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[News Script: Cigar man]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about John A. Gorman, owner of one of the last two hand-rolled cigar factories in Texas.
Date: December 2, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Kinky Friedman at Podium]

Description: Photograph of Kinky Friedman wearing a cowboy hat and holding a cigar in his left hand standing at a wooden podium in front of a chalkboard in an unidentified town in Texas. Another man is partially visible in front of a door to the left.
Date: unknown
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Diffey's Hotel Dining Room

Description: Two women employees wait on three unidentified customers in the dining room at Duffy's Hotel. The sign behind the cash register says, " ROOMS 50 cents, PURE APPLE CIDER, OYSTERS". Cigars are for sale as well.
Date: 1904~
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

[Photograph of Men at Event on Riverbank]

Description: Photograph of a large group of men standing beside a building on the riverfront. They are all wearing hats, ties and suits. Some wear overcoats and some hold cigars. There is a long table full of dirty dishes and cups separating some of the men. On the left side of the picture is a wooden frame that leads to the building and two black servers are standing there. Some men stand on the building's porch. The grassy ground is littered with napkins. In the background is the river and trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Improvements in Pipes and Cigar-Holders.

Description: Patent for new and improvements in Combined Pipes and Cigar-Holders which consists in "forming or constructing the pipe with an intermediate chamber which serves as a receptacle for a sponge or other absorbent porous material." (Lines 15-20) Illustrations are included.
Date: December 5, 1871
Creator: Bond, Virgil A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Cigar-Lighter.

Description: Patent for a cigar lighter in which the cigar is lit on a glowing surface, improves on the ease of operating a cigar lighter, and provides space for an advertisement.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Handshy, Henry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stem for Tobacco-Pipes or Cigar-Holders.

Description: Patent for a stem for tobacco-pipes and cigar-holders designed to prevent nicotine from being inhaled. "The object in view is to provide a stem consisting of detachable members to facilitate cleansing when foul" (lines 11-14). The pipe is a serpentine shape and contains cotton filters in its crooks.
Date: September 29, 1896
Creator: Sjolander, Eric O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Self Cigar Lighter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved self-lighting cigar. This design consists in "[a]n attachment for cigars, consisting of a metallic holder having spring-arms . . . and a projecting portion adapted to hold the igniting composition, and a disk adapted to bear upon the outer end of the cigar" (lines 6-11).
Date: June 3, 1890
Creator: West, Thomas & Turner, Ephraim M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an improved cigar-package that complies "with all the requirements of the revenue laws, to be retailed to purchasers, who destroy the stamp upon opening the package, the construction being such that the packages thus opened can be used as pocket cases for the protection of the cigars" (lines 21-27).
Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Philipson, Sigmund
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cigar-Tip Cutter and Match-Safe.

Description: Patent for a combined cigar tip cutter and match-safe that consists of a shaft, an operating lever, a match box under the lever, a link that attaches the match box to the lever, a coiled spring that is attached to the lever, a curved lever that is lined up to the other lever, a spring connecting the two levers, and a picker.
Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Briggs, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coin-Controlled Vending Machine

Description: Patent for a coin operated vending machine for selling cigars or other objects in round or square packages which can deliver the correct number of products regardless of how many coins are inserted into the machine to equal the selling price.
Date: July 16, 1907
Creator: Wilson, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a show case for cigars that easily opens and closes.
Date: July 23, 1912
Creator: Lobenstein, Mack L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

J. C. Evers

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of J. C. Evers standing on the sidewalk in front of a building that has a porch and banister. According to accompanying information, J. C. Evers was a real estate broker for the early land sale in Danevang. He is wearing a three piece suit, a hat, and glasses. In his right hand he is holding a cigar between his fingers. His shadow is visible at a 30 degree angle on the building behind him.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Danevang Service Station

Description: Copy negative of the inside of the Danevang Service Station in Danevang, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. In the image, Donald Dippel, Sr. and Dorabel Hansen Dippel are standing behind the counter in the service station. Two of their children are sitting on top of the counter.
Date: 1969~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Men at Table

Description: Copy negative of men seated and standing on either side of a long table at the Oil Men's Party. On the right side of the frame is a man going through a box full of cards with a cigar in his mouth. In the background are several men, some wearing hats.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Men in Saloon

Description: Copy negative of four men in suits at the bar in a saloon. Each man is wearing a hat and holding a drink, including one man who is raising his glass. Behind the bar is a bartender in a necktie, a cash register, a large mirror and shelves full of alcohol.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Cabin Interiors

Description: Copy negative of two images. The top photograph shows two men seated at a table topped with a liquor bottle, glasses and a gun. One man is wearing a hat and gun holster and the other man has a cigar in his mouth. An animal hide hangs on the wall behind them and there is a sleeping cot through the open doorway. The bottom photograph shows several hats, an animal hide, a saddle and a gun hanging on a wall.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Men

Description: Copy negative of William H. Hughes and a friend. One man is seated next to an elaborate wicker chair and the other man is standing behind him. Both men are wearing suits, bow ties and hats and have cigars in their mouths.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library