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[Colorado City, Texas Train Station]

Description: Photograph of the train station in Colorado City, Texas. There is a large building visible behind the station. Text on the image says "Texas & Pacific Depot Colorado City, Texas." Text below the image says "Colorado City, Texas" and "H. D. Conner."
Date: unknown
Creator: Conner, H. D.
Partner: The Grace Museum

Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-escape. This design "is to provide means whereby lowering the car may be made more safe and easy to the operators, whereby the occupants of the car may be shielded from smoke and flames bursting from lower windows while the car descends, whereby the shield may be housed when not in use, and in means whereby the use of this fire-escape by burglars may be prevented" (lines 12-20).
Date: October 27, 1885
Creator: McKinzie, Thomas Duncan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Place Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-place heater. This design "is to provide an inexpensive fire-place heater, constructed so that it may heat two or more rooms on the same floor of a building, and with a single fire, so as to economize fuel and labor of attendance" (lines 7-11).
Date: June 2, 1885
Creator: Bartlett, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire escape. This design "relates to that class of fire escapes designed to save life from burning houses or ships; and its object is to provide means whereby a boat or car may be lowered from the side of a vessel, or a car may be raised or lowered to and from the windows of a house" (lines 8-13).
Date: October 21, 1884
Creator: McKinzie, Thomas Duncan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

usp015/00472545

Description: Patent for "a simple and economical device of this character, which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency, and whereby sand and dirt is effectually excluded and the grease or other lubricating material prevented from escaping" (lines 15-21).
Date: April 12, 1892
Creator: Miller, William J.; McBean, Robert S. & McBurnett, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle-Lubricator.

Description: Patent for an axle lubricator that continuously lubricates an axle through a hollow nut in the end of the hub bushing, and the oil cup can be refilled easily and without removing the wheel.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Miller, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bottle-Case.

Description: Patent for a bottle holding case using wires to encircle the inner groove of the case as re-enforcement, then use metal bands or wires woven around the encircling wires; these metal bands or wires would then wove around the necks and bodies of the bottles to secure the bottles inside the case. Illustration is included
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Marlow, Claud E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fishing-Reel.

Description: Patent for improving the operation of fishing reels. Illustration and instructions included.
Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Williams, Elbert D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Men in Colorado City, Texas]

Description: Photograph of two men in front of a large, two-story building with a clock tower (likely the Mitchell County Courthouse). A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Jones & Ed Hanlon, Colorado City, Texas, 06."
Date: 1906
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-7275

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Grover Sellers, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Whether town lots in Colorado City, conveyed to Southwestern University in 1887, are exempt from taxation.
Date: 1946
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Early Street Scene

Description: Photograph of the streets, all dirt roads, in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture was shot in the street, and looks down through the town. Many buildings can be seen in the distance, and power lines run down the road into town.
Date: 1922
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Colorado City Main Street

Description: Photograph of Main Street in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture looks down the street. Drug stores are on both sides of the street. Cars are parked in front of shops, and power lines run between the buildings.
Date: 1922
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Church in Winter

Description: Photograph of a winter scene in Colorado City, Texas during 1923. Ice covered trees are visible and part of the Methodist Church fills the left side of the picture.
Date: 1923
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Church in Winter

Description: Copy negative of a winter scene in Colorado City, Texas during 1923. Ice covered trees are visible and part of the Methodist Church fills the left side of the picture.
Date: 1923
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame