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Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[a] car-coupling constructed with a draw-head having a vertically-ranging and inwardly-tapering link-socket and a horizontal hole to receive the coupling pin, in combination with a coupling-link tapering from the middle toward the end . . . [and] . . . crossing the socket, and a coupling-pin adapted to said hole and to the coupling-link, and connected to [two] lever[s] [and a] link . . . and [one of] said lever[s] extending to the side of the car" (lines 39-52).
Date: February 24, 1885
Creator: Rye, Edgar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surveyor's Instrument.

Description: Patent for a new and improved surveyor's instrument. This design consists in "[t]he instrument for surveying and analogous purposes, consisting of protractor, right-angled piece, and [additional] piece, the two latter pivoted to move independently on the protractor" (lines 9-13).
Date: March 10, 1885
Creator: Dolman, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Penman's Arm Rest.

Description: Patent for a new and improved writer's armrest. This design "is to provide a sort of swivel-pivot to support the wrist in writing, whereby perfect freedom of movement is given to the hand, and the position of the hand may be changed instantaneously without effort in forming characters in writing. The invention consists of a flexible or pliable foundation-piece with an anti-friction or swivel roller or ball projecting from its surface and forming a pivot to support the wrist when writing, a strap or buckle, or other fastening, being used to attach the device to the wrist" (lines 11-22).
Date: June 14, 1887
Creator: Graham, Tilghman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Separator for Pecan and Other Nuts.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut cracker. This design is "provided with an inclined bed of parallel positively-driven rollers . . . and arranged at a suitable distance apart to allow of the leaves and other refuse falling through between them, but conducting the cleansed or separated nuts over them for delivery over a back board, or otherwise, away from the leaves and refuse, and where they may be put into sacks . . . a hopper arranged over the upper or highest portion of the inclined bed of separated rollers provides for the steady supply or feed of the nuts" (lines 12-25).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Dolman, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Matthews and Bartholomew Families Sitting Outside on Stairs]

Description: Photograph of the Matthews and Bartholomew families sitting outside on a porch stairway. John A. Matthews sits on the lower left; Anne Maria Reynolds sits in the center of the second row; Caroline Spears Matthews and Nathan L. Bartholomoew sits to the right of Anne Maria Reynolds; Susan Bartholomew sits to the left of Reynolds.
Date: unknown
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

Cane-Topper

Description: Patent for "a device which may be readily secured to a wagon or any other suitable vehicle and which may be quickly adjusted so as to cut the tops of cane of different sizes" (lines 11-14).
Date: July 2, 1901
Creator: Palm, Oliver
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back and Shoulder Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and useful back-support and shoulder-brace. This invention "relates to means for strengthening and supporting the back and shoulders of persons engaged in occupations which require stooping" (line 8-11).
Date: January 4, 1898
Creator: Bassett, James Andrews
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Early Aerial View of Albany, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Albany, Texas, taken from a hillside in the town's early days. A building, horse drawn buggy, and trees are visible in the foreground. Just behind these lies a ranch house and property surrounded by a wooden fence. A path leads from the house to an outhouse and a gate. A team of animals is being followed by a person in the field behind this fenced area. Houses and other buildings are in the periphery, and a long hill is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chis'm Bros
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

Albany 1922 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1885 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: February 1885
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1902 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1902
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1908 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: February 1908
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1915 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: June 1915
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1922 Sheet 6

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1922 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1896 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: February 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1908 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: February 1908
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1902 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1902
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1896 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: February 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1922 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1908 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: February 1908
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1891 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: April 1891
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Albany 1915 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Albany in Shackelford County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: June 1915
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History