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[Postcard of Street Scene in Byran]

Description: Postcard of a two story house with fenced front porch and sparse yard, described as "Street Scene, Bryan, Tex." The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 13, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Will McClellan]

Description: Photograph of Will McClellan wearing a military dress uniform and peaked cap. Handwriting on the back of the frame reads, "Leila from Will (Big Sis)."
Date: unknown
Creator: Carter
Partner: Coleman Public Library

Round Bale Cotton Compress

Description: Patent for a round bale cotton compress that efficiently creates cotton bales with little manual labor, including illustrations.
Date: February 10, 1914
Creator: Dunlap, Samuel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Half-Car Unloader

Description: Patent for an improved and simplified mechanism of Half-Car Unloaders, which unloads earth materials such as coal and ore from a railroad car more easily and effectively by lifting up a train car, unloading its contents, and placing it back on the railroad track.
Date: February 9, 1915
Creator: Scardino, Mario P. & Scardino, Peter
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for an improvement to reversible plows. The plow specified is capable of throwing dirt to both the left and right sides.
Date: January 9, 1912
Creator: Sramek, Jacob
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow with an adjustable slide mechanism, standard, and handles.
Date: November 15, 1910
Creator: Hall, Charlie L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail Coupling Device

Description: Patent for a rail coupling device. This invention is for coupling together parallel rail sections. It is designed to prevent the tracks spreading. Illustration included.
Date: August 13, 1907
Creator: Gee, John Wharton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Old Fritz Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin has the shape of an eight-petal flower and says, "At the Bar of Old Fritz, Bryan, Texas." The text on the reverse is only partially visible and appears to entitle the holder to "One Drink."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the frame, the wheels, the axle provided with the fingers, and the spout attached to the under side of the frame, of the hopper having a slot in its bottom decreasing in width from its forward to its rear end, plates, adjustably secured to the bottom of the hopper, the vertical shaft journaled in the hopper, and the horizontal arms on the said shaft" (lines 92-100).
Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Lowry, Talman Porter.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carriage Top.

Description: Patent for an adjustable carriage top for protection from the weather. Accompanied by illustrations.
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "is to provide an improved cultivator which can be very quickly and easily adjusted to adapt the device for marking out or laying off the roads or hills; to provide improved means whereby the shovels or blades are caused to always occupy the same relative position to each other, and adjust themselves when the beams of the harrow or cultivator are adjusted, and finally, to provide improved means for adjusting the shovels at any desired angle, so that they can enter or penetrate the soil to different depths" (lines 14-25).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Sutton, James Macaulay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for an automatically opening and closing gate including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 31, 1887
Creator: Philpott, Horatio V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "ha[s] for its object the provision of strong and reliable means whereby any desired number of plow-shovels may be used and the distance between the said plows regulated or adjusted at will by very simple means. A further object is to provide means to enable all the plows, excepting two, to be removed, to adapt the device to be used to lay off rows at a predetermined distance apart to prepare for sowing" (lines 9-19).
Date: August 16, 1887
Creator: Sutton, James Macaulay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medicine Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved medicine case. This design is "to provide a series of receptacles for the medicine to be taken or administered, said receptacles being of different colors, to avoid mistakes or errors in the distributions of the medicines; to provide means for accurately indicating the medicine to be taken; to indicate the time which said medicine shall be taken; to provide means for holding a spoon or other article within the cases for taking the medicine when in a liquid or powder form" (lines 15-25).
Date: May 11, 1886
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department