhoff, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame-fastener. This design "consists of an adjustable regulating fastener for the upper and lower ends of the hames, and this fastener is further provided with a swinging loop, to which the breast-strap may be attached on the lower fastener and the strap on the upper fastener when desired" (lines 19-25).
Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists "[i]n a garden cultivator, the frame having slotted arm [that is] journaled, clevis, standard with plow, slotted arm, and wheels . . . [and] handles, adjusted . . . to lower and raise said handles" (lines 59-67).
Date: June 22, 1886
Creator: Miltenberger, Emile Rudolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design "provide[s] a flexible or elastic seat, consisting of a number of thicknesses of tanned sheepskin, with the wool on, between the saddle-tree covering and the ordinary external rawhide or other covering, thus preventing the said covering from resting on the inner edges of the saddle-tree side bars, which forms a comfortable and easy saddle; and, in addition to this, [the] invention relates to the opening rearwardly and laterally in the saddle-tree for attaching the girth-rigging thereto, in place of the ordinary rings" (lines 30-41).
Date: July 6, 1886
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Collar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse collar. This design "consists in forming a portion of the large roll of the collar with leather, and the other part with canvas or ducking of two thicknesses, between which double part of ducking or canvas is placed a medicated composition and preservative, which serves as a remedial agent for the galling of horses shoulders', and as a preventative against gnawing of the collar by vermin. It also relates to an improved manner of stitching together the collar roll" (lines 13-23).
Date: August 7, 1883
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snap Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved snap hook. This design "consists in a hook provided with a sliding latch on the shank and on the end of the hook, whereby this hook will remain closed in whatever position it is placed" (lines 11-14).
Date: December 12, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saddle Pad.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle pad. This design "consists of a saddle-pad formed of an upper and lower cover connected by lacing, provided with pockets, and filled intermediately with layers of felt or cloth" (lines 13-16). The saddle pad was designed to increase comfort for the rider while maintaining comfort for the animal.
Date: May 30, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis Anton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Safety Hook and Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined hook and buckle. This design "is especially adapted for use upon the back-bands, whether of leather or canvas, of harnesses, and for receiving and holding the leather trace or trace-chains of the harness; but it may be attached to various other parts of the harness, and used for various other purposes. The buckle part of the device is composed of a suitable frame . . . and a bar formed or provided with points or small tongues for holding the strap or canvas adapted to slide in the frame" (lines 9-21).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill Carrier for Harness.

Description: Patent for a new and improved thill-carrier for harnesses. This design utilizes a loop or ring, and "[b]y this construction of the thill-carriers it will be seen that the trouble and annoyance of running the thills into and backing them out of the thill-carriers are entirely overcome, and by means of the loops or rings . . . the thills are perfectly confined in the carriers . . . [they] may be made very cheap, and also very ornamental to the harness" (lines 66-76).
Date: March 13, 1883
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pest control device. This design "consist[s] of the flexible air-supply funnel, having end-supporting and mouth-distending rim, terminating in vertical bottom legs or branches, the gas generator, the air-inlet tube having the valve, and the rigid gas-discharge tube" (lines 22-28).
Date: December 25, 1883
Creator: Grafton, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheel or Felly Screw.

Description: Patent for a new and improved screw for a wheel or felly. This design "relates to screws for setting vehicle fellies or rims on the tenons of the spokes; and its object is to provide a device possessing superior advantages in point of simplicity, ease of adjustment, and general efficiency, whereby one [person] can easily and conveniently set the rim" (lines 9-15).
Date: January 8, 1884
Creator: Rotzien, Christoph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ruffling Attachment for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ruffling attachment for sewing machines. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the flat main plate having the loop, of the ruffling-plate having its side at one end turned over parallel with its main portion, and provided with a spring tongue or plate that is inserted in the loop" (lines 59-63).
Date: July 8, 1884
Creator: Lauraine, Eugene G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Table.

Description: Patent for a new and improved table. This design "can be adjusted vertically by turning the screw-spindle, or it can be drawn upward, and will be held in position by the spring-catch, which catches on the shoulders. If the table is to be used at a sick-bed, it can be projected laterally by drawing the table-top in the direction in which it is to project, the track-plate sliding in the grooved plate. The table-top can be locked in the desired position by means of the binding screw" (lines 90-100).
Date: November 11, 1884
Creator: Kossbiel, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department