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[Poem on Plaque]

Description: Photograph of a picture of a man smoking a pipe and a poem called "The Old Clock Tower" by Robert L. Brothers engraved on a plaque in Gonzales, Texas. A wrought-iron fence is visible in the right background.
Date: March 10, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Lamp by Pipe]

Description: Photograph of a lamp hanging from the ceiling by a pipe, in the Atascosa County courthouse in Jourdanton, Texas.
Date: October 13, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Valve.

Description: Patent for an improvement in valves which "is adapted for connection with pipes or conduits for conducting water, steam, or other fluids; and the object of the invention is to provide a simple and efficient appliance of this character possessing the functions of both a globe and a check valve; and it is adapted to advantageously control the flow of liquid no matter what position or its casing may occupy" (lines 7-15). It includes instructions and illustrations..
Date: August 15, 1899
Creator: Thummel, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for hose couplings which "may be very quickly and effectively placed in engagement with and held upon the nozzle of a hydrant, thus making the device very available for fire-hose" (lines 10-14).
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Dolen, Felix P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Water well]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a series of mishaps during the digging of a well in Dallas to assist the city's water supply.
Date: July 15, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[New]

Description: Photograph of a man hold a pipe. In the image, the unidentified man is hold a pipe and looking down at the camera with bare trees at the edge of the frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Business Card for T. M. Brown & Co.]

Description: A business card for T. M. Brown & Co. from the C. B. Moore Collection. This business card details the company's products which were wind mills; well casing, pipe, and fittings; and a full line of engineer's supplies. The card notes that this company manufactured Louisiana Cypress Tanks. The store was located on the corner of Front and Rusk Streets in Fort Worth, Texas. The name John Bryant is stamped on the card.
Date: unknown
Creator: T. M. Brown & Co.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara, March 29, 1863]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that despaired of receiving another letter from her after waiting a month between letters. David describes what they had to leave behind when the order to move out came. He also lists what he took with him. He recounts the meeting with his mother when he returned to her home after moving to Texas. He remarks that for once she hand nothing to say. He tells Clara he raced her mare. He appreciates the hat she gave him. He explains about the care of peach trees. He also says that he thinks it would be best to allow a slave, Rhett, to marry her beau. He ends the letter by sending his love to her and the children.
Date: March 29, 1863
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

HYDRANT.

Description: Patent for a hydrant model by V.H. Mills, with a mechanism that prevents pipes from freezing in cold water and a novel joint between the spout and the plug of the cock.
Date: January 2, 1906
Creator: Mills, Virgil H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department