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Saw-Guide

Description: Patent for a new and useful saw guide, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 19, 1899
Creator: Leaf, John Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Soldering-Irons.

Description: Patent for "an apparatus to be used with the common soldering-iron, whereby the same can be heated and kept heated continually while the iron is used." (Lines 6-9) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 19, 1871
Creator: Williams, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Description: Patent for "corn-planters in which the corn is planted in hills or rows; and the particular features of [the] invention consist in the combination, with a pivoted rising and descending charger or cup, of a sleeve-seat for said charger, a charger-carrying stem, and the seed-hopper, whereby the charger is held and carried in position upon a seat to fill, to rise from said seat, and to dump upon its pivot, and to be again brought into and maintained in a vertical position upon said seat while descending through the corn, whereby the charger is held and moved vertically through the grain from the bottom of the hopper to receive and discharge the filled charge above the corn in the hopper." (Lines 7-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 5, 1874
Creator: Williams, Blasius & Cohn, Morris
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Rifle-Barrels.

Description: Patent for a "new and useful improvement in firearms" (lines 4-5), including instructions and illustrations. The invention provides "a gun-barrel with a number of cutters or plows for grooving the ball, said cutters or plows to correspond with with the number of guides or ribs which the gun is formed" (lines 20-25).
Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Littlejohn, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spark-Arresters.

Description: Patent for improved construction of spark-arresters, "so that they will be more efficient, and yet simple in construction and not liable to get out of repair; and the invention consists of a metallic circular cone, with winding or arched flanges or wings, which extend toward the side of the shall, and they are covered by a plate, to the upper side of which a perforated cylinder is attached, so that all the sparks are arrested and thoroughly extinguished, while the smoke can pass out through the perforations." (Lines 6-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 15, 1879
Creator: Lochner, Casper F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Protector for Trunks or Shipping-Cases.

Description: Patent for trunk protectors "which can be readily attached and detached from the receptacle, and when attached will protect each corner." (lines 20-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 29, 1891
Creator: Jennings, Joseph Joshua
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brake for railroad cars. This design "consists in the combination, with the brake, of an angle-lever on the end part of the car, a draw-head on the car, a lever pivoted on the same, a rod connecting the said lever with the angle-lever, a toothed locking-bar on the standard, and a pin on the lever on the standard" (lines 10-16).
Date: July 21, 1885
Creator: Daudelin, Joseph M.T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand-Car.

Description: Patent for improvements in hand-cars by “providing gearing operated by cranks, on the shaft of which are arranged triangular balance devices, the cranks being adjustable by means of set-screws of other analogous means, so that they may be made to operate the wheels in either direction desired.” (Lines 24-29) Illustration is included.
Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Lo Casto, Tony
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bill or Paper File.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bill or paper file. This design "relates to hook-files, the object being to so improve their construction as to prevent the bills or papers on the file from working off. The invention consists, essentially, in a file provided with a tongue pivoted near the point of the hook" (lines 7-13).
Date: August 9, 1887
Creator: Gilbert, Frank B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Grinding-Mills.

Description: Patent for the improvement of grinding-mills, including a description and illustration.
Date: July 23, 1872
Creator: Loy, George W. & Baker, Francis C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Treadle-Spring.

Description: Patent for an improved treadle spring to be used in treadles that are used in sewing machines, scroll-saws, and similar machines. It is simple, inexpensive, efficient, and requires less effort to operate the treadle. The spring does not move while in use.
Date: March 6, 1894
Creator: Frank, Gustav, Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Boiler.

Description: Patent for the improvement for steam boilers by having a detachable fire-box for a portable boiler with little maintenance and efficient as a steam generator, including illustration.
Date: March 5, 1861
Creator: Porter, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Transmitting Power.

Description: Patent for a new invention which uses a combination of radiation and levers in order more efficiently transmit power. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 8, 1870
Creator: Williams, Blasius
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Charles Allen Culberson Plaque]

Description: Photograph of a Texas Historical Commission plaque, detailing the life and importance of Charles Allen Culberson, in front of a building in Jefferson, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[White Building in Jefferson]

Description: Photograph of several cars parked in front of a white building with red trim in Jefferson, Texas. A red brick building is visible to the right, and there is a lamp in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Restaurant Storefront]

Description: Photograph of the storefront of a restaurant in Jefferson, Texas. A car is parked to the right, and a sign over the front door reads: "Now Serving Breakfast (7 Days A Week) 6 a.m. - 10 a.m."
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Statue at Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of a statue of a Confederate soldier in front of a courthouse in Jefferson, Texas. There is a bench in front of the statue, and blue mailbox to the left.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Cars on Road]

Description: Photograph of cars parked on the side of the street. Several buildings are visible, including a volunteer fire department to the right.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Mailbox in Front of Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of a blue mailbox in front of a courthouse in Jefferson, Texas. Cars are parked on the side of the road to the left.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Flower Stand]

Description: Photograph of a tall metal stand holding flowers, in front of a bench by a building.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Cars on Brick Road]

Description: Photograph of cars parked on both sides of a brick road in Jefferson, Texas. There are buildings on both sides of the road, and the sky is overcast.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Confederate Monument]

Description: Photograph of a monument to the Confederate Army, with a statue of a soldier holding a gun mounted on the base. The text on the base reads: "Erected by Dick Taylor, Camp U. C. V. Lest we forget. In memory of our dead 1861-1865". A brick building is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell