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Holland Tailor Shop

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Holland Tailor Shop at 612 Fourth Street in Orange, Texas. Five men are in the shop. One man is being measured. There are bolts of fabric and illustration of men's suits on the walls. On the back of the photo it states that Harry Merrill is the man taking measurements.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Gladys Slade Brown]

Description: Photograph of Gladys Slade Brown. She is wearing a lace dress anda pearl necklace.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[View in Fifth Street, Orange, Texas]

Description: Photographic postcard of Fifth Street in Orange, Texas. Horse-drawn carriages are parked on the both sides of the street. A barber shop is on the far left with a city market next-door to it. Awnings cover the sidewalk in front of the businesses. Correspondence on the back of the card reads, "will send this today will rite a letter Sunday got your letter the other day and all so the papers am [ ] I am feeling fine and awfully lazy don't now what I [ ] maybe next I can find something to do all the time. Carrie." It is addressed to Mrs. Daniel Bly in Carterville, Mo. It is postmarked Orange, Tex on Feb 4, 1910.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in hose couplings, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 18, 1899
Creator: McCrory, John Alexander
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oscillatory Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful oscillatory engine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1900
Creator: Hutchison, Wilson Frank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saw-Swage

Description: Patent for " a certain new and useful Saw-Swage." (Lines 5-6) including illustrations.
Date: December 24, 1901
Creator: Davis, James E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Can.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil can. This design utilizes a handle with a hollow tube leading into the oil chamber, so when the removable cap is unscrewed from the handle, air flows into the chamber, which allows the oil to flow. This eliminates the need for a spring-bottom as with other oil cans, for the flow of oil can be stopped by sealing the tube.
Date: January 31, 1882
Creator: Wilson, Charles Bennett
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Boiler.

Description: Patent for a steam-boiler that produces "a water-tube steam generator, which shall be simple in construction, easily repaired, interchangeable parts, and rapid and effective steaming qualities" (lines 16-19).
Date: August 7, 1894
Creator: Parker, Charles E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Processes for Packing Shingles.

Description: Patent for improvement in processes for packing shingles "in such a manner that they shall quickly dry and be prevented from molding" (lines 13-15).
Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: Russell, Robert B. & Russell, Henry H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Temperature-Regulator

Description: Patent for "improvements in thermostatic devices for automatically regulating the temperature of lumber-driers" (lines 8-10).
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Lutcher, Henry J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Extinguisher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire extinguisher. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the expansible rod, the sweep arm or lever pivotally connected thereto, the horizontal rod, the doors, the cord connected to said doors and to the rod and adapted to be disengaged from said rod by the sweep-arm, the steam-pipe provided with a cut-off valve, and the weight supported normally in an elevated position by the sweep-arm and adapted to be released thereby to open the valve" (lines 72-81).
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Lutcher, Henry J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thermostatic Signal

Description: Patent for Thermostatic Signal. "The object of my invention is to provide a device whereby an alarm will be automatically sounded when the temperature of the drier has reached too high a point." (lines 13-16). With Illustrations.
Date: September 18, 1888
Creator: Lutcher, Henry J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kiln.

Description: Patent for improvements "to provide new and improved means for extinguishing accidental fires occurring within the kilns" (lines 8-10).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Johnson, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Furnace.

Description: Patent for a furnace or a boiler with an improved metal back plate instead of the usual brick arch. The back plate has flanged sections bolted together, and asbestos between the sections of the plate.
Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Moran, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Fire Extinguisher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire extinguisher. This design is "to provide for automatically putting out a fire in any building in which [the] apparatus may be located, upon the temperature in said building or room reaching any predetermined degree. This result is accomplished by the action of an expansible fluid—such as mercury—in a contained vessel, which actuates certain . . . mechanism, causing the structure to be flooded with water or with a fire-extinguishing gas or fluid" (lines 22-32).
Date: December 30, 1890
Creator: Fuller, Wily Scott
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Furnace.

Description: Patent for "an attachment for the inner side walls of the furnace for the purpose of protecting and preserving the side walls at the points most exposed to the fire within the furnace." (Lines 14-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 10, 1896
Creator: Johnson, John H. & Moran, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Furnace.

Description: Patent for an improved furnace that can be "located at the side of the kiln or drying-house, which furnace shall be so constructed as to be simple, durable, and inexpensive, and the parts of which may be readily put together or separated, as may be desired" (lines 10-15).
Date: November 8, 1892
Creator: Johnson, John H. & Moran, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Engine Valve.

Description: Patent for a steam-engine valve that has an "improved rotary valve capable of feeding and exhausting one end of a steam-cylinder, and easily controlled and operated" (lines 18-20). This makes the engine easily controllable.
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Ford, Andrew H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saw-Templet.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and effective saw template that easily checks and marks saws "to correct faults in the saw blade by means of the usual hammering process" (lines 11-13). The invention "consists of a stock or holder, a flexible band held adjustably therein, and means for adjusting the band to the desired curve" (lines 14-17).
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Spooner, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Combined Dish and Clothes Washer.

Description: Patent for a combined dish and clothes washer that has a tilting shelf for draining, attached to the sink for washing.
Date: August 15, 1876
Creator: Jackson, Ansberry Chapman
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sawing-Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pulley-operated, roller-fed log sawing machine
Date: May 24, 1873
Creator: Bell, George W. of Orange, Texas. ; Bell, G. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Furnace.

Description: Patent for a furnace that is simple, durable and inexpensive to construct. The body is constructed of a rectangular base and the casing is composed of semi-circular plates with a series of flanges that are bolted together with door and flue more easily connected. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: Johnson, John H. & Moran, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balanced Slide Valve.

Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced slide-valve. This design consists in a "Steam-chest, a valve sliding therein, a chamber on top of the steam-chest, and a diaphragm in the top of the chamber and secured by a cap or plate, in combination with a frame having a packing-box and gland, an adjustable threaded stem or bolt passing through the frame, and the double-link connection between the said stem and valve" (lines 90-97).
Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Bettis, William Irvin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department