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Sectional Shelving

Description: Patent for sectional shelving. This invention is designed to be dismantled for storing and shipping. Illustrations included.
Date: February 21, 1911
Creator: Oestreicher, Adolph A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Packages in a Building]

Description: Photograph of packages wrapped in paper on a shelf to the right of a room in Cleveland, Texas. There are clothes on a table to the left of the shelf, and a man stands in front of several other shelves full of books on the far side of the room.
Date: unknown
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Folding Lamp Shelf for Pianos.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lamp shelf for pianos. This design "consists in an arm pivoted to the back of a music-rack and carrying a lamp-shelf, the arm being arranged to swing outward into a horizontal position, and the shelf being connected with the end of the arm by a pivotal connection, which permits of turning it outward and downward into a horizontal position in front of the plane of the music-rack" (lines 22-30).
Date: August 31, 1886
Creator: Prause, Reinhard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Store Shelving.

Description: Patent for new and improved store shelving. This design utilizes a hinge whereby the shelving can collapse onto a flat surface, which is otherwise available as storage itself. This design also utilizes wheeled legs for easy transportation and zinc plating so as to partially fire-proof the shelving.
Date: February 27, 1883
Creator: Harris, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Movable Shelving for Stores.

Description: Patent for new and improved shelving. This design "consists of three sections, a central main portion and two half-sections hinged at each end of the main section, said side sections being one half the length of the main section and adapted to fold face inward against the middle section, and the whole supported upon brackets that terminate in caster-rollers, and is removably secured to the store-wall by hooks on the shelving engaging eyes in the wall . . . The object of this invention is to so construct the shelving of stores that in case of fire the sections of shelving may be quickly closed together" (lines 13-28).
Date: July 15, 1890
Creator: Thomas, Oscar P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barrel-Shelf

Description: Patent for barrel shelves which attach to barrels to hold up sacks during filling and fold up when out of use.
Date: May 4, 1909
Creator: Hughes, Alonzo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Library Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. In the center, there is a shelf filled with books. On the right, there is a bookshelf shaped like a ladder. Above the shelves, there are two posters with a photograph of a building on each. The poster on the left has several lines spreading out from the building. The poster on the right has several lines leading to other photographs, spreading out from the building. In the foreground, there is a desk with books, papers, and a pair of scissors sitting on it. Two posters are attached above the left side of the desk; the top poster says "In Every Home Books," and the bottom poster says "Back to Nature Books." A banner above the exhibit says "...ee Library."
Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding
Partner: Cooke County Library

[Library Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. In the center, there is a shelf filled with books. On the right, there is a bookshelf shaped like a ladder. Above the shelves, there are two posters with a photograph of a building on each. The poster on the left has several lines spreading out from the building. The poster on the right has several lines leading to other photographs, spreading out from the building. In the foreground, there is a desk with books, papers, and a pair of scissors sitting on it. Two posters are attached above the left side of the desk; the top poster says "In Every Home Books," and the bottom poster says "Back to Nature Books." A banner above the exhibit says "...ee Library."
Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding
Partner: Cooke County Library

Two Scientists and Petri Dish

Description: Photograph of two scientists, a man and a woman, looking at a petri dish. The woman is wearing a collared shirt and her hair is pulled back. The man is wearing a button-up shirt and latex gloves. In the background is a shelf covered in bottles and two calenders.
Date: unknown
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Interior Building

Description: Copy negative of the interior of the Abilene Laundry Company. On the right side of the frame are several shelves, large tables and a man wearing a vest and tie. On the left side are many laundry machines and several women wearing dresses. The ceiling is very tall and there are large windows in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library