[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for 5[cents] in Merchandise" on one side, with a name and place written on the reverse: "Thos. A. Cook Co., General Merchandise, Belton, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Thomas A Cook Company Token]

[Thomas A Cook Company Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is octagonal and says, "Thos. A. Cook Co., General Merchandise, Belton, Texas" on one side; the text is only partially visible on the reverse and appears to say, "Good for [1]0 [cents] in Merchandise."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade]

[Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade discussing a party that she recently attended, making clothes, and other recent news of family and friends. Jennie addresses Bettie as Sister. The letter was written in June, but the year is not given.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
Improvement in Combined Plows, Planters, and Cultivators.

Improvement in Combined Plows, Planters, and Cultivators.

Date: February 24, 1874
Creator: Urban, John
Description: Patent for a new improvement in combined plows, planters, and cultivators, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement In Horizontal Hay and Cotton Press

Improvement In Horizontal Hay and Cotton Press

Date: February 23, 1875
Creator: Thomas B. Bennett & Edwin J. Rancier
Description: Patent for a press used in the baling of hay or cotton. Device is portable and supposed to improve the baling process.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Plows.

Improvement in Plows.

Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Ford, Isaac M.
Description: Patent for a new improvement in agricultural plows that will not clog when used with sticky prairie-soil, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Pump.

Pump.

Date: October 20, 1891
Creator: Branham, Robert
Description: Patent for improvements in pumps especially adapted for deep wells by using different approaches to construct and arrange the strainer, the working barrel, the conical valve seat and other parts to pump the water upward. Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Type-Writing Machine.

Type-Writing Machine.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Pierce, Jesse W.
Description: Patent for improvements in type-writers by compactly arranged many parts together, such as the sliding block, the vibrating plate, the feed-roller and etc..., "and in which the work can at all times be viewed by the operator. The printing is accomplished on a flat surface... new sheets thus saved,” (p. 4, lines 111-118). Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.

Improvement in Corn and Cotton Planters.

Date: July 16, 1878
Creator: Clary, Stephen S. & Clary, John F.
Description: Patent for a new mechanism by which corn planters may be converted into a machine for planting cotton.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Velocipede.

Velocipede.

Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Overstreet, William
Description: Patent for a device related to "velocipedes or wagons propelled by hand-power" (lines 20-21), including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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