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Howard County, Texas.

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Howard County, Texas, showing land ownership, townships, creeks, rivers, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, and railroads. A diagram of a section is included in the upper-right corner. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil, "See fly leaf Bk 127 - connection with H & TC Bk I7." Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1870
Creator: Gast, August
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Howard County

Description: Map of Howard County, Texas, including the Panhandle Plains region. The center of Howard County is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: August 1880
Creator: Wise, Louis C.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Liquid Toilet Preparation.

Description: Patent for scented 2 in 1 hair and body wash which includes ingredients and their measurements and instructions. “It is designed to remove dandruff, and to prevent the hair from falling out. It has great cleansing properties, and will be found excellent for washing fine jewelry, nursing-bottles, and in fact all articles upon which the action of free acids or alkalies is not desirable” (lines 30-38).
Date: September 16, 1884
Creator: Bicksler, William Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Big Spring 1885 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Big Spring in Howard County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1885
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Landscape View of Big Spring, Texas]

Description: 2 photographs of a landscape view of Big Spring, Texas. There is a small pen in the foreground. Written underneath the image are "Big Spring in the 1890's - This unusual view of Big Springs (as it was known then) was taken from the northwest slopes and includes the T&P shops to the right. The steeple of the courthouse, erected less than a decade earlier may be seen dimly in the centre. Some say the pens in the foreground were on a tract owned by the Earl of Aylesford and operated by his friend, John Birdwell" and "Big Spring Heritage Museum." On the back of the mat is a card with an image of Heneage Finch and a short description of his life, as well as a letter from Joe Pickle to a man named Don.
Date: 1890~/1899~
Creator: Big Spring Heritage Museum
Partner: The Grace Museum

Spark-Arrester.

Description: Patent for improvements in spark-arresters for locomotives in “which [it] will prevent the sparks and cinders from falling upon the train and upon surrounding lands and buildings;” (lines 10-12) by using a combination of a curved smoke-stack, a cinder-box, conducting pipes and an ash pen. Illustration is included.
Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Hadlock, Edson J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Smoke-Consumer.

Description: Patent for a device used by locomotives that "will cause the smoke to be returned from the stack to the fire-box until it is entirely consumed" (lines 11-13), condenses exhaust steam, and heats the water in the tender. Includes illustrations.
Date: March 29, 1892
Creator: Hadlock, Edson J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Smoke and Spark Arrester and Consumer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved smoke and spark arrester and consumer. This design consists, "in a locomotive having a transversely-divided front extension, of a box over the forward compartment, a deflector at the bottom of the box and upper part of said compartment and having its edges spaced therefrom to permit communication between the two, a stack extending upward from the rear or smoke compartment and discharging through an elbow into the top of said box, a stack leading from the top of box in front of stack and of greater diameter than the latter stack, and the pipes" (lines 24-36).
Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Hadlock, Edson J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Big Spring 1900 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Big Spring in Howard County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1900
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Big Spring 1900 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Big Spring in Howard County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1900
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Water-Filter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful water filter, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1900
Creator: Nicky, Oscar E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Floodwaters in Front of the T&P Roundhouse in Big Spring, Texas 2]

Description: Photograph of high floodwaters in front of the T&P roundhouse in Big Spring, Texas. Three trains are visible outside of the roundhouse, and two more are visible inside the house. A few men can be seen wading in the water. Text below the image says "[sic] View of the High Water in Big Spring, Texas July 24, 25, and 26, 1902 - T&P Roundhouse" and "Dean or Gene Moon."
Date: 1902
Partner: The Grace Museum

[Floodwaters in Front of the T&P Roundhouse in Big Spring, Texas]

Description: Photograph of high floodwaters in front of the T&P roundhouse in Big Spring, Texas. Three trains are visible outside of the roundhouse, and two more are visible inside the house. A few men can be seen wading in the water. Text below the image says "[sic] View of the High Water in Big Spring, Texas July 24, 25, and 26, 1902 - T&P Roundhouse" and "Dean or Gene Moon."
Date: 1902-07-24/1902-07-26
Creator: Moon, Dean & Moon, Gene
Partner: The Grace Museum

Lock.

Description: Patent for a permutation lock with illustrations. The combination on the lock can be changed an infinite number of times by the user.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Nickey, Oscar E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard

Description: Patent for a cattle-guard "for preventing cattle from straying from a wagon-road into the inclosures along railroad-tracks." (line 11-13)
Date: May 26, 1903
Creator: Welsh, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Big Spring 1905 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Big Spring in Howard County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1905
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Big Spring 1905 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Big Spring in Howard County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1905
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Big Spring 1905 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Big Spring in Howard County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1905
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Tool

Description: Patent for a tool designed to remove rust and dirt from a coupling member and prepare it for a new gasket.
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Eddins, Andrew J. & Agnell, Peter W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department