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Bath Tub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bath tub. This design consists in "a removable bottom provided with perforations or openings, and with supports to sustain it above the permanent bottom of the tub, a single opening in said tub below the level of the removable bottom for inlet and outlet purposes, a valve for closing said opening, and a rod within reach of the head of the tub for operating the valve and the cover" (lines 9-16).
Date: May 3, 1887
Creator: Watson, David R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Attachment for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting attachment for sewing machines. This design "is to provide a device . . . adapted to be adjustable in any manner desired over the leaf, table, or arm of a sewing-machine" (lines 14-17). It consists in "a standard supporting a track-bar, a bar swiveled to said hanger and having end journals, and curved end yokes or arms movably connected to said end journals of the latter bar and supporting-rollers, said curved end yokes or arms having the said bar connected to the central part of the upper portions of the same and open at their lower ends" (lines 15-24).
Date: October 25, 1892
Creator: Galloway, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sliding Weather-Strip for Doors.

Description: Patent for a device "which, in addition to excluding wind and rain from beneath the bottom of the door, shall also serve to bind or hold the door open to any position to which it may be brought," (lines 29-32) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Brown, Josiah T. & Garret, William T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, durable, easily-operated, and powerful hay press that packs hay and similar materials. It consists of a baling chamber, a power platform, a stub shaft, a grooveless power wheel, a tire on the upper side of the wheel, a roller, and a draft-pole.
Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: Gressett, Lawrence Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Runnels County Courthouse, plaque

Description: "Runnels County Courthouse, constructed here 1888-89, after hotly-contested battle with Runnels City for County Seat. (County had been organized 1880.) Structures stands on one of the largest courthouse squares in Texas - 2 city blocks. Plot set aside prior to town lot sale by Sante Fe Railroad, June 29, 1886. In 1941, extensive remodeling modernized building. Two wings were added and old quarry (South of town on Colorado River) was opened to provide matching stone. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967."
Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

War Memorial, Runnels County

Description: War Memorial, Runnels County. "In memory of those who gave their all" Lists names of those who have died at war.
Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries

Old Man on his Porch

Description: Copy negative of John T. Moore standing on his porch in front of the doorway. He has a beard and is wearing a light shirt and dark pants.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Building Exteriors

Description: Copy photograph of two images. The top image shows the two buildings of the high school in Ballinger, Texas. Both buildings are made of stone, and a group of people stands outside the building in the foreground. The bottom image shows the First Baptist Church of Ballinger. Two men walk in front of the church. A hand-written note says, "First Baptist Church, Ballinger, Texas. Photo by Ballinger Photo Co."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Power Line

Description: Copy negative of the Abilene to Ballinger powerline in a large field. At the bottom of the picture is written "1712, Abilene and Ballinger Line, July 29"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Power Line

Description: Copy negative of the Abilene to Ballinger powerline in a large field with a fence. At the bottom of the picture is written "#1716, Abilene and Ballinger Line, July 26"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Power Line

Description: Copy negative of the Abilene to Ballinger powerline in a large field. At the bottom of the picture is written "1715, Abilene and Ballinger Line, July 26"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Ballinger 1915 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: August 1915
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ballinger 1922 Sheet 7

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: July 1922
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ballinger 1896 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: March 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ballinger 1922 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: July 1922
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ballinger 1908 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1908
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ballinger 1915 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: August 1915
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ballinger 1908 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1908
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ballinger 1915 Sheet 7

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: August 1915
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ballinger 1908 Sheet 6

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1908
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Ballinger 1908 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Ballinger in Runnels County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: May 1908
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History