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Topping Device for Sugar-Beets.

Description: Patent for a machine to remove the tops of beets while they are still in the ground "without packing or injuring the beets and without removing more or less than the exact portion required" (lines 15-18).
Date: June 30, 1914
Creator: Sutton, Frank R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a wax press for pressing oil out of wax that does not have to be opened to test the wax or remove it for use.
Date: April 23, 1912
Creator: Hansen, Julius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a spring "wherein all of the parts are removably connected to each other so as to be convenient and inexpensive to repair." (Line 11-14)
Date: November 3, 1914
Creator: Avera, Lawrence A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a bottle that has a mechanism near its opening, and when the cork is pulled out, it becomes impossible to refill the bottle and use it again. The point of this bottle is so that after it has been sealed, it cannot be opened and emptied without apparent evidence that it has been opened.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Phillips, George C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[The Angel statue at Memorial Park honoring the Texas City firefighters lost in the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A close-up photograph of the Italian marble angel statue in Memorial Park which honors the Texas City firefighters killed in the 1947 Texas City Disaster. An angel stands on a pedestal with an inscription which is covered by a bouquet of flowers sitting on the ground. Behind the statue, part of the reflecting pool and another monument can be seen. On the back of the photograph is the following caption: "An Italian marble angel honors the Texas City Firefighters lost in the explosion."
Date: 1960~
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view of Nessler pool in the early 1950s]

Description: An aerial view of the Nessler swimming pool. Many people are in the pool. A few people are on or near three sets of bleachers along the side of the pool. To the left of the pool is a tennis court with about ten people playing or watching tennis. A bus and a truck are parked near the building near the front of the pool. Approximately 20 cars are parked in a cleared lot near the street. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Nessler Pool" (early 1950's)
Date: 1952~
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A view of part of the business district in Texas City before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Cars are parked along both sides of the street and are driving down the roads of a four-way intersection. Stores and businesses line the right side of the streets. On the left side a large flag pole stands near the corner. Down the left side of the street, a two-story building can be seen. People are walking or standing along the sidewalks in front of the stores. A bus is pulled up near one corner of the intersection. On the far right, the two nearest businesses have signs which read "Clar[r?]'s Liquor Store" and "Lucas Cafe." Further down the street are signs reading "Plaza Hotel" and "Nusbaum's."
Date: 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Stores on 6th Street in Texas City ]

Description: Five cars are parked along a street in front of a long building holding small stores. The store signs read : "Jeweler Hetherington", "Westinghouse Appliances Farmer Bros.", "Allan's Shoes" and "Prescriptions Pharmacy." There is a woman standing looking into the window of the shoe store with other people nearby mostly hidden behind a car; a man in a suit and hat walks along the sidewalk in front of the pharmacy.
Date: 1947~
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[The Altar Monument in Memorial Park in Texas City]

Description: A close-up view of the Altar memorial at Memorial Park in Texas City. A stone book lies open on a stone altar. On the front of the memorial is engraved "In memoriam those who lost their lives in the Texas City Disaster of April 16, 1947". On the back of the photograph is typed "A stone altar was part of the original cemetery and remains as part of the restoration and enhancement completed in 1991."
Date: 1991
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[News Script: New refining unit dedicated]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the dedication of a new oil refinery unit within the Pan American Refining Corporation in Texas City.
Date: November 6, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections