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Electric Gas-Lighter

Description: Patent for a gas lighter that is designed to be durable and reliable, with an improved method of controlling the supply of gas to the burner.
Date: March 25, 1902
Creator: Ruebel, C. A. Ernst
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for adjustable-height lamp hanger primarily for electric lamps, including description and illustration.
Date: December 3, 1901
Creator: White, Herbert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas-Generating Machine.

Description: Patent for "...an improved method of and means for generating hydrocarbon vapors for heating and lighting purposes; and it consists in the novel manner in which the process is carried out and in the novel construction and combination of parts comprising the generating apparatus..." (lines 18-24) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Mitchell, Francis L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a lantern "in which a candle is used as a light-giving medium, and in which the chimney is tightly supported on the base of the lantern and around the candle, so that the light is fully protected against extinguishment by wind, and a cheap and convenient article is supplied" (lines 9-15). The lantern has a raised base with a candle socket in the middle, and the glass chimney is securely attached to the base. A frame and handle is attached to the base and top of the chimney.
Date: June 26, 1894
Creator: Jarmin, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an independent reservoir lamp for locomotive head lights. "?The conduit by which the reservoir and burner communicate is liable to be obstructed with sediment which not only interferes with the suitable flow of oil but corrodes the metal and necessitates repairs" (lines 13-17). The invention is convenient to use and inexpensive.
Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Owens, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vacuum Electric-Arc Furnace.

Description: Patent for "an improved electric furnace having means to positively insure the thorough fusion or reduction of the substances placed therein without loss due to combustion or the oxidation of such substances, while at the same time providing an effective distribution of the heat and the prevention of the loss of carbon by combustion" (lines 17-25). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 1, 1897
Creator: Eldridge, Hilliary; Wright, George Hudson & Clark, Daniel J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a lantern that has an "exceedingly cheap construction, that is designed for use in high winds, as well as for domestic use, and which may be employed in connection with the ordinary oil and wick or candle" (lines 10-14).
Date: January 8, 1895
Creator: Seys, Cornelius D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an improved lantern that allows for lighting and extinguishing flame, and refilling oil, without having to lift the glass chimney. Includes illustrations.
Date: October 3, 1911
Creator: Ebrite, Lewis C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Lights go on]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about street lights being installed in the area of Fort Worth's Amon Carter Riverside High School.
Date: April 9, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Compendium of student papers: 2011 undergraduate transportation scholars program.

Description: "This report is a compilation of research papers written by students participating in the 2011 Undergraduate Transportation Scholars Program. The papers in this compendium report on the following topics, respectively: 1) evaluating the impact of nighttime work zone lighting characteristics n motorists; 2) late night roadway visibility; 3) investigation of the use and pricing of the I-15 express lanes in San Diego; 4) intercity passenger rail access to airports: a case study at the Milwaukee airport; 5) development of a background complexity assessment tool; 6)identifying pavement preservation treatments suitable for performance-related specifications; and 7)arsenic content and retro-reflectivity of glass beads used in pavement markings."
Date: May 2012
Creator: Desorcie, Felicia; Jian, Ruoxin; Kelly, Pete; Larson, Shawn; Rasulo, Marcus; Rivera, Joshua et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an oil burner which ensures the "formation of a thorough mixture of oil, air and a fluid under pressure, such as steam or compressed air" and the prevention of the "flooding of the burner with surplus oil".
Date: June 3, 1913
Creator: Eckhardt, Richard H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abilene Public Library, Abilene, Texas: Basement Electric Plan

Description: Basement electric plan for Abilene Public Library in Abilene, Texas. It includes a floor plan with detailed electrical notes, an electric riser diagram, guide to electrical symbols, lighting panel schedule, power distribution panel schedule, and lighting distribution panel schedule.
Date: 1957~
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.