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Rotary Reversible Steam-Engine

Description: Patent for a rotary reversible steam-engine which is "not easy to get out of order, and the parts of which can be readily removed and replaced when worn or broken" (p. 1).
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Payne, John J.E.H., of Lipscomb, Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safe.

Description: Patent for "safes which are made burglar and if desired, fire proof without increasing weight and cost ofthe same, reliance for security being placed upon the release or discharge of condensed gases, liquefied or not, and contained within the walls of the safe in such manner as that any attempt to force the safe will break the walls of the containing-chamber and release the fluid, said fluid or gases being of a deadly character, whereby persons or animals are compelled to flee from the vicinity of the safe as soon as the gas permeates the atmosphere, and, if desired, also having the property of extinguishing fires or preventing combustion" (lines 11-25).
Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Payne, John J. E. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sam and Bessie Robertson

Description: Photograph of Sam and Bessie Robertson. He is behind her and wears a suit with a blue tie and glasses. She has wavy white hair and is dressed in a floral-print blue dress with a pearl necklace, white earrings, and glasses. At the bottom of the mat studio name and/or photographer "Marquise" is embossed.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Wheat Display at Fair

Description: Photograph of a fair display. Depicted beneath and in-between streamers are piles of good and bad seeds, milling, flour and bread. The labels on the back row read, from left to right, "Seed Approved Quality, Good Milling Quality, Good Flour, and Light Fluffy". The front row, from left to right, reads, "Seed, Undesirable Quality, Inferior Flour, and Soggy-Heavy." In front these piles is a lable reading "Booker". At the bottom, written in pen, are the words "Our Fair in Lipscomb KB".
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Display at Fair

Description: Photograph of a fair display. The display consists of labeled jarred goods, fruit and vegetables in a basket, two prairie dresses hung up on either side with a painting or drawing hanging in-between them. There are shoes, flowers, and a towel as well. Written in pen across the bottom is, " Bookers exhibit at Fair in Lipscomb".
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
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