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Orange Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Orange County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, canals, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:118,518] (2000 varas to 9/16 of an inch).
Date: 1921
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Barge Built by Orange Car and Steel

Description: Photograph of a river barge with a large crane on the right side of the frame. There are eleven workers in hats standing on top of the barge. In the foreground are steel beams and canisters amongst weeds. Typed on a piece of paper that is glued to the bottom of the mat is, "This is a barge, which is one of three we built for the U.S. Government in 1924. It was an all rivet barge made by the Orange Car and Steel. Mr Ben Glover was Shop foreman. It was built about half way from the shop and Livingston's ship yard. I worked as a fitter."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Process for Refining and Purifying Oils.

Description: Patent for "processes for purifying oils, especially petroleum, and has for its object the removal of impurities and the neutralization of acids, and the reduction of the cost of refining oil by simplifying the process and reducing the length of time usually required for completing the purification" (lines 9-16).
Date: September 15, 1910
Creator: Lasher, David F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Max Goldfine and Wife During Oil Boom

Description: Photograph of Max Goldfine standing next to his wife. He is wearing denim pants and a button-up shirt and she is wearing a skirt, blouse, and apron. Behind them are two buggies pulled by six horses and six workers. Behind that are six oil spindletops and trees. Typed and taped on the bottom of the mat is, "Max Goldfine family in Orangefield during boom. They operated a dry goods store."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Saw-Swage

Description: Patent for " a certain new and useful Saw-Swage." (Lines 5-6) including illustrations.
Date: December 24, 1901
Creator: Davis, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Emergency Stop-Valve For Stopping Runaway Carriages In Sawmills

Description: Patent for an emergency stop valve for stopping runaway carriages in sawmills. This "invention is designed to provide a new and useful improvement in mechanism for stopping a runaway carriage in a sawmill, where the carriage is moved back and forth by a piston in a long cylinder" (lines 11-15). Illustration included.
Date: June 21, 1904
Creator: Edwards, Daniel R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Track Cleaner

Description: Patent for a device to clean tracks for sawmill carriages. Illustration included.
Date: May 21, 1907
Creator: Edwards, Daniel R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewer Connection.

Description: Patent for a sewer connection for houses, which can be turned on and off from the the main sewer system.
Date: November 1, 1910
Creator: McCorquodale, Wilmer E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in hose couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 18, 1899
Creator: McCrory, John Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hazel Reeves

Description: Photograph of Hazel Reeves. She is wearing a light colored shirt and long skirt with a dark belt, scarf, and boots. Behind her is a tree, a fence, and a tall house.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Grace and Hazel Reeves

Description: Photograph of Hazel and Grace Reeves. They are standing with their arms around each other. Both are wearing dresses and headbands, and one is wearing a belt with a scarf. Behind them is a tree and a fence.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Edd Little and Lonnie Elliot

Description: Photograph of two boys named Edd Little and Lonnie Elliot. The two boys have their arms around each other and both are wearing newsboy caps, jackets, collared shirts and neckties. One boy wears knickers and the other pants.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Oil Drilling Crew

Description: Photograph of five men that are part of a drilling crew at Orangefield in Orange, Texas. All are wearing coveralls with gloves and hats. They are standing on a part of large machinery. Typed and taped on the bottom of the mat is, "Orangefield during the boom. This is a typical drilling crew."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Orange City Oil Field "Gasser"

Description: Photograph of an oil field "gasser" erupting. In the foreground are tree trunks and tree logs, behind those is a pile of timber with a billow of smoke coming out. In the background is a forest. Written across the bottom of the photograph is, "Orange County Oil Field 'Gasser'" and typed and taped onto the bottom part of the mat is, "Orangefield "Gasser" - Most of the wells "blew" in with tremendous loss of oil and gas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Church Choir

Description: Photograph of eight women and four men dressed in choir robes and holding open hymnals. The women are wearing four-pointed hats. Behind them are bushes and a church building.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum