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[10-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is gold-colored, and says, "Good for 10 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "R. L. Shivers, Crockett, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[50-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for 50 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "R. L. Shivers, Crockett, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "R. L. Shivers, Crockett, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[25-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for 25 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "R. L. Shivers, Crockett, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin says, "Good for $1.00 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "R. L. Shivers, Crockett, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Trace-Carrier

Description: Patent for trace carrier for a plow "especially designed to support the trace adjustably in a vertical direction, so as to vary the line of the draft upon the plow and also provide a guide and support for the reins" (lines 9-13), including illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Smith, William F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Ditching and Excavating Machines.

Description: Patent for "an improved machine for making ditches and other excavations, which shall be so constructed as to separate the slice from the soil, raise it, and deposit it at the side of the cut, which will feed itself forward automatically." (Lines 14-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1877
Creator: De Force, Samuel A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fruit-Pickers.

Description: Patent for an improved fruit-picking tool explaining the construction and usage of the tool, including illustrations.
Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: McConnell, William V. & Dickerson, Charles M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for "improvements in hand fertilizer-distributers and seed-drills," (lines 19-20) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 30, 1891
Creator: Barbee, Napoleon B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game-Board

Description: Patent for "a game-board having a trough at its head and squared apertures near said head, and numbered cubical blocks adapted to be revolved in said apertures" (lines 18-21) and "has relation to games to be played on bowling-alleys or boards with balls" (lines 16-17) including illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Thompson, James Whiteford.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for improvements to a harness back band buckle and chain carrier, so that "strain is taken off from the center of the buckle, where the ordinary buckles often break" (lines 71-73), including illustrations.
Date: January 31, 1893
Creator: Nichols, Edward A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dredging Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dredging-scraper. This design "has for its object the production of a marine plow which shall serve to raise and remove obstructions and accumulations from the beds or channels of rivers, bays, harbors, and other water-courses; and the invention consists in a device for this purpose of novel construction . . . The plow, which is to be drawn over the bed of the water-course to be cleared—as, for instance, by drag chain or cable attached to a steamboat—operates to raise a few inches in depth of the deposit each time it passes over the bed or bottom of the water-course" (lines 9-22).
Date: December 10, 1889
Creator: Coult, Joseph C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Means for Controlling the Flow of Navigable Rivers or Other Waters.

Description: Patent for a new means of controlling the waters. This design "is to remove or prevent the formation of sand-bars at the mouths of harbors elsewhere, calculated to obstruct navigation; also, to prevent the overflow of navigable rivers and the breaking of levees or destruction of jetties. [The] invention consists in a novel means of accomplishing these and other like ends by mechanical forces applied to increase the natural current or outflow of the navigable water toward its outlet or the ocean through the instrumentality of suitably located and anchored vessels provided with propelling devices" (lines 8-21).
Date: October 1, 1889
Creator: Coult, Joseph C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow that has a new design for a "subsoil and harrow attachment to the ordinary break-plow" (lines 9-10).
Date: May 19, 1896
Creator: Bowers, Thomas M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed Planters

Description: Patent for "improvement in Seed Planters as herein described and pointed out in the claim..."(paragraph 4 contains instructions and references to the illustration Fig 1 and Fig 2 as well as these illustrations labeled parts)
Date: February 25, 1873
Creator: Friday, Reuben
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Churns.

Description: Patent for a better churn which makes butter faster, releases butter from the churn more easily, and is simple to create and use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: McConnell, John A. & McConnell, William V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed attachment for bed-ridden persons. This design "consists, principally, of a frame, hinged between the side boards of the bedstead, said frame having a removable seat and adapted to be brought to a vertical position for supporting the [bed-ridden person] in a sitting position. The invention also consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 11, 1881
Creator: Brown, Joshua Perry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Bed Bottom.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring bed-bottom. This design utilizes a new method of coiling the wire so that only one wire may be used to make up all of the springs. By moving diagonally from one end of one spring to the end of another, this design eliminates the possibility of losing any individual spring.
Date: October 18, 1881
Creator: Eichelberger, Henry. H.C. & Bruner, Hilary Wentz
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton Scrapers, Choppers, and Dirters.

Description: Patent for "an improved machine for cultivating cotton" (lines 15-16)including illustrations. The machine is used to "bar off, scrape, chop, and dirt the cotton upon both sides of a row at one passage." (lines 17-19)
Date: December 2, 1879
Creator: De Force, Samuel A. & McConnell, William V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety Shaft Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for thills. This design consists in "the combination of the side plates having recesses in their upper edges, the coupling-plates pivoted to the side plates and having recesses in their lower edges registering with the recesses in the side plates, the free ends of the coupling-plates forming detents, the thill having trunnions resting in the registered recesses, and the spring-actuated locking-bar engaging the detents of the coupling-plates" (lines 110-119).
Date: May 17, 1887
Creator: Spinks, Rudd C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Propelling Attachment for Garden or Like Implements.

Description: Patent for "a harness so constructed that it may be comfortably worn by the operator, male or female, and further to provide an adjustable attachment between the harness and the implement or machine, being so made that all the force or weight that the operator is capable of exerting may be brought to bear upon the implement to propel it, without unduly fatiguing the operator or rending the work disagreeable, and whereby further the work of propelling the implement or machine will be beneficial to the operator, inasmuch as the harness will compel the operator to assume an upright position and expand the lungs." (Lines 10-26) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 12, 1895
Creator: Wilson, Hampden
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saddle

Description: Patent for a saddle. Illustration included.
Date: February 18, 1903
Creator: Moore, Sidney S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Stirrup.

Description: Patent for improvements in safety-stirrups by providing a device to release the rider’s foot safely if the rider accidentally fall from a horse; and means to retain the movable member of the stirrup in its closed or open position. (Lines 10-17) Illustration is included.
Date: March 22, 1904
Creator: Parrish, Ezekiel L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stove

Description: Patent for a stove. This invention has a fire box and directed combustion. Illustrations included.
Date: July 25, 1903
Creator: Moore, Sidney S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department