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Geometrical Instrument

Description: Patent for a geometrical instrument. This instrument is used to create a straight edge with pivoted blades, like a protractor, to be used for laying protracted angles, etc.
Date: March 26, 1918
Creator: Anderson, Andrew E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irrigation Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved irrigation device consisting of a swivel joint that can be quickly moved to start or stop the flow of water. The device is designed to be water tight and easily manipulated.
Date: October 8, 1918
Creator: Howard, Charles Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Flour and Process of Producing the Same.

Description: Patent for a new type of corn tortilla flour and the process for cooking the corn in lime water, producing a flour that keeps as long as wheat flour and eliminates the need for grinding before use.
Date: July 24, 1906
Creator: Wreford, Samuel Phippen & Besteiro, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Protecting Shores.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in protections for river banks and coast washing, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 27, 1898
Creator: Brooks, Samuel W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Invalid's Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved invalid's chair. This design "relates to an improvement in chairs which will adapt them to the use of invalids and children" (line 7-9).
Date: January 18, 1898
Creator: Yznaga, Juana G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

SELF-FILLING TIRE

Description: Patent for a product that automatically inflates automobile tires with the motion and weight of the moving vehicle, with the help of a piston that is not driven by springs.
Date: April 20, 1915
Creator: Fernandez, Jose
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hair-Pin.

Description: Patent for a hairpin which consists of multiple parts made to grip the hair while secured in place with illustrations included.
Date: July 22, 1913
Creator: Jacobsen, Herbert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Oral History Interview with Manuel Medrano, June 18, 2015

Description: Interview with Manuel Medrano, an historian and author from Brownsville, Texas. In his interview, Medrano discusses his family background and childhood, education, experiences with discrimination, political activism, and the Chicano movement.
Date: June 18, 2015
Duration: 1 hour 14 minutes 48 seconds
Creator: Medrano, Manuel; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Syringe.

Description: Patent for a syringe that will inject or throw liquid and is piston-operated. "In its special organization the device is particularly adapted for males and treatment of diseases to which they are heir, and is light, neat, and compact, so as to be easily carried in the pocket" (lines 18-22).
Date: September 3, 1895
Creator: Putegnat, Joseph L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipedes

Description: Patent for the improvement of Velocipedes. The improvement consists of a new and novel combination and arrangement of propelling power, due to the weight of the body, which may be aided by the muscular force thereof and guiding apparatus.
Date: February 13, 1872
Creator: Maltby, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spike-Extractors.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in the class of nail-extractors in which a gripe or grapple formed of pendent springs or hinged jaws is employed." (lines 7-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 29, 1874
Creator: Devine, William ; William Devine, of Brownville, Texas ; Devine, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel

Description: Patent for improvements to vehicle wheels including a detailed explanation and illustrations.
Date: November 28, 1882
Creator: Wolff, Arthur J. & Miltimore, Alonzo E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pendant for Stem-Winding Watches.

Description: Patent for a "pendant for a watch which can be turned in every direction and can be screwed into the watch-case" (lines 8-10), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Rossetti, John Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Teachers and Students Posing]

Description: Photograph of Professor Hallmarck, a man wearing a dark colored suit, Lizzie Barlow, a young woman wearing a dark colored skirt and light-colored blouse, and Anita Cocke, a woman wearing a light-colored blouse and a hat, standing on a porch behind a group of unidentified young men and women. In the foreground a large group of young women wearing light-colored dresses or dark skirts and light-colored blouses are standing in several rows and on the right five young men wearing dark-colored suits or dark pants and light-colored shirts are standing next to them. In the background a brick building with several windows is visible.
Date: unknown
Partner: Brownsville Historical Association

[Chamber of Commerce Band]

Description: Photograph of a group of unidentified men holding musical instruments posing in three rows on the steps in front of a large brick building. In the foreground on the left a bass drum is resting on a small stand and in the front row four men are holding clarinets, two trumpets, one a snare drum, and one on the far right is standing with his hands at his sides. Behind them the men in the second row are holding a clarinet, two horns, three saxophones, and two trumpets and in the last row men are holding a euphonium, two tubas, and a trombone. A handwritten note on the front of the photograph reads "Chamber of Commerce Band Brownsville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Brownsville Historical Association

[Texas Guard]

Description: Photograph of members of the Texas Guard posing on horseback in several rows on a field at Fort Brown. In the foreground one single soldier is on horseback in front of the other men and several men towards the back appear to be holding flags. Behind them a small group of horses can be seen on the far right and on the left a flagpole with an American flag, several houses, trees, and a water tower are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Brownsville Historical Association
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