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Combination Rule, Square, and Miter.

Description: Patent for a combination of devices that contains "attachments for folding rules which will make said rules capable of use as a square, tri-square, and miter" (lines 15-17), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 4, 1914
Creator: McFarland, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surveyor's Instrument.

Description: Patent for a new and improved surveyor's instrument. This design consists in "[t]he instrument for surveying and analogous purposes, consisting of protractor, right-angled piece, and [additional] piece, the two latter pivoted to move independently on the protractor" (lines 9-13).
Date: March 10, 1885
Creator: Dolman, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ruler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ruler. This design consists in "the combination of the flexible top piece or strip having parallel longitudinal ruling-edges and the separate tapering feet secured to the underside of said strip at suitable distances apart throughout the length of the latter, and with the ruling-edges of the top strip overlapping them" (lines 43-50).
Date: February 11, 1890
Creator: Matthews, Oscar S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Desk-Ruler.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in desk-rules, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 4, 1899
Creator: Connett, Matthew F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Ruler and Blotter

Description: Patent for a combined ruler and blotter (used for writing with ink). Proposed improvement of basic design by being more compact, cheaper to make, and includes a way to tear paper along the ruler's edge.
Date: July 28, 1914
Creator: Schmidt, Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Yardstick-Calculator.

Description: Patent for "a calculating-yardstick adapted for use in connection with the dry goods or any other business in which goods are sold by linear measurement, the object in view being to provide, in connection with a linear measuring scale or rule, an indicating device provided with a plurality of price-scales having relation to the measuring-scale and adapted to indicate the price of a given length of an article at a given price per unit of measure, and also adapted to indicate the length of an article of a given price which may be sold for a given amount." (Lines 8-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Praeger, Ewald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage.

Description: Patent for a gage that has a beam with a saw kerf at one end, a clamp made up of a tube with parallel wings that are inserted into the kerf, a scribing point in the tube, "and means for clamping the separated ends of the beam tightly against the parallel wings of the clamp" (lines 57-59).
Date: November 12, 1895
Creator: Holmes, Elijah H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rule Gage.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rule-gage. This design "relates to improvements in gages for carpenter's rules; and it consists of a gage formed of sheet metal adapted to be detachably applied to an ordinary two-foot rule to convert it instantly into a gage-rule" (lines 7-11).
Date: May 27, 1890
Creator: Dickins, Sam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Holder for Mechanics' Rules.

Description: Patent for a wearable holster for a mechanics' ruler. It aims to protect the ruler, make it easier to carry and is quickly removable. Including illustration.
Date: August 15, 1905
Creator: Whitby, Joseph P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Dinosaur Footprints 7]

Description: Photograph of dinosaur footprints along Blanco River. There is sitting water gathered in the footprints and there is a ruler placed on the ground beside them. A round object made of wood is located in the top left corner of the photo.
Date: 1982
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Typewriter on a Desk]

Description: Photograph of a typewriter, a ruler, and a framed piece of paper on a desk in a building in Newton, Texas. A framed photograph is mounted on the wall above the desk.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Postcard of Vicente Guerrero]

Description: Postcard of Vicente Guerrero, a Mexican military general who was involved in the Mexican War of Independence. Guerrero was also a President of Mexico.
Date: unknown
Creator: Tarjeta Postal
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Printing-Press.

Description: Patent for a printing, ruling, and cutting press of a simple and durable construction. The printing press can print both sides of a sheet of paper and has adjustable guards so that the operator can print any size paper. The machine also provides a "means for regulating the feed of the machine for adapting it to print short or long sections or a newspaper as well as a small tract" (lines 20-22). The machine has two plates opposite each other, the weight of one counterbalances the other so double printing is possible. Any amount of ink can be supplied to the rollers, and adjustable scrapers remove extra ink from the ink drums. The uncut paper can be wound around a device if necessary. A drying-cylinder provides that the printed material has no blurs.
Date: March 31, 1896
Creator: Hallenbeck, Matthew L. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department