Music-Case.

Music-Case.

Date: October 22, 1895
Creator: Ray, Theodore
Description: Patent for a "music case or holder for carrying, protecting, and using sheet-music, and is so constructed that by its use the music is not rolled nor creased, is held in place, and it is not necessary to take the music from the case when it is to be used." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Fire Truck by Airplane]

[Fire Truck by Airplane]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a fire truck parked in front of a Douglas DC-4 operated by Transocean Air Line, at the Midland Air Terminal. Several men stand around the fire truck.
Contributing Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas
Button for Billiard Counters.

Button for Billiard Counters.

Date: November 18, 1890
Creator: De Vitt, Phillip Melvin
Description: Patent for a new and improved button for billiard counters. This design "ha[s] the transverse opening and passage extending therefrom to the periphery thereof and communicating with said opening and the longitudinal hole in close proximity to the transverse opening, and the pin adapted to engage said hole, whereby the button is removably secured to a wire" (lines 83-90).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Pencil-Holder.

Pencil-Holder.

Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Hogg, George, Sr.
Description: Patent for a new pencil-holder that is "a light, efficient and convenient pencil-holder capable of reliably securing the pencil to which it is attached within the pocket, thereby holding the same in readiness for use." (Lines 14-17) Illustration included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Washing-Machine

Washing-Machine

Date: October 28, 1890
Creator: Baugh, Reuben P.
Description: Patent for "a washing-machine which will rapidly wash clothes of coarse or fine texture without injury thereto. This object I accomplish by my improved washing-machine, which consists, essentially, of a cylindrical body, a flexible and adjustable wash-board in the lower half thereof, and a corrugated drum rotating in the body above the wash-board" (lines 9-16).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Double Acting Cylinder Pump

Double Acting Cylinder Pump

Date: October 15, 1901
Creator: Arnold, Henry B.
Description: Patent for double acting cylinder pumps capable of continuous operation and a continuous stream of water, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Lake in Midland]

[Lake in Midland]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a lake scene in Midland, Texas. There is a boat in the water and buildings in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Street scene in Midland]

[Street scene in Midland]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a street scene in Midland, Texas. There are multiple wagons and crowds in the middle of the street. The City Meat Market and the Drug Store are visible.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Midland in 1884]

[Midland in 1884]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a street scene in 1884 Midland, Texas. There are men on horse-drawn wagons in the photograph as well as multiple store fronts on the right.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Midland, Texas Fire Department Patch]

[Midland, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Patch from the Midland, Texas fire department with a black background and yellow edging. "Midland Fire Dept." is written in red across the top and bottom of the circular patch. A Florian Cross with yellow borders appears in the center and contains the image of a fire hydrant, a ladder, and the initials "F.D."
Contributing Partner: Fire Museum of Texas
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