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Vehicle Top.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle top. This design consists in "the combination of the supporting-bows having grooves in their side, the upper ends of the grooves overlapping the curtain-supporting frames, comprising the flexible side-bars provided with lateral tongues fitting in the grooves of the supporting-bows, and the cross-bars secured to the side bars and having their ends fitted in said grooves, and the covering secured to said frame" (lines 82-91).
Date: April 24, 1888
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Top.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle roof. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the rabbeted vehicle-top-supporting bows, of strips mounted in said rabbets and provided with overlapping upper ends, curtain-supporting frames, and clips carried by said frames and arranged to engage the overlapping strips" (lines 92-97).
Date: August 2, 1887
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door Check.

Description: Patent for a new and improved door check. This design "consists in a sliding spring-bolt held in the upper edge of the door, combined with a curved notched frame, projecting from the door-frame, into the notches of which frame the end of the bolt can pass to hold the door in the desired potion. The sliding bolt is connected . . . [to] a crank-arm formed on one end of a spindle, provided on the opposite end with a handle-knob, the crank arm of which spindle can be adjusted to lock the spring-bolt" (lines 11-21).
Date: June 26, 1883
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weather Strip.

Description: Patent for a new and improved weather strip. This design "is to provide a new and improved weather-strip, which is raised into a groove in the bottom of the door when the door is open, but is pressed down upon the sill when the door is closed. The invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts" (lines 7-13).
Date: July 31, 1883
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Top.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle-top. This design "consists in the combination, of a vehicle-top, with upright rods having their upper ends bent to conform to the shape of the roof, the upper ends of the rods being secured to strips held on the under side of the roof of the top, and on which rods curtains are held to slide up and down" (lines 12-18).
Date: September 30, 1884
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Station-Indicator.

Description: Patent for a station-indicator for trolley cars meant to "produce an automatic apparatus of this kind which is worked by the movement of the car and in which a map is employed, which is moved in such a way that the various points at which the car stops will always be correctly indicated" (lines 13-18).
Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Baker, Artemas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for improvement in cultivators in which the plows can be adjusted by width, height and laterally to regulate the depth and angle of inclination. The plows, which can be operated by a foot device, may be simultaneously thrown from the ground. (Lines 73-76) Illustration is included.
Date: November 2, 1869
Creator: Baker, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Top.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle-top. This design "is to simplify, improve, and cheapen the construction of vehicle-tops . . . and enable the sliding curtain to be more readily and securely fastened to the standards and bows of the carriage-top" (lines 12-18). To this end, it consists in "[t]he combination of the supporting-bows provided with longitudinal grooves, and the curtain-carrying frame comprising flat flexible strips arranged in the said grooves and provided at intervals with inwardly-extending plates having perforations, and the parallel cross-pieces secured to the plates" (lines 84-90).
Date: September 30, 1890
Creator: McCurdy, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Priest Thornton Powell]

Description: Black and white photograph of dignitaries on platform for the groundbreaking ceremonies at Cedar Valley College. The is an empty folding chair on the front row. Pattie Powell is next to it wearing a pant suit, Bill J. Priest is to her left and R. L. Thornton, Jr. is speaking. It was a very windy day.
Date: 1973
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Thornton Speaking]

Description: Photograph of R. L. Thornton, Jr. speaking at the groundbreaking for Cedar Valley College. In front of him is a model of the college. Dignitaries are on stage behind him and a large striped tent is in background.
Date: 1973
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Sousaphone Player]

Description: Black and white photograph of band member playing sousaphone at the Cedar Valley College groundbreaking. There are other members of the band also in the photograph. The sousaphone is white. Probably Lancaster High School Tiger Band member. Band members have on uniforms.
Date: 1973
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Buses in Background]

Description: Photograph of people gathered for the groundbreaking of Cedar Valley College. There is a large striped tent in the background. Even farther back there are two school buses. Most people in the photo are looking to their left.
Date: 1973
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Audience]

Description: Photograph of people seated in folding chairs on cleared ground. They are attending the groundbreaking ceremony for Cedar Valley College. There are some people standing in back. One man has a movie camera in his hands. Some of the women are wearing headscarves. Some leafless trees in background and apparently one cedar tree.
Date: 1973
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Floyd Elkins in Hardhat]

Description: Black and white photograph of President Floyd Elkins of Cedar Valley College looking at construction of campus. He is wearing a hardhat and a dark suit. Shows some of "D" building and the surrounding landscape.
Date: 1976
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Handicapped Awareness Day]

Description: Black and white photography of three students in wheelchairs and four people standing. Two of the people are shaking hands and one person is clapping. Handicapped Awareness Day at Cedar Valley College.
Date: 1980
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Gazebo and Lake From North Side]

Description: Black and white photograph of the gazebo and the lake at Cedar Valley College. Cedar trees are visible in the background and a tree is on the left side of the photographic composition. The gazebo is a wooden structure with three decks showing.
Date: 1977
Partner: Dallas County Community College District

[Construction North Side]

Description: Black and white photograph shows construction on the North side of Cedar Valley College about 1976 or 1977. Rocks of the lake shoreline are visible in the bottom of the picture and the building are at the top of the photo. Buildings have flat roofs.
Date: 1976
Partner: Dallas County Community College District