[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
[Children Playing Outside with Toys]

[Children Playing Outside with Toys]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two young girls and two young boys smiling for the camera while they play with their toys in a grassy yard at the side of a large wood-slatted building. The two young girls are sitting in the grass next to a large baby doll and a basket that with two smaller dolls. One of the boys is seated sideways on a wagon, and the other boy is riding a tricycle. Both of the boys are wearing dark jackets, fitted bomber hats, and round goggles on their heads. There is a small tree beside the children, and palm trees are visible in the background. The building behind them has four visible windows and a belfry at the front entrance in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito ()".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement In Cotton-Cultivators.

Improvement In Cotton-Cultivators.

Date: July 20, 1878
Creator: Harvey, William W.
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-plant cultivators.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Primer for Cannon.

Primer for Cannon.

Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Rodman, John Black
Description: Patent for a new and improved primer for cannons. This design corrects the loosening of primers in their vent-holes by way of "a spring combined with the priming tube, which spring expands to the size of the vent" (para. 3). This eliminates blowouts and premature breakage.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Cameron County

Cameron County

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Map of Cameron County, Texas, including the South Texas Plains region. The old lighthouse at Point Isabel is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
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).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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