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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the draw-heads provided with projections . . . each having at its inner-portion a horizontally-elongated slot, and at its outer portion a vertically-elongated slot, of the horizontally-slidable coupling-pins, for respectively engaging the said slots" (lines 82-88).
Date: March 16, 1886
Creator: Sessions, Egbert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Tightening Implement.

Description: Patent for a wire-tightening implement meant to tightening wires in fences by making loops or twists in the wires. It has two handles forming jaws around a fulcrum, the jaws have flat faces with parallel grooves, and the jaws coming together at their ends. The grooves in the jaws form different sized loops.
Date: October 15, 1895
Creator: West, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chicken-Coop.

Description: Patent for improvements in coops for fowls and other birds by using a combination of a cage with a door having a depending leg, a post and a lever for raising and lowering the cage; the cage door is “automatically opened when lowered and closed as it is raised,” (lines 75-76) "so that the young will be out of danger from attacks of rodents, collecting water, &c...," (lines 22-23) includes illustration.
Date: March 24, 1891
Creator: Harp, Charles, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists of "a yielding draw-head having a horizontally-moveable coupling-pin and a pivoted lever connected to said pin, of a rotatable latching-plate connected with said lever by a rod or chain, a spring for acting on the pin-lever, and a spring-catch for engaging the latch-plate, said catch and latch-plate being disengaged by the pressure of the draw-head in the act of coupling, thereby releasing the retracted coupling-pin and allowing it to automatically engage the opposite draw-head" (lines 14-24).
Date: December 7, 1886
Creator: Sessions, Egbert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle-Box Lubricator

Description: Patent for an axle box lubricator for applying oil to the axles of railway cars. Illustrations included.
Date: November 1, 1910
Creator: Manners, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rice 1921 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rice in Navarro County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rice 1921 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rice in Navarro County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rice 1921 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rice in Navarro County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rice 1921 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rice in Navarro County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rice 1921 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rice in Navarro County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Implement for Tightening and Splicing Fencing-Wire.

Description: Patent for a tool that tightens wires and takes up slack on wire fences. It also splices and joins wires together. The invention has "a novel construction whereby a loop is formed in the strand of wire which is to be tightened and the parts of such wire adjacent to the loop and brought into parallelism so that they may be intertwisted accurately and neatly" (lines 20-25). It also forms loops of different sizes in the wire.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Sessions, Egbert G. & Embrey, Leonard B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department