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Stamps & Phillipt [sic] Demonstrating Their Automobile

Description: Stamps and Phillips, inventors, demonstrating their Storm Alarm invention. Note that "Phillips" is spelled with one "l" and a "t" on the hand-written caption. The car is sitting in front of the second Carlsbad drinking pavilion on W. Watts Street (now NW 4th Street.) The photograph was taken during the 1920's.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 571.
Date: 1959
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 22, Number 01, Spring 2010

Description: Biannual publication "devoted to the rich history of Dallas and North Central Texas" as a way to "examine the many historical legacies--social, ethnic, cultural, political--which have shaped the modern city of Dallas and the region around it." This issue focuses on "Once Upon A Time in Dallas."
Date: 2010
Creator: Dallas Historical Society
Partner: Dallas Historical Society

[One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words]

Description: This is a research paper written by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1978. It is about the early photographers in Marfa and the West Texas area. These men and women documented the landscape, the people and events of the early 20th century in that area. The author found little information about these photographers personally but included what he did uncover.
Date: 1978
Creator: Vasquez, Jaime Javier
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Door-Hanger.

Description: Patent for a new and useful door hanger. This invention is to "provide a simple and inexpensive device so constructed as to avoid dismounting and at the same time enable a door, window, or an equivalent device to be operated with the minimum friction" (line 9-13).
Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Masterson, Bernard W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improved bailing press consisting of "a novel arrangement of levers, connecting-bars, and cords, in combination with the follower and windlass, whereby the follower is worked in the downward direction for pressing, and in the opposite direction for elevating it to recharge the press, by the said windlass" (lines 5-11).
Date: January 2, 1872
Creator: Randolph, Jeremiah
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: This is a patent for "new and useful improvements in a combined cultivator and chopper" (lines 5-7). The new improvements include a combination chopper and cultivator that will maneuver on both sides of a row of cotton crop.
Date: September 4, 1897
Creator: Latta, William D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Car-Couplings.

Description: Patent for an improvement in car-couplings with illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1876
Creator: Darrow, Nicholas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Bricks]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a brick cleaning invention, made by Lester Bowles, being presented to the A. Jay Brick and Salvage company in Fort Worth.
Date: June 25, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rays of sun used to cook hot dogs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Doctor George O. G. Lurf demonstrating the um-broiler, a solar stove that could benefit parts of the world with shortages of fuel.
Date: April 12, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Tree-Watering Device]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a homemade tree-saving device, created by Fort Worth police detective T. M. Wood.
Date: September 7, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Ant trap]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about two Fort Worth men developing a better ant trap.
Date: August 19, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Whirling flame]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a gas-powered spinning flame generator invented by a McAllen citrus farmer, intended to warm the air in his citrus groves and prevent cold weather from harming the fruit.
Date: February 4, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News brief -- fraud]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a fraud indictment against Dallas inventor William "Doc" Estep, convicted of selling fraudulent stock in a company that supposedly produced a free energy device, as well as a machine claimed to cure cancer.
Date: January 26, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News brief --- bed]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a gadget-packed bed for sale at a Fort Worth department store. The bed includes an air conditioner, massager, electric razor, a slot machine, and many more devices built in.
Date: February 5, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News briefs one]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Grover Hackney, a Fort Worth mechanical engineer who has invented an improved mechanical lawn edger.
Date: July 12, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Lawn mower]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Fort Worth demonstration of a high-tech automated lawnmower.
Date: March 25, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Reel]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an electric fishing reel invented by San Antonio store owner Allen Scott.
Date: May 20, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Postmen]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about two Dallas Post Office employees receiving awards for their invention of a new, efficient mail sorting system.
Date: June 2, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Inventor builds auto turntable]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about George W. Sconyers inventing a driveway turntable to turn cars in the opposite direction and eliminate the need to back up.
Date: July 29, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: This is for the birds -- they hope]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a floating duck blind invented and built by four Dallas hunters.
Date: October 17, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Boat]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about tests in Dallas of a convertible aluminum boat with retractable wheels, eliminating the need for a boat trailer on land.
Date: January 25, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Bow and arrow]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Earl Waldrop of Fort Worth, inventing a "rangefinder," which is essentially a slingshot that shoots arrows.
Date: July 24, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections