Safety-Harness

Safety-Harness

Date: October 1, 1872
Creator: Ellis, Ira
Description: Patent for a harnesses for horse-carriages designed to enable the instant detachment of the horse. Includes illustrations.
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Railroad-Tie.

Railroad-Tie.

Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Noonan, Philip
Description: Patent for railroad-ties, and "the special object of the invention is to make a railroad cross-tie of metal, built up firmly and secured to the rails without screws, bolts, rivers, cushions or other appurtenances." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Description: Hand-colored print of the Civil War camp, Camp Ford taken from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, page 132. Camp Ford, located near Tyler, Texas was established in 1863 as a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. Over the course of two years, the camp held about 6,000 prisoners and was one of the largest Confederate prison camps west of the Mississippi River.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Sessions Lumber & Supply Company Token]

[Sessions Lumber & Supply Company Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is gold-colored and says, "Good for 5 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Sessions Lumber & Supply Company, Arp, Texas."
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[Sessions Lumber & Supply Company Token]

[Sessions Lumber & Supply Company Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says "Good for 25 in Merchandise" on one side and, on the other, "Sessions Lumber & Supply Company" with the place, "Arp, Texas."
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[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This token says "Good for 1.00 in Merchandise" on one side with a name and place on the reverse: Sessions Lumber & Supply Company, Arp, Texas
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[$1 Merchandise Token]

[$1 Merchandise Token]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for $1 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other, the text is only partially visible but appears to be from "Sessions Lumber & Supply Company, Arp, Texas."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Description: Hand-colored print of the Civil War camp, Camp Ford taken from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, page 132. Camp Ford, located near Tyler, Texas was established in 1863 as a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. Over the course of two years, the camp held about 6,000 prisoners and was one of the largest Confederate prison camps west of the Mississippi River.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Portable Dental Chair.

Portable Dental Chair.

Date: January 15, 1895
Creator: Lovejoy, Edward Harrison
Description: Patent for a simple portable dental chair meant for traveling dentists. It adjusts easily and folds compactly.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Vehicle-Brake.

Vehicle-Brake.

Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Christian, John R.
Description: Patent for improved vehicle brakes, and the "object is to arrange the brake shoes so that when applied they will bear on the wheels slightly below a point on a line drawn horizontally through the center of the wheel, whereby a greater brake power is obtained with less force exerted, and further, to so construct and arrange the brake shoes that during the backing of a team for any purpose the brakes will automatically release themselves and not bear upon the wheels to interfere with said backing." (Lines 21-31) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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