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[Bank Book: 1893]

Description: Bank book documenting account information related to merchandise, stock, and real estate income and expenses.
Date: 1893-02-01/1893-08-20
Creator: O'Connor, Dennis Martin
Partner: Texas Coastal Bend Collection

[Stock Records: 1893]

Description: Ledger documenting stock accounts, including sales, bills, expenses, merchandise, and other financial balance information.
Date: 1893-02-01/1893-08-31
Creator: O'Connor, Dennis Martin
Partner: Texas Coastal Bend Collection


Description: Patent for "an improved method of indexing books of reference, and more especially city and county records, and the means for carrying over from one line to another where several indexes are to be set opposite one name" (lines 9-14).
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Heppenstall, James Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Copy-Holder and Tablet.

Description: Patent for a combined copy-holder and tablet meant for record keeping. The invention's purposes are to "produce a convenient device designed to be employed ether upon the lap of the operator or upon a counter or other convenient support, and to maintain in position for writing a web of paper, thus requiring no holding of the same by the operator; to provide means for conveniently paying out said web of paper as the same is used or consumed; to provide for conveniently tearing the paper from the web into lengths convenient to the operator; to provide for a simple retention and support in a removable manner of the roll upon which the web is mounted; and finally for a support of the device in an inclined position convenient for transcribing notes therefrom" (lines 13-28).
Date: December 19, 1893
Creator: Stuart, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and economic reading stand that has two desks, one of which is adjustable so that a person can read while sitting at any angle. The second desk is capable of holding heavy books. Both stands are vertically adjustable. The stand can be constructed to hold a lamp in addition to books.
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Anderson, Francis John & Irick, William Madison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department