Studio Portrait of a Man and Woman

Studio Portrait of a Man and Woman

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Studio photograph of a man seated with a woman standing beside him. She rests her right hand on his left shoulder. He lays his hand on an architectural prop. A backdrop with an image of a house and trees on it is behind them. The man wears has a white beard and mustache, wears a suit, and has a hat in his lap. A watch chain hangs from his vest.The woman wears a long dark dress and has her hair pulled back.
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[Wisdom's Warning!]

[Wisdom's Warning!]

Date: unknown
Creator: Wettstein, Otto
Description: Flyer advertising the purchase, repair and cleaning of watches at Otto Wettstein's in Rochelle, Illinois.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
T. D. Morton, Corner of Cedar and Cherry Streets, Nashville, Tennesee: Importer of French and English Fancy & Staple Goods.

T. D. Morton, Corner of Cedar and Cherry Streets, Nashville, Tennesee: Importer of French and English Fancy & Staple Goods.

Date: unknown
Creator: T. D. Morton
Description: A pamphlet for the the T. D. Morton import company in Nashville, Tennessee. The cover displays the title of the company and an eagle perched on a shield and holding an arrow in its claw. The other pages each have a heading for different types of goods which are then listed below.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
Portrait of Unknown Young Boy

Portrait of Unknown Young Boy

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a child's portrait. The young boy is wearing a suit and tie with a chain watch in his pocket.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Portrait of Young Lady

Portrait of Young Lady

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a young girl standing in a lacy, light-colored, short-sleeved dress and wide-brimmed hat. She has short dark hair and a watch on her wrist.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Watchmaker's Tool.

Watchmaker's Tool.

Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Seyfriedt, William C.
Description: Patent for a watchmaker's tool that removes "the collet and hair spring of a watch from the balance wheel arbor, without injuring the hair spring of the watch and at the same time holding the balance wheel secure against accident or injury" (lines 10-14).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Watchmakers' Lathes.

Improvement in Watchmakers' Lathes.

Date: March 13, 1876
Creator: Williams, Daniel M.
Description: Patent for the improvement of watchmakers' lathes by way of an adjustable bed.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 11, 1886]

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 11, 1886]

Date: February 11, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform Paul that their mother had been sick in bed, but was starting to feel better. At the end of the letter, she included a message from Gertrude asking if Paul would fix Gertrude's watch again.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Description: Patent for an improved design of a balance staff and wheel used for watch repair. The new design allows for an easier repair when replacing a broken staff and decreases the chance that the wheel would be damaged when replacing the staff. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Two advertisements]

[Two advertisements]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Clipping advertising an etching reproduction of a painting by Jean Francois Millet, "The Angelus", pg. 72. Etching is offered as free gift to weekly subscribers of The St. Louis Republic. Watch advertisements on verso, pg. 71. Watches are offered by The Brodix Publishing Co., Washington, D.C., to subscribers and club organizers of "The Home Magazine".
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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