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[Clipping: Plates renew memories of early PA, E.B. Sutherlin]

Description: Newspaper article about plates presented to the Port Arthur Historical Museum by James E. Sutherlin, Maureen McElroy, and Waneta Bowman. The article goes on to talk about Edgar B. Sutherlin's practice of exchanging foreign money for American dollars for sailors who came in to Port Arthur, as well as his tendency to buy them meals. The clipping is mounted on a piece of blue paper and laminated.
Date: October 25, 1981
Creator: Reeburgh, Helen
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[News Script: License plates]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about new license plates being made available for Tarrant County residents.
Date: January 31, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Client Card: Dr. James R. Chandler]

Description: Client card describing work completed at the Roman Bronze Works Foundry for Dr. James R. Chandler, including a job number, brief description, monetary amount, and dates associated with each entry. Pieces included: bronze cast Chiron (Belgian black marble base) and Chiron trophy (4 copies; Belgian black base).
Date: 1976-03/1980-04
Creator: Roman Bronze Works Foundry
Partner: Amon Carter Museum

Dental Swaging Apparatus

Description: Patent for a dental apparatus that produces gold facings and cusps for individual teeth, as well as plate and bridge work.
Date: July 31, 1906
Creator: Crawford, Lyter H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a rail joint that consists of a chair with a base plate and inwardly projecting flanges, a rail web, two plates that hook under the flanges and hold the rail in place, and two bolts that go through the plates and the rail.
Date: June 19, 1894
Creator: Perkins, Miles O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a mail-bag meant to "provide such bags or pouches with a secure, efficient, and durable fastening for the mouth which can be easily and quickly opened and closed" (lines 13-16).
Date: June 18, 1895
Creator: Knight, Moses G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a railway cattle-guard meant to be used "where the track of a railroad passes between the adjacent ends of fence-sections; and the invention seeks to provide elevated pricking-points in connection with adjacent guides inclining toward such points to direct the legs of the stock to such points so the latter will prick the lags at or above the top of the hoof" (lines 9-16).
Date: December 3, 1895
Creator: Jack, Harvey M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a printing, ruling, and cutting press of a simple and durable construction. The printing press can print both sides of a sheet of paper and has adjustable guards so that the operator can print any size paper. The machine also provides a "means for regulating the feed of the machine for adapting it to print short or long sections or a newspaper as well as a small tract" (lines 20-22). The machine has two plates opposite each other, the weight of one counterbalances the other so double printing is possible. Any amount of ink can be supplied to the rollers, and adjustable scrapers remove extra ink from the ink drums. The uncut paper can be wound around a device if necessary. A drying-cylinder provides that the printed material has no blurs.
Date: March 31, 1896
Creator: Hallenbeck, Matthew L. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a harness saddle that has a metallic frame that is hinged with straps, pads, guide straps that are secured to the pads and slide along straps, plates connected to a curved plate in the saddle, plates pivotally connected to the aforementioned plates, cylindrical lugs that are attached to plates, and cylindrical apertures that slip over the lugs.
Date: November 13, 1894
Creator: Miller, John A. & Warmoth, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Appliance for Horses.

Description: Patent for an electric appliance for stallions meant to stop the horse from masturbating. It is a box underneath the horse that is secured around the horse. When the horse gets an erection, the penis will touch the lower plate of the box and cause the circuit to close and shocks the animal.
Date: March 20, 1894
Creator: King, George R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Plate Stamped with Texas & Pacific Logo]

Description: Photograph of a china plate with detailed decorations around the lip and a Texas & Pacific Railway logo stamped in the center. A smaller image to the right shows a close-up view of the logo. Handwritten text below the photos says, "T&P Service Plate: 10 3/4" dia. Lamberton Scammell white with gold leaf T&P diamond logo 2 7/8" x 1 3/4" at centre. Wide border comes in 1 3/4" from edge and includes lots more gold Has wide rim stripe followed by a pinstripe followed by a band of tiny red-rimed [sic] leaf shapes. Inside that are golden floral baskets (6) filled with pink roses and tiny blue flowers alternating with 6 hanging medalions [sic] with green stones - all connected by a super-ornate chain of guilt leaves-with-berries and bows with hangs like looping banners framing everything else."
Date: unknown
Partner: The Grace Museum


Description: Annette and Don Dill in the nursery. They are sitting at a table with cups and plates. Other children look at them through a window.
Date: unknown
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth


Description: Patent for a reamer with a hexagonal shaped body and shell, central hub, a series of plates, springs, and metal dogs. Used for reaming well drilling tubes, which are used to drill artesian wells and deep water, and for cleaning out the reamer's own interior.
Date: April 24, 1911
Creator: Sly, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dinner plate

Description: Floral design in bottom of plate, painted in enamel, edge is banded with some freehand embellishment. Maker's Marks: "ENO... and Sons", "BURSLEM", and stamped motif. "Ancestor" of "Gaudy Dutch" design.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum