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[Postcard of a Hook and Ladder]

Description: Postcard of a fire fighter at the seat of a horse-drawn hook and ladder wagon at a fire station. The fire station has two garage doors labeled (from left to right), "No. 1 Chemical" and "No. 1 H&L Truck." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says, "I have had a ride on this to a fire."
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Oral History Interview with Robert Lee Mosty, March 9, 1998

Description: Interview with Robert Lee Mosty, World War II veteran and owner/operator of a plant nursery in Center Point, Texas. Mr. Mosty tells stories from his service in WWII, including how his unit was one of the first to meet liberated prisoners of war, as well as how he was wounded and taken prisoner. He also discusses studying at A&M, his work for the National Park Service, and running a plant nursery in the 1920s.
Date: March 9, 1998
Creator: Witt, Gerald & Mosty, Robert Lee
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[T&P #265 Being Hauled by Horses]

Description: Photograph of T&P train #265 being hauled by horses. There are crowds of people in the street and buildings visible throughout. Below the photo are written "Paterson, N.J. Sept 21st 1900 - T&P #265 @ Rogers Locomotive Works [sic] This was the method of transporting new locomotives from the Rogers Works to the Erie tracks - about 1 mile. 32 horses were used and this was the last locomotive hauled by them. After this a dummy engine was employed until the works were abandoned in 1926. The building on the left is the Paterson City Hall" and "W. A. Lucas."
Date: September 21, 1900
Creator: Lucas, W. A.
Location Info:
Partner: The Grace Museum

Map of the northern provinces of the United States.

Description: Map shows roads, counties, cities and towns, military forts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and parts of Maryland, Maine, and Delaware, canals in Pennsylvania; some properties depicted by a house and owner name. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:2,220,000].
Date: [1798..1810]
Creator: Russell, John C., Jr.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Fruit Squeezer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit juicer. This design consists "[i]n a fruit-squeezer having flat or nearly flat pressing-surfaces, the combination of jaws having lever-handles integral therewith, and face-plates held in transverse dovetail seats in the faces of the respective jaws by means of clamping-screws, and supported therein by central set-screws" (lines 89-95).
Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: Stein, Philip H. & Tams, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stylographic Fountain-Pen.

Description: Patent for stylographic fountain pens to improve them by allowing the "ink to flow freely from the point of the pen" (line 35) and allowing easy, pressurized ink refills.
Date: February 3, 1880
Creator: Fisher, Charles N. & Downes, Charles L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Core-Holding Mechanism for Cotton-Baling Machines.

Description: Patent for a core-holding mechanism for cotton-baling machines that provides "new and improved means for engaging and disengaging the core, so that it is guided vertically, and the bale is susceptible of being conveniently and rapidly removed from the machine and a core introduced for the formation of another bale" (lines 19-24).
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Smith, Hamilton E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Baling Machine.

Description: Patent for an effective cotton-baling machine that improves on how cotton is compressed and fed into the rotary, that stretches the cotton to its thinnest, that improves on how the core is carried, that raises and lowers the compressor roller, that improves on the rack-and pinion mechanism, that improves on how the ends of the cotton roll are pressed, and that quickly and easily finishes each bale.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Smith, Hamilton E. & Dare, Benjamin A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Johnson's Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Description: Map shows Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties, cities, towns, and railroads during the mid-nineteenth century. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:981,000].
Date: 1864
Creator: Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett), 1827-1884
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Johnson's Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Description: Map shows Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties, cities, towns, canals, and railroads during the mid-nineteenth century. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:1,000,000].
Date: [1866..1879]
Creator: Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett), 1827-1884
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

A map shewing [sic] the relative situation of a tract of land belonging to I.B. Church, Esqr.

Description: Map shows existing and proposed "waggen" roads in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, "Transit Line of Holland Company," handwritten additions of Belvidere, Philipsville, Wellsville, and a hand drawn line in red that denotes a new road "from Angelica to ... Ishua Creek." Inset: "This Tract of Land..." shows greater detail of the tract. Cadastral map. Scale [ca. 1:1,457,280].
Date: 1804
Creator: Mangin, Joseph Fr. (Joseph Franc╠žois), 1764-1818
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Johnson's New Jersey.

Description: Map shows New Jersey railroads, roads, counties, marshlands, cities and towns during the mid-nineteenth century. Includes explanations of lines and symbols used. Relief indicated by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:751,000].
Date: [1866..1879]
Creator: Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett), 1827-1884
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library