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[Old Fritz Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin has the shape of an eight-petal flower and says, "At the Bar of Old Fritz, Bryan, Texas." The text on the reverse is only partially visible and appears to entitle the holder to "One Drink."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Postcard of Street Scene in Byran]

Description: Postcard of a two story house with fenced front porch and sparse yard, described as "Street Scene, Bryan, Tex." The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 13, 1911
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Will McClellan]

Description: Photograph of Will McClellan wearing a military dress uniform and peaked cap. Handwriting on the back of the frame reads, "Leila from Will (Big Sis)."
Date: unknown
Creator: Carter
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Coleman Public Library

Poison-Distributer.

Description: Patent for a poison-distributer. This invention relates to improvements in poison-distributers, the objects in view being to provide a cheap and simple machine for an efficient manner over the entire surface of cotton-plants for the purpose of destroying the worms, and, furthermore to so construct the machine as to adapt it to readily pass through ordinary-sized gates.
Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: McGee, Joseph Thomas & Carr, Robert Wooten
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for fan attachment for sewing machines: "adapted to be readily applied to a machine and capable of family an operator effectively without interfering with the work of the machine" (lines 12-15).
Date: November 1, 1892
Creator: Miller, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Tool.

Description: Patent for a tool that is comprised of a hammer, wrench, staple puller, wire cutter, and a claw. Includes illustrations.
Date: October 19, 1897
Creator: Burkhalter, William P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tea-Chest.

Description: Patent for "tea-chests and other receptacles of a light nature in which the articles are shipped and retailed in and from the original packages," (lines 8-11) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 7, 1891
Creator: Buford, Paschal
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fence-Post Sockets.

Description: Patent for improvement in fencing where posts are held more securely with galvanized plates, sockets, and wires.
Date: September 9, 1873
Creator: Durant, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Staple-Puller and Wire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a simple, reliable, and efficient staple-puller and wire-tightener or twister. The operator can easily transfer between pulling staples and tightening wires.
Date: June 2, 1896
Creator: Wooten, Theophilus Parker
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medicine Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved medicine case. This design is "to provide a series of receptacles for the medicine to be taken or administered, said receptacles being of different colors, to avoid mistakes or errors in the distributions of the medicines; to provide means for accurately indicating the medicine to be taken; to indicate the time which said medicine shall be taken; to provide means for holding a spoon or other article within the cases for taking the medicine when in a liquid or powder form" (lines 15-25).
Date: May 11, 1886
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Toy and Bottle Stopper.

Description: Patent for a novel bottle stopper. This design "consists in certain improvements in [bottle stoppers] whereby the outpouring fluid may be utilized to set in motion an automaton attached to said stopper" (lines 18-21).
Date: January 3, 1882
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to produce a plow which shall scour or clean itself readily in sticky soil and shall be Light of draft. To this end it consists in the construction and combination of the point and mold-board of a plow" (lines 8-13).
Date: July 3, 1883
Creator: Simpson, George.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Corn and Cotton Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design is "to simplify the means employed for providing at will recesses of different depths in the wheel, and also to provide means whereby a recess of both greater width and depth can be provided for cotton-seed than for corn, whereby the cotton-seed can be fed from the hopper in a more certain, free, and efficient manner than heretofore" (lines 23-31).
Date: March 20, 1883
Creator: Holland, Joseph J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Water-Drawers.

Description: Patent for an improved water drawer, includes instructions and illustration.
Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: McC. Mathes, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for an automatically opening and closing gate including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 31, 1887
Creator: Philpott, Horatio V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carriage Top.

Description: Patent for an adjustable carriage top for protection from the weather. Accompanied by illustrations.
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved corn and cotton planter. This design "is an improvement in the class of rolling-hopper planters; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the devices whereby the hopper is attached to the beams or frame of the machine" (lines 8-12).
Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Howard, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "ha[s] for its object the provision of strong and reliable means whereby any desired number of plow-shovels may be used and the distance between the said plows regulated or adjusted at will by very simple means. A further object is to provide means to enable all the plows, excepting two, to be removed, to adapt the device to be used to lay off rows at a predetermined distance apart to prepare for sowing" (lines 9-19).
Date: August 16, 1887
Creator: Sutton, James Macaulay
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shirt Bosom.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shirt bosom. This design "is to provide an improved 'dickey' adapted to be worn either with or without an ordinary shirt" (lines 9-11). It consists in a "dickey, the same comprising a bosom divided down its center, a box-plait at the inner edge of each section of the divided bosom, said plaits registering with each other and the two faces of the bosom being finished alike, cross-straps at the lower ends of the sections, a tab depending from each strap, a flap between said tabs, and a collar-band connected to the upper ends of both sections" (lines 66-75).
Date: December 16, 1890
Creator: Mistrot, Felix E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knockdown Show-Case.

Description: Patent for a showcase that may be easily taken apart for transportation or storage. It is also easy to replace broken panes of glass, and the parts "mutually brace and support each other" (lines 20-21).
Date: March 2, 1897
Creator: Mistrot, Felix E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Building and Rerolling Wire Fences.

Description: Patent for "improvement in machines for building and rerolling wire fences" (lines 4-6), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Edge, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for simple, inexpensive, and fast-acting a washing-machine for clothes and dishes. It does not take much work to use. It has two bodies that are secured together.
Date: October 22, 1895
Creator: Brooks, Richard P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flower-Pot.

Description: Patent for a flower-pot that doesn't damage the roots of the plant while transplanting the plant. The pot has a removable bottom and sides made from sheet metal with clasps.
Date: October 29, 1895
Creator: Simpson, McDuff
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aquarium.

Description: Patent for an ornamental suspension aquarium with easily removed plug or stopper for refreshing the water with illustrations.
Date: March 18, 1884
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department