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Description: Patent for improvements in hat-fasteners in which the “fastener can be adjustable to hats of different sizes and shapes, …., for securing the hat upon the head.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Date: July 1, 1913
Creator: Schmidt, Harel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Students Paper Mâchéing in an Art Class]

Description: Photograph of two artists, a man and a woman, paper mâchéing 3-D art forms inside an art business classroom. There are two art forms; a giraffe resting on a table being examined by the artists and a full body 3-D person standing next to the table. Other students are visible behind them.
Date: August 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Students in Art Business Class]

Description: Photograph of three artists, a women and two men, paper mâchéing a 3-D art form using chicken wire,wood, and newsprints during an art business class on two separate tables. There are 3 different paper mâché art forms: a giraffe being worked on by the woman on a table, a head resting on a different table, and a full body person standing.
Date: August 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Guard for Hand-Planes

Description: Patent for an improvement in guards for hand-planes, more specifically bench planes. The improvements provide a guard, which prevents wood shavings or splinters from injuring the hand.
Date: February 3, 1914
Creator: Westberg, John E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Paper Doll

Description: Patent for to create a more sturdy paper doll and its outfits by means of folding and using slits and adhesives to no longer require the use of tabs. Illustrations included.
Date: June 26, 1917
Creator: Ferguson, Gradele
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Sign on Sidewalk]

Description: Photograph of a sign, advertising handmade crafts in a gift shop, on the sidewalk in front of a building in Huntsville, Texas. Cars and a plaque are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Boys' woodworking class at John T. Allan Junior High School]

Description: Photograph of a boys' woodworking class at the Old Red Campus building of the John T. Allan Junior High School, formerly Stephen F. Austin High School. The room is crowded with work stations, where the boys are engaged in making various projects such as wooden stools and picture frames. The rounded masonry wall has arched windows, covered by translucent roller shades for indirect light. There are frames mounted between the windows displaying various tools and examples of metal work. The exposed wood truss ceiling has several belts and pulleys mounted on it. Examples of finished wooden stools stand on a wooden file case to the left in the photograph. Pictured are: Rufus Watterson, Malcolm Williams, Willie Earnest, Durwell Johnson, Sid Colquitt, Vincent Murray, Windom Burke, Louis Blenderman, Ernest Von Rosenberg, Harry Hafer, Henry Murray, Homer Wedig, ____ Yates, Francis Patton, Henry Paggi, ____ Brady. The teacher is Mr. N. S. Hunsdon. The building was completed in 1900 from the plans of Burt McDonald and James Reily. It was used as Austin High School until 1925, when it became the John T. Allan Junior High School. Classes were held here until 1956, when the school was destroyed by fire. A State of Texas Subject Marker was placed on the site in 1981 by the Texas Historical Commission.
Date: 1925/1930
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library