Sandshaker

Sandshaker

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Hand blown sandshaker with pontil mark on base; silver- plated copper top with cork stopper; silver-plated insert to shake sand.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Woman Writing Visitors' Names in Arabic]

[Woman Writing Visitors' Names in Arabic]

Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Description: Photograph of a woman writing visitors' names in Arabic at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Multiple visitors are standing to the right of a table that reads "Get your name written in Arabic" on the side.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
UNTA_U0458-093-245-02

UNTA_U0458-093-245-02

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man writing at a desk, with a microphone or speaker sitting in front of him. The photo is either in front of a plastic sleeve, or is double exposed.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Three women gather around a desk]

[Three women gather around a desk]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three women. One sits at a single person desk, writing. Another leans on the side of the desk, and the third woman stands behind the desk, looking at the woman who is writing.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
J.D. Lee signs Last B-36

J.D. Lee signs Last B-36

Date: December 18, 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of J.D. Lee writing on the nose of the last B-36 at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas on December 18, 1953. The page he is signing reads,"Dear John Oh! how I hate to see you go" it has 11 columns of signatures.
Contributing Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth
Attachment for Penholders.

Attachment for Penholders.

Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: McDonald, Michael Shaw
Description: Patent for a simple and effective attachment for penholders. It is "readily and easily attached to a penholder, and which is adapted to protect the fingers of the hand and prevent them from coming in contact with the pen or with the inked portion of the holder" (lines 15-19).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Penholder.

Penholder.

Date: January 26, 1897
Creator: Ward, George C.
Description: Patent for a penholder that is worn on the finger and is an "open-ended hollow thimble with a detachable and reversible cap-piece" (lines 20-22). The pen-point can be unscrewed and screwed back in the opposite way so that the pen-point is inside the thimble, so the pen-point doesn't break in one's pocket.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
A Book Lover in Texas

A Book Lover in Texas

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 1995
Creator: Oppenheimer, Evelyn, 1907-
Description: This autobiographical text discusses Evelyn Oppenheimer's role as a reader and book reviewer in Texas. The book discusses both her life and opinions regarding books and various topics. A selection of her poetry and one of her short stories ("The Green Conscience") are also included. Index starts on page 153.
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
Pen or Pencil Holder.

Pen or Pencil Holder.

Date: April 19, 1887
Creator: Merrick, Sarah J.
Description: Patent for a new and improved pen or pencil holder. This design obviates "many of the serious objections to the ordinary pen-holder . . . among which may be mentioned cramp and that which is known as 'writer's paralysis.' In addition to this the use of this device will save many tedious hours to the child who is learning to write, as by its use no time will be wasted in teaching the child how to hold his [or her] pen or pencil" (lines 69-77).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Hand Support for Use in Writing.

Hand Support for Use in Writing.

Date: March 16, 1886
Creator: Wyche, John Louis.
Description: Patent for a new and improved writing aid. This design "is an improved device to rest the hand and give ease and fluency thereto in writing; and it consists, essentially, in a support made of glass, rubber, or other similar suitable material, and having very smooth edges to travel without friction over the writing-paper, in combination with a hand-rest pivoted and capable of a certain degree of motion thereon, and having connected to it the handle of the pen" (lines 18-27).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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