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Convertible Bed

Description: Patent for a bed that can be converted from a sideboard or a table. Illustrations included.
Date: December 22, 1908
Creator: Bowdon, Viola G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a pump for pumping water from streams for use in irrigation, which is mounted on a float in the stream.
Date: July 27, 1909
Creator: Jeanes, Benjamin H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scraper

Description: Patent for a scrapper. This invention is used as a skeleton scrappers with soft and sandy soils. Illustration included.
Date: May 1, 1906
Creator: Smith, Archie Monroe & Dean, William Calvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Building Exteriors

Description: Copy photograph of two images. The top image shows the two buildings of the high school in Ballinger, Texas. Both buildings are made of stone, and a group of people stands outside the building in the foreground. The bottom image shows the First Baptist Church of Ballinger. Two men walk in front of the church. A hand-written note says, "First Baptist Church, Ballinger, Texas. Photo by Ballinger Photo Co."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Church Exterior

Description: Copy photograph of two images of postcards. In the top image, three churches in San Angelo are pictured. A Methodist, a Catholic and a Baptist church are shown. The three churches are adjacent to each other on the same street. Labels identify the denominations of each church. Text at bottom reads, "Three of San Angelo's churches." The bottom image shows the First Baptist Church in Ballinger, Texas, identified in the image by a hand-written note.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Power Line

Description: Copy negative of the Abilene to Ballinger powerline in a large field. At the bottom of the picture is written "1715, Abilene and Ballinger Line, July 26"
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Power Line

Description: Copy negative of the Abilene to Ballinger powerline in a large field with a fence. At the bottom of the picture is written "#1716, Abilene and Ballinger Line, July 26"
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Power Line

Description: Copy negative of the Abilene to Ballinger powerline in a large field. At the bottom of the picture is written "1712, Abilene and Ballinger Line, July 29"
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Quilting Attachment for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting attachment for sewing machines. This design "is to provide a device . . . adapted to be adjustable in any manner desired over the leaf, table, or arm of a sewing-machine" (lines 14-17). It consists in "a standard supporting a track-bar, a bar swiveled to said hanger and having end journals, and curved end yokes or arms movably connected to said end journals of the latter bar and supporting-rollers, said curved end yokes or arms having the said bar connecte… more
Date: October 25, 1892
Creator: Galloway, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, durable, easily-operated, and powerful hay press that packs hay and similar materials. It consists of a baling chamber, a power platform, a stub shaft, a grooveless power wheel, a tire on the upper side of the wheel, a roller, and a draft-pole.
Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: Gressett, Lawrence Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bath Tub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bath tub. This design consists in "a removable bottom provided with perforations or openings, and with supports to sustain it above the permanent bottom of the tub, a single opening in said tub below the level of the removable bottom for inlet and outlet purposes, a valve for closing said opening, and a rod within reach of the head of the tub for operating the valve and the cover" (lines 9-16).
Date: May 3, 1887
Creator: Watson, David R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sliding Weather-Strip for Doors.

Description: Patent for a device "which, in addition to excluding wind and rain from beneath the bottom of the door, shall also serve to bind or hold the door open to any position to which it may be brought," (lines 29-32) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 15, 1891
Creator: Brown, Josiah T. & Garret, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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