Fire Escape.

Fire Escape.

Date: October 27, 1885
Creator: McKinzie, Thomas Duncan
Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-escape. This design "is to provide means whereby lowering the car may be made more safe and easy to the operators, whereby the occupants of the car may be shielded from smoke and flames bursting from lower windows while the car descends, whereby the shield may be housed when not in use, and in means whereby the use of this fire-escape by burglars may be prevented" (lines 12-20).
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Axle-Lubricator.

Axle-Lubricator.

Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Miller, William J.
Description: Patent for an axle lubricator that continuously lubricates an axle through a hollow nut in the end of the hub bushing, and the oil cup can be refilled easily and without removing the wheel.
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usp015/00472545

usp015/00472545

Date: April 12, 1892
Creator: Miller, William J.; McBean, Robert S. & McBurnett, John W.
Description: Patent for "a simple and economical device of this character, which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency, and whereby sand and dirt is effectually excluded and the grease or other lubricating material prevented from escaping" (lines 15-21).
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Fishing-Reel.

Fishing-Reel.

Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Williams, Elbert D.
Description: Patent for improving the operation of fishing reels. Illustration and instructions included.
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Bottle-Case.

Bottle-Case.

Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Marlow, Claud E.
Description: Patent for a bottle holding case using wires to encircle the inner groove of the case as re-enforcement, then use metal bands or wires woven around the encircling wires; these metal bands or wires would then wove around the necks and bodies of the bottles to secure the bottles inside the case. Illustration is included
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Fire Place Heater.

Fire Place Heater.

Date: June 2, 1885
Creator: Bartlett, Thomas J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-place heater. This design "is to provide an inexpensive fire-place heater, constructed so that it may heat two or more rooms on the same floor of a building, and with a single fire, so as to economize fuel and labor of attendance" (lines 7-11).
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Fire Escape.

Fire Escape.

Date: October 21, 1884
Creator: McKinzie, Thomas Duncan
Description: Patent for a new and improved fire escape. This design "relates to that class of fire escapes designed to save life from burning houses or ships; and its object is to provide means whereby a boat or car may be lowered from the side of a vessel, or a car may be raised or lowered to and from the windows of a house" (lines 8-13).
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Aerial View of Colorado City

Aerial View of Colorado City

Date: 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Colorado City in 1923.
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Aerial View of Colorado City

Aerial View of Colorado City

Date: 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Colorado City in 1923.
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Muddy Road in Colorado City

Muddy Road in Colorado City

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a road in Colorado City, Texas in winter. The dirt road is wet and muddy with several tire tracks visible.
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