Portrait of John B. Jordan, Fire Chief

Portrait of John B. Jordan, Fire Chief

Date: unknown
Creator: Classen Studio
Description: Photograph of a bust-length portrait of John B. Jordan, Fire Chief. He is wearing a hat, a tie, and suit jacket. The Richardson Fire Department was organized in 1925, when the first water mains were laid. He moved to Richardson in 1917 and had spent nine years before on the Plano Fire Department.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
Portrait of Irene Cain

Portrait of Irene Cain

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of a woman identified as Irene Cain (born April 1904, died March 1987). She is sitting a desk with papers in front of her and holding a pen. Irene Cain was valedictorian of her high school class.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
A Map of That Part of Dallas County Lying in Nacogdoches Land District

A Map of That Part of Dallas County Lying in Nacogdoches Land District

Date: 1854
Creator: Swindells, J. H.
Description: Cadastral map of a portion of Dallas County, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region that includes an indexed list of surveys and survey locations along the left side of the map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
A Map of Dallas County

A Map of Dallas County

Date: 1854
Creator: Swindells, J. H.
Description: Cadastral map of a portion of Dallas County, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region. There is a legal notice in the upper-right portion of the map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Improvement in Machines for Oiling Slides and Glides.

Improvement in Machines for Oiling Slides and Glides.

Date: June 4, 1878
Creator: Bates, Asa N.
Description: Patent for a new machine to be used for oiling slides and glides for engines, &c., includes illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Air-Pressure Fluid-Vents.

Improvement in Air-Pressure Fluid-Vents.

Date: December 25, 1877
Creator: Park, Hardy B.
Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in air-pressure automatic fluid vents for the use in the discharge of all liquids" (lines 3-6), including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Calendar.

Calendar.

Date: September 22, 1896
Creator: Dickason, Frank B.
Description: Patent for "a perpetual calendar embodying such a construction that the movement of a finger device will turn wheels, so as to successively display the names of the days of the week, the numbers of the days of the months, and the names of the months, the mechanism being such that the name of a month will be displayed until the numbers of all its days have been displayed, when the name of the succeeding month will be displayed, and so on." (Lines 13-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Grain-Separator.

Grain-Separator.

Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: McCue, John Marshall
Description: Patent for improved grain separators or threshing machines "whereby vibrating straw-racks will be entirely dispensed with and the machine so simplified as to obviate the heavy jars and jerks of most grain-separators or threshing machines, while at the same time providing a construction of machine that will effectually separate the grain from the straw and will also keep the feeding end of the machine entirely free from dust, which is often a serious drawback to the operation of most machines of this character." (Lines 11-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Dallas Market Center and Dallas Skyline

Dallas Market Center and Dallas Skyline

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Dallas Market Center. Downtown Dallas in the background. 135 acres 6 buildings of 485,000 sq. ft. complex in the Center. Stemmons Freeway pictured.
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Portrait of Reverend William Harris

Portrait of Reverend William Harris

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Tintype photograph of a portrait of Reverend William Harris. He is wearing a suit and holding a book. He was the father of Nancy Lou Harris Blewett.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
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