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[Train #109 in Paris, Texas]

Description: Copy photo of train #109 in Paris, Texas. Behind the train a grocery store can be seen, and two men are visible on the left side of the train and picture. Written beneath the image is "Paris, Texas" and "R.H.Carlson."
Date: unknown
Creator: Carlson, R. H.
Partner: The Grace Museum

[T&P Train #187]

Description: Photograph of Texas & Pacific train #187. Behind the engine, another train is visible. Below the image are written "Paris, Texas," and "[sic] Thomas T. Taber III (-J.H. Westbay Photo)."
Date: unknown
Partner: The Grace Museum

[Train #109 and All of Its Cars]

Description: Photograph of train #109 in Paris, Texas. There is a long convoy of cars visible behind the engine. A grocery store can be seen behind the train, and some people are visible in the distance. Written underneath the image is "Paris, Texas" and "R.H.Carlson."
Date: unknown
Creator: Carlson, R. H.
Partner: The Grace Museum

[T&P Train #20]

Description: Photograph of T&P train #20 waiting on tracks in Paris, Texas. There is a man in the engine cab and another man walking along the right side of the image. Written underneath are "Paris, Texas" and "Thomas T. Taber III (-J. H. Westbay Photo)."
Date: unknown
Creator: Westbay, J. H.
Partner: The Grace Museum

Hame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame. This design "has relation to hames, and more particularly to the means of securing the hames adjustable to each other, and for connecting the usual parts of the harness thereto; and among the objects in view are to provide an easily-manipulated serviceable hame connection that may be adjusted to fit any sized collars, and which may be constructed at a minimum cost" (lines 11-19).
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Top Prop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved top prop. This design consists in "the combination of a block, a supporting-arm mounted thereon, and a strap passing about the arm and bows and secured to the block. . . . [and a] plate provided with tubular hub and lug, [another] plate provided with an opening to fit the hub, an arm provided with a seat and with a circular opening to fit upon the hub, and a bolt or screw" (lines 82-87).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Baling-Presses" (lines 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 19, 1889
Creator: Bywaters, Joseph K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut lock. This design has, "[i]n combination with a bolt having a cylindrical stem and a head beveled on its inner face, a nut tapped to receive the threaded end of the bolt and prevented from turning" (lines 73-77).
Date: January 31, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists "[i]n combination with the base, the frame having the cross-bars, churn provided with a dasher-shaft, a second shaft passing through cross-bars and connected with the dasher-shaft, pinions . . . secured to the shaft and adapted to rest upon the cross-bars . . . a[nother] shaft journaled in [one of] the cross-bar[s], and a mutilated gear engaging the pinions" (lines 16-24).
Date: June 5, 1888
Creator: Crawford, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dental Tool

Description: Patent for a dental tool that is to "prevent the loss of amalgam" (p. 2).
Date: June 19, 1888
Creator: Morris, James P., of Paris, Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut-lock. This design consists in "the plate having the outstanding lugs, the retaining arms pivoted to one of said lugs, the detent between said lugs, and the locking-bolts having the head portion and the corrugated shank" (lines 64-68).
Date: June 19, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Lock for Harness.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trace-lock for harnesses. This design consists in "the combination of the bolt, the metal strap secured to the trace, provided with the recess, the projection, and the slot having the enlarged opening, the locking-plate pivoted on the recess having the opening, and the spring" (lines 72-77).
Date: June 26, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Pen or Pencil Holder and Pin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved writing-utensil holder and pin. This design "not only forms a convenient receptacle for a pen or pencil, but . . . it is also adapted for use as an ornamental scarf or breast pin, and to this end the bands may be appropriately shaped to confine a stone or other setting, which can be held from endwise displacement, if necessary, by means of lugs . . . at each end of the bar" (lines 63-71).
Date: July 31, 1888
Creator: Stewart, Samuel F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shoe Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shoe cabinet. This design "is to provide for the convenient arrangement of the stock according to size, style, or make, and so as to enable the salesman or attendant to have ready access to different styles and sizes and to select those desired without the trouble of moving or handling other stock. It consists, essentially, of a case or cabinet furnished with drawers which are arranged in groups or sections and with a door for each group or section. It consists, further, in dividing each drawer into several compartments by movable or 'knockdown' partitions" (lines 12-24).
Date: September 18, 1888
Creator: Settle, Witcha S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Socket Iron for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring socket-iron for vehicles. This design "relates to thills and thill-couplings by means of which a more convenient and safe fastening for the thills or pole of a carriage or wagon are provided, whereby the thills are readily attached to or detached from spring-socket thill-irons, and the irons are securely locked in the ears of the axle-clips by means of flanged bolts working in recessed movable bushings in the ears of the clips and in the eye of the thill-irons" (lines 14-23).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Horrne, Henry Monroe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness-Saddle

Description: Patent for the "construction and combination of devices" (line 10) that serve as "an improvement in harness-saddles" (lines 8-9) for horses, with illustrations.
Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Goodman, William Dave & Tuttle, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper and Scraper

Description: Patent for new "construction and combination of devices" (lines 10-11) to improve cotton choppers and scrapers, with illustrations.
Date: July 5, 1887
Creator: Rouse, Samuel James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head having a longitudinal slot extending in the upper face into a groove, and formed with notches or recesses in the upper face at the side of the slot, and having a beveled upper corner and a flat face and a downwardly-extending portion at the under side, an anchor-bar pivoted at its inner end in the inner end of the slot, and having an anchor or arrow-head at its outer end formed with rearwardly-hooked flukes or barbs, and a link pivoted with its eyed rear ends upon a transverse bolt in the anchor-bar" (lines 20-32).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Bywaters, Joseph K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lock for hames. This design "consist[s] of the coupling branches . . . [one] being composed of the two pivoted sections forming the bell-mouth, the section having the slot and spring secured to its opposite end and pressing against the underside of the section, and the branch having the catch-tooth adapted to enter the bell-mouth and engage the slot" (lines 67-75).
Date: February 9, 1886
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Seat Recorder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-seat recorder. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the following elements: a car-axle, the depressible car-seat, and the recording apparatus arranged alongside the seat and consisting of friction feed-wheels, a paper strip, meshing spur-gears, and a puncturing device arranged vertically, a lever which operatively connects said seat and apparatus, and gearing which connects the latter with the axle, whereby movement of the car operates said apparatus and enables the record to be made by slitting the strip when the seat is depressed" (lines 22-33).
Date: March 2, 1886
Creator: Bywaters, Joseph K. & Burke, John Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clock Striking Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clock-chimes. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the chime of bells in the clock case, of the wheel having the lateral pins, the rock-shaft, a lever extending from the rock-shaft and engaging the said pins, and the hammer arms respectively connected with the rock-shaft by the short arm" (lines 21-26).
Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Witherspoon, Frank.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the draw-head having the downwardly and forwardly inclined floor and the floor slot or opening, of the coupling-bar having a curved or angular lever secured to its rear end and extending first downward through said opening and then under the draw-head" (lines 82-88).
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department