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Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a nut-lock that is meant to be screwed onto a bolt, threaded shaft, axle spindle, or other similar screws. The nut has an improved construction and a lock that consists of a tiny pin that must be pulled out before the nut can be unscrewed.
Date: September 19, 1893
Creator: Stewart, William Mills
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Car Coupling and Bumper.

Description: Patent for a combined car coupling and bumper. It has a draw-head with a throat, mouth, recess, and coupling pin hole; the recess has a slot that opens into the front of the draw-head; a lock-block that fits in the slot; a pin-seat that receives the lock-block; a spiral spring that holds in the pin-seat; and a coupling pin in the pin seat and a link.
Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Wallace, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a novel, simple, and practical car coupling that has a link and gravity pin. It "may be set to coupe two of the improved couplings on approaching cars, when these devices engage each other, and also that may be manipulated by the usual lever or chain attachment to uncouple two connected drawheads, effecting such a detachment from the sides or roof of the car" (lines 12-19).
Date: October 17, 1893
Creator: Tiner, John F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvement in car-couplings by using many separate parts to work together to connect cars; and it can be operated without the operator going between the cars. Illustration is included.
Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Goss, Wilson Lumpkin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-couplings in which it can be adapted “to the draw-heads of car-couplings that is already in used and that there need not be two similar couplings of this character in order to permit the device to operate successfully.” (Lines 74-78) Illustration is included.
Date: October 13, 1891
Creator: Yates, Junius E. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Pen or Pencil Holder and Pin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved writing-utensil holder and pin. This design "not only forms a convenient receptacle for a pen or pencil, but . . . it is also adapted for use as an ornamental scarf or breast pin, and to this end the bands may be appropriately shaped to confine a stone or other setting, which can be held from endwise displacement, if necessary, by means of lugs . . . at each end of the bar" (lines 63-71).
Date: July 31, 1888
Creator: Stewart, Samuel F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car-coupling that has a "simple construction which can be operated without going between the cars both in coupling and in uncoupling, and also to provide for adjusting the height of the coupler or draw head so that cars of different heights can be readily coupled" (lines 17-22).
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Duggan, Nicholas S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin.

Description: Patent for cotton gin, which includes a huller roller, seed bar, and seed grate to separate and remove seeds from the cotton. Ginning points/pins are used instead of saws. Due to the positioning of the ginning points/pins, the surface of the ginning cylinder in its entirety is available for ginning and there are fewer mechanical friction points.
Date: October 17, 1911
Creator: Hollingsworth, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pin-Box and Fastener.

Description: Patent for a pin box fastener, which holds the tape inside the box while allowing the pins to be withdrawn.
Date: September 22, 1908
Creator: Kimbler, Henry Randolphus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[United States Navy Ribbon With Honorable Service Lapel, "Ruptured Duck", Pin]

Description: A piece of ribbon with the words "U.S. Navy" flanked by a flag and anchor on each side. Also on the ribbon is an Honorable Discharge pin, known as a "The Ruptured Duck." It is gold-colored metal, with an eagle facing right with wings spread perched within a ring which displays thirteen vertical stripes. The right wing of the eagle is behind the ring and the left wing is behind the ring. The "Ruptured Duck" was given to all Honorably Discharged military personnel, allowing them to wear their uniforms after leaving their service due to their inability to afford civilian clothes. At the same time, the pin let Military Police know that the wearer was not AWOL (Away Without Leave).
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

Pin for Engravers' Blocks.

Description: Patent for a pin for engravers' blocks for holding items to be engraved on the block. It has grooves of various widths on the sides to fit different size objects.
Date: July 16, 1907
Creator: Martin, Joseph Clay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portraits of Man Standing]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. A man is photographed in two torso-length front facing poses. In the left image, he is sitting in a chair with a hat on his knee. In the right image, he is standing beside the chair. He is wearing a light shirt, a dark patterned tie, a checked suit jacket, and matching pants. The name "D. D. Raff" is written on the photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of Boy]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. A young man is photographed in two bust-length poses. The left image is a three quarter view facing slightly right. The right image is a front view. The boy is wearing a light plaid shirt, a striped tie with a tie pin, and a suit jacket. There are pens in the chest pocket and a pin on the lapel. His hair is cut shorter on the sides and is slicked back on top.
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 sitting on a chair. The woman is wearing a dress with a pin and in the first photograph, she is sitting facing the camera and is looking off to the left. In the second photograph, she is turned toward the left with one arm resting on the back of the chair. She is looking directly at the camera and smiling.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portraits of a Woman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This image is of a woman, seated in a chair holding two small dogs. She is wearing a dress in both photographs and in the first photograph, she is wearing a beaded necklace and flowers in her hair. In the second photograph, she is wearing a different beaded necklace and a flower pin on her dress. In the first photograph, she has one dog under her right arm and she is holding the other dog with her left hand and looking at the camera. In the second photograph, she has the two dogs in her lap and is looking directly at the camera and smiling.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Two Portraits of Laura Lee Snyder Dickinson]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. This image is of two photographs of Laura Lee Snyder Dickinson. She is wearing a button down shirt with a pin and what appears to be a flower in her hair. In the first photograph, she is seated facing slightly to the left and is turned to look at the camera. In the second photograph, she is behind what appears to be a chair with her arms crossed under her chin on the back of the chair. In both photographs, she is looking directly at the camera and smiling.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Portrait of Woman]

Description: Photograph of 1 person. A woman is photographed in one bust-length three-quarter facing pose looking left. She is wearing a dark-colored dress with a pin at the neck. Her hair is pulled back, and she has bangs.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum