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Packing-Ring.

Description: Patent for packing rings featuring inner and outer rings that are transversely divided, with respective rings functioning in a unified manner, preventing independent rotative movement.
Date: April 7, 1914
Creator: Bryant, Clarence R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Child Sitting on Woman's Lap]

Description: Photograph of 2 people. There are two images with two front, full-length poses. The child is facing front. The child is wearing a long, white gown and crocheted booties. The woman holding the child is wearing a dark sweater with sleeve and collar trim and a long, dark skirt. She is also wearing a ring on her left ring finger.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portrait of a Woman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This portrait is of the bust of a woman. She is wearing what appears to be a blouse and is looking off to the left. She has one hand touching her cheek and is wearing a ring.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

Combined Ring and Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined ring and buckle. This design is "to provide a device particularly for use in halters, whereby the manufacture of the latter may be accomplished without so much sewing or riveting of the parts together as is required where the ordinary halter-ring is used. [It] is capable of application to purposes other than harnesses" (lines 9-16).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Kay, William V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ring for games. This design is "part of a game apparatus, a ring of wood of a form adapted to be rolled over a flat surface, having a ring of metal cast in a groove cut in its inner surface" (lines 57-60).
Date: July 15, 1884
Creator: Fisher, Charles A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lap Ring.

Description: Patent for a new and improved carabiner ("lap ring"). This design calls for the hinged bar to interlock more with the body of the ring. This design prevents the stretching of the ring when bearing a heavy load, representing an improvement over previous designs.
Date: February 22, 1881
Creator: Morris, John P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portraits of a Woman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This image is of two photographs of one woman that have been superimposed together. She is wearing a dress and a ring in both photographs. In one image, the woman is sitting behind what appears to be a chair with her arms folded on the back of it. She is looking slightly to the left and smiling. In the second image, she appears to be sitting, facing the right, with one hand under her chin and her head is tilted so that she is looking slightly left of the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portrait of a Woman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This portrait is of a woman sitting in a wooden chair. The chair is facing backward and the woman is sitting with her legs on the left, her arms folded on the back of the chair and she is looking directly at the camera. She is wearing a long dress with ruffles down the front and two rings.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Young Girl]

Description: Photograph of a young girl dressed in a white dress and long white stockings, holding a small doll in her left arm. The girl is standing on a round object, covered in a dark cloth she is holding in her right hand.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mugg, Kilo
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Portrait of Ed C. Fisher

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a man identified as Ed C. Fisher. He is seated backwards in a chair with his arms crossed over the back, gazing slightly to the left. He is wearing a dark suit and tie as well as a large ring on his right pinky finger.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Lap Ring.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lap ring (or link). This design utilizes a hinge to allow for half of the ring to part from the other half, which creates a larger opening and allows for connection with a wider range of things (e.g., larger clevises).
Date: October 25, 1881
Creator: Matthews, James Levi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Napkin Ring and Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved napkin ring and holder. This design is "to receive the napkin after it is folded, or to be used as a device for sustaining the napkin at the neck of the user when at the table. It consists in a yoke-shaped piece of metal having a hinged section for connecting the two ends, and serving as a ring, in combination with a clasp for holding the napkin . . . at the throat" (lines 17-25).
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Bahn, Gus A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spiral Ring.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lap-ring. This design consists in a "lap-ring for connecting the tree-irons of double-trees and single-trees, consisting of the S-shaped lap-ring having the end curves spread laterally from the stem of the S, and carried round on spiral curves to points ninety degrees beyond a line that would evenly divide the figure thus formed longitudinally" (lines 41-48).
Date: July 8, 1884
Creator: Brooks, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheel.

Description: Patent for improvements “in wheel-tightening arrangements in which a cylinder with a conical-formed end works by means of a thread inside the hub, for the purpose of forcing the spokes to the outside and to tighten by these means the whole wheel, when the wooden parts of the wheel are shrunk together.” (Lines 9-15) Illustration is included.
Date: August 11, 1891
Creator: Pluck, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snap-Hook.

Description: Patent for improvements in snap-hooks in which it “formed of a single blank of wire and consisting of the strap-receiving loop having the long and the short terminal, the latter at its end bent or coiled about the former and the former extended to form an eye and the former extended to form an eye and rear-wardly disposed and terminating in rear of the point of connection between the terminals and opposite said point provided with the inward bend 6, forming a passage narrower than the width of the ring.” (Lines 67-77) Illustration is included.
Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Whitby, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Woman on Boat With Life Ring]

Description: Photograph of a woman on a boat holding a life ring that says, "Shenandoah, Port Arthur." She is looking towards the camera and smiling. There is an awning on the right side of the photograph, and a ladder leading up to a deck.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Hickman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person, possibly Hickman of Miami. The photograph is a full length portrait of a standing woman. She is wearing a dress, earrings, a necklace, rings, bracelets, and slippers with a bow. She is holding a flower in one hand, her other hand on the back of a wooden chair.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Woman with Flowers]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. There is a full length pose of a woman in a white dress. She is wearing white lace-up shoes, earrings, rings, and a necklace. She is holding a scroll and flowers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Woman with Flowers]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. There is a full length pose of a woman seated in a white dress. She is wearing white lace-up shoes, earrings, rings, and a necklace. She is holding a scroll and flowers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of Ruth Doney]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. The woman, Ruth Doney, is photographed in two poses sitting in a wooden chair. She is wearing a dress with a large collar and beaded accents, a wedding ring, earrings, and a necklace. Her hair is pulled back. In the first picture, one hand is in her lap and the other is resting on the arm of the chair. In the second picture, her hands are clasped in her lap.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum