Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a postcard of a causeway and railroad bridge between Portland, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. The bridge appears to be made of wood. A single vehicle is parked on at the top of the bridge. Several people are walking by it. The railroad bridge is on the right. It is unoccupied. A small sign between the bridges reads, "Built 1921, cost $300,000.000, Your Money."
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Gage - Shears

Gage - Shears

Date: January 25, 1898
Creator: Steen, Emma L. Nevada
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in shears. This design "consists of the details of construction and arrangement of the several parts"(line 16-19).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Dental Plugger.

Dental Plugger.

Date: October 23, 1900
Creator: Blum, Robert
Description: Patent for a dental plugger which has a movable cylinder on the interior with a "piston-like mallet working in the cylinder and adapted to strike the same, to impart movement to the dental tool" (lines 93-95).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Postcard of Bluff at Corpus Christi]

[Postcard of Bluff at Corpus Christi]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a highway scaling the hill upon which the Corpus Christi skyline continues behind a row of palm trees. The back of the postcard adds, "The Bluff at Corpus Christi, Texas as viewed from the north. The buildings pictured are modern office buildings and hotels with the Corpus Christi Cathedral at the extreme left. The Bluff is beautifully landscaped and separates Downtown Corpus Christi from the business and residential section on "The Hill." "
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of Hotel Row in Corpus Christi]

[Postcard of Hotel Row in Corpus Christi]

Date: October 11, 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of several hotels overlooking a parking lot, described as "Hotel Row on Upper Broadway showing the Robert Driscol and the White Plaza Hotels." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Cecelia Smith 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of Western Shore of Corpus Christi Bay]

[Postcard of Western Shore of Corpus Christi Bay]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the Corpus Christi skyline at night from across the bay. On the back, the postcard adds, "Located on the Western shore of Corpus Christi Bay, this city was founded in 1839. It is the oil capital of South Texas and the tenth busiest port in the nation as well as a favorite vacationing center, especially for those who enjoy fishing and swimming." The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. M. M. Amerill."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
Mechanical Calculator.

Mechanical Calculator.

Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Mader, Theodore
Description: Patent for improvements in pivoting arm and sliding arm calculators. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Caster Attachment for Plows.

Caster Attachment for Plows.

Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Waters, George W.
Description: Patent for "a simple and practical attachment for a sulky or other plow which will enable the operator to readily turn the plow at any point where this may be desired while the plow is in service, and furthermore, to furnish a device of the above-indicated character which will be especially well adapted to facilitate the turning movement of a disk plow and dispense with the use of a tongue to guide the plow." (Lines 14-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Soot-Preventing Composition.

Soot-Preventing Composition.

Date: July 17, 1894
Creator: Givens, Royall
Description: Patent for "an improved soot-preventing composition, which is used by being sprinkled over the coal and which furnished a more complete combustion of the carbon-particles carried along by the products of combustion, so that the deposit of soot into smoke-pipes, flues and chimneys is prevented from forming cinders and large clinkers." (Lines 9-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Vibrating Propellers

Improvement in Vibrating Propellers

Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Macowitzky, Charles P.
Description: Patent for Improvement in vibrating propellers for steamers to improve the ability to control the vessel. Includes two illustrated and labeled figures.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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