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[Photograph of a Store in Fredericksburg]

Description: Negative of an unidentified store in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is a brick building with a decorative awning with carved posts and trim in front. There are some items in the display windows, but it is difficult to determine what they are. There are four shaped trees in planters in front, and there are parking meters along the sidewalk.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

Water-Tank.

Description: Patent for improved water-tank of which will provide a construction to prevent leakage, bruising, and warping of the wood and in which water will be kept cool and clean.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Evans, Edwin Fousiiee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Throttle-Valve Stands and Stems.

Description: Patent for "a new arrangement of support for the stem of a throttle-valve, and has for its object to facilitate the lubricating of the screw and cause the parts to be firmly held in place." (Lines 19-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 2, 1872
Creator: Compant, John M. & Krauskopf, Engelbert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Spading Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary spading machine. This design "consists in the combination of a cylinder or drum armed with a series of spades or teeth, and mounted on a revolving shaft having a bearing or ground wheel, and a series of cleaning fingers or disks, which operate between the teeth of a second cylinder or drum which is mounted in a frame hung loosely on the main shaft of the machine, so as to rise and fall and adapt itself to the inequalities of the ground" (lines 21-30).
Date: March 8, 1881
Creator: Schuchard, Julius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Wheel Cultivator And Plow

Description: Patent for improvements to a combined wheel cultivator and plow, "whereby either mold-board plows or shovel-cultivators may be used upon a common frame" (lines 16-18). Includes illustrations.
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Wahrmund, Charles, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Summer Normal School Class Portrait]

Description: Photograph of a class of Summer Normal School students. The writing on the back of the photo reads, "Jacob Bickler is fifth from the right in third row from front. This is possibly of his students at Summer Normal in Fredericksberg - Late 1890's Mrs. Ralph A. Bickler Sept 14, 1915"
Date: unknown
Creator: Nadler, C. P.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Shaft and Pulley Collar.

Description: Patent for a collar for pulleys and shafts with set-screws that protects the set-screws from damage or harming people working with the systems.
Date: May 14, 1907
Creator: Beal, Ephaphras Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of the Pioneer Museum Buildings]

Description: Photograph of the Pioneer Museum Buildings. The photograph is a side view of the buildings. There is a stone fence by the front building. A sign is behind the fence that says "Pioneer Museum." Another sign is by the front building that lists the hours for the souvenir shop.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Photograph of the Fredericksburg National Bank]

Description: Photograph of the front of Fredericksburg national bank. The bank is located at the corner of a street and at the front of the building are a couple of cars. The sign on the corner points out interstates, a highway, and how far away nearby cities are. On the back of the photograph there is a stamp for Keller's Studio and a note for the current location of the bank.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. W. Basse]

Description: Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. W. Basse. He is sitting with his arm around his wife's shoulders. He is wearing a jacket over his suit and tie. She is dress with a ruffled-collar and a coat with lace designs. Henry Basse was the first protestant pastor in Fredericksburg and aided in the construction of Vereins-Kirche.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society