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Pan American Recreation Center Wood Shop

Description: Photograph of an instructor showing a boy how to use a saw on a piece of wood at the Pan Am wood shop. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Date: March 30, 1959
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Dental Bite-Tray.

Description: Patent for a bite tray usable for an array of mouth sizes. The material provides better comfort in the mouth of the patient, as well as better comfort for the operator.
Date: March 30, 1915
Creator: Sanders, Mastin E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Machine used in operation]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Parkland Hospital in Dallas acquiring a machine that maintains patients' breathing and blood circulation during surgeries.
Date: July 30, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Pool Elevator]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the addition of a pool elevator to get tired swimmers out effortlessly out of the pool at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Fort Worth.
Date: June 30, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Design for a Staple.

Description: Design for a staple provided with series of barbs or spurs and intervening corrugations arranged in continuous series at the inner and outer edges of the staple.
Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: La Prelle, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for invention new and useful improvement in Plows, relates the shape of the mold-board and the manner of securing the point and land side to the standard [5-15].
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Kelly, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Splicer.

Description: Patent for a wire splicer, or a device that connects distinct wires by looping them together. Illustrations included.
Date: September 30, 1912
Creator: Martin, Enoch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lard-Extracting Machine.

Description: Patent for a machine by which lard, or other substance with a similar consistency, "may be extracted directly from the original shipping vessel, such as a barrel... so that the lard will be expelled though and delivered from a dispensing nozzle" (lines 18-23); including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 30, 1913
Creator: Paolucci, Henry E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Transmission-Gearing for Station-Indicators.

Description: Patent for a transmission device that indicates railway stations. The transmission gear can affix to any railway or street car. The transmission gearing helps to indicate (or display) accurately the names of stations or streets in conservative order.
Date: October 30, 1917
Creator: Tarbell, Cassius C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe-Grapple.

Description: Patent for an improved pipe gripping mechanism which engages the interior of a pipe or tube.
Date: June 30, 1914
Creator: Martin, John E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cheese-Hoop.

Description: Patent for improvements in cheese hoops by creating a suitable frame work to support a wire gauze or net on the sides and the top of the hoop. This protects the cheese when cutting out a portion of the cheese.
Date: March 30, 1915
Creator: Cain, William R. & Cain, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Level.

Description: Patent for improvements to levels to provide more reliable and accurate information. It is also stronger and more durable and is produced at a lower cost.
Date: March 30, 1915
Creator: Satterfield, John E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Vocations]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: April 30, 1977, 5:30 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Water-Wheel

Description: Patent for a water wheel adapted for use in running machinery such as pumps. It uses a series of connected buckets mounted to turn on an axle, alternately charging the buckets with water.
Date: January 30, 1912
Creator: Verde, Giuliano
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Life-Preserver.

Description: Patent for life preserver worn on the human body and inflated with a valve attached to rubber tubes. Includes illustration.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Graham, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Tool.

Description: Patent for a combination tool that provides "a novel form of tool-head arranged to interchangeably carry a plurality of tools of different characters, whereby the single tool-head may be employed in various capacities" (lines 8-12), including illustrations.
Date: January 30, 1906
Creator: Spicer, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Burner

Description: Patent for improvement in oil burners. This device allows oil to be mixed with air to allow the substance to burn more effectively.
Date: January 30, 1912
Creator: Kunkel, Albert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

WRENCH.

Description: Patent for an improved wrench "which can be very quickly adjusted for its work" (lines 13-14), including illustrations.
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Phenix, William Preston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shears

Description: Patent for shears to be used by metal workers. Illustrations included.
Date: May 30, 1911
Creator: Burkett, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Tank.

Description: Patent for improved water-tank of which will provide a construction to prevent leakage, bruising, and warping of the wood and in which water will be kept cool and clean.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Evans, Edwin Fousiiee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department