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Hoe-Sharpener.

Description: Patent for a new and useful hoe sharpener, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 13, 1898
Creator: Foster, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate

Description: Patent for a "class of gate known as a 'turnstile' or 'revolving gate'" (lines 8-9) including illustrations.
Date: June 10, 1902
Creator: Johnson, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for an "improvement in car-couplings; and it consists in the arrangement and combination of devices whereby the pin is supported in a raised condition; also in a spring-slide for holding up the link ready for coupling with another car." (lines 13-18)
Date: July 2, 1878
Creator: Gassaway, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings in which it can be adapted “to the draw-heads of car-couplings that is already in used and that there need not be two similar couplings of this character in order to permit the device to operate successfully.” (Lines 74-78) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Yates, Junius E. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilating Attachment to Hearths.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ventilating attachment for hearths. This design "consists in extending the ventilating box or casing . . . sufficiently below the floor of the room to the hearth to which it is applied to allow it to project into the room below" (lines 19-23).
Date: June 27, 1882
Creator: Howard, Joshua Eaffrom
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for an improvement of car coupling design so as to be automatic so that it can couple and uncouple without needing a person to move from car to car that can be used alongside pin and link couplings (lines 11-16).
Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Millican, Joel W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Grapevine, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Grapevine, Texas fire department. The shield-shaped patch has a black background and light blue edging. "Grapevine Fire Dept." is written in yellow along the top and bottom of the patch. A light blue Florian Cross appears in the center of the patch and contains the image of a "fire scramble."
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Jarret A. L. Foster and His Sons

Description: Jarret Foster and his five sons. Jarret Foster wed Malinda Eads sometime before Sept. 1853. Malinda was the mother of all of his children. He died Feb. 12, 1913. He was reportedly the last survivor of the Missouri Colony.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Archibald Franklin Crowley Family

Description: Archibald Franklin Crowley family on the porch of their home. He was named after his maternal grandfather, Archibald Franklin Leonard. This photo was probably taken on Mary Ann Leonard's 80th birthday. Alan Fitzhugh Crowley, Mary Ann Leonard, Robert and John Mugg and Martha Zinn are pictured also. Mary Ann Foster wed Archibald Franklin Leonard 2/28/1839. She was the daughter of Ambrose Foster and Susannah Medlin Foster. She was born 8/20/1822; died 5/19/1904; buried in Birdville Cemetery. They came to Grapevine in 1845 from Platte County, Mo.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

T.J. Bell Family

Description: T.J. Bell Family on the porch of their home. Family members are identified on photo. The Bell's were the maternal grandparents of Pearl Foster O'Donnell. T.J. Bell died in 1911. This picture was made between 1900 and 1910.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Felix Luther Torian

Description: Felix Luther Torian sitting on the porch of a store. He was the son of John R. Torian (Feb. 13, 1861-Dec. 29, 1945) Felix was the father of Walter Clinton Torian and Leona Torian. He married Mary Elizabeth Hemphill (1870-1897). Both are buried at Grapevine.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Andrew C. Foster

Description: Andrew C. Foster, born June 28, 1866 near Grapevine to James L. Foster and his 1st wife, Alphy McDonald. He wed Emma Shivers, daughter of Henry Shivers and wife Frances Curry Shivers. He died in Grand Saline on 1/8/44.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room