Bible

Bible

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Front cover of a book (identified as a Bible). There is handwriting in ink on the cover that is partially legible.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Portrait of Mag Parker]

[Portrait of Mag Parker]

Date: unknown
Creator: Zahn, Justus
Description: Photograph of a professional portrait of Margaret Field Cox, née Parker. She was known by her nickname "Mag" to some. She is a frizzy-haired woman wearing a high-collared ensemble with a sizable floral boutonniere pinned to her chest. On the back of the photograph's mat are handwritten notes which reads, "This belongs to Mrs. Geo W. McDaniel. Aunt Mag Parker (Mrs. Sam Field, later Mrs. Sam Cox)."
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
[Photograph of Carrie Will Howell]

[Photograph of Carrie Will Howell]

Date: unknown
Creator: Zahn, Justus
Description: Photograph of Carrie Will Howell. She sits on the arm of a chair with her feet on the seat and one hand on the back. She is wearing a white dress.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
"Galveston Entrance, Texas"

"Galveston Entrance, Texas"

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Navigation chart of the entrance to Galveston Bay and showing a plat map of the city of Galveston
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Car-Fender.

Car-Fender.

Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Rau, William J.
Description: Patent for a simple car-fender that improves on the types of "fenders which are attached to the front end of street and other car trucks for the purpose of saving human life by preventing a body from being thrown under the car wheels" (lines 10-14). The invention does not let a body under the car wheels.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Car-Coupling.

Car-Coupling.

Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Elliott, James W.
Description: Patent for "a simple, safe, and practical coupling for cars, arranged to couple at one time as many cars as may be desired, and to operate automatically so as to avoid all necessity of going between the cars, and adapted to use the ordinary link and to couple with cars having a higher or lower draw bar than itself." (Lines 7-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Rail-Joint.

Rail-Joint.

Date: June 19, 1894
Creator: Perkins, Miles O.
Description: Patent for a rail joint that consists of a chair with a base plate and inwardly projecting flanges, a rail web, two plates that hook under the flanges and hold the rail in place, and two bolts that go through the plates and the rail.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Swing.

Swing.

Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Alston, Samuel I.
Description: Patent for a swing that consists of a frame, a wooden horse to ride on, a U-shaped hanger that is attached to the seat in the back and front, a pulley-like rocker attached to the top of the frame, a bolt that is securing the rocker to the hanger, two bars that go from the horse seat to the pulley, and a chord that attaches the two bars and goes around the top of the pulley.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Baling-Machine.

Baling-Machine.

Date: January 29, 1895
Creator: Hutches, Benjamin F., Jr.
Description: Patent for a "cotton bale provided with a fire-proof covering in the form of a box or casing of sheet metal, and to have the same so applied to the bale in the process of compressing the cotton in forming the bale, that the said covering will of itself form the entire means for holding the bale intact and in its tightly compressed condition, while serving its additional function as a shipping case which will protect the bale of cotton from fire, and from all possible damage incidental to transportation and storage." (Lines 16-27) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Tuning Device for Pianos.

Tuning Device for Pianos.

Date: April 23, 1895
Creator: Orser, Levi
Description: Patent for "a means whereby the strings of a piano may be easily and deliberately tuned, and when tuned they will be held absolutely rigid and unyielding under all circumstances while the pins are set in wood, thus avoiding any possibility of the jarring of the parts." (Lines 36-42) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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