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Caldwell County

Description: Map of Caldwell County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 22, 1861
Creator: Von Rosenberg, W.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Motor Car Traffic System

Description: Patent for motor car traffic system. "This invention has reference to improvements in motor car traffic systems, and its object is to provide a means whereby motor cars may be constrained to move in a predetermined path without the violation of the chauffeur, so that motor cars may be adapted for use in suburban traffic in place of the ordinary trolley cars." (lines 8-15). Illustration included
Date: May 21, 1907
Creator: Yates, Robert T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and useful hose coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Conley, Andrew Jackson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Fruit, Foliage, and Flowers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved method of making artificial fruit. This design "consists in cutting out a piece of lace or netting of the desired shape, forming the lace or netting into a bag, stuffing the bag with cotton or wool . . . picking the cotton or wool up through the meshes of the lace or netting, cutting narrow strips of tissue-paper, and applying them in layers until a covering similar to pasteboard is formed, drying the article, painting the article, sinking the article in a bath of wax heated to a point beneath boiling . . . letting it drain off, and finally applying a paint finish" (lines 34-47).
Date: May 24, 1887
Creator: Eve, Emma H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Marking Goods.

Description: Patent for a new and improved price tag. This design "consist[s] of a strip of ductile metal or any other material comprising a tapering finger, having a pointed hook or prong at its outer end and a square or rectangular plate integral with the tapering finger" (lines 96-100). It it further "provided on three sides with overturned edges or flanges and on the fourth side with a raised shoulder or offset adapted to form a stop for the removable marking-tag, so as to hold the same in place removably" (lines 1-5).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Brown, Sampson H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Saddle-Tree Forks.

Description: Patent for an "improved saddle-tree fork, which shall be simple in construction, light, and durable, and which may be readily adjusted as a Texas saddle-tree or a muley saddle-tree"( line 6 )includes instructions and illustration.
Date: May 14, 1878
Creator: Lane, Calvin M. & Franklin, Mathew C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department