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[Invoices for Stove, Nails and Bolt, August 6, 1894]

Description: Invoice for items sold to C. C. Cox by Dumble, Armistead and Cronan, including a stove, nails, and a mechanical bolt. Included as well is a shipping invoice for the same products, sent via the Houston East & West Texas Railway, and an envelope.
Date: August 6, 1894
Creator: Dumble, Armistead and Cronan
Partner: Private Collection of the CC Cox Family

Brick laying crew, West Sixth Street, looking West

Description: Photograph of the railroad crew laying bricks around rail lines on West 6th street looking west. Trolly and telegraph wires cross heavily overhead. A large sign on a building behind the crew reads "Phoenix Saloon / Ice Cold Lager Beer / Wines Liquor." A penciled caption in the lower left reads "Some Texas / sunshine."
Date: [1890..1899]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[East track concreted]

Description: Photograph of the concrete team working on the east railroad track on Congress Avenue, looking toward the Capitol. The crews are working hard in the background while horses and carts line up to visit the clothing and shoe shops that line the road. Signs are visible for Carl Mayer Jeweler, Wright & Robinson, Mens Outfitters, Emil Risse art photographer, a commercial college and a laundry. A trolley car is visible in the distance.
Date: [1890..1899]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Railroad crew working on second track]

Description: Photograph of an African-American railroad crew working on a second rail road line in front of a row of hardware and home goods shops. The trenches have been dug and the brick stripped out from the roads where the rail lines will lie.
Date: [1890..1899]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Railroad crew digging]

Description: Photograph of a crew of African-Americans digging a ditch where the second railroad line will lie. They use shovels and pickaxes in front of a row of shops including C.B. Moreland Wall Paper store and the Postal Telegraph service.
Date: [1890..1899]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Rail crew on East Sixth Street looking West]

Description: Photograph of African-American workers laying down rail line on one side of East 6th Street. Pedestrians look on from beneath the shop awnings. Shop signs for a candy store, millinery and a druggist are visible. Crop lines are drawn on the original print and appear in this image.
Date: [1890..1899]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Smelting crew joining rail ties]

Description: Photograph of the smelting crew pouring white hot liquid metal over rails as they install a railroad line in the street. Two men grip the bucket handles and tilt them and the bucket so that a third man can push the molten metal out, joining the rails together. The heads and faces of the men are not visible.
Date: [1890..1899]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Camp Mabry railroad switch and arsenal

Description: Back reads, "This photograph shows the International & Great Northern Railroad main line. The ralroad switch runs by the arsenal which is shown on the left of the picture. The International & Great Northern Railroad will run a number of tracks in the camp or at any other place to suit the Government."
Date: 1915~
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Cavalry Soldiers By Traintracks]

Description: Photograph of unidentified cavalry soldiers on horseback by what appears to be a set of railroad tracks on the right. On the far right several men are standing in front of a building on the other side of the tracks and on the left other men are gathered by what looks like a train car. Another building is partially visible on the far left and there are other men and horses in the center in the background.
Date: 1915~
Partner: The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

Hoein' the Short Rows

Description: Volume of Texas folklore, including folk arts and crafts, lime production, oil and petroleum, information about cockfighting, folk poetry, mysticism and other stories. The index begins on page 231.
Date: 1987
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Automatic Fountain-Valve for Locomotives

Description: This patent relates to new and useful improvements in an automatic fountain valve for locomotives. The purpose of the invention is to provide a valve that will automatically close in the case of the locomotive overturning. This valve will cut off the escaping or steam from broken pipes and prevent the scalding of engine-men who may be trapped in the cab.
Date: March 26, 1918
Creator: Yeamans, Eugence N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Decatur Highway South of the Santa Fe Underpass

Description: View of unpaved Decatur Highway south of the Santa Fe railroad underpass. There is a Dodge touring car on the right side of the road. Houses are visible on the horizon on the left. Written in back of photo in blue in "This is the Ponder-Justin Rd. just South of the Santa Fe Underpass on the Old Decatur Highway with Z. Wigs' Dodge touring car in foreground.
Date: 1913
Partner: Denton Public Library


Description: Patent for a railroad switch that is easier to use and more effective than the "common stub switch" (lines 10-11), thereby reducing damage.
Date: December 16, 1919
Creator: Cuellar, Samuel D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a "reversible or invertible" (line 13) railroad frog, which exhibits improved longevity and durability as compared to other railroad frogs. This patent contains illustrations.
Date: November 27, 1917
Creator: Reed, General B. & Morgan, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tie Mold

Description: Patent is for new molds to hold in place railway ties inexpesively.
Date: September 19, 1916
Creator: Shearer, F. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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