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Men by Cannon

Description: Copy negative of a group of unidentified men standing beside a cannon. Two of the men are holding guns to their sides, and two others are handling the ammunition for the cannon. In the background, there are hills and grass.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Range-Finder for Rifles.

Description: Patent for range-finder for rifles, with illustrations. The invention "is adapted for ready application to a rifle by producing a simple dovetailed groove in the stock or stock-tip, near the front end" (lines 9-12).
Date: May 22, 1883
Creator: Ord, Edward O. C., Jr. & Kress, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Projectile

Description: Patent for an explosive projectile for use of penetrating and exploding ironclad and steel-clad ships, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Hopson, Lucien
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Blow-Guns and Arrows.

Description: Patent for an improved design of the blow-gun and arrows consisting of the broader boar for the blow gun, an arrow fastening cord, and arrow-shafts with grooves. Illustrations included.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: White, Luther C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Magazine Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for an "improved repeating fire-arm... contrived with a sliding breech-block, which is drawn back by crank on the right-hand side of the gun" (lines 6-9) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 14, 1875
Creator: Toepperwein, Emil A. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department