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[Anchor from the Steamboat Ruthven]

Description: Photograph of an anchor from the steamboat Ruthven after she sank, exhibited on the lawn of the Young Men's Business League (later the Chamber of Commerce) in Palestine, Texas. Storefronts are visible lining the opposite side of a street in the background and a horse-drawn carriage is stopped in the street behind the anchor.
Date: 1920~
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for a non-refillable bottle. The invention "relates to bottles in general, and more particularly to that class known as "non-refillable" bottles, and has for its object to provide a cheap and simple device of this nature that when once emptied cannot be refilled either by floating, by exhausting the air therefrom, or by pouring thereinto" (lines 11-17). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Bogue, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Veneer Basket.

Description: Patent for stronger, lighter construction of baskets frequently used in shipping fruit, although the improvement "may be used for any and all purposes of which it is capable" (lines 13-15).
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Watermelons in March]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an unusually early shipment of watermelons delivered to Dallas from Florida in spite of extremely cold temperatures in the city.
Date: March 2, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Description: Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19).
Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: McKay, Felix Early
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Glass freight car shows load shifts]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a plexiglass freight car used by the Santa Fe railroad company in Dallas to demonstrate to its workers how loads inside rail cars shift.
Date: February 17, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Texas Grain Transportation Study

Description: Report to the Legislature covering various aspects of grain transportation in Texas.
Date: January 2001
Creator: Fuller, Stephen; Yu, Tun-Hsiang; Collier, Dennis; Jamieson, Jerry & Harrison, Rob
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Hot shrimp in cold storage]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 20 thousand pounds of stolen shrimp discovered by FBI agents at a Dallas cold storage warehouse.
Date: August 19, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Combination Box And Stock Car

Description: Patent for "a new and improved box and stock car which is simple and durable in construction and arranged to permit of readily transforming the car to carry either box-freight or live stock." (lines 10-13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Russell, Charles Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grand theatre de la guerre en amerique suivant les plus nouvelles observations des Espagnols, Anglois, Francoise & Hollandois [Sheet 1].

Description: Map shows major settlements, missions, roads, and areas of Native American habitation in the Caribbean Islands and along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Mexico, Central America, the northern coast of South America, the Florida peninsula, and adjacent coastlines; Pacific coastlines for a portion of Mexico and the countries of Central America; street layout, buildings, roads, and fortifications for harbors of Acapulco, Veracruz, St. Augustine, Havana, Espagnole [Santo Domingo], Porto Bello, and Carthagena. Includes ocean trade routes, channels, and notes; numbered keys to some insets; some historical dates. Relief shown pictorially. Insets: "Harbourg of Porto Bello," "Plan de la Baye de Carthagena," "Nouvelle Carte de l'Isle de Curacao," "A draught of St. Augustin and its Harbour," "La Havane," "Plan de LaVille Espagnole de S. Donmingue," "Nouveau Plan du Port et de la Ville D'Acapulco," and "Plan de la Vera-Cruz Port du Mexique." Depths by soundings on insets. No scale noted.
Date: [1725..1745]
Creator: Ottens, R. (Reinier), 1698-1750
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Grand theatre de la guerre en amerique suivant les plus nouvelles observations des Espagnols, Anglois, Francoise & Hollandois [Sheet 5].

Description: Map shows major settlements, missions, roads, and areas of Native American habitation in the Caribbean Islands and along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Mexico, Central America, the northern coast of South America, the Florida peninsula, and adjacent coastlines; Pacific coastlines for a portion of Mexico and the countries of Central America; street layout, buildings, roads, and fortifications for harbors of Acapulco, Veracruz, St. Augustine, Havana, Espagnole [Santo Domingo], Porto Bello, and Carthagena. Includes ocean trade routes, channels, and notes; numbered keys to some insets; some historical dates. Relief shown pictorially. Insets: "Harbourg of Porto Bello," "Plan de la Baye de Carthagena," "Nouvelle Carte de l'Isle de Curacao," "A draught of St. Augustin and its Harbour," "La Havane," "Plan de LaVille Espagnole de S. Donmingue," "Nouveau Plan du Port et de la Ville D'Acapulco," and "Plan de la Vera-Cruz Port du Mexique." Depths by soundings on insets. No scale noted.
Date: [1725..1745]
Creator: Ottens, R. (Reinier), 1698-1750
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Grand theatre de la guerre en amerique suivant les plus nouvelles observations des Espagnols, Anglois, Francoise & Hollandois [Sheet 6].

Description: Map shows major settlements, missions, roads, and areas of Native American habitation in the Caribbean Islands and along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Mexico, Central America, the northern coast of South America, the Florida peninsula, and adjacent coastlines; Pacific coastlines for a portion of Mexico and the countries of Central America; street layout, buildings, roads, and fortifications for harbors of Acapulco, Veracruz, St. Augustine, Havana, Espagnole [Santo Domingo], Porto Bello, and Carthagena. Includes ocean trade routes, channels, and notes; numbered keys to some insets; some historical dates. Relief shown pictorially. Insets: "Harbourg of Porto Bello," "Plan de la Baye de Carthagena," "Nouvelle Carte de l'Isle de Curacao," "A draught of St. Augustin and its Harbour," "La Havane," "Plan de LaVille Espagnole de S. Donmingue," "Nouveau Plan du Port et de la Ville D'Acapulco," and "Plan de la Vera-Cruz Port du Mexique." Depths by soundings on insets. No scale noted.
Date: [1725..1745]
Creator: Ottens, R. (Reinier), 1698-1750
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Grand theatre de la guerre en amerique suivant les plus nouvelles observations des Espagnols, Anglois, Francoise & Hollandois [Sheet 2].

