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Valve Mechanism For Steam Engines

Description: Patent for useful improvements to the valve mechanism for steam engines. The invention allows an improved means for actuating the slide valve without the use of eccentrics. The valve can also be operated into closed positions at various degrees, and also to reverse the direction of travel of the valve.
Date: June 9, 1914
Creator: Wright, Ed W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peanut Picker and Pea Huller.

Description: Patent for a new and improved Peanut Picker and Pea Huller, which picks peanuts from the vines and removes them without damaging the peanuts through beating or flailing. The invention also operates at a minimum amount of power while discharging the peanuts or peas free of dust.
Date: May 13, 1913
Creator: Berry, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[The Ginocchio]

Description: Photograph of The Ginocchio building. There is a trolley visible on the right side of the image with some people on it. Written below the image are "Marshall, Texas" and "Jim Van Wert Collection."
Date: unknown
Creator: Van Wert, Jim
Partner: The Grace Museum

[Inside the Ginocchio Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a small railing inside the Ginocchio Hotel lobby. Written below the image are "The Ginocchio Hotel - 'Murphy's Stoop' - through the railings of the staircase's first landing - accessible only from the hotel managers office goings on in the lobby could be quietly observed from the small balcony and the manager could intervene if necessary" and "Don Watson Photo."
Date: unknown
Creator: Watson, Don
Partner: The Grace Museum

[The Ginocchio Hotel Main Desk]

Description: Photograph of the Ginocchio Hotel main desk as seen from through an archway. Written below the image are "[sic] The Ginocchio Hotel - Main Desk also showing off the Edison Arch The first electric lights in the southwest - the arches operated on wet cell batteries" and "Don Watson Photo."
Date: unknown
Creator: Watson, Don
Partner: The Grace Museum

[Hallsville Station]

Description: Copy photos of the Hallsville, Texas train station and its bulletin and entrances. There are three men standing outside the station. The station has segregated entrances. Written below the image is "Hallsville, Texas - T&P Station [sic] - Note unusual Train Order Signal and date on bulletin board plus separate entrances," and "Copy Photo Apr 28th 1982 Mayor Hatley Photo Collection (Mayor of Hallsville, Texas 1982)
Date: April 28, 1982
Partner: The Grace Museum

Hoe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved garden hoe used for weeding purposes. The improvement is related to, "...the handle of the implement being hollow" (lines 11-12) and able to receive a quantity of seed, and a mechanism that controls the delivery of seed to the hoe.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Etheridge, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Train #52 in Marshall, Texas]

Description: Photograph of train #52 in Marshall, Texas. There is a second train engine directly in front of train #52. On the other side of the fence from the trains there is a car. A man is also visible in the corner of the photo. Written below the image are "Marshall, Texas" and "Howard Studios Photo."
Date: unknown
Creator: Howard Studios
Partner: The Grace Museum