[Harper's Weekly: Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, Texas]

[Harper's Weekly: Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Color sketch of Elizabeth Street in Brownsville, Texas, printed from a photograph in an issue of Harper's Weekly. There are buildings lining the street, but no signs are visible. The street is filled with covered wagons and people (including soldiers in uniform).
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Improvement in Billiard-Cushions.

Improvement in Billiard-Cushions.

Date: July 10, 1877
Creator: Mansur, John S.
Description: Patent for improvement in billiard-cushions. Patent for removable billiard table cushion.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Spike-Extractors.

Improvement in Spike-Extractors.

Date: September 29, 1874
Creator: Devine, William ; William Devine, of Brownville, Texas ; Devine, W.
Description: Patent for "an improvement in the class of nail-extractors in which a gripe or grapple formed of pendent springs or hinged jaws is employed." (lines 7-10) including instructions and illustrations.
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Pendant for Stem-Winding Watches.

Pendant for Stem-Winding Watches.

Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Rossetti, John Theodore
Description: Patent for a "pendant for a watch which can be turned in every direction and can be screwed into the watch-case" (lines 8-10), including instructions and illustrations.
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Syringe.

Syringe.

Date: September 3, 1895
Creator: Putegnat, Joseph L.
Description: Patent for a syringe that will inject or throw liquid and is piston-operated. "In its special organization the device is particularly adapted for males and treatment of diseases to which they are heir, and is light, neat, and compact, so as to be easily carried in the pocket" (lines 18-22).
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Improvements in Velocipedes.

Improvements in Velocipedes.

Date: December 13, 1870
Creator: Maltby, Henry
Description: Patent for the improvement of velocipedes. Improvements combine foot and band propelling apparatus with guiding apparatus.
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Improvements in Machines for Making Paving-Blocks.

Improvements in Machines for Making Paving-Blocks.

Date: October 24, 1871
Creator: Brooks, Samuel Wallace
Description: Patent for the improvement in machines for making paving-blocks.
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Improvement in Velocipedes

Improvement in Velocipedes

Date: February 13, 1872
Creator: Maltby, Henry A.
Description: Patent for the improvement of Velocipedes. The improvement consists of a new and novel combination and arrangement of propelling power, due to the weight of the body, which may be aided by the muscular force thereof and guiding apparatus.
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Vehicle-Wheel

Vehicle-Wheel

Date: November 28, 1882
Creator: Wolff, Arthur J. & Miltimore, Alonzo E.
Description: Patent for improvements to vehicle wheels including a detailed explanation and illustrations.
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[Aerial View of Brownsville]

[Aerial View of Brownsville]

Date: 196u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of downtown Brownsville, Texas. A river is visible to the right.
Contributing Partner: McAllen Public Library
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