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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "the combination of the draw-heads provided with forwardly-projecting portions having curved faces and notches in the rear thereof, bails pivoted centrally on vertical pins passing through the center of the draw-heads, springs exerting a rearward pressure on the rear ends of the bails, and chains secured to the forward ends of the bails to move them in opposition to the pressure of their springs" (lines 78-87).
Date: July 16, 1889
Creator: Neal, Adam S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists "in combination with the jaws . . . which are arranged to move laterally and simultaneously . . . each having two side hooks combined with the bar and springs . . . the levers, shaft, pulleys, and the chains which pass over the pulleys and connect the rollers with the jaws" (lines 86-96).
Date: March 8, 1887
Creator: Neal, Adam Sylvester
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design is "for automatically coupling cars of various heights, and also to provide devices for uncoupling the cars without the necessity of going between them. [The] invention consists in a spring-pressed hook attached to or formed upon a rock-shaft extending to the top of the car, and provided with a hand-wheel, by which it may be turned. It also consists in the combination, with the hook, of a rod connected thereto and extending t… more
Date: June 7, 1887
Creator: De May, Eugene A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in a shaft journaled at its lower end in the ordinary draw-bar and at its upper end in a bracket . . . and in the combination therewith of a brace . . . adapted to support the lower end of said shaft, a hook placed between the brace and the draw-bar, and a spring surrounding the shaft and arranged to hold the shaft and hook normally . . . It also further consists in . . . the hook, . . . a spring-actuated uncoupling… more
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: De May, Eugene A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new automatic car coupling design for train cars, including illustrations.
Date: December 20, 1887
Creator: De May, Eugene A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the construction and combination of the parts . . . the object of [the] invention being to provide a car-coupler which will automatically couple the cars to each other without the use of links or pins, and which is provided with means whereby the car can be uncoupled from the top of the car" (lines 17-25).
Date: February 10, 1885
Creator: Neal, Adam S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows used for agricultural purposes with an illustration. This improvement in design is specific to "provid[ing] a plow capable of being adjusted to cause engagement thereof with the earth at varying depths" (lines 10-12).
Date: June 24, 1919
Creator: Marshall, Andrew Jackson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Beulah Andrews as a Baby, Sitting in a Chair]

Description: Photograph of Beulah Andrews. She is sitting on a chair that has a blanket draped over it. She is wearing a lacy gown. Image attached to a cardboard substrate. At bottom of substrate, photographer's mark: "LORENZ Art Gallery EXTRA FINISH RICHMOND TEXAS." On back, handwritten: "To Dr. J.L. Dillard from Beulah Mary Andrews age 5 mo and 15 days."
Date: unknown
Creator: Orenz Art Gallery
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Calhoun Street in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a house on Calhoun Street in Richmond, Texas. The one story house has peeling paint and the front porch has been closed in with clear plastic. Large tree in the northwest corner of the house has a tiered wooden platform with potted plants. A small wooden rail, with bricks on bottom has been erected around a bed of roses. Small wooden building in right background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Pembroke Dyer house]

Description: Photograph of the Pembroke Dyer house. One story dark painted house with white shutters and white columned porch extending across the front of the house. There is shrubbery in front of the porch (more on left, only one on right) Pine tree on right. Trees on left, also. Picket fence in foreground. Chimney on left side of house.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Morton Street in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a house on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas. Two-story white house with front porch that extends only partially across front of house. Porch has ornate wooden posts and low porch railing. Two windows on porch have shutters extending the length of the windows. Screen door to right of porch. Large crepe myrtle on left of photo. Large Tree on left. Sidewalk in foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Courthouse Square Historical Marker]

Description: Photograph of the Courthouse Square Historical Marker. Marker reads: "Early Courthouse Square. This square was deeded in 1838 to Fort Bend County by Robert S. Handy and William Lusk, Founders of Richmond. It was site of 1850-1871 and 1888-1909 Courthouses. Completed here 1888 was a two-story brick Victorian courthouse with bell tower and clock-the pride of city and county. Jaybird-Woodpecker political feud culminated here in bloody shoot-out in 1889, ending a post-civil war era of conflict. Cou… more
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas.]

Description: Photograph of the Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas. Photo is mounted on cardboard. Photo has people on right, and horses and buggies on left. Train tracks in foreground. The store in the background is a one-story wood building. Photo has many stained spots across it. It top left corner there is a blank area. Cardboard mat has tear in top right corner (piece missing). Ink writing across bottom of mat.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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