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Fruit Can.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit can. This design "consists in the combination of a can having its upper edge turned inward, so as to form a flange, an L-shaped collar which is secured inside of the mouth of the can, the cap which has its lower edge turned outward, so as to form a flange, and a holding device for keeping the cap in position" (lines 13-19).
Date: September 16, 1884
Creator: Robinson, John Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hearth Guard or Shield.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fireplace cover. This design consists in a "hearth guard or shield, the same consisting of a rectangular plate of sheet metal cut out to form the inside openings of different size, and bent at right angles at the point where the smaller opening in the vertical or upright part opens into the larger opening in the horizontal part, thereby forming projections or inside shoulders having notches adapted to be bent to fit the sides of the grate" (lines 64-73).
Date: April 7, 1885
Creator: Sanders, William Jefferson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[a] car-coupler having a hook formed thereon . . . an open recess in the rear thereof, pins or projecting supports adjacent to the recess . . . a trigger pivoted to the coupler and projecting beyond the hook, so as to support the link . . . independent of the coupler and adapted to pass over the hook" (lines 64-75).
Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Richardson, Samuel T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Coffee-Mills.

Description: Patent for an improvement to upright coffee-mills, "whereby the bearings are always maintained in their true relative positions, while the strain on the two is made automatically counteracting, and each part of the shell firmly and effectually supported by the other." (Lines 10-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1870
Creator: Richer, Francois Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for improvement in buckles “which does not require to be sewed to either of the straps which it is to connect, and which will securely fasten and hold the said straps of bands in any desired position.” (Lines 16-19) Illustration is included.
Date: May 4, 1869
Creator: Richer, F. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective cotton cleaning machine that removes foreign matter from cotton before or after ginning. This enhances the cotton's worth and quality. The cotton will not get torn during this process.
Date: May 9, 1893
Creator: Smith, Jonathan N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Body Lifter

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in Wagon-Body Lifters. (Line 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 5, 1905
Creator: Reneau, Charley William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insecticide.

Description: Patent for an insecticide for boll weevils, which is made of oil of sassafras, chalk, water, and sulfate of magnesia.
Date: March 24, 1908
Creator: Taylor, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon.

Description: Patent for a wagon with an end gate, which is specialized for the unloading of scoop-able grains into bins without spillage.
Date: August 6, 1907
Creator: Housworth, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of Neal Wright at Home]

Description: Photograph of Neal Wright outside of his home in Gilmer, Texas. He is wearing overalls and has his hands on his hips. A child is kneeling behind a bush to the right. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph say: "Geo. Wright," "Neal Wright taken 1919 at Home, Gilmer, Texas," and "Son of Rober Washington Wright & Arcanie Gober, Mathias Neil Wright."
Date: 1919
Partner: Private Collection of Marie Bartholomew

[Portrait of Oscar Haney]

Description: Portrait of Oscar Haney/Hanie, visible from the legs up, wearing a dark suit, light-colored shirt, belt, and hat. His left hand is on his hip and his right hand is balanced against a wicker stand. A hand written note on the back identifies him as "Oscar Haney," while the front note identifies him as "Oscar Hanie."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hays, J. M.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Gilmer 1896 Sheet 4

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

Gilmer 1896 Sheet 1

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

Gilmer 1907 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1907
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Gilmer 1912 Sheet 7

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Gilmer 1907 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1907
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Gilmer 1902 Sheet 4

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