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[Portrait of a Man with a Mustache]

Description: Studio portrait of a man wearing a suit with a striped tie, vest, and a pocket watch. He has light hair and a mustache. Back side of the cabinet card photo gives information about the photographer. Also depicted on the back are graphic images of palm trees, a sphinx, an obelisk, and pyramids printed in gold. Text reads, "Ira F. Collins, Portrait, Landscape and General Photographer, Huntsville, Ala. Makes every style of fine pictures All negatives are preserved and additional pictures can be had at any time, very cheap, Fine Frames & Views of the city and surrounding country for sale. No. 2940"
Date: unknown
Creator: Ira F. Collins
Partner: Log Cabin Village

Pendant for Stem-Winding Watches.

Description: Patent for a "pendant for a watch which can be turned in every direction and can be screwed into the watch-case" (lines 8-10), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Rossetti, John Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Description: Patent for an improved design of a balance staff and wheel used for watch repair. The new design allows for an easier repair when replacing a broken staff and decreases the chance that the wheel would be damaged when replacing the staff. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stem Winding and Setting Watch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved watch. This design "has relation particularly to an improvement in mechanism for winding and setting the watch, so that the 'movement' may be rendered interchangeable for application to a case, whether arranged for a hunting-case watch or an open-face watch. In watches as commonly constructed a different arrangement is made for the winding and setting mechanism for a hunting-case watch from that of one having an open face" (lines 12-21).
Date: July 29, 1890
Creator: Heidbrink, Bernard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hair-Spring Locator

Description: Patent for a hair spring locator, a tool used to locate and measure the hair spring of a watch. Illustrations included.
Date: November 26, 1907
Creator: Friedman, Bernhard Zadoc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Watch

Description: Patent for a watch. This inventions construction relates to the movement of the watches features. Illustration included.
Date: April 2, 1907
Creator: Currie, Neil; Warren, C. L. & Davies, Dan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Watch Maker's Pliers.

Description: Patent for new and improved watchmaker's pliers. This design "consists in a combination watch-hand tool or pliers to be used by watch-makers for removing the hands from a watch when it is to be repaired or new hands are required to be put on; also for holding new hands when they are to be filed and otherwise fitted to the watch; and the invention more especially consists in certain constructions of the jaw end portions of the pliers" (lines 8-16).
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Horton, Henry A.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Escapements for Time-Pieces

Description: Patent for inprovements in escapements for time-pieces involving levers and duplex escapements as a way of improving force and regularity in time-pieces. Patent gives instructions and provides illustrations.
Date: October 21, 1879
Creator: Laughlin, Abner G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

I will be up as soon as possible

Description: Colored postcard depicting a man falling down a flight of stairs. His pocket watch is flying out of his vest and he holds a bucket and shovel for coal in his hands. Written on the card is, "I will be up as soon as possible." Correspondence on the back reads, "Hello Rosa, how are you and your position coming. you must come to see us some of these long come shorts. Sam." It is addressed to Miss Rosa Bassano, Paris, Texas. It is postmarked Ladonia, Tex on Sept 30, 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Watch Charm

Description: Patent for a watch charm. This invention is designed to be interchangeable ornament charms or badges. Illustration included.
Date: May 30, 1911
Creator: Simon, Arthur & Blackman, Isaac
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of a Woman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This portrait is of a woman seated in a chair. She is wearing a button-down dress, a watch and a bracelet and her hands are folded in her lap. She is looking to the left of the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of a Man]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This photograph is of two portraits of a man. He is seated in front of what appears to be a backdrop and is wearing a sweater with a large H on the front and what appears to be a bulldog mascot in the middle of the H. He is also wearing glasses and a watch. In the first portrait, he is turned slightly to the left and is looking directly at the camera and smiling. In the second portrait, he is facing forward and looking off to the left.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

Portrait of Louis Pierre DeMouche

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of Louis Pierre DeMouche. He is seated in a suit and bow tie. He is wearing a vest underneath his suit coat. Attached to that vest is a pocket watch. He has a dark mustache. He is facing slightly to the side.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Watch-Barrel.

Description: Patent for a winding mechanism for watches, related to the barrel and rachet of the winding mechanism, with illustrations and instructions included.
Date: November 5, 1880
Creator: Martin, Josiah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Escapement for Timekeepers.

Description: Patent for the improvement in the escapement of the watch for a "more regular and less liable to get out of order" through wear (lines 23-24), including illustration.
Date: October 12, 1858
Creator: Bishop, Josiah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Watch Case Pendant.

Description: Patent for a new and improved watch-case pendant. This design "is to improve the construction of the bow and crown-holder of stem-winding watches, so that they will be prevented from working loose. Furthermore, to produce a bow and crown-holder which may readily be attached to watches having the ordinary holder thereon, and, finally, to produce a stem which shall be simple of construction, and which may be attached to a watch with but a slight expense" (lines 15-24).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Rohrer, Edmond Charles & Joseph, Isidora
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric-Arc Lamp.

Description: Patent for improvements to electric-arc lamps to regulate the feed of the carbon-carrying rod, with illustrations.
Date: July 6, 1897
Creator: Walsh, James J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Studio Portrait of a Man and Woman

Description: Studio photograph of a man seated with a woman standing beside him. She rests her right hand on his left shoulder. He lays his hand on an architectural prop. A backdrop with an image of a house and trees on it is behind them. The man wears has a white beard and mustache, wears a suit, and has a hat in his lap. A watch chain hangs from his vest.The woman wears a long dark dress and has her hair pulled back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Log Cabin Village

L.D. Campbell, self-portrait

Description: Self-portrait of L.D. Campbell, a photographer from Burlington, Iowa. He is wearing a suit with a bowtie. He stands next to a chair and holds his hat in his hand. A pocket watch on a chain hangs from his vest pocket.
Date: unknown
Creator: L.D. Campbell
Partner: Log Cabin Village