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[Photograph of Xantippe Frazier's Second Home]

Description: Photograph of Xantippe Frazier's second home in Hillsboro, Texas. The house is two stories and has a fence to the right. The back of the image reads: "2nd Home West of Franklin School."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Telephone Attachment.

Description: Patent for "a device which will support the weight of the telephone-receiver on the switch-lever whether the receiver be hung on the hooks of said lever or carelessly dropped, [the] object being to provide against the short-circuiting of the local battery when the telephone is not being used, whereby it would become uselessly exhausted, and also to insure that the signal-bell shall at such times always be in operative circuit with the central station, so that the annoyance to a distant exchange or subscriber by a failure of the call-bell to respond is avoided." (Lines 9-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Christopher, William O.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Autographic Register.

Description: Patent for a device to register fares in situations where passengers pay to be transported from one location to another, specifically by train. The fare-collector needs a way to have accurate receipts as fares are collected. The invention is a "small portable ticket-holder and registering device (lines 38-39), that issues valid tickets "which will enable a conductor to keep a correct current amount of fares as received as well as a record of tickets sold and mileage traveled on same" (lines 41-45), and prevents dishonesty in fare-collectors.
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Bond, George D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow Attachent.

Description: Patent for a light, strong, and durable harrow attachment for plows or cultivators that has has harrow or cultivator teeth which can be securely fastened on the harrow-bar.
Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Mills, Burette M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lamp.

Description: Patent for improvements to headlight lamps used in locomotives, with illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1897
Creator: Pitts, William Wirt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay-press that has an easily detachable tie-box and power-head, and the plunger-beam has an improved construction. Loose hay "fed into the feed-box [is] gathered or collected by the plunger through the instrumentality of teeth on a peculiarly-formed power-head engaging teeth on the plunger-beam and then compressed by a finger or arm on the power-head baring against the end of the plunger-beam" (lines 22-28). The press does not need to pinned to the ground.
Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Jones, Charles E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pounder.

Description: Patent for improvements in atmospheric clothes pounders: "Dividing the outer section into compartments so that air in escaping is distributed evenly from all sides of the pounder instead of escaping in a body from one side, whenever the pounder strikes a wad or knot of cloths and is tipped sidewise; it also makes the suction better" (lines 49-55).
Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Allgaier, George E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for an improvement in baling-presses that uses a plunger operated press for maximum compression and minimum power.
Date: November 5, 1901
Creator: Hayes, Daniel George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilator and Mirror-Protector.

Description: Patent for improvements in ventilators and mirror-protectors is to “arranging pendent streamers and a rotatable fan near a mirror that the means for actuating the fan will serve to agitate the streamers for the chasing of flies from the mirror and also ventilate and cool a room by the current of wind produced by the fan.” (Lines 9-15) Illustration is included.
Date: July 8, 1902
Creator: McBride, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Heather.

Description: Patent for combination-heater in which it can be submerged directly in a body of water contained in any open-top vessel, such as a bath-hub, bucket or other receptacle for the purpose of raising the temperature of the water to a desired degree. (Lines 12-16) Illustration is included.
Date: March 24, 1903
Creator: Mansfield, Charles Augustus & Hayes, George Daniel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heating Device

Description: Patent for a heating device. This invention is for using the heat from the device to pass through to an oven for the purposes of cooking. Illustrations included.
Date: February 25, 1903
Creator: Henderson, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements of patent no. 685838, dated November 5, 1901 by the same inventor George Daniel Hayes. The improvements included “the mounting of the plunger-operating lever, so as to insure a quick and positive disengagement thereof from the plunger-rod at the completion of the stroke and also to arrange for applying the power to the lever in such a manner as to obviate twisting thereof.” (Lines 14-19) Other improvements such as improved tension device for the plunger-operating lever, to provide the press with means whereby all of the bales may be formed of equal lengths and, means for preventing backward movement of the bales. Illustration is included.
Date: May 17, 1904
Creator: Hayes, George Daniel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan Attachment For Churn Dashers

Description: Patent for a fan attachment for churn dashers. This invention is meant to aid in keeping flies away from the churn hole. Illustration included.
Date: June 30, 1903
Creator: Moody, Amos Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Brake

Description: Patent for a rail car brake. Illustration included.
Date: August 4, 1904
Creator: Pepple, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ribbon Guide For Type Writers

Description: Patent for a ribbon guide for type writers. Illustration included.
Date: June 23, 1904
Creator: Dowlen, Connell H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for Baling-Press designed particularly as a further improvement of the press and eliminate the long operating lever. (lines 12-14).
Date: December 12, 1905
Creator: Hayes, George Daniel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cow, Calf and Colt Weaner.

Description: Patent for a weaner to be worn by cows, calves and colts "reducing inconvenience by the animal" (line 12) and allowing for the administration of medicine or antiseptic.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: Horn, William Thornbrough
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steering-Gear for Traction-Engines

Description: Patent for improvements to a steering gear for traction engines by means of a steam-cylinder and a valve to control the steam flow, including illustrations.
Date: January 16, 1906
Creator: Cantelou, Peter Louie
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Tie.

Description: Patent for a hollow metallic railway tie that is braced horizontally and vertically, with a new type and arrangement of tie-plates. This railway tie prevents rails from slipping, and allows for spreading of the track, which is useful on curves.
Date: August 7, 1906
Creator: Pepple, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Crop Fire]

Description: Postcard of a crop fire near a house. Handwritten message on the back of the postcard tells of the losses from the fire. Addressed to Abner Rayburn from Dick.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum