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[China Cup]

Description: Photograph of a china cup that belonged to Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth M. Smith in the 1840's. The cup was part of their wedding china. The cup was later given to their daughter, Adalade "Addie" Smith Howell of Hill County and McLennan County.
Date: 1848
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Hill County

Description: Map of Hill County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: October 30, 1857
Creator: Martin, Joseph
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Hill County

Description: Map of Hill County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: November 1862
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Hill County

Description: Map of Hill County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: November 1871
Creator: Klappenbach, L. & Lungkwitz, Herman
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Improvement In Gun-Locks.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvement in Gun-Lock" (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 14, 1874
Creator: Grisham, James Madison ; Grisham, J. M. ; James Madison Grisham, of Towash, Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Extension Top for Stoves.

Description: Patent for a new and improved portable extension for stove tops. This design is for a casing with pot-holes that utilizes a flange and a collar to allow for attachment to the stove top. This increases the usable surface area of the stove by a third.
Date: November 16, 1880
Creator: Hutchinson, John Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Public sale of town lots, at Hubbard City : on the Texas and St. Louis Railway, Thursday, August 11, 1881.

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century Hubbard, Texas street names, block and lot numbers, lot and street dimensions, parks, courthouse, schools, and railroads. Includes text describing advantages of Hubbard City, the terms of sale, and railroad transportation to the sale. Scale [1:4,800].
Date: 1881
Creator: M. Strickland & Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Caster.

Description: Patent for an improved design for casters, otherwise known as "rollers for bedsteads and the like" (lines 15-16), including illustrations.
Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Custer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee Roaster.

Description: Patent for a new and improved "culinary utensil primarily intended for use as a coffee roaster, but also . . . of any article which needs to be stirred while upon the fire" (lines 12-16). This design utilizes a crankshaft to stir the beans (or other foods) as they roast.
Date: August 23, 1881
Creator: Walling, Edmund Pendleton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hill County

Description: Map of Hill County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: October 1882
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Apparatus for Trimming Hooves of Animals.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hoof trimmer. This design "consists in an upright standard or support having a concaved supporting-recess adapted to receive the animal's hoof, with parallel guide-ways arranged in rear thereof, a trimming implement moving in said guides, and so constructed as to operate upon the hoof without injury to the frog, and means for reciprocating the trimming device from either side of the animal" (lines 16-25).
Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: Mullins, Joshua C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

File.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file. This design consists in "[a] file provided with longitudinal teeth upon one or both of its edges . . . [and] upon its sides so cut that they extend only half-way across the width of the file, the inner ends of the said teeth meeting at an angle at the center of the width of the blade" (lines 50-56).
Date: March 18, 1884
Creator: Custer, George.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "relates to improvements in that class of gates in which the gate is suspended from and adapted to transverse a supporting-beam adapted to oscillate and cause the gate to travel back and forth by gravity, according to the position the beam occupies, and has for its object to provide a gate and its operating mechanism which shall be simple and durable in construction, and capable of being readily and easily operated by a horse[back rider] or driver of a team approaching the same from either direction" (lines 9-20).
Date: May 19, 1885
Creator: Connelly, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hill County

Description: Map of Hill County, Texas, including the Prairies and Lakes region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: February 1886
Creator: Craig, A. M.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

File.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file. This design "consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of a file having its teeth cut to extend half-way across the face from each edge and at an angle to each other, and having a longitudinal groove in the middle of each face" (lines 22-27).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Custer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the upright frame supported on the beam and carrying the two pivoted arms, in combination with the wheel having studs on both sides, the wires, and the lever middle fastened to the agitator-shaft . . . a hopper having the circular excision in its bottom, of the horizontal feed-wheel and arms, fast to a vertical vibratory shaft" (lines 79-88).
Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Williams, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department