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[Letter from Thomas J. Watson, Jr. to Kenith L. Ballard - 1971-06-18]

Description: Letter from Thomas J. Watson, Jr. to Kenith L. Ballard following up with Ballard about the handling of Ballard's concerns about his retirement income. The letter alludes to the contact with W. E. Burdick and Charles P. Biggar, who handled the issue.
Date: June 18, 1971
Creator: Watson, Thomas J., Jr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Mosquito Net Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mosquito net frame. This design consists in "[t]he combination of two side posts having pivots, the horizontal arms working on said pivots, the bar connecting the tops of said posts, and the extensible bar connecting the arm ends, the whole adapted to be used on a bedstead" (lines 70-75).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Watson, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein-Holder.

Description: Patent for improvement in rein-holders that are being used in carriages and wagons by using two horizontal jaws, one with a downwardly-projecting rear end and the other with a downwardly-projecting front end; the first jaw is secured to the side of the wagon and the second jaw is pivoted to the first jaw. This device will "hold the reins when the driver is absent and capable of being tripped by pressure of the driver’s foot" (lines 11-13). Illustration is included.
Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Watson, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department