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[News Script: Bricklayers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the competition for the title of Champion Apprentice Bricklayer of Fort Worth.
Date: March 10, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Brick Wall at Beaumont Enterprises]

Description: Photograph of a brick wall. The top half of the wall is light colored while the bottom half is darker. In addition, there is a rectangular part of the wall that is even darker. There are wooden contraptions on the bottom and other equipment on the bottom right.
Date: 1961~
Partner: Edison Museum

Brick Truck

Description: Patent for a truck that is designed to make the transportation of bricks easier as well as the transportation of other materials.
Date: September 22, 1905
Creator: Sacks, Martin Kuno
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Remains of Hardware Store]

Description: Photograph of a heavily damaged hardware store after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Brick walls have been demolished by the storm. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What is left of a hardware and implement store on Water Street." and "E.H. Caldwell Hdw. and Impl. The family company is still in business on Agnes Street - 1983 Bob Clark." Also a note, "Cotton bales are some of hundreds that washed in from the compress on Municipal Wharf - on waves they battered the downtown. C.L. Baskin"
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History


Description: Patent for "that class of brick-machines usually termed 'dry-press machines,' in which clay is taken from the bank and passed into molds in a revolving wheel" (lines 15-19) and "consists more particularly in the construction of details and combination of parts" (lines 23-25) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1880
Creator: Johnson, Richard M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a machine, which the inventor calls "The Concussion Brick-Machine", that makes bricks using molds, including illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1848
Creator: Wilson, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brick-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improvement brick machines that includes "an endless chain of molds at the bottom of the press box [...] in combination with a pressing plate and a cut-off plate" (lines 18-22).
Date: November 2, 1875
Creator: Fisher, Charles N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brick-Presses.

Description: Patent for a "new and useful improvement in brick-presses by which bricks may be quickly and cheaply pressed by hand power from clay taken direct from bank or mixer" ( Lines 1-3 )including instructions and illustration.
Date: May 14, 1878
Creator: Moore, Andrew A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Clay Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-clay heater. This design "consists in an improved fire-log burner for oil or other fluid or gaseous inflammable substances, said burner being in form of a tube or hollow cylinder, and made of 'fire-clay,' and provided with numerous jet or burner passages in its periphery, and filled with comminuted asbestus or other analogous absorbent or capillary fluid-conducting fire-proof material . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a practically-operating and fire-proof fire-log for heating steam-boilers, stoves, grates, fire-places, and for other analogous uses" (lines 17-30).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: White, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Stone Block.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial-stone block. This design "consists in the particular formation of the protuberances by which interlocking joints or seams of the building-blocks are attained, the object of which is to so form the prolific protuberances of said blocks as to permit joining them in close proximity on all the sides or faces of the seam, to reduce the binding material for the same and increase the strength of the same" (lines 14-22).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Graham, George M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable garbage-furnace that can be easily operated, the moisture from the garbage completely evaporates, and the material before and after can be easily handled.
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Hull, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brick Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved press for bricks. This design "relates to certain improvements in that class of brick-presses in which the clay is molded into shape by hand-power; and the object of [the] improvement is to form a cheap, durable, and effective machine for accomplishing the work" (lines 10-15).
Date: September 6, 1881
Creator: Thomas, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple mold with few parts and can separate easily. It is designed specifically to make semicircles and rectangular shapes, of concrete or earthenware. The mold also can be held together simply and inexpensively.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Parker, William Sink
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and inexpensive culvert of any size. It "is designed to displace the wood culverts that are used almost exclusively for the manufacture of large-sized culverts, inasmuch as vitrified pipe is not made in sufficiently large sizes for culvert use, and the ordinary large brick and stone culverts are very expensive" (lines 15-21).
Date: September 10, 1895
Creator: Parker, WIlliam S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department