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[5-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, square, and says, "Good for 5 cents in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Ben Geffert, Victoria, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[5-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Hall's Place, Victoria, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[5-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, square, and says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Ben Geffert, Victoria, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[7 1/2-Cent Bar Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 7 1/2 [cents] at Bar" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Dietz & Geffert, Victoria, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Pump

Description: Patent for a pump. Illustration included.
Date: December 2, 1903
Creator: Ward, Perry L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in baling presses, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Gunlock, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of And Apparatus for Tanning Hides.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in methods of and apparatus for tanning hides, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 25, 1899
Creator: Rodriguez, Miguel Ramon
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved coupler, the object of the invention being to provide an improved means for elevating, holding, and releasing the coupling-pin, and also to provide a vertically-adjustable drawhead, which bae readily adjusted either during coupling or before or after.
Date: January 19, 1892
Creator: Brimingham, Oliver M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Destroying Attachments for Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "a fan or blower conjoined with a box containing any of the various powdered poisons used for destroying vermin which infest growing plants, as cotton, potatoes, &c., operated by a pulley and band, running from the axle of the blower to a wheel on the supporting-axle of the cultivator, seeder, or other machine to which the apparatus may be attached." (Lines 19-27) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 30, 1873
Creator: Hurd, Charles T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wind-Wheels.

Description: Patent for a new wind-wheel design with pivoted frame and adjustable wings.
Date: March 19, 1878
Creator: Everhart, Martin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Poison Distributor

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in devices for sprinkling potato-vines and the like with powder - such as paris-green" (lines 15-18).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Heaton, Lorenzo D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design relates "particularly to a new and improved stirrup iron or body, whereby a stirrup of extraordinary strength and lightness is produced, and also one that is ornamental and avoids the discomfort of metallic stirrups now in common use" (lines 8-13).
Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Kerns, George A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for a new, improved gang-plow for preparing and cultivating land for planting. Illustrations included.
Date: March 23, 1875
Creator: Scheumack, Stephen S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nursery Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nursery chair. This design utilizes a U-shaped board with a bib attached to one side and hooks or bolts to the other "to secure a child in its seat and prevent its falling out or upsetting the chair" (lines 12-14).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Reed, Emma T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Electro-Magnetic Engines.

Description: Patent for "a new practical application of electro-magnetism to machinery for the purpose of moving the same and keeping it in motion, and developing a degree of force which is only limited by the reduced proportion of power applied. The invention consists principally in the transmission of electro-magnetic power through compressed air for motor purposes, and the mechanism and combination of machinery necessary for that purpose." (Lines 12-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 9, 1872
Creator: Thornton, William G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Inprovement in Sulky-Cultivators.

Description: Patent for an improved sulky cultivator which lists description on how to build the cultivator.
Date: January 10, 1871
Creator: Jordan, Hugh P
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for improvement in horse-drawn cultivators.
Date: April 23, 1872
Creator: Jordan, Hugh Paxton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement to cotton-seed planters by connecting the wheel to the reciprocating stirrer to guide the seed from hopper to soil and covering it, including illustration.
Date: November 27, 1860
Creator: McClanahan, C. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Propeller of Machinery to be used in Currents.

Description: Patent for a propelled water wheel that is attached to the back of a vessel that uses a current of water and stream power, including illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1851
Creator: Hardie, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolt for Doors.

Description: Patent for the improvement of bolt locks on double doors using a lever lock for safety and ease of locking and unlocking one or both doors, including illustration.
Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Bonney, N. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements in hay-presses by simplify and increase the efficiency of the power head, so that it is capable of baling more hay in a given time. Illustration is included.
Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: McNeill, Charles Dewitt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay press that is meant to "check the rebound of the plunger so that the working beam or lever will not be thrown against the horse; also to provide for automatically applying a brake for the purpose of checking the rebound; also to provide for cushioning the rebound of the plunger so as to prevent or check its tendency to throw the toggle elver against the main lever; also to provide for automatically giving a signal or alarm to indicate when a bale of a given size has been compressed; also to improve the construction of the tie box portion of the press; also to generally improve the construction of parts" (lines 17-30).
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: McNeill, Charles Dewitt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Power

Description: Patent for "a machine adapted for operation from an auxiliary motor actuated by horse or animal power, and has for its object to provide a simple, efficient, and durable machine of this character by or from which a cotton-gin, agrist or saw mill, or other machinery may be driven" (lines 7-13).
Date: August 28, 1888
Creator: Sampson, Allen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department