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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.
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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

[News Script: Junk]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a broadcast news story.
Date: February 1, 1966
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News briefs -- explosion]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a young boy at Rocky Crest Elementary School in Lancaster losing his hands after an explosion from a fused dynamite cap he was playing with in class. No one else was injured by the explosion, but a teacher suffered cuts after jumping from a window to escape after the blast.
Date: February 10, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections