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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
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

usp015/00472545

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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Muddy Road in Colorado City

Description: Copy negative of a road in Colorado City, Texas in winter. The dirt road is wet and muddy with several tire tracks visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

California Company Workers with Cars

Description: Photograph of California Company personnel posing in front of some cars. Nine people and five early model cars are visible in the picture.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Colorado City Under Snow

Description: Photograph of Colorado City, Texas in winter. Several houses are visible and covered in snow.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Muddy Road in Colorado City

Description: Photograph of a road in Colorado City, Texas in winter. The dirt road is wet and muddy with several tire tracks visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

War memorial - Mitchell County

Description: center piece: HONORING ALL WHO SERVED FROM MITCHELL COUNTY AND DEDICATED TO THE EVERLASTING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mitchell County monument on courthouse grounds

Description: Mitchell County settled after Indians left Texas in 1875, one of 128 counties created (Aug. 21, 1876) from Bexar Territory covering west Texas to the panhandle and El Paso. Named for Mitchell brothers, Asa and Eli, Texas war for independence veterans. Organized Jan. 10, 1881, when the railroad came, making county seat Colorado City west Texas "mother city" and first boom town. Oil, sheep and cattle ranching center, historic sites include Comanche Indian Village, Seven Wells, Last Buffalo Watering Hole, annual events: Colorado City Frontier Roundup and Tumbleweed Festival. (1965)
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

California Company Employees on Porch

Description: Photograph of California Company personnel posing on the porch of a house. The two women are wearing dresses and the two men are in suits.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Early Street Scene

Description: Photograph of the streets, all dirt roads, in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture was shot in the street, and looks down through the town. Many buildings can be seen in the distance, and power lines run down the road into town.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Colorado City Main Street

Description: Photograph of Main Street in 1922 Colorado City, Texas. The picture looks down the street. Drug stores are on both sides of the street. Cars are parked in front of shops, and power lines run between the buildings.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

California Company Workers with Cars

Description: Photograph of California Company personnel among others posing in front of a couple early model vehicles.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Icy Sidewalk in Colorado City

Description: Copy negative of a sidewalk in Colorado City, Texas during winter, 1923. Ice covered trees and an icy fence line the wet sidewalk.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame