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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
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[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

[25-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 25 [cents] 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

I. & G.N. Depot

Description: Postcard of the International and Great Northern Railroad Depot, in Taylor, Texas. Correspondence on the back of the postcard in English.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Taylor Public Library

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.
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Replacer.

Description: Patent for a repairable, sectional car replacer, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Scott, Nelson S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gin-Saw Filer.

Description: Patent for improvement in gin-saw filer in “which the saws may be sharpened without removing them or any other operative part from the gin and wherein the files in sharpening one tooth automatically operate to impart a partial rotation to the saw to bring the next saw-tooth in position to be filed.” (Lines 11-17) Illustration is included.
Date: January 9, 1900
Creator: Reynolds, Richard J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hillside-Plow

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design of hillside-plows.
Date: April 2, 1889
Creator: Bunnell, Marcellus Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for regulating the width of the furrow-slice of a "sulky" or "wheel" plow, with illustration.
Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Gauntt, Granville B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Corn and Cotton Planter

Description: Patent for an adapter to be added to corn and cotton planters to convert them from one to the other while still being fully functional.
Date: November 22, 1892
Creator: Knight, Thaddeus W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a windmill that does not have a vane and can receive wind from any direction. It can also be "readily thrown out of and into operation when desired" (lines 15-16). It is a horizontal wind-wheel supported by a vertical shaft.
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Gassett, Thomas Boyle
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for a milk cooler meant to keep milk cool while it sets for cream raising. "The objects in view are to utilize the currents of air, cooling the same to the proper temperature by passing them over a body of water, bringing said currents in contact with the milk and in connection with it and the surrounding water cooling the milk" (lines 11-16).
Date: November 7, 1893
Creator: Blanton, Tillius B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "has for its object to provide a device of this character which shall be cheap and simple in its construction and thoroughly effective in its operation. The invention consists in the improved construction and combinations of parts" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 13, 1884
Creator: Smoot, John Devers
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "the staff-head having the slot . . . and opposite inside grooves, in combination with a dasher-stem head conforming to the recesses in the head and carrying a spring in an upper cavity thereof, a plunger having its toe resting upon said spring, and operative mechanism" (lines 77-83).
Date: June 28, 1887
Creator: Catchings, Thomas Jefferson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cabinet-Bed

Description: Patent for "a cheap and simple construction of bed of this class, adapted to be readily folded or unfolded and to provide means for automatically folding and unfolding the legs for supporting the foot of the bed-frame when said frame is raised or lowered" (lines 9-15)
Date: June 14, 1892
Creator: Hayton, John. W. & Swift, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle.

Description: Patent for a bicycle that can be operated by the operator's hands or feet or both, and the motion used to operate the bicycle is that of rowing. "the rider must assume a position upon the machine corresponding to that assumed by an oarsman in a boat, and as the rider can work with both hands and feet all the energy and strength he is capable of exerting can be brought to bear upon the propelling mechanism in a most effective manner, and the seat can be rendered much more comfortable than at present and in no wise interfere with the rider's movements" (lines 18-27).
Date: April 3, 1894
Creator: Hyde, Thomas B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker.

Description: Patent for machine for picking cotton that is simple in construction and comparatively inexpensive.
Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Hyde, Thomas Burke
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker

Description: Patent for a cotton picker. This invention relates to pneumatic cotton-pickers using a suction box for detaching bolls of cotton from pods. Illustration included.
Date: May 26, 1905
Creator: Hyde, Thomas B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department