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Street Construction Machinery Widening of Cypress St.

Description: 1 copy negative of two photographs. The first and second photograph both show a street widening construction site on Cypress Street in Abilene. The second photograph is a slightly different view of the same scene shown in the first photograph. There is a piece of construction equipment in the center of the photograph and an unknown man on the left.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Scraper for Mixing-Machines

Description: Patent for a now and useful Scraper for Mixing-Machines, which is specifically a scraper attachment for the mixing-cylinder wherewith the material that may cling to the inner surface of the cylinder may be scraped off and the mixing operation may be thoroughly performed.
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Sliger, Charles F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boring Tool.

Description: Patent for a new boring tool used for digging post holes, shallow wells, and for like purposes. It has a pilot bit and a cutting disk that carries the loosened dirt from the bore to the surface.
Date: June 9, 1914
Creator: Keenan, Michael J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Capabilities/Limitations and recommendations for transporting Texas Department of Transportation's heavy-duty off-road construction and maintenance equipment fleet

Description: "This report reviewed Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) off-road, heavy-duty construction and maintenance equipment transport requirements and assessed TxDOT's current equipment transport knowledge base and practices."
Date: May 2007
Creator: Lawson, William D. & Leaverton, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Ragland's store remodeling]

Description: Photograph of Ragland's, a store in Kingsville, Texas, under construction during a remodeling. The construction was done by Arthur Brothers Incorporated using materials provided by John Dollinger Jr., Inc. Signs at the site read "Ragland's, Open for business, use rear entrance." Scaffolding is on all sides of the building. Several automobiles can be seen in the road at the left side of the photograph. The back of the photo is stamped "Fox-Tome Print Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas November 1950"
Date: July 1950
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

Spike.

Description: Patent for a railroad spike "which can be used in soft-wood ties." (lines 15-16) including description and illustrations.
Date: September 17, 1901
Creator: Teele, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Construction]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: March 22, 1971
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Train near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A line of damaged freight cars runs horizontally across the image in front of a large grain elevator. The topmost edge of the nearest end of the grain elevator is missing, and damage is evident at other places on the structure. In front of the train tracks stand two large power poles. One pole has snapped into several drooping pieces. In the foreground, metal debris and a hose lie scattered over other sets of tracks. Wooden and metal debris are visible on the embankment leading up to the train tracks with the train cars. In the left foreground of the picture, the front part of a construction tractor can be seen with its bulldozer type blade on the ground. The number "#6" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Five men stand talking to two policemen in front of a large two-story warehouse badly damaged in the explosion. The building has no roof, and on the second story, the walls are caved inward. Windows have been blown out. Three sets of railroad tracks run alongside the building. A large construction crane stands on the tracks near far right corner of the building, assisting in debris removal. At the far end several men and a vehicle are working in the debris. The number "#15" is written in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two construction cranes stand alongside a line of damaged freight cars, with the sides of most of the cars pushed in. Debris is scattered on and around the railroad tracks. On the right in the background, a metal framework from a covered track/conveyor system is twisted and bent. Two men stand near a bulldozer, looking at debris. A power pole with no electrical lines attached stands near the train tracks. In the right front corner, piles of sacking or burlap lie scattered between two sets of tracks.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library