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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

[Artillery Salute for General Pershing]

Description: Photograph of soldiers firing wheeled artillery on an earthen field. Plumes of smoke rise behind the guns and partially obscure distant mountains. A caption on the reverse side of the photo indicates that the firing was a salute to visiting General John J. Pershing.
Date: February 2, 1920
Creator: Rhineheimer, Oscar
Partner: El Paso Public Library

Gun Attachment

Description: Patent for improvement of a gun handle attachment to rifles and shotguns. It is intended to be applied to the barrels end for support and so the user has use of the elbow joint.
Date: January 2, 1906
Creator: Wight, Alfred T.
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

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 Shot-Cases and Distributers

Description: Patent for a "new receptacle for holding several grades of shot, and to an adjustable distributing device for the same. Its object is to enable traders to keep the several kinds or grades of shot in one receptacle, but so that suitable quantity of any one kind can be readily and conveniently measured out" (lines 20-26).
Date: January 3, 1871
Creator: Booton, Sinclair
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department