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Music Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sheet-music holder. This design consists "[i]n a music-holder, the combination of the base-board, the tension arms, the frictional spiral-swings, the plates perforated to receive the screw, and having the countersunk perforation to receive the knots in the ends of the elastic cords, and the knot receiver" (lines 50-55).
Date: April 28, 1885
Creator: Frampton, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Switch Stand for Dynamo Stations.

Description: Patent for a new and improved switch stand for dynamo stations. This design "is to provide a simple and efficient switch for introducing dynamos into an electric circuit and removing them therefrom . . . [The] invention consists in . . . outside circuit-wires . . . switch contacts arranged in pairs, there being as many pairs of such contacts as there are dynamos belonging to the circuit. It also consists[,] . . . with the pairs of contacts, of corresponding pairs of swinging arms, the arms of each pair being insulated from each other and adapted to engage the contacts of the outside circuit" (lines 14-27).
Date: March 26, 1889
Creator: Stewart, Robert Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Power Stand.

Description: Patent for a new and improved power-stand. In this design, "a single pulley is mounted upon a stand, the shaft of said pulley bearing at each end, outside of the stand, one part of a friction or other clutch, which may be engaged with or disengaged from the corresponding part of a clutch attached to the shaft of a machine" (lines 13-19).
Date: February 2, 1886
Creator: Hetherington, Johnathan S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stand and Rack for Exhibiting Goods.

Description: Patent for a new and improved display rack and stand. This design "is to provide a novelty rack for displaying or exhibiting fancy goods, wearing-apparel, hats, bonnets, and other articles; and to such end the invention consists of a standard suitably supported by a base-piece, a collar or ring, and a series of arms sustained by the collar or ring, with their inner arms resting in frictional contact with the surface and the stand, the collar or ring being of such diameter as to stand at a distance from the standard to form a fulcrum or bearing for the arms at a short distance from their inner ends" (lines 8-19).
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Richards, Augustus, Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Fan Combination Stand.

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic-fan combination-stand. This design "relates to an improved stand or support for an automatic fan, which said stand shall be portable, so as to be conveniently set up wherever desired, and which shall contain various hooks, brackets, shelves, and other conveniences" (lines 17-22).
Date: November 28, 1882
Creator: McKeehan, Charles Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Book Support.

Description: Patent for a new and improved book rest. This design consists "of an upright pivoted in a support or base, a sliding lower supporting cross-bar, an upper sliding supporting-bar, both bars having sockets upon their rear sides sliding upon the upright and provided with set-screws, and leaf-clamps consisting of a piece of spring doubled at one end to form slides sliding upon the arms of the upper cross-bar, forming curved yielding portions, forming transverse eyes at the other ends, having flat blocks hinged at the said eyes, and provided with thumb-pieces" (lines 72-83).
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Johnson, William Oscar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bee Hive Stand.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bee-hive stand. This design consists in "the combination, with a floor, of a frame provided with opposite side standards and a row of central standards, the longitudinal side bars, and a central longitudinal bar connected with said standards, tie-bars constructed to hook on said longitudinal bars, and a roof provided with hinged lids and supported by said side and central standards" (lines 85-93).
Date: December 10, 1889
Creator: Lipp, Simpson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle Support

Description: Patent for a bicycle support, which can be attached to different bicycles and carried in the pocket.
Date: June 17, 1902
Creator: Moss, Eric
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Roadside stir-off(1)]

Description: Photograph of three women tending to large metal vats of boiling sorghum juice under a makeshift wooden shelter. There is a small child standing along a wooden railing in the foreground of the picture.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Combined Wardrobe, Bureau, and Wash Stand.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combination chiffarobe and wash stand. This design is "constructed with a main wardrobe section provided with hinged upper doors having lower ledges or shelves, respectively, and bureau and wash-stand structures hinged at opposite sides of the wardrobe below its doors and adapted when closed to close the lower front part of the wardrobe, and said door-ledges forming top covers to the wash-stand and bureau" (lines 31-40).
Date: May 8, 1888
Creator: Wulff, Henry F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Holder for Ink-Bottles.

Description: Patent for a holder for mucilage bottles, ink bottles, or similar containers. "The invention consists of a wire rest or holder bent to form a horizontal base and upwardly projecting clamping-arms" (lines 16-18).
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Corley, Daniel B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an improved music-holder. The music-holder is comprised of a base adapted to be secured to a music rest with a standard pivoted on the base. The standard is fixed with a spring-pressed shaft in order to press the book to the music stand.
Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: French, Clarence E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Bracket.

Description: Patent for a portable bracket holder for mirrors or papers that is worn from the shoulders and can be adjusted for different girths.
Date: August 18, 1908
Creator: Birdwell, Russell Jones
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

West Texas Fair

Description: Photograph of a group of young men and women sitting and standing near a concession stand. The price signs for the food are shown attached to the roof. The concession stand is at the West Texas Fair in Abilene.
Date: 1957
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Switch Stand and Lock

Description: Patent for an improvement in switch-stand and locks, being that they cannot be picked or tampered with.
Date: July 21, 1914
Creator: Maupin, John D.; Allen, Harry E. & Baldwin, Springfield
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Women at Drinking Fountain]

Description: Photograph of two women standing beside and touching a drum of water that has the Hardin-Simmons University logo on its side. A concession stand selling glass bottle sodas can be seen in the background, with women and children eating and chatting around the building.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[E.C. Nauert at Public Market]

Description: Photograph of a man standing, holding his ribbon next to a bin of produce at city market. Caption on back of photo reads: "1st prize winner Mr. E. C. Nauert, New Sweden. Dedication of Public Market."
Date: June 6, 1935
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Tamale Stand at Mexican Market]

Description: Photograph of the tamale stand in the Mexican market at the Texas Folklife Festival. A large white sign that reads "Tamales" in red letters, hangs overhead with colored paper flowers. Hanging from the sign are two smaller signs that say "3 for 25 cents" on blue paper. Three members of the San Antonio Conservation Society are behind the stand selling tamales which are being kept in two large silver canisters. In the background, other booths in the Mexican market are visible.
Date: [1972-09-07..1972-09-10]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections