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Stamps & Phillipt  [sic] Demonstrating  Their Automobile

Stamps & Phillipt [sic] Demonstrating Their Automobile

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Stamps and Phillips, inventors, demonstrating their Storm Alarm invention. Note that "Phillips" is spelled with one "l" and a "t" on the hand-written caption. The car is sitting in front of the second Carlsbad drinking pavilion on W. Watts Street (now NW 4th Street.) The photograph was taken during the 1920's.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959

Date: 1959
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 571.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
[Steam engine for tractor, an Advance Rumley]

[Steam engine for tractor, an Advance Rumley]

Date: c. 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: Steam engine for tractor: Jake Hoeffner's Advance Rumley. Photo circa 1925: Henrietta, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Clay County Historical Society
Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 22, Number 01, Spring 2010

Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 22, Number 01, Spring 2010

Date: 2010
Creator: Dallas Historical Society
Description: Biannual publication "devoted to the rich history of Dallas and North Central Texas" as a way to "examine the many historical legacies--social, ethnic, cultural, political--which have shaped the modern city of Dallas and the region around it." This issue focuses on "Once Upon A Time in Dallas."
Contributing Partner: Dallas Historical Society
[One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words]

[One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words]

Date: 1978
Creator: Vasquez, Jaime Javier
Description: This is a research paper written by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1978. It is about the early photographers in Marfa and the West Texas area. These men and women documented the landscape, the people and events of the early 20th century in that area. The author found little information about these photographers personally but included what he did uncover.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Taylor, William Harlow
Description: Patent for a new and useful cotton chopper. The invention "relates to cotton-choppers, and has for its object to provide a simple and efficient device of this class whereby grass, weeds, and the like may be removed from the spaces between stands of cotton, corn, and similar vegetation" (line 8 - 13).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Door-Hanger.

Door-Hanger.

Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Masterson, Bernard W.
Description: Patent for a new and useful door hanger. This invention is to "provide a simple and inexpensive device so constructed as to avoid dismounting and at the same time enable a door, window, or an equivalent device to be operated with the minimum friction" (line 9-13).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[News Clip: Tree-Watering Device, Student Pilot Dies When Plane Crashes, News Briefs -- Patty, Pumpers Won't Drink Dallas Tap Water, Sonny Evans, Democrats, Gorilla]

[News Clip: Tree-Watering Device, Student Pilot Dies When Plane Crashes, News Briefs -- Patty, Pumpers Won't Drink Dallas Tap Water, Sonny Evans, Democrats, Gorilla]

Date: September 7, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about a homemade tree-saving device, created by Fort Worth police detective T. M. Wood; Captain Charles Walker, a student pilot from Perrin Air Force Base, who crashed his T-33 jet training plane and died; the brief appearance of singer Patty Page in Dallas, Texas, en route to marry movie director Charles O'Curran; the salty drinking water in Dallas, which comes from the Red River; the arrest of teenager Sonny Evans, who was found in a car near the scene of a tavern where somebody had torn off the back screen, supposedly in a burglary effort; disagreements between conservative democrats and liberal democrats in Fort Worth; and the arrival of a 16-pound baby girl gorilla, from New York, at Forest Park Zoo in Fort Worth, Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Date: January 2, 1872
Creator: Randolph, Jeremiah
Description: Patent for an improved bailing press consisting of "a novel arrangement of levers, connecting-bars, and cords, in combination with the follower and windlass, whereby the follower is worked in the downward direction for pressing, and in the opposite direction for elevating it to recharge the press, by the said windlass" (lines 5-11).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: September 4, 1897
Creator: Latta, William D.
Description: This is a patent for "new and useful improvements in a combined cultivator and chopper" (lines 5-7). The new improvements include a combination chopper and cultivator that will maneuver on both sides of a row of cotton crop.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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