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[50-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 50 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "City Cash & Carry Co., Georgetown, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[$1.00 Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens"One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for $1.00 in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "City Cash & Carry Co., Georgetown, 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 says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "City Cash & Carry Co., Georgetown, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[25-Cent Trade Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 25 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "City Cash & Cary Co., Georgetown, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Photograph of Rosell Whittenberg]

Description: Photographs of Rosell Whittenberg from the chest up. She is wearing a dark dress with ruffles around her neck.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stone Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of Infant John M. Sharpe]

Description: Photograph of infant John M. Sharpe, Jr. sitting on a chair with a wicker and beadwork back. He is wearing a white dress. A note under the photograph says that he is two months old.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stone Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of Mrs. Gus Brown]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. Gus Brown as seen from the chest up. She is an older woman wearing wire-rimmed glasses, a dark coat, and a white blouse with a high neck. A note under the photo indicates that she is John M. Sharpe's mother.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of Sharpe Family Garden]

Description: Photograph of a garden in the back yard of John and Annie Sharpe's home. Flowers and trees grow alongside dirt pathways and chain link fences.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of Frances Sharpe]

Description: Photograph of Frances Sharpe wearing a dress and broad-brimmed hat. Notes on the accompanying sleeve indicate that the dress was made by Annie Sharpe for Frances' graduation.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved acetylene gas generator, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 26, 1899
Creator: Walters, Loren B.; Davis, Will H. & Hawkins, Augustus L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CHUCK FOR COILING STUD-SPIRALS

Description: Patent for a specially designed tool "to provide an improved chuck for jewelers' use and for coiling stud-spirals and the like" (lines 9-11).
Date: February 12, 1901
Creator: Uerckert, John R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for "washing-machines and seeks to provide, among other improvements, a novel construction of casing and gear framing or support, an improvement in the clothes-receptacle and the devices for securing a circulation of water and steam through the clothes." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Walters, Loren B. & Cadwalader, Kinsey
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for "a novel means of hanging the gang of plows beneath the draft-frame, in combination with levers and link-connections, whereby the plows can be adjusted to run at any desired depth, and firmly held after the adjustment." (Lines 18-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 21, 1875
Creator: McCormick, John R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-press.

Description: Patent for a baling press intended to work with hay, cotton and similar material, and form bales of many different sizes.
Date: June 18, 1897
Creator: Murphy, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Letter Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clasp for letters. This design calls for wire or sheet metal to be shaped into a suitable size and shape for letters, including tabs on the ends to snap together to fasten the letters. This eliminates the need for twine or string, which reduces the flammability of the packages.
Date: May 3, 1881
Creator: Price, James N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a gate "used to guard thoroughfares on farms, passages into fields and for like purposes, and belongs to a class wherein two similar gates are together employed, and are pivoted to rock on a frame, so as to open a passage through said fame, or close the gate opening as occasion may require" (lines 10-16). The invention is easily opened and closed, has newly designed latches, and has counterbalances.
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Whittenberg, William B. & Hawkins, Augustus L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilating and Adjustable Rain Proof.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rain-proof cap for chimneys. This design "is to provide a . . . rain-proof or chimney tube for receiving that part of a stove-pipe that projects above the roof, which rain-proof is so constructed that pipes can be held in the same at different inclinations. The invention consists in a rain-proof formed of a conical tube held on the roof, in the upper end of which conical tube the upper end of the stove-pipe is held. A hood is held on the upper end of the stove-pipe" (lines 8-18).
Date: July 22, 1884
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Invalid-Bed.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive bedstead meant for use by disabled people. "The hinged head section of the bed may be adjusted to any desired angle of elevation" (lines 14-16). The bed can be adjusted with little exertion. The parts can be easily removed and replaced.
Date: November 28, 1893
Creator: Ottinger, Benjamin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Cultivators.

Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper attachment for cultivators. It can fit to any cultivator with some modification. It is a wheel that rides "upon the row and presses down into the ground parts of the cotton in the row, leaving the other standing, and of the necessary mechanism for attaching and controlling said wheel" (lines 20-24).
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Ray, William T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cuff Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cuff holder. This design "is chiefly to render cuffs hitherto buttoned to shirt-sleeves as readily attached or buttoned to coat-sleeves, in order that they may be removed from the wearer's person together with the coat to prevent the cuffs being soiled; and its object is also to avoid unbuttoning and buttoning cuffs to the shirt by means of the usual cuff-attaching buttons" (lines 24-32).
Date: November 10, 1885
Creator: Atkin, Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department