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Map of Wood County

Description: Cadastral map of Wood County, Texas in the Piney Woods region. Some boundaries are marked in color. Scale [ca. 1:13,334] (400 varas per inch).
Date: December 7, 1857
Creator: Browne, J.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Map of Wood County

Description: Cadastral map of Wood County, Texas in the Piney Woods region. Several features are marked on the map including the center of the county. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: August 1872
Creator: Lungkwitz, Herman
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton press: "Our invention consists of a contrivance for driving the screw, which works the follower by a worm when doing the work, and a toothed wheel when returning the follower; also, of a removable case which receives the pressed bale and carries it away on a truck to be tied, while another box takes its place to receive the next bale" (lines 8-15). Includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: October 17, 1876
Creator: Davis, James Harvey & White, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Map of Wood County

Description: Cadastral map of Wood County, Texas in the Piney Woods region. Bodies of water are marked in color. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: March 5, 1877
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Improvement in Valve-Gear for Steam-Engines.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in steam-engines which shall be so constructed as to give a full application of the steam and a free exhaust at regular intervals, which will enable the engine to be easily reversed, can be easily attached to any engine, which will enable an engine to be worked by water-pressure, will run smoothly and with very little friction, and will be very durable." (Lines 11-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 24, 1877
Creator: Davis, James H. & White, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weather Board Gage.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gauge for weatherboards. This design utilizes a guiding loop and a hinged part to create a gauge that, "after it has been attached to the house, will support at least two boards in position while they are being nailed on, before it is necessary to the move the gage [sic] into another position, and which gage will be so securely held in place that the boards can be moved back and forth without displacing it in any manner" (lines 27-34).
Date: August 9, 1881
Creator: Lawrence, John Madison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplers, the object being to provide a coupler of simple and durable construction which may be coupled automatically, thus avoiding the inconvenience and danger incident to the use of the usual coupling-link or pin" (lines 9-14).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Freeman, Walter F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplers, the object being to provide a coupler with a coupling-pin of improved construction, and to combine said pin with effective and durable devices for raising and lowering it. The invention consists in the combinations of parts" (lines 9-15).
Date: June 12, 1883
Creator: Cage, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved engine. This design "relates to mechanical powers, the object being to combine with an ordinary tread-wheel mechanical advices adapted to be operated by horse-power to revolve said wheel. The invention consists in the features of construction and combination of parts" (lines 9-14).
Date: July 10, 1883
Creator: Perrin, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mineola 1885 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Mineola in Wood 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

Mineola 1885 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Mineola in Wood 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

Tongue Support for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tongue-support for vehicles. This design "is to provide a spring for bearing downwardly upon the rear end of the tongue, and thereby raising and supporting the front end thereof, to relieve the horses' necks of the weight of the tongue, and thereby enable them to draw the wagon more readily, and with less exertion" (lines 23-29).
Date: August 24, 1886
Creator: Ham, Zachariah Melton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back Band.

Description: Patent for a new and improved back-band. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the back-band, the leather guard secured thereto, and the leather section secured to said band at one end of said guard and provided with loop and buckle, of the protector having slotted ends, and the strap connected with said buckle and having its ends passed through the slotted ends of said protector and under said loop" (lines 65-72).
Date: January 10, 1888
Creator: Helm, Albert Jerome
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department