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[Member of the Honor Guard - Palestine High School]

[Member of the Honor Guard - Palestine High School]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a member of the Palestine High School Honor Guard of 1940
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Photo of a drawing of the Hunter House Hotel]

[Photo of a drawing of the Hunter House Hotel]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a drawing of the Hunter House Hotel. David Clark Hunter bought a small house on Lot 8 block 9, original townsite map, in August 1848. By 1850, the hotel was a three storied building with an attic and an ell. According to Mary Kate Hunter, the old hotel burned and the prize register perished in the fire. It was located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Perry Street and the Rusk Road. It also acted as a stage coach stop during the mid 1800's. Among the famous guests were: Sam Houston, Roger Q. Mills, Judge Sexton, General Wigfall, Colonel Ochiltree and many others. The Delespine Hotel, which was located on the opposite corner across Perry street from the Hunter House, was also popular stopping place, and it is said that the old steps of which made a favorite place for Sam Houston to sit and whittle and talk to his constituents. Both buildings have been gone now for many years.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
Car-Seat.

Car-Seat.

Date: February 27, 1900
Creator: Meier, Hermann
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in car seats, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Adjustable Attachment for Freight-Car Doors.

Adjustable Attachment for Freight-Car Doors.

Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Duzan, Thomas H.
Description: Patent for a mechanism that creates "an adjustable attachment for freight-car doors, for preventing sparks and other objectionable matter from getting into the cars, and means for operating the attachment that is adapted for use in securing the door in different positions of adjustment, and for connection with the body of the car by means of a seal-support, in order that the fixed adjustment of the door cannot be changed without breaking the seal" (lines 12-21).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Locking Device For Car-Couplings.

Locking Device For Car-Couplings.

Date: July 18, 1899
Creator: Stewart, George P.
Description: Patent for a new and improved locking device for car couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Protected Bail-Joint.

Protected Bail-Joint.

Date: April 19, 1898
Creator: Teamer, James Madison
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in protected rail-joints.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
End Door For Cars

End Door For Cars

Date: July 10, 1900
Creator: Goodridge, Ethan A.
Description: Patent for a new end door on freight train cars including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Car-Seat.

Car-Seat.

Date: June 22, 1897
Creator: Meier, Hermann
Description: Patent for improvements to the "Scarritt-Forney" seat so that the seat body and frame are detachable from each other. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Pilot-Coupling.

Pilot-Coupling.

Date: June 4, 1895
Creator: Heidelberg, Samuel R.
Description: Patent for "an automatic pilot coupling, which will enable the pilot bar of a locomotive to be coupled with a car by a brakeman while standing to the side of the locomotive out of the way of all danger, from which position he can accurately operate the device, thus doing away with all necessity for going between the moving engine and the car to which it is to be coupled." (Lines 15-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Mosquito Netting Frame.

Mosquito Netting Frame.

Date: March 8, 1881
Creator: Bailey, Alfred H.
Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito netting frame. This design "consists of a mosquito-netting frame formed of two longitudinal rods removably fastened to uprights attached to the bedposts, and held by cords or wires passing from the outer ends of each of said longitudinal rods to the top of each upright. A transverse rod or bar is removably attached to the outer ends of said longitudinal bars or rods. . . . [The design] is simple in construction, light, durable, and convenient" (lines 9-18).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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