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Adjustable Vehicle-Headlight

Description: Patent for a headlight for a vehicle that is able to direct the light towards both sides of the road rather than only straight ahead.
Date: September 22, 1914
Creator: Kitching, David C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lamp-Adjusting Mechanism

Description: Patent for a new and improved lamp-adjusting mechanism for automobiles and other vehicles that directs light from lamps in any direction, within a certain arc, in order to illuminate any object at the side of the road or street, with illustrations (lines 10-20).
Date: February 23, 1915
Creator: Kitching, David C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Packer.

Description: Patent for an improved cotton packer, which automatically restarts when it finishes a bale.
Date: July 14, 1908
Creator: Cass, Eral B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for improvements in milk coolers. The invention "has for one of its objects the provision of a simple and inexpensive knockdown construction which will permit packing into compact form when desirable. Another object is to provide a milk-cooler having adjustable shelves of improved construction, whereby milk pans or pails of different sizes can be easily accommodated. A further object .... is to provide a milk-cooler of the water-evaporation capillary-feed type which will be strong, compact, and of large capacity and provided with improved means for draining, catching, and retaining the water, holding the fabric, and adjusting and securing the shelves" (lines 9-23). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Dean, William Volney
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Trip-Foot

Description: Patent for a spring trip-foot. This invention is designed for use in supporting a small plow carried behind the planter. Illustration included.
Date: February 22, 1910
Creator: Vance, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Show-Case

Description: Patent for "improvements in show-cases for displaying ribbons and in devices for measuring the same; and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices" (lines 10-13)
Date: October 19, 1887
Creator: McNeill, Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Show-Case

Description: Patent for novel improvements in the construction and design of show cases.
Date: October 23, 1888
Creator: McNeil, Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Bottom Spring.

Description: Patent for new and improved bed springs. Due to this design's construction, "in addition to the support furnished by the top spirals, the platform furnishes a broad level bearing for the mattress and prevents sagging between the springs or injury to the mattress itself. Also, the parallels, being springs in themselves, additional comfort and elasticity are added to the bed, and the springs themselves are more readily adapted to the varying width of the slats of different beds" (lines 25-34).
Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Jarrett, Joshua V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the chopper-handle, of the notched-roller, the mortised cross-beam, having the pivot across its mortise or hole, and the spring, attached to an upright, and the handle, whereby the chopper may be operated" (lines 73-78).
Date: May 15, 1883
Creator: Pettitt, Francis Alexander.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windlass.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windlass. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a frame having the cross-bars near its lower and upper ends, the windlass-shaft journaled in the side pieces of the frame and having the balance-wheels and the pinion, the operating-gears mounted in one side of the frame and one of said gears meshing with said pinion, an upright mounted upon the lower front cross-piece of the frame and having a guide-pulley at its upper end, arms extending laterally from said upright, and a guide-roller journaled in said arms" (lines 11-21).
Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Bridges, Thomas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shock-Absorber.

Description: Patent for an "improved shock absorber adapted to be attached to the springs of an automobile or other vehicle" (lines 13-14), including illustrations.
Date: June 20, 1916
Creator: Alexander, James J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automobile-Headlight-Lamp Mounting.

Description: Patent for the improvement of automobile headlight lamp mountings. Improvement on lamp bracket described in Letters Patent Number 1,129,207, issued to the author on February 23, 1915.
Date: May 1, 1917
Creator: Kitching, David C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Family with Horse

Description: Copy negative of two images, on the top image two older man are sitting down on wooden chairs on the porch of a house. They are wearing country like clothing, including boots, tight pants, vests, and hats. In the image below a man, young girl and a woman are standing side by side behind a fence. The man is wearing slacks with a light longs sleeve shirt and a hat, the girl is wearing a light dress and the woman is wearing a blouse with a long skirt. In the background there is a horse and also a fence is seen going all around them.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Baby Pictures

Description: Copy negative of two images, the one on the left is of two babies in a stroller, they are covered up in blankets and clothes. In the background there are houses. The image on the right is of a baby wearing a big gown sitting on a chair.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library