Description: Map shows major settlements, missions, roads, and areas of Native American habitation in the Caribbean Islands and along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Mexico, Central America, the northern coast of South America, the Florida peninsula, and adjacent coastlines; Pacific coastlines for a portion of Mexico and the countries of Central America; street layout, buildings, roads, and fortifications for harbors of Acapulco, Veracruz, St. Augustine, Havana, Espagnole [Santo Domingo], Porto Bello, and Carthagena. Includes ocean trade routes, channels, and notes; numbered keys to some insets; some historical dates. Relief shown pictorially. Insets: "Harbourg of Porto Bello," "Plan de la Baye de Carthagena," "Nouvelle Carte de l'Isle de Curacao," "A draught of St. Augustin and its Harbour," "La Havane," "Plan de LaVille Espagnole de S. Donmingue," "Nouveau Plan du Port et de la Ville D'Acapulco," and "Plan de la Vera-Cruz Port du Mexique." Depths by soundings on insets. No scale noted.
Date: [1725..1745]
Creator: Ottens, R. (Reinier), 1698-1750
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Grand theatre de la guerre en amerique suivant les plus nouvelles observations des Espagnols, Anglois, Francoise & Hollandois [Sheet 3].

Description: Map shows major settlements, missions, roads, and areas of Native American habitation in the Caribbean Islands and along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Mexico, Central America, the northern coast of South America, the Florida peninsula, and adjacent coastlines; Pacific coastlines for a portion of Mexico and the countries of Central America; street layout, buildings, roads, and fortifications for harbors of Acapulco, Veracruz, St. Augustine, Havana, Espagnole [Santo Domingo], Porto Bello, and Carthagena. Includes ocean trade routes, channels, and notes; numbered keys to some insets; some historical dates. Relief shown pictorially. Insets: "Harbourg of Porto Bello," "Plan de la Baye de Carthagena," "Nouvelle Carte de l'Isle de Curacao," "A draught of St. Augustin and its Harbour," "La Havane," "Plan de LaVille Espagnole de S. Donmingue," "Nouveau Plan du Port et de la Ville D'Acapulco," and "Plan de la Vera-Cruz Port du Mexique." Depths by soundings on insets. No scale noted.
Date: [1725..1745]
Creator: Ottens, R. (Reinier), 1698-1750
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Grand theatre de la guerre en amerique suivant les plus nouvelles observations des Espagnols, Anglois, Francoise & Hollandois [Sheet 4].

Description: Map shows major settlements, missions, roads, and areas of Native American habitation in the Caribbean Islands and along the Gulf of Mexico coast in Mexico, Central America, the northern coast of South America, the Florida peninsula, and adjacent coastlines; Pacific coastlines for a portion of Mexico and the countries of Central America; street layout, buildings, roads, and fortifications for harbors of Acapulco, Veracruz, St. Augustine, Havana, Espagnole [Santo Domingo], Porto Bello, and Carthagena. Includes ocean trade routes, channels, and notes; numbered keys to some insets; some historical dates. Relief shown pictorially. Insets: "Harbourg of Porto Bello," "Plan de la Baye de Carthagena," "Nouvelle Carte de l'Isle de Curacao," "A draught of St. Augustin and its Harbour," "La Havane," "Plan de LaVille Espagnole de S. Donmingue," "Nouveau Plan du Port et de la Ville D'Acapulco," and "Plan de la Vera-Cruz Port du Mexique." Depths by soundings on insets. No scale noted.
Date: [1725..1745]
Creator: Ottens, R. (Reinier), 1698-1750
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Egg-Crate.

Description: Patent for an egg-crate that has "hinged sections, the middle section being composed of a solid block with cavities top and bottom corresponding with cavities formed in the lower and the top surface respectively of the upper and the lower portions which fit on opposite sides of the middle solid portion, the said three portions or sections being hinged together and provided with a suitable fastening" (lines 16-25).
Date: February 6, 1894
Creator: West, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Standard.

Description: Patent for an improvement on wagon-standards, to produce a durable, inexpensive, and simple wagon. When the wagon-body is removed, the wagon-standard can fold compactly. This allows the running-gear to carry timber or a platform for carrying other heavy materials.
Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Foutrel, Emile
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Crate

Description: Patent for a crate that will fold into a compacted shape when not in use in order to maximize space or to create a way to use a crate as an open container without physically removing the top (or cover).
Date: May 8, 1906
Creator: Green, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Maytag]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 64 van-trailer trucks arriving in Dallas for what Maytag officials claimed was the largest single shipment of merchandise by truck line to date.
Date: August 18, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of the Japonica, Run Aground]

Description: Photograph of a boat, the Japonica, after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "The old Japonica where it was washed up near the bluff by the storm. They are trying to fix it up and get it back into the bay."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History