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[Anson Holley and Date]

[Anson Holley and Date]

Date: [1926..1934]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Anson Holley and his date standing in front of an automobile. Holley is wearing a suit and fedora, while his date wears a floral dress and a cloche hat.
Contributing Partner: Mesquite Public Library
Autographic Register.

Autographic Register.

Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Norcross, George A.
Description: Patent for an autographic register meant "to provide improved means for guiding, printing, cutting, and filling a record-bill and discharging original and duplicate bills" (lines 9-12). The printing and feeding mechanisms operate independently, bills may be any desired length, and checks may be numbered successively and dated.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Stamping or Dating Machine

Stamping or Dating Machine

Date: October 29, 1889
Creator: Spivey, Edward Franklin & Spivey, George Washington
Description: Patent for new and useful improvements to printing or stamping machines.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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