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Framing-Tool

Description: Patent for a framing tool designed to ease the laying of "rafters, stair carriages and the like" (lines 14-15). The tool assists in measuring proper "dimensions of cuts to be made in timber to accomplish desired construction" (lines 19-20).
Date: September 26, 1911
Creator: Whitlock, John N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage.

Description: Patent for a measuring gage for measuring rafters that clamps on the wood, has a saw guide line, and eliminates the use of multiple calculation instruments thus making the process simpler.
Date: April 2, 1907
Creator: Morrison, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Side View of a Building Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of the a side street view of a building being constructed. The front of the building, which is facing the left-hand side of the image, is covered in construction rafters. The side of the building, which is facing the front of the image, is made of brick and is lined with half-round windows. The wide dirt street in front of the building extends from the foreground to the left-hand side of the image. Large palm trees are visible in the far background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito, Construction of new Presb. Church 1952"
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Chapel Building Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of a roofless brick building under construction. There are rafters that surround the small, one-story building, and several workers are building the skeleton of a future completed roof. There is a row of windows at the side of the building, and it is raised from the ground on short stilts. The wide dirt road in the foreground travels across the front of the building as well as the two small houses next to it on the left-hand side. There is an automobile parked at the side of one of the houses. A handwritten note which reads, "Members Building Taylor Chapel" is inscribed below the image, and a typed caption that reads "The Brills" is visible underneath the writing. There is also a typed note on the back of the photograph that reads, "(illegible) Scott and Penn building church at Taylor, the members helping".
Date: unknown
Creator: Walter S. Scott
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Church Building Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of the side of a church building in the process of being built. The half-built structure, which spans the entire width of the image, is made of brick. The entire side of the building is lined with half-round windows. The structure does not yet have a roof, however there is a belfry tower built at the front of the building which faces the right-hand side of the image. The front of the building is covered with wood beams and rafters. There are piles of wood along the side of the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito, 1952 Mexican Church under construction (new building)".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Square.

Description: Patent for a a carpenters square, which has tables printed on it for calculating the length and angle that rafter boards should be cut to.
Date: January 17, 1911
Creator: McCormick, Terrill William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department