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Provision Safe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design "has for its objects, among others, to provide a simple, cheap, and economical safe, in which provisions may be kept cool during the hot season and from freezing during the winter weather. I provide a suitable post or support, from which extend brackets, shelves, or hooks or other provisions for the support of the various articles to be contained therein. [T]he whole [is covered] with a cloth and [has] a water tank or receptacle at the upper end and . . . ha[s] a stream of water flow[ing] or trickl[ing] down upon the cloth to saturate the same" (lines 14-25).
Date: April 26, 1892
Creator: Schrib, Juni
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Burglar Proof Safe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design "relates to burglar-proof safes, the object being to provide a safe with non-explosive seams; and the invention consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 14-17).
Date: September 6, 1881
Creator: Gerard, Alonzo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Suspended Safe, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design "[has a] top projecting beyond its sides . . . in combination with the upright posts having liquid-cups, the rods, and sleeves for suspending the safe from contact with any object" (lines 79-83).
Date: March 21, 1882
Creator: Mason, Sanford
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Provision Safe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design "provide[s] a household safe that will prevent rats and mice from gaining access thereto, and at the same time allow a ready handling of the articles contained in it; and the novelty consists in the construction of the same," utilizing jointed covers, spring-locks, metallic bottoms, caster-rollers, and a clasp (lines 11-15).
Date: May 23, 1882
Creator: Sykes, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Provision-Safe.

Description: Patent for "a pantry and kitchen safe combined and designed to be built apart from the house and constituting a distinct and removable piece of furniture," (lines 11-14) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1891
Creator: Jones, Walter Adolphus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Treasure Vault for Railway Cars.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design consists in "a safety treasure-vault for express cars, &c., with the combination of the walls, floor, and roof of the vault constructed of bullet-proof steel plate riveted together at their corners, and the angle-irons to which the walls, floor, and roof are riveted, the bullet-proof steel-plate door, the parcel-delivery window, the combined desk-shelf and bullet-proof shutter, the said vault provided with a port-hole and the bullet-proof plug that stops the port-hole" (lines 21-31).
Date: July 3, 1888
Creator: Olsson, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pie Safe or Refrigerator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved refrigerator. This design consists in "[t]he improved portable pie-safe . . . comprising the body, the guide-rods arranged vertically in the said body, near the corners thereof, and extended through the top of the same to form the loops, the bail or handle secured to said loops, the cross-bars secured to said guide-rods, and the spring-actuated shelves mounted on the said cross-bars" (lines 78-86).
Date: October 4, 1887
Creator: Holt, Lucy Jane
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Byers Post Office

Description: Postmaster Sheridan Baker Householder sits in a chair in his den behind the Byers post office. He was postmaster fronm 1914-1918. The room has a small potbelly stove for heat, a safe with the door ajar, and decoratrive wallpaper in the walls and ceilings.
Date: 1914~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

Match-Safe.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient match safe device to "deliver the matches singly to suitable aperture through which they may be withdrawn and ignited during the withdrawal" (line 10 -13).
Date: May 3, 1898
Creator: Villard, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Black Safe Door]

Description: Photograph of an open black safe door in the Fort Bend County courthouse in Richmond, Texas. The text on the door reads: "Jersey Cream 1873 Whiskey".
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Two Doors]

Description: Photograph of an open black safe door, revealing a closed wooden door. There are green tiles on the bottom quarter of the walls.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Door to Safe]

Description: Photograph of the open door to a safe in a building in Jasper, Texas. There is a yellow octagonal sign, reading "Wet Floor", to the right of the door, and there's a bell by the sign. Cleaning equipment is visible in the safe.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell