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Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design "consist[s] of the bar notched at one end to receive a barbed wire, and provided with a ferrule at its opposite end, having the short arm and the long arm, the stud serrated on its inner side at the outer end of the arm, and the serrated cam-lever pivoted between the arms, the bar being adapted to be used as a lever in connection with a fence-post as a fulcrum" (lines 53-61).
Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: McMickin, Levi Scott
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hub for Vehicle Wheels.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wheel-hub. This design "has for its object the provision of a simple and effective separable hub composed of the fewest possible number of parts and capable of resisting strain in every direction. [The] hub is made with a central box for receiving the axle spindle, and having a central enlargement or collar on its outer side. The two body portions of the hub are set upon the box and fit up against the collar. They are provided on their opposing faces with lugs, which form the spoke-mortises, and are made plane and straight on one side, while the other side is inclined" (lines 17-30).
Date: June 25, 1889
Creator: Clark, Edward D. & Clark, Simmion C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for "an improved wire stretcher especially adapted for use in localities where trees or other stationary objects from which to pull are scarce" (lines 11-15).
Date: March 29, 1910
Creator: Carnes, John P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Antispreader.

Description: Patent for a rail anti-spreader to prevent the rails from spreading over time with expansion and contraction from the weather.
Date: October 31, 1911
Creator: Clark, Edward D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

San Jacinto Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of San Jacinto County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1914
Creator: Blau, F. G. & Terrell, O. O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Maynard, Texas]

Description: Photograph of men working with agricultural machinery in a field in Maynard, Texas. Buildings, including a saloon, in the downtown area of the town are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Morrison Hay Barn

Description: Photograph of a quartet of male singers standing around a microphone on the stage in Morrison's Hay Barn. They are all wearing dark-colored slacks and shirts; one of the singers is playing a guitar. Instruments and speakers are visible on the stage behind them.
Date: unknown
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

Morrison Hay Barn

Description: Photograph of a quartet of singers standing around two microphones, performing at Morrison's Hay Barn. It appears to be a family group, with two women in the center, wearing checked dresses; the younger is wearing an apron over her dress. There are two men in the group, an older man on the right and a younger on the left; they are both wearing dark pants with light-colored striped jackets.
Date: 1964
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Close-Up of Judge's Bench]

Description: Photograph of a judge's bench and chair in a courtroom in Coldspring, Texas. A Texas flag and an American flag are visible behind the chair, and there is a computer on the bench to the right.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Medallion on a Wall]

Description: Photograph of a medallion, reading: "County Court The State of Texas San Jacinto County", on a wood wall in a courtroom in Coldspring, Texas. A Texas flag is visible to the right.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Law Library]

Description: Photograph of a hallway leading to the doors of the Law Library in the San Jacinto County courthouse in Coldspring, Texas. To the right, a man wearing a striped yellow and blue shirt sits in a chair, and a railing is visible in front of him.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Circular Railing]

Description: Photograph of a circular railing on an upper floor of the San Jacinto County courthouse in Coldspring, Texas. Glass doors leading to the district court are visible on the other side of the railing, and there are two yellow chairs visible to the right.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Signs in Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of eight signs on the wall in the San Jacinto County courthouse in Coldspring, Texas. From top to bottom, they read: "Elevator", "Ladies Restroom", "Men's Restroom", an arrow sign pointing to the right, "No Smoking", "Probation", "411th District Court", "Judge Robert Trapp". Another red sign is mounted on the wall reads: "Caution Please Use Handrail".
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Chair Behind Judge's Bench]

Description: Photograph of a chair behind the judge's bench in a courtroom in the San Jacinto County courthouse in Coldspring, Texas. There is a microphone in front of the chair, and a Texas flag and an American flag are placed on either side of the chair.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Red Chair]

Description: Photograph of a red cushioned chair pushed up against a wall next to an electrical outlet in a courtroom in the San Jacinto County courtroom in Coldspring, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell