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Combined Computing Device and Weighing-Scale.

Description: Patent for "a simple, economical, and portable combined computing and weighing scale for ordinary use so simple in its operation that an illiterate person can manipulate it with as much facility as one trained to the practical use of more complicated devices" (lines 20-25).
Date: July 11, 1899
Creator: Stephens, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Multiple Weight And Pendulum Scale.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in a combined multiple weight and pendulum scale and appliance, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 11, 1899
Creator: Stephens, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Detacher.

Description: Patent for improvements in horse-detachers by engaging “straps or chains spring-actuated bolts to the free ends of the pivoted levers; and on the opposite ends of said levers hooks are attached for securing trace or tug straps.” (Lines 21-25) Illustration is included.
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Napier, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine For Keeping Count Of Games Of Dominoes.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in machines for keeping count of games of dominoes, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 13, 1900
Creator: Marler, Jack W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Dash.

Description: Patent for new improvements to a churn dash, including two concentric rings joined by inclined wings with accompanying illustrations.
Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: Renfro, John R., Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a stirrup that "will normally lie alongside the horse, so as to at all time be ready to receive the foot." (Lines 21-23) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1897
Creator: Stephens, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weighing-Scale.

Description: Patent for a weighing-scale that is "of simple and improved construction which will instantly determine and indicate the weight of the article placed thereon" (lines 13-16). The scale uses revolving disks that have a chain around them which moves a lever to indicate the weight of the object being weighed. The object being weighed sits on a pan that is suspended by the same chains that hold the revolving disks in place.
Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Stephens, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable motor for driving pumps, sewing machines, and other small machinery. The motor is reliable and does not break easily, and the weight cord can be easily wound on its drum.
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Thrasher, Benton C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Measure and Funnel.

Description: Patent for "a combined measure and funnel, the same being especially designed for dealing out molasses" (lines 13-15), including illustrations.
Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Sevier, Moses Nimrod
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame-Hook.

Description: Patent for a strong, simple, and durable hame and trace attachment that can be easily detached and reattached without tools.
Date: June 6, 1893
Creator: Rosson, Alpine B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Attachment.

Description: Patent for a simple, strong, and durable back-band and chain trace attachment that connects the two. This holds "the chain trace and back-band in their proper places and thus prevent[s] chafing of the horse, &c., by the trace chain when it slackens" (lines 12-15).
Date: June 27, 1893
Creator: Camp, John Cecil
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scale Beam.

Description: Patent for a scale beam with notches at different heights on the upper edge, so that weights may be adjusted in the dark or by the blind, and including illustration.
Date: January 24, 1893
Creator: Sevier, Moses Nimrod
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trousers.

Description: Patent for new and improved trousers. This design "relates to an improvement in pants; and it consists in a pants-leg having a recess or notch cut in its lower rear edge, so as to prevent it from coming in contact with the ground" (lines 12-16).
Date: November 15, 1887
Creator: Sevier, Moses Nimrod
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Stool.

Description: Patent for "certain new and useful Improvements in Milk-Stools" (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1892
Creator: Sevier, Moses Nimrod
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame-Hook.

Description: Patent for a hame-hook that "may be readily applied to the hames or removed therefrom, and which wile in position is secure against any accidental loosening or removal; and furthermore, is strong, cheap, and durable" (lines 12-17).
Date: January 23, 1894
Creator: Swann, Robert B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad-Gate.

Description: Patent for improvements in automatic railway and farm gates by using a combination and arrangement of two supporting-frames, two sliding gates, a diagonal rod to secure the gates; with three levers each having its own functions, and two friction rollers. Illustration is included.
Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Wood, Horace Overall & Smith, Sanford Sanders
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstract-Book for County Records, &c.

Description: Patent for a "book leaf or page for abstracting county and like records" (lines 12-14) with illustrations included.
Date: February 3, 1903
Creator: Lutz, John E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Vernon, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Vernon, Texas fire department. The shield-shaped patch has a dark blue background and golden edging. "Vernon Fire Department" is written in red along the vertical borders. Between these is an illustration of a yellow Florian Cross with a "fire scramble" in its center.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Abandoned Mix-Mill in Vernon

Description: Photograph of the side of an abandoned building in Vernon, Texas. The building is at least two stories, and a porch is attached to the outside of the ground floor. A sign afixed to the outside of the building next to the front door reads: "We Make Our Own Feed With Mix-Mill." In the 1920s the building was a bank, a Mix-Mill in the 1940s, and in 1977 it was a residence on the upper floor and a craft shop on the bottom floor.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Men at Santa Rosa Roundup, 1966

Description: Photograph of three men at the Santa Rosa Roundup in Vernon, Texas in June 1966. The man in the center is John Biggs, manager of the W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch and the man on the right is Carter McGregor of Wichita Falls.
Date: June 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Vernon 1907 Sheet 10

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1907
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Vernon 1920 Sheet 10

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1920
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Vernon 1912 Sheet 7

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Vernon 1920 Sheet 12

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1920
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History