[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

Date: 1914~
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." On one side, this coin says, "In Trade Only, 10" with a logo and patent date, "Pat. Apr. 7, 1914"; on the other it has the text: "J. G. Smith & Bro, 10, Columbia, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

Date: 1914~
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." On one side, this coin says, "In Trade Only, 5" with a logo and a partially-visible patent date: "Pat. Apr. 191[4]"; on the other it has the text: "5, J. G. Smith & Bro., Columbia, Tex."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Wheel.

Wheel.

Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Mecham, George Wate
Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel. This design "relates to improvements in that class of expanding wheels in which the hub is provided with an inclined abutment, on which the inclined ends of the spokes rest, the said spokes being clamped in position and adjusted on the abutment by clamping collars; and the invention consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 8-15).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Turning-Lathes for Wood.

Improvement in Turning-Lathes for Wood.

Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Park, Anderson R.
Description: Patent for an improved machine for turning saddle-tress.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Support for Wire Fences.

Support for Wire Fences.

Date: October 1, 1891
Creator: Weeks, Frank B.
Description: Patent for improvements to supports for wire fences, so that wooden posts and other supplemental devices are not necessary. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Bee-Hives.

Improvement in Bee-Hives.

Date: March 5, 1878
Creator: Park, Jesse W.
Description: Patent for a bee-hive that prevents insects (such as moths) from entering therein and maximizes the amount of honey collected from the hive, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Process of and Apparatus for Extracting Crystallized Sugar from Bagasse.

Process of and Apparatus for Extracting Crystallized Sugar from Bagasse.

Date: February 19, 1884
Creator: Yale, Thomas Blossom
Description: Patent for a new and improved extractor of crystallized sugar from bagasse. This design "is to save a percentage of [the] loss in the [sugarcane] juice, and also to secure a part, if not all, of the crystallized sugar from the refuse or bagasse or from any other plant producing saccharine matter. To that end [the invention] subject[s] the bagasse to a process which extracts the remaining juice and the crystallized-sugar by suction and atmospheric pressure" (lines 13-21).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 13, Ed. 1, Friday, April 5, 1844

The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 13, Ed. 1, Friday, April 5, 1844

Date: April 5, 1844
Creator: unknown
Description: Weekly newspaper from the Columbia, Texas area that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 10, 1844

The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 10, 1844

Date: February 10, 1844
Creator: unknown
Description: Weekly newspaper from the Columbia, Texas area that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1, Friday, March 22, 1844

The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1, Friday, March 22, 1844

Date: March 22, 1844
Creator: unknown
Description: Weekly newspaper from the Columbia, Texas area that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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