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Handle-Securing Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mechanism for simply and easily "securing handles on hoes, mattocks, picks, and other implements of the kind in which the handle has an enlarged end where it passes through and sets in the eye of the tool" (lines 10-14), including illustrations.
Date: August 29, 1916
Creator: Harvey, Harry W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for improvements in knife-sharpeners that can be clamped onto a table or similar object, including an illustration. The device has also been "adapted for use in connection with a pair of bits or cutters having convex cutting edges disposed in confronting relation, the bits or cutters being capable of adjustment to present new portions of the respective cutting edges for effective work as the occasion requires" (lines 17-23).
Date: February 5, 1918
Creator: Kirlin, Wiliam B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap

Description: Patent for an ant trap designed as a ring-shaped trough and which allows for the drainage of rainwater through a pipe fitted with a porous plug. Both walls of the trough are capped with inward and downward curved flanges.
Date: August 1, 1922
Creator: Scrivner, Jefferson Davis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Oral History Interview with Rey Avila, June 18, 2015

Description: Interview with Rey Avila, founder of Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum in San Benito, Texas. Mr. Avila discusses his early life, education, his experiences as a young migrant worker, the history of Conjunto music in Texas, and the Chicano movement. Part of the interview takes place in the gallery of the museum.
Date: June 18, 2015
Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes 15 seconds
Creator: Avila, Rey; Gutierrez, Jose Angel; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

[Children Playing Outside with Toys]

Description: Photograph of two young girls and two young boys smiling for the camera while they play with their toys in a grassy yard at the side of a large wood-slatted building. The two young girls are sitting in the grass next to a large baby doll and a basket that with two smaller dolls. One of the boys is seated sideways on a wagon, and the other boy is riding a tricycle. Both of the boys are wearing dark jackets, fitted bomber hats, and round goggles on their heads. There is a small tree beside the children, and palm trees are visible in the background. The building behind them has four visible windows and a belfry at the front entrance in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito ()".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
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