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Improvement in Hame Fasteners

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in hame-fasteners. "This fastening can be readily fastened and unfastened without taking off the gloves, and with cold and benumbed fingers, and when fastened will hold the hames securely" (lines 35-38). Including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 6, 1877
Creator: Poland, Tunis H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Necktie and Collar Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tie and collar fastener. This design consists in "[a] fastener for securing the proper relation between the shirt-band, collar, and necktie, consisting of a spring adapted to fit inside the shirt-band and next to the neck, in combination with a hollow stud on the middle of the convex side, having a separable head with spring-catches, and the bent hook-sections, toothed . . . and arranged to separate the shirt-band, collar, and necktie" (lines 66-75).
Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Coffey, Robert Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness-Pad Hook.

Description: Patent for a harness-pad hook meant to attach the pad to the harness for gig-saddles. The hook "will be capable of adjustment to suit the size of the gig-saddle with which it is used, to the end that the hooks may be manufactured after all the same pattern" (lines 14-18). The hook won't damage the gig-saddle and the hook has finger-grasps.
Date: September 10, 1895
Creator: Sone, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bell Collar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved collar. This design "consists in the combination of a flat metallic band, which passes over the top of the neck, two metallic blocks, which extend down opposite sides of the neck and are provided with locks, two perforated slides, which are connected together at their lower ends by a metallic loop . . . The object of [the] invention is to provide a bell-collar for animals, and which is not only adjustable in size, so as to be adapted to necks of different sizes, but which, when placed upon an animal's neck, can only be removed by some one who has a key to one or both of the locks" (lines 13-29).
Date: September 20, 1887
Creator: Marshburn, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Collar Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse-collar fastener. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in horse-collar fastenings of that class designed to lock the two sides of the horse-collar and to permit of the ready separation thereof to facilitate the placing and removal of the collar when desired; and it has for its object to provide a simple and cheap device of this character wherein provision shall be made for the retention of the lever against the catch, and also means for preventing the drawing of the screws" (lines 15-26).
Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Bomar, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shaft and Pulley Collar.

Description: Patent for a collar for pulleys and shafts with set-screws that protects the set-screws from damage or harming people working with the systems.
Date: May 14, 1907
Creator: Beal, Ephaphras Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wedding Portrait

Description: Copy negative of a wedding portrait of William Henry and Mary Susie McLamore Myatt. He is wearing a dark jacket and she is wearing a dress with a high lace collar and puffed sleeves. Below the portrait are the words, "J.D. Hargraves, Ballinger, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hardgraves, J.D.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Portrait of a "Mary Jane"]

Description: Portrait of a woman with her hair pulled back. She has on a shirt with a high collar and a coat with wide lapels. On the back of the photo is written, "Well here I am at last. This is what is left of 'Mary Jane'"
Date: unknown
Creator: Geogre Hyde
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[Portraits of a Woman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This image is of two photographs of a woman, seated and facing the camera. She is wearing what appears to be a dress with a lace collar and she is wearing a hat in the first photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of Two Women]

Description: Photograph of 2 people. This photograph is of two bust-portraits of two women facing forward. The first woman appears to be wearing a blouse with ruffles and a high collar and has her hair pinned in a bun. The second woman appears to be wearing a blouse with a round, ruffled collar and also has her hair pinned up. The photograph appears to be nailed to a wooden post in a room and may have been painted, but it is not clearly evident.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of a Woman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This image is of two photographs of a seated woman. She is sitting facing to the left and is turned and looking directly at the camera in both photographs. She is wearing what appears to be a dress with a large collar. She is smiling in the first photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of a Young Woman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This image is of two photographs of a young woman. She is seated and facing the camera in the first photograph and turned slightly to the right in the second. She is wearing what appears to be a dress with a large lace collar and a hair net. She is looking directly at the camera in both photographs.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of a Woman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This image is of two photographs of a woman, seated on a stool with her hands folded in her lap. She is slightly turned to the left in the first photograph and slightly turned to the right in the second photograph. She is wearing a navy uniform with the official patches, a neckerchief, and a long skirt. She is looking directly at the camera in both images, and is smiling in the first photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portrait of a Man, a Woman and a Baby]

Description: Photograph of 3 people. This portrait is of a man, standing and holding a baby and a woman standing next to them. The woman is wearing a long jacket and a skirt and the man is wearing a suit with a high collar, a tie, and a pin on his lapel. The baby is wearing a gown and reaching up with one arm to touch the man's face. The woman is looking slightly to the right of the camera and the man and the baby are looking directly at the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portrait of Nine Women and Four Men]

Description: Photograph of 13 people. This portrait is of four women and two men standing behind a wooden bench with five women and two men seated on it. The women standing all appear to be wearing dresses and one woman has a coat on. The two men standing are wearing suits and one man has a tie on. The women seated on the bench are all wearing skirts and blouses, three of them have coats on, and one woman has a neckerchief on with her blouse. One of the men seated is wearing a suit and tie and the other man is wearing a suit jacket and tie with shorts. All of the people seated on the bench have their hands in their lap and all of the people standing behind the bench have their hands by their side. They are all looking directly at the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of Three Girls]

Description: Photograph of 3 people. This image is of two portraits of three girls. They are all wearing dresses and two of the dresses have ruffled collars and the other dress has a rounded, flat collar. They are seated next to each other and in the first photograph, one girl is turned toward the left and has one arm behind her. The other two girls are facing forward and have their hands in their lap. In the second photograph, all three of the girls are facing forward with their hands in their lap. In both photographs, the three girls are looking at the camera and smiling.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portrait of Three Women and a Man]

Description: Photograph of 4 people. This portrait is of a man squatting down in front of three seated women. The photograph's envelope says Waynright but does not indicate its significance to the photograph. The man is wearing a jacket and a hat, two of the women are wearing dresses, and the third woman is wearing a jacket over what appears to be a blouse. The man has his arms on his knees and his legs bent for support. The woman in the middle has one arm out on each of the other two women's knees. They are all looking directly at the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum