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[Postcard State National Bank in Texarkana]

Description: Postcard of a four story bank building sitting on the corner of a block. A horse-drawn cart is stopped by the sidewalk, and two men stand outside the bank. Below the picture, "Texarkana, Ark.-Tex. State National Bank" is typed, and "Miss Mammie" is written in cursive. The back of the postcard addresses itself to "Miss Mammie McFaddin."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Y. M. C. A. Building in Texarkana]

Description: Postcard of a two story building with a spire at the top and columns supporting the upper level. The edge of the postcard reads "Made in Germany, S. M. Bagland, Importer & Publisher, Texarkana, Ark. - Tex. Y. M. C. A. Building, Texarkana, Ark. - Tex." The back of the postcard is addressed to "Miss Mammie McFaddin."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Woman Wielding Axe]

Description: Postcard of a woman holding a large axe over her shoulder with the words, "If you don't soon come to Texarkana I'll come after you with an axe." The letter on the back of the postcard is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Gunston Hall Washington D. C."
Date: May 11, 1912
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Wrist Blotter

Description: Patent for a wrist blotter that provides a simple and inexpensive blotter to be attached to the wrist.
Date: October 1, 1918
Creator: Cardwell, Harland W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Animal-Traps

Description: Patent for "traps for catching large and small animals; and it consists in the combination of a number of inclined plates or boards, provided with spurs on their lower ends and hinged to fixed ridges on their upper ends, so arranged as to form ridges or elevations and depressions, and to entrap the animals by holding their legs between the spurred ends of said inclined plates" (lines 15-23).
Date: April 14, 1874
Creator: Flournoy, Rice Smith
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mattress-Stuffing Machine

Description: Patent for Mattress Stuffing Machine which “consists of a bed and cover to hold the stuffing material and give it proper shape, rods to keep the stuffing material in shape while it is being inserted into the ticking, a follow-block for pushing the stuffing and rods into the ticking." (lines 9-14), including illustrations.
Date: August 7, 1900
Creator: Rehkopf, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pad for the Backs of Horses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pad for horses. This design consists in "the air-tight cushion composed of opposite blanks of elastic air-tight material secured along their adjacent edges, and a central longitudinally-disposed dividing strip dividing the cushion into opposite compartments, and provided with openings affording communication between the compartments" (lines 62-68).
Date: April 22, 1890
Creator: Mudford, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lumber-Trimmer.

Description: Patent for an improved lumber-trimmer that has "a suitable carriage or number of carriages for conveying the lumber a series of swinging frames, which carry belted saws and also supporting-wheels, which wheels, if not tripped, will ride over the lumber, carrying the saws up with them out of an operative position, but which wheels, if tripped, will ride over the lumber, but permit the suspended saws to remain in operative position to trim the lumber at different points in its length, as may be desired" (lines 23-33).
Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Coleman, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Support for Cutter-Heads.

Description: Patent for a support for cutter-heads that allows the operator to easily sharpen, dress, and treat the bits or cutters of the head. It has a spindle that turns and slides in a bearing and supports a cutter-head a pin in the spindle that is seated inn the grooves in the bearings, and a spring loaded bolt in the end of the spindle.
Date: December 4, 1894
Creator: Kendig, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gin-Saw-Filing Machine.

Description: Patent for a machine that is meant to file circular saws. The invention files "saws while mounted side-by side upon a saw arbor, as cotton gin saws usually are; means for moving the file carriage along upon the frame of the machine to locate it in front of the individual saws which are to be filed; means for raising and carrying the file over the saws when the carriage is to be moved; means for securing the file sash on the file carriage and of securing the file carriage upon the main frame by a single act; and means for converting a continuous rotary feed motion of the saws while being filed, to an intermittent motion which rotates the saws step-by-step from tooth to tooth" (lines 15-28).
Date: December 19, 1893
Creator: McCurry, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay and Cotton Press

Description: Patent for "hay and cotton press that can be easily and cheaply constructed and that can be operated by hand or horse power" (Lines 20-22).
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Donaldson, Sven
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cooking-Range.

Description: Patent for a cooking-range that "heat may be conducted from the firebox above the oven, and into a lid compartment" (lines 11-12).
Date: November 18, 1913
Creator: Daniel, James Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas-Burner.

Description: Patent for a gas burner, which can have the mixture of gas and air adjusted.
Date: March 15, 1910
Creator: Mintier, Thomas H. & Jennings, Harry J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Check-Row Attachment for Corn-Planters

Description: Patent for "an improved check-row attachment for corn-planting machines, the object of my invention being to provide an efficient mechanism for actuating the seed-dropping mechanism of the corn-planter and which my be operated by the feet of the driver or by a check-wire in such manner as to cause the seeds to be planted in check-rows." (lines 8-15) including illustrations.
Date: June 9, 1903
Creator: Agee, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Septic Tank

Description: Patent for Septic Tank for sewage disposal. This patent improves previous models, due to its easily instillation.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Payne, George Ralph & Moore, Stewart
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Pocket

Description: Patent for a particular pocket and its attachments that allows access by the owner but prevents objects held within from falling out or easily removed by another person.
Date: July 31, 1906
Creator: McCauley, Walter John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shock-Absorber.

Description: Patent for shock absorbers that are simple and can be readily used on vehicles to prevent the sudden rebounding of springs.
Date: April 18, 1916
Creator: Crowson, Jonas Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department