Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bassinger, Stephen
Description: Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Stem Winding and Setting Watch.

Stem Winding and Setting Watch.

Date: November 1, 1898
Creator: Donnelly, Leo E. & Looney, John H.
Description: Patent for a new and useful winding and setting mechanism for watches, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Cotton Loading Derrick.

Cotton Loading Derrick.

Date: April 22, 1890
Creator: Field, Eldon M.; Peggs, Jack & Bassinger, Steve
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-loading derrick. This design consists in "[t]he portable derrick, comprising the barrow-base having the longitudinal handle-bars, the extended longitudinal and transverse base-sills, and the bearings, the rotary shaft or mast having the slot and sheave, the upper shoulder and upward-projecting stud, the cross-head, the oblique braces connecting its rear arm to the mast, and the derrick-pulleys suspended from the free arm of said cross-head, the rope passing through said slot and over said sheave and to said pulleys and windlass" (lines 79-90).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Italy, Texas Fire Department Patch]

[Italy, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the Italy, Texas fire department. The shield-shaped patch has a dark blue background and yellow edging. "Italy Fire Dept." is written along the top and bottom in red lettering. "Italy" is written in cursive. There is a yellow Florian Cross containing a "fire scramble" in the middle of the patch.
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
Women in Garden

Women in Garden

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of two images. On the right side there is a picture of a woman in a garden looking at bushes, she is wearing a light blouse with a long dark skirt. The picture on the left is of a woman standing in front of a bush, she is wearing a light blouse with a long dark skirt.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Man and Children in Garden

Man and Children in Garden

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of two images of J M Cummings, Maurice Cummings and Imogene Cummings. In the image on the left a man and a young girl are standing in front of a two story house. The man is wearing slacks with a shirt and tie and a hat, while the young girl is wearing a light dress. They are standing next to a kennel which seems to be holding chicken. The picture on the right shows a man and two toddlers feeding a flock of chicken. In the background there is a barn, a chicken wire fence and wooden fence as well as some trees.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Italy 1921 Sheet 1

Italy 1921 Sheet 1

Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Italy in Ellis County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Italy 1921 Sheet 4

Italy 1921 Sheet 4

Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Italy in Ellis County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Italy 1912 Sheet 1

Italy 1912 Sheet 1

Date: 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Italy in Ellis County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Italy 1904 Sheet 3

Italy 1904 Sheet 3

Date: 1904
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Italy in Ellis County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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