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Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-escape. This design "is to provide means whereby lowering the car may be made more safe and easy to the operators, whereby the occupants of the car may be shielded from smoke and flames bursting from lower windows while the car descends, whereby the shield may be housed when not in use, and in means whereby the use of this fire-escape by burglars may be prevented" (lines 12-20).
Date: October 27, 1885
Creator: McKinzie, Thomas Duncan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle-Lubricator.

Description: Patent for an axle lubricator that continuously lubricates an axle through a hollow nut in the end of the hub bushing, and the oil cup can be refilled easily and without removing the wheel.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Miller, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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Description: Patent for "a simple and economical device of this character, which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency, and whereby sand and dirt is effectually excluded and the grease or other lubricating material prevented from escaping" (lines 15-21).
Date: April 12, 1892
Creator: Miller, William J.; McBean, Robert S. & McBurnett, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fishing-Reel.

Description: Patent for improving the operation of fishing reels. Illustration and instructions included.
Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Williams, Elbert D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bottle-Case.

Description: Patent for a bottle holding case using wires to encircle the inner groove of the case as re-enforcement, then use metal bands or wires woven around the encircling wires; these metal bands or wires would then wove around the necks and bodies of the bottles to secure the bottles inside the case. Illustration is included
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Marlow, Claud E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Place Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-place heater. This design "is to provide an inexpensive fire-place heater, constructed so that it may heat two or more rooms on the same floor of a building, and with a single fire, so as to economize fuel and labor of attendance" (lines 7-11).
Date: June 2, 1885
Creator: Bartlett, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire escape. This design "relates to that class of fire escapes designed to save life from burning houses or ships; and its object is to provide means whereby a boat or car may be lowered from the side of a vessel, or a car may be raised or lowered to and from the windows of a house" (lines 8-13).
Date: October 21, 1884
Creator: McKinzie, Thomas Duncan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Colorado City, Texas Train Station]

Description: Photograph of the train station in Colorado City, Texas. There is a large building visible behind the station. Text on the image says "Texas & Pacific Depot Colorado City, Texas." Text below the image says "Colorado City, Texas" and "H. D. Conner."
Date: unknown
Creator: Conner, H. D.
Partner: The Grace Museum

[Trading Card: Nine-Banded Armadillo]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Lake Colorado City State Park, depicting an armadillo walking through grass. The back of the card contains facts and general information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Men in Colorado City, Texas]

Description: Photograph of two men in front of a large, two-story building with a clock tower (likely the Mitchell County Courthouse). A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Jones & Ed Hanlon, Colorado City, Texas, 06."
Date: 1906
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

California Company Office in Winter

Description: Photograph of the California Company office in Colorado City, Texas on February 16, 1923. The winter weather is apparent with snow on the ground and ice covering the tree branches. There are also two early model cars visible.
Date: February 16, 1923
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame