Mechanical Motor.

Mechanical Motor.

Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Miller, Noah J.
Description: Patent for an improved and efficient "in motors adapted especially for domestic use, its object being to provide a cheap, compact, durable, and efficient automatic motive mechanism which may be utilized for drivers various household apparatus" including instructions and illustration.
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Evaporator.

Evaporator.

Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Harman, Franklin S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved evaporator. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction of . . . sugar boilers or evaporators" (lines 19-21). This design utilizes "[t]he combination, with an evaporating-pan mounted upon wheels or rollers, of a furnace provided with inclined holes adjoining its sides to accommodate the wheels of the evaporator" to make said improvements (lines 57-61).
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Hame.

Hame.

Date: January 26, 1886
Creator: Hughes, Henry A.
Description: Patent for a new and improved hame. This design "consists in an attachment provided with a series of lugs or hooks for the attachment of the link of the chain trace or the eye of the tug, whereby the draft may be attached to the hame attachment at any desired point, said attachment being adapted to be secured to a hame of the ordinary construction" (lines 10-17).
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Portrait of Children

Portrait of Children

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of a portrait of Ara, Eula and Hattie Dishman as young children. They are seated on a fur blanket in a chair. All three girls wearing light-colored dresses and are looking to their left. The studio is identified as Cole's Studio in Collinsville at the bottom of the photograph.
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Portrait of Girls

Portrait of Girls

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a portrait of young Ara and Hattie Dishman leaning together, dressed up, taken by Cole's Studio in Collinsville, Texas.
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Building Exterior

Building Exterior

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of Josh Dishman Cotton Gin. In the picture there is a big house with many windows and a barn attached to the side of the house. In the picture there are three people standing outside a door on a small deck. Also on the piture a wagon with a man on it is being pulled by two horses. Behind them is another barn type building attached to the house. On the picture there is writing that reads " Uncle John Dishman's gin, Collinsville, Texas (1895)"
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Portrait of Baby

Portrait of Baby

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of a portrait of a child. The child is standing on a chair covered with a tapestry and holding a photograph, though the photograph is blurred.
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Family Reunion

Family Reunion

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of John and Jennie Dishman with other family members at a family reunion. The group includes seven women, two men, one girl, one boy and a dog. All of the women except one are wearing light-colored dresses, the men are wearing suits and ties and the young boy is wearing a loose-fitting shirt. The group is seated on a porch and a stoop. A typed note beneath the photograph reads, "Uncle John & Aunt Jennie Dishman & family, about 1908 (Collinsville, Tex)".
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The Collinsville Times. (Collinsville, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, May 2, 1913

The Collinsville Times. (Collinsville, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, May 2, 1913

Date: May 2, 1913
Creator: unknown
Description: Weekly newspaper from Collinsville, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
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The Collinsville Times. (Collinsville, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, May 9, 1913

The Collinsville Times. (Collinsville, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, May 9, 1913

Date: May 9, 1913
Creator: unknown
Description: Weekly newspaper from Collinsville, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
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