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[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the visit of friends. Maud is sending a trunk of presents to David and his family that includes preserves, clothing, and seeds. She regrets that he is selling his buggy. She also discusses the digging of a new well. She ends with updates on the activities of friends and family.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the visit of friends. Maud is sending a trunk of presents to David and his family that includes preserves, clothing, and seeds. She regrets that he is selling his buggy. She also discusses the digging of a new well. She ends with updates on the activities of friends and family.
Date: July 10, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Vehicle-Body Construction

Description: Patent for improvements to vehicle body construction, particularly corner-irons. The design of the product claims to be simple, economical, and provide a compact and firm joint for the vehicle body. Illustrations included.
Date: January 9, 1906
Creator: Dowling, Stonewall J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Merydith Family on Wolf Creek]

Description: Photograph of the Merydith family and friends taking a ride down Wolf Creek in Lipscomb County. In the middle of the creek and the frame is a one-horse buggy and two-horse buggy with five women and two men in them. Behind them are six men on horseback. Behind those men are some cattle. In the foreground is the creek and creek bed.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Child's Carriage.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stroller. This design consists in "[a] running-gear, of the vertical hoop secured thereto, the brackets extending outward and upward from the hoop, and notched in their upper ends, the body, the brackets at opposite sides of the body, and the knife edge projections resting on the upper notched ends of the brackets . . . a vertical encircling hoop carrying buffers, standards, and brackets formed with edges, which rest upon the standards . . . an axle, wheels fitted to the axle, a forwardly extending bracket carrying a fixed wheel . . . and a sunshade" (lines 81-98).
Date: June 22, 1886
Creator: England, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Axle Point.

Description: Patent for a vehicle-axle point that does not require repair. The "invention consists of a thimble that is to be shrunk, pressed, or fastened onto the axle by clips, bolts, or set-screws" (lines 20-22), so that the point does not need to be taken off.
Date: July 16, 1895
Creator: Ford, William Gardner
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Running Gear.

Description: Patent for a new and improved running-gear. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the front and rear axles, of the tubular connection, the connection between the tubular coupling and the head-block, formed with ears, the swiveled fifth-wheel carrying ears, the connecting-pin held in said ears, and the guard attached to the ends of the head-block, to the under side of the tubular coupling, and to the connection between the coupling and the head-block at the forward end thereof" (lines 89-98).
Date: September 2, 1890
Creator: Mayfield, William Dudley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Detacher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved device for detaching animals from vehicles. This design "relates to horse detaching devices, the object being to provide a device of this character of simple, inexpensive, and durable construction, and adapted to readily disengage the traces from the single tree. [The] invention consists in the improved construction and combination of parts" (lines 10-16).
Date: February 13, 1883
Creator: Willson, Sam A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buggy Top Support.

Description: Patent for a new and improved support for buggy-tops. This design "relates to supports for the tops of buggies or other vehicles, and has for its object to provide a simple, inexpensive, effective, and durable device for attachment to the folding braces of the vehicle-tops to prevent the accidental folding of the top when the vehicles are on the road" (lines 7-13).
Date: January 26, 1886
Creator: Finney, James T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department