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[Early day bicycle outing]

Description: Photograph of a large group of people from an early day bicycle outing. The group is standing together on a railroad track, and all of their bicycles are lined up in front of them. There is one small child near the bottom-right side of the photograph. The caption reads, "Blair, Gatesville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

Cushion-Tire.

Description: Patent for a more durable bicycle tire. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1897
Creator: Hayes, Rebecca Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brake and Coasting Sprocket-Wheel for Velocipedes.

Description: Patent for "a combined coasting and driving wheel with brake attachments for stopping velocipedes, whether coasting or whether the velocipede is being propelled by some kind of motive power, by which a person can coast by simply stopping the motion of the pedals and holding the pedals still with the feet." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 31, 1897
Creator: Wallerich, Nicholas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Orange High School, Orange, Texas]

Description: Color postcard picturing the original Orange High School in Orange, Texas. There are many students standing out side of the entrance while some ride away on bicycles. A picket fence surrounds the school grounds. Correspondence on the back of the card reads, "Would be pleased to have a card from you Yours." It is addressed to Frank Brimmer, Greenfield, Mass., 15 Allen St. The postmark reads Orange, Tex. on Oct 27, 1909. There is a stamp in the back reading, "S.M. Depwe, Jr., Mailing Clerk. Oct 27, 3 PM, Post Office Orange, - Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Photograph of Brookview Methodist Church]

Description: Photograph of the Brookview Methodist Church, a single story brick building. A sign advertising times of worship is in the right of the image, and it has a bike resting against it. Brookview Methodist Church of Waco was located at 3505 Colcord Avenue. The building is now used by the Brookview Church of Christ
Date: 2011
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Unidentified Man with Apron]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man in an apron standing on a porch with drinking glasses in his hands. To the right of the man is the railing of the porch and a large creeping bush, and to the left of the man, the outline of a person can be seen as well as a bicycle propped against a window of the house.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Giddings Bank

Description: Photograph of an Giddings bank building in Brenham. It is a large building on the corner of a city block. There is a bicycle leaning against the curb in front of the building, and there is a clothing store to the right. One window says W. W. Searcy Attorney, and another window says D. C. Williams Real Estate Insurance.
Date: 1929~
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Boys on Bikes at Town Lake]

Description: Photograph of Auditorium Shores on Town Lake, looking east, with three boys riding bikes on a gravel path. A railroad bridge crosses the river behind them. Crest Inn is visible in the distance.
Date: 1972
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for an improved arrangement of velocipedes "to allow the use of a much larger driving-wheel than is compatible with the use of pedals that are placed directly on the crank pins or wrists, and to increase the power that can be applied to the propulsion of the machine by the feet of the driver, and the the speed at which is may be driven." (Lines 16-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reversible Spring-Motor.

Description: Patent for a spring-motor for bicycles, street and railway cars, and other vehicles which is meant "to accumulate and store surplus power which is usually lost in stopping vehicles and in holding back the same when descending steep grades, the purpose being to utilize such stored power for the purpose of propelling the vehicle up an incline or at whatever point additional power may be found desirable." (Lines 17-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 20, 1897
Creator: Click, John Jones
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bicycle wheel. This design calls for an inner tire wrapped in uniformly distributed elastic bands to connect it to the outer tire. This new tire allows for the spring and comfort of pneumatic tires while rendering the pneumatic tubes of the latter obsolete.
Date: December 29, 1896
Creator: Neild, Edwin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department