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Scene on Interurban, Dallas, Texas

Description: Color postcard with a rail car moving along a levee next to a body of water in Dallas, Texas with text "Scene on Interurban, Dallas, Texas." Correspondence on the card reads, "Dear Dillie D- I have treated you like a step child but I never intended to. Sorry I am going to do better after this week- when I write will tell you why- let me know if you get this and if you have a different address (look what it is) My address: 164 Master St. Dallas Texas 10/2/07" Sent to Mrs. E.A. Dill in Oklahoma City. Postmarked Dallas, Texas, Oct 4 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Log-Car Attachment.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in log-car attachments, and has for its object to provide, in connection with the bolsters or bunks thereof, adjustable pins or standards for engaging the lower tier of logs and preventing their escape." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Johnson, Benjamin W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad-Tie.

Description: Patent for railroad-ties, and "the special object of the invention is to make a railroad cross-tie of metal, built up firmly and secured to the rails without screws, bolts, rivers, cushions or other appurtenances." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Noonan, Philip
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand-Car.

Description: Patent for "a hand-car with an auxiliary spring-actuated mechanism which can be used with or without the lever mechanism to propel at a rapid rate of speed." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Rousey, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Rail Fastening.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rail fastening. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the tie having upwardly-inclined ends, the chairs having the recesses on their under sides to receive the ends of the tie, said recesses having their outer ends inclined to correspond with the inclination of the ends of the tie, and the clamping devices connecting the chairs together, and thereby securing them firmly on the ends of the tie" (lines 90-97).
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: McRae, Daniel M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tie-Plate Machine.

Description: Patent for "a machine for properly positioning and securing metal plates to the cross-ties in the construction of railways, and which will obviate the coupling, buckling, or warping of the said plates when applying them to the wooden ties." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 8, 1896
Creator: Greenshield, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for improvements in railway-rail joints, including "a means for adjusting the rails whereby a tight joint may be produced at any season of the year when the expansion and contraction of the metal with the varying temperatures cause the joints to become loose and the track uneven;" (lines 16-21) "suitable rail-carrying bed-pieces, made of metal and grooved to receive the rail;" (lines 23-24) and "brackets on its under side which are adapted to brace against the railway-ties, and suitable pins or integral lugs which engage with the tie to hold it firmly in place." (Lines 34-38) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Krusinski, Ferdinand
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for "nut-locks especially adapted for use in securing nuts upon bolts at the joints of railway-rails." (Lines 10-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Dodson, Roy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water - Tank.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in water tanks.
Date: April 12, 1898
Creator: Stevenson, William M. & Bailey, William K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate for Railway Tracks.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a shaft crossing a railway-track and provided with weighted depending ends, with rollers connected eccentrically to said ends, a gate connected to said shaft, and lever and bar apparatus for operating said weighted ends from the vicinity of the rails" (lines 41-47).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey & Houston, Samuel Callahan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for an improvement to automatic car couplings with detail description and illustrations.
Date: February 21, 1888
Creator: King, Charles R.; Aten, Aaron P. & Floyd, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weight Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved weight-motor. This design consists in "the drum having the ratchet-wheel, the gear-wheel having the pawl engaging the ratchet-wheel, the lever extending from the track and adapted to be operated by the wheels of a passing train, the push-rod attached to the said lever and adapted to engage the ratchet-wheel to rotate the latter, the rope attached to the drum and having the weights, the trip-lever to move the push-rod out of engagement with the ratchet-wheel, and the rod attached to the said trip-lever and having an arm extending in the path of the weight" (lines 48-59).
Date: December 7, 1886
Creator: Spencer, Hiram A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail Joint.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rail-joint. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a railroad-rail having notches in its flanges, of a fish-plate composed of a single piece of metal adapted to embrace the flange and web of the rail, said fish-plate being plain on one side and provided on the other side with ribs, perforated lugs projecting from the ribs at the ends of the fish-plate, said fish-plate being provided with perforations on one side to align with notches in the rail-flange, and notches in the other side out of alignment with the rail-flange" (lines 3-14).
Date: July 2, 1889
Creator: Davis, Benjamin Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Replacer.

Description: Patent for "car-replacers or wrecking-frogs employed for guiding the wheels of a derailed car or locomotive to the rails." (Lines 7-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Hawkins, Robert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Culvert.

Description: Patent for "a culvert which shall be so constructed that the jarring caused by the passing of trains or wagons will not impair the solidity of the culvert." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Parker, William Sink
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Revolving Signal.

Description: Patent for a new and improved revolving signal-light. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a car-axle and a shaft driven thereby, of the lateral supporting stems carrying signaling-lanterns glazed in alternating colors, a shifting-lever acting alternately upon studs or stops of the said shaft, said shaft having a sliding movement, and gearing alternately with said signal-carrying stems" (lines 82-89).
Date: August 20, 1889
Creator: Warren, John W. & Radford, Samuel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department