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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

Stovepipe.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in stovepipes, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 28, 1898
Creator: Riviere, Walter P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment For Plows And Cultivators.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements for plows and cultivators, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 23, 1900
Creator: Hardeman, James Maxwell & Belt, Charles Tighman
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planting Attachment For Cultivators.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in corn and cotton planting attachments for cultivators, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 27, 1900
Creator: Weddle, John Crit
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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