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Description: Color postcard with an image of a young girl in a red dress holding a clock to her ear. Below the image is the text, "Hearing" and handwritten on the sides of the postcard is, "this look like you? Yes? No? No. From you makes me wish I could see you I wish June was here now." The correspondence on the back of the postcard reads, "I think that card you sent me is mighty pretty. I saw your 'Mamma' this afternoon she was going to get some stamps to send your papers to you. Good-by-your, [ ]." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, c/o E.A. Dill, 509 North Broadway, Oklahoma, Okla. It is postmarked Paris, Texas on May 7, 1908.
Date: 1906
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Advertising Clock

Description: Patent for an advertising clock. This invention is designed to display advertisement at regular intervals. Illustration included.
Date: March 2, 1909
Creator: Barnett, John Beverly & Turner, W. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Secondary Electric Clock

Description: Patent for a secondary electric clock. This invention uses a predetermined movement of the clocks hands thereby preventing any abnormal movement in a secondary clock controlled by a master clock. Illustration included.
Date: May 28, 1907
Creator: Guthrie, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clock Striking Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clock-chimes. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the chime of bells in the clock case, of the wheel having the lateral pins, the rock-shaft, a lever extending from the rock-shaft and engaging the said pins, and the hammer arms respectively connected with the rock-shaft by the short arm" (lines 21-26).
Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Witherspoon, Frank.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Bern, Switzerland Clock Tower (Zytglogge)]

Description: Postcard of the clock tower (Zytglogge) in Bern, Switzerland. Typed text on the back of the postcard says "Bern, Zeitglockensturm, Détail. Berne, La tour de l'horloge, détail." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard describes the functions of the clock: "The circle tells the hour. The ring with zodiac tells the phase of moon etc. Small sun is phase of sun (at III). 2 min. before hour - 1. Cock flaps wings and crows, 2. Joker rings hour in bells, 3. Bottom figures go around (changing of the guard), 4. Cock flaps wings and crows, 5. King turns hour glass over, opens mouth, 6. Lion on right turns head, 7. Cock flaps wings and crows, 8. Big figure on tower has hammer and goes through motions of hitting bell."
Date: [1941..1945]
Location Info:
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum


Description: Patent for self-winding secondary clocks that are "connected in series to be timed by a master clock and more particularly to tower clocks" (lines 10-12) with the objectives of keeping perfect time and winding periodically, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Friedman, Bernhard Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

1891 Colorado County Courthouse Restoration

Description: Photograph of a restoration project under way on the 1890 - 1891 Classic Revival style Colorado County courthouse in down town Columbus, Texas. The original design was Classic Revival Style, with a clock and bell tower. A tornado toppled the tower and buried the bell in the lawn. The clock and bell tower were replaced with a dome and clocks. Re-modeled in the 1930s with out many changes of outside appearance. Today the Colorado County courthouse is still an example of the Classic Revival style.
Date: November 4, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Escapement for Torsion Pendulums.

Description: Patent for a new and improved escapement for torsion pendulums. This design "consists in one or two weighted levers acting in conjunction with an escape-wheel and a spindle, which levers are used as a medium to carry force from the train of a clock to the pendulum" (lines 12-16).
Date: February 5, 1884
Creator: Stahlberg, Charles.
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

Beach Front Scene

Description: Copy photograph of a beach front scene in Casablanca, Morocco. Visible are several swimmers, water slides and a tall clock. In the background is a building labeled, "Brasserie Restaurant." There are several children sitting near the water.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Clock Attachment

Description: Patent for an improved clock attachment to operate "a series of alarms or signals arranged in different rooms of a building or in other separated stations for simultaneously sounding the alarms or for operating the signals at predetermined times." (lines 11-17) including illustrations.
Date: January 11, 1915
Creator: Moore, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Citizens National Bank

Description: Photograph of a clock posted on the Citizens National Bank in downtown Abilene. The clock has an engraving that reads "Citizens Time", behind it there are two flags, one the U.S flag and the other one being the Texas flag.
Date: 1965
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Pedestal Clock in Lufkin, Texas

Description: Photograph of a black pedestal clock on the corner of Lufkin Avenue and Cotton Square Street in downtown Lufkin, Texas. The grey Perry Building lies across the street, and an older brick building lies in the background to the left.
Date: January 27, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell