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Spinning-Wheel

Description: Patent for "an improvement in domestic spinning wheels; and it consists in the combination of parts whereby the spindle or whirl is supported from above so as to hang down within the operator's reach, and is made to constantly revolve at the same time that the whirl is moved from and toward the operator" (lines 12-19) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Church, Joshua G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balanced Piston Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced-piston engine. This design "relates to that class of steam or other engines which are constructed with two pistons receiving the pressure in opposite directions, each connected with cranks set at opposite positions, whereby the strain occurs simultaneously in opposite directions upon the crank-shaft and balances the same within its bearings, and thus obviates great friction on the journals and thereby economizes power" (lines 7-15).
Date: February 15, 1881
Creator: Peebles, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn with a construction which will prevent "access of objectionable matter to the churn-body" (lines 14-15) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 3, 1900
Creator: Hargrove, Kincheon W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stamp-Vending Machine

Description: Patent for improvements in stamp vending machines. "To improve the construction of coin-operated vending-machines and to provide a simple and comparatively inexpensive one designed for selling postage-stamps and capable of operation only by a coin of the proper denomination and adapted when properly operated to feed a stamp to the operator." (Lines 9-17) Illustration is included.
Date: December 10, 1901
Creator: Fender, John Brown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - November 12, 1948]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Abilene, Texas from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated November 12, 1948. Sandefer replies to a letter from Carswell regarding the proposed Planning Commission in which he suggests the need for an active ex-students association and a good public relations department. In regards to this suggestion Sandefer advises that he has received letters concerning funding for the Hunter Memorial from contacts that should be followed up.
Date: November 12, 1948
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter and attached Letter: From J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - September 14, 1949]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Abilene, Texas from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated September 14, 1949. Sandefer expresses his appreciation for the letter from Carswell and then advises of an attached copy of correspondence that will also be mailed today and describes the correspondence as "a little hard to write". Typewritten on business letterhead bearing TEXAS BOND watermark.
Date: September 14, 1949
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - August 15, 1949]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Abilene, Texas from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated August 15, 1949. Sandefer makes a request that Carswell give some thought to the wording for a plaque to be placed in his Dad's building [Sandefer Memorial Library]. He advises Carswell that he will be in Colorado for a week as the guest of Gene Holman and would appreciate having something from Carswell when he returns. He advises that Dr. Hill of Nashville has accepted their invitation to make the main address. The reverse side of the letter includes notes regarding S. K. McCulloch; phone number 2-0735, address 1101 No. 18th.
Date: August 15, 1949
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - September 24, 1957]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Abilene, Texas from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated September 24, 1957. Sandefer advises Carswell of two enclosed tickets, recounts the events of a trip to Pittsburg for an Oklahoma football game and confides of their pride for Jakie. "We flew to Pittsburg in a private plane with a group of Oklahoma and Pittsburg Exes and certainly enjoyed the game—We were most proud of Jakie."
Date: September 24, 1957
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - September 7, 1971]

Description: A letter written to T. N. Carswell from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated September 7, 1971. Sandefer expresses his appreciation to Carswell for the clipping from "days of old". He recalls that he used, in his speech at the inauguration of Dr. White, practically everything Carswell said and would always recall "what a hard time I had with the final words when I passed the torch from one hand to another".
Date: September 7, 1971
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from W. R. White to J. D. Sandefer, Jr. - October 2, 1940]

Description: A letter written to Mr. J. D. Sandefer (Breckenridge, Texas) from W. R. White, President, Hardin-Simmons University dated October 2, 1940. White advises Sandefer that he has thought considerably about the question of their affiliation with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. White outlines the conditions of an organic relationship and defends the benefits of an affiliation without the disadvantages of the old correlation.
Date: October 2, 1940
Creator: White, W. R.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to John Alvis - March 12, 1941]

