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Smoke-Separator.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved smoke separator designed for use in connection with smelter furnaces and other apparatus, and arranged to effectively prevent poisonous or obnoxious gases from passing into the atmosphere, at the same time retaining and saving valuable matter contained in the smoke" (lines 9-16); including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 9, 1913
Creator: Holmes, Clayton Floyd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Caved-In Roof After Fire]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of the smoking, caved-in roof of a building. A brick wall on the right, and a brick and wood wall with windows in the background are still standing. Many charred wooden slats and planks are visible amidst the rubble. In the bottom right corner is an embossed "Photo By Dallas Fire Dept." stamp. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label, the number "16." written in handwritten in red ink, and information about the photograph.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
Partner: Dallas Firefighters Museum

[Fire on the Roof of a Building]

Description: Photograph of a partially obscured, smoking fire on top of a brick building. The building is part of a row of other brick buildings that are visible at the bottom of the photo, one of which has a sign reading, "Piccadilly Cafeteria." Along the face of the buildings, fire escape ladders and staircases are attached. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label with text stricken-out, red handwritten notes, and information about the photo.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
Partner: Dallas Firefighters Museum

Smoke Generator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved smoke machine. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in devices for containing fuel, so that the same can be burned slowly, so as to produce a large amount of smoke, the device being intended for the purpose of protecting orchards, vineyards, &c., from frost; and my invention consists in a perforated cylinder having a removable top and a bottom with an opening which is covered with a sliding door" (lines 15-24).
Date: May 4, 1886
Creator: Kizziar, James Williams
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark-Arrester

Description: Patent for new and useful device capable of arresting sparks and returning them to the smoke arch.
Date: April 25, 1882
Creator: Lochner, Casper F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark-Arrester.

Description: Patent for concepts and designs used to improve performance of Spark-Arresters used in the smoke stacks of locomotives with illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Wiggin, John E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Burning Oil Tank

Description: Photograph on postcard of smoke towering over the landscape near Breckenridge, Texas. The smoke is from a large burning oil tank.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Texas Studio
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Chimney.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in chimneys, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Glover, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Smoking Roof of Superior Bowling Lanes Building]

Description: Photograph of the roof of Superior Bowling Lanes (a one-story, light-colored cinder-block building), which is partially obscured by smoke. A large ventilation unit sits on the roof, and an electrical pole stands on the left, connected to the building by four long wires. On the back of the photograph are notes giving the address of Superior Bowling Lanes and the date of the fire, in handwritten blue ink.
Date: April 9, 1964
Partner: Dallas Firefighters Museum

Paris Texas Fire Damage

Description: Photograph of recent fire damage in the 200 block of South Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. Photograph is of the upper front corner, against the next building, of smoke and damaged brick.
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Spark Arrester for Smoke Stacks.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spark arrester. This design consists "a direct flue or smoke-stack . . . [which] projects and deflects the sparks or cinders through perforations in a vertical wall of a stack into a dead-air space that surrounds the draft-flue, there causing these sparks . . . to impinge against vertical ribs that subdivide the annular air-space that intervenes between an inner and outer cylindrical wall of the stack, gravity of the accumulating mass of cinders causing their discharge . . . through gates that are opened by the weight of the sparks above them and closed by their own gravity" (lines 15-30).
Date: June 21, 1887
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fumigator.

Description: Patent for a fumigator meant to exterminate prairie dogs, mice, rats, Texas red ants, and other pests. It burns fumes, and the container has a hose on the top that forces fumes into the pests' homes. There is an inlet pipe in the base of the container.
Date: October 16, 1894
Creator: Manahan, Thaddeus A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Smoke and Spark Arrester and Consumer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved smoke and spark arrester and consumer. This design consists, "in a locomotive having a transversely-divided front extension, of a box over the forward compartment, a deflector at the bottom of the box and upper part of said compartment and having its edges spaced therefrom to permit communication between the two, a stack extending upward from the rear or smoke compartment and discharging through an elbow into the top of said box, a stack leading from the top of box in front of stack and of greater diameter than the latter stack, and the pipes" (lines 24-36).
Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Hadlock, Edson J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Well on Fire

Description: Photograph on postcard an oil fire at the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well near Ranger in Eastland County, Texas in 1919. Smoke and flames billow into the sky, while debris from the fire can be seen strewn over the ground.
Date: 1919
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Burning Oil Well

Description: Photograph on postcard of the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well on fire near Ranger, Texas in 1919. Fire and smoke reach high in the sky, towering over the nearby trees.
Date: 1919
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame