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[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "S. A. Melasky, Grocer, Taylor, Texas."
Date: unknown
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[Grocery Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 50 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "S. A. Melasky, Grocer, Taylor, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Band-Cutter

Description: Patent for band-cutters “designed for facilitating the cutting of bale-bands” (lines 11-12) including illustrations.
Date: October 23, 1900
Creator: Manly, James S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler

Description: Patent for a milk cooler that is economic, simple, and efficient in cooling space.
Date: May 14, 1901
Creator: Burmingham, Daniel Wilson Munroe
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Indicator For Clocks or Watches

Description: "This invention relates to new and useful improvements in indicators for clocks or watches and it is the primary object of the invention to provide character wherein a signal will be displayed automatically when it is necessary that the motor of the clock be rewound, it being well to state, it is thought, that the invention is intended for such clocks that employ either weight or spring motors." Aeschlimann, Adolph E. (1908). Indicator For Clocks or Watches. United States Patent Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508391/view/#page/2/mode/1up.
Date: 1908/11/17
Creator: Aeschlimann, Adolph E.
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Stovepipe.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in stovepipes, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 28, 1898
Creator: Riviere, Walter P.
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Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in corn an cotton planters. This design is to " provide the same with a sweep or plow which travels in front of the seeder or planter mechanism to open a furrow" (line 13 - 16).
Date: January 25, 1898
Creator: Wendeborn, Ernest Charles
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Insect Exterminator

Description: Patent for an insect exterminator to deal with cotton weevils. Illustration included.
Date: July 10, 1903
Creator: Hanus, Joseph & Tucker, William Andrewton
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Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in milk coolers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Nash, William Ashley
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Car-Replacer.

Description: Patent for a repairable, sectional car replacer, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Scott, Nelson S.
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Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper that is "cheap, durable, have as few parts as practicable, and be easily assembled" (lines 13-15). The device uses hoe-carrying shafts and a main-drive shaft, and the hoes elevate and depress to chop the cotton.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Moore, John Neally
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Releasing Device for Brakes of Locomotive Drive-Wheels.

Description: Patent for a simple and durable improved releasing device for brakes of locomotive drive-wheels that prevents "the drive wheels from being locked and sliding on the track rails, to obviate the uneven wear on the wheel tire" (lines 15-18). The invention has an auxiliary piston connected to the triple valve piston and is controlled by back pressure in the steam chest.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Pelham, Walter O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Treadle Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved treadle power. This design "consists of a pair of treadles contrived [so] that the operator may stand erect and operate the machine . . . together with contrivances whereby the operator may at the same time apply the power of the hands and arms to assist the legs when greater power is required, and for relief of the legs when less power is required. By enabling the operator to stand erect and apply the weight of his [or her] body to the treadles by a natural walking motion . . . he [or she] can apply greater power and continue a longer time with less fatigue" (lines 7-20).
Date: February 26, 1884
Creator: Greene, George A.
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Exhaust Fan.

Description: Patent for a new exhaust fan. Patent for "a new and improved exhaust fan design that can be adapted for exhausting in any capacity and for creating a suction and discharging the air from any devices in connection." (lines 8-13) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new exhaust fan design with operating construction, including illustrations.
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Hyde, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department