Description: A letter written to Mr. John Alvis (Abilene, Texas) from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. (Breckenridge, Texas) dated March 12, 1941. Sandefer advises that he is appointing a Faculty Committee composed of Alvis as Chairman, Mr. George S. Anderson, Mr. T. N. Carswell, Mr. C. M. Caldwell, Mr. Fred Eastham, Dr. Jenkins, and Mr. C. R. Simmons.
Date: March 12, 1941
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - May 30, 1942]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Abilene, Texas, from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated May 30, 1942. Sandefer expresses his appreciation for the note from Carswell and the wires and phone calls from his friends in Abilene but advises that he has never given any serious thought to getting into politics and has "no intention whatever of making the race".
Date: May 30, 1942
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - June 1, 1943]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell ("Tommy"), Abilene, Texas, from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. ("Jake"), Breckenridge, Texas dated June 1, 1943. Sandefer expresses his appreciation for the letter from Carswell knowing that some of his efforts as Chairman of the Board have been appreciated. He advises of his recent effort to obtain an armed services setup on the campus, the resignation of Dr. White as president of HSU and touches on a past discussion regarding allowing the Executive Committee to frame the policies stating, again, that his chairmanship was not perfect but that he did his best. Sandefer advises that Carswell was asked after by everyone at the Easter Service and offers his sympathy regarding Truett's death [E. Truett Compere].
Date: June 1, 1943
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - November 10, 1944]

Description: A letter addressed to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Abilene, Texas, from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated November 10, 1944. Sandefer announces an upcoming meeting of the trustees of Hardin-Simmons University listing the matters to be discussed including the type of building to be erected as the Sandefer Memorial noting that it has been twenty-five years since a major building has been built on campus. Sandefer handwrites a postscript stressing his hope that Carswell will be present.
Date: November 10, 1944
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - November 22, 1944]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Abilene, Texas, from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated November 22, 1944. Sandefer expresses his appreciation for the letter from Carswell and for his thoughts. He expresses his regret that Carswell was not at the meeting and requests his suggestions for the campaign.
Date: November 22, 1944
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - March 22, 1945]

Description: A letter addressed to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Abilene, Texas, from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Chairman, Board of Trustees of Hardin-Simmons University, Breckenridge, Texas dated March 22, 1945. Sandefer announces a meeting of the Board of Trustees of Hardin-Simmons University to be held on March 29 advising of a report to be made by Raymond Foy regarding the search for a president and a report by O. D. Dillingham regarding a campus plot on the future development of the University. Sandefer advises that due to travel restrictions this meeting might take the place of the annual meeting held each year in June. Sandefer requests that Carswell reply by mail stating that he will be present.
Date: March 22, 1945
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - April 9, 1945]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Hamilton, Texas from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated April 9, 1945. Sandefer advises that he sent a copy of Carswell's letter to Dr. Richardson. Sandefer advises that he will not be carrying on as Chairman of the Board stating, "Frankly, I have butted my head against concrete long enough and have grown tired doing so."
Date: April 9, 1945
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell - August 30, 1948]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Abilene, Texas from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated August 30, 1948. Sandefer expresses his appreciation for the work done by Carswell on the invitation and program. He makes two suggestions regarding the program. One suggestion is to include the names of Boyd, Porter, Becker and Perini on the program which will increase attendance at the memorial service. Sandefer then confides that he has arranged for the Railroad Commission to have their October statewide hearing in Abilene on the morning of the 13th which will assure them of an outstanding group of operators to be present for the memorial service.
Date: August 30, 1948
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer, Jr. to T. N. Carswell, Tom B. Roberts, George S. Anderson and C. M. Caldwell - September 27, 1940]

Description: A letter written to Mr. T. N. Carswell, Mr. Tom B. Roberts, Mr. George S. Anderson and Mr. C. M. Caldwell, Abilene, Texas from J. D. Sandefer, Jr., Breckenridge, Texas dated September 27, 1940. Sandefer makes a request to the above addressed men to serve on a planning committee with Mr. Carswell as Chairman.
Date: September 27, 1940
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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