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Kiddieland Park

Description: Photograph of Kiddieland Park in Austin, Texas. There is a wooden structure with a sign that says "Kiddie Dude Ranch" and benches to the right. A small train full of passengers is passing by. To the far left, an automobile is partially visible and there are trees, tents, and other attractions in the background.
Date: June 20, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Postcard for Bastrop, Texas]

Description: Postcard showing nine scenes of Bastrop, Texas. Photographs include (from left to right): (1) Piney Creek, (2) Main Street, (3) Diagonal Street, (4) Bastrop from bird's-eye view, (5) the court house and jail, (6) bridge across the Colorado River, (7) the high school building, (8) a side view of the bridge across the Colorado River, and (9) a train depot. A partially-legible note is written on the back, that says "Suppose you will be surprised to receive this postal but did think of the [...] for a postal. Hope you are all well [...] Hattie."
Date: unknown
Creator: Grissom
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for an innovation in the combination and arrangement of parts for car-couplers including illustrations.
Date: August 7, 1900
Creator: Hawkins, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter to Charles B. Moore]

Description: Letter to Charles B. Moore from an unidentified author (possibly Claude White). The letter thanks Mr. Moore for the letter he sent the writer and states that Dr. Miller no longer has an age limit "for the association," so Mr. Moore can now join. The writer states that he and Linnet have left their Tennessee friends and are headed home. It goes on to give the details of their trip.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Brake-Staff.

Description: Patent for a new type of brake staff for trains featuring a modular design allowing its form to be changed as necessary. This is useful for connecting train cars where regular brake staffs may get in the way. Including illustrations.
Date: September 12, 1905
Creator: Clark, James Thomas & Meyer, Henry L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Switch and Signal System

Description: Patent for a switch and signal system to be used for railroad signaling and to prevent trains on different tracks from colliding. (lines 12-22)
Date: December 12, 1905
Creator: Adams, Edwin J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ladder

Description: Patent for ladders, more particularly to one adapted for use in connection with freight-cars. (lines 9-11) Design to prevent the grab-irons from becoming disconnected from the rails. (lines 27-29)
Date: December 12, 1905
Creator: Saling, Thomas W. & McKiel, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-brake

Description: Patent for a car-brake that improves the ability of a train to stop its forward motion.
Date: December 29, 1900
Creator: Wise, Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for improvements to railroad car couplings granted to Conrad H. Carpenter. Improvements simplify the coupling construction and allow the cars to be couples automatically.
Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Carpenter, Conrad H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for improvements to the joints for railway rails to prevent "bumping of the wheels against the ends of rails and the cross ties adjacent to the joints" (lines 16-18) including illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1908
Creator: Adams, Powell O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CONVERTIBLE CAR.

Description: Patent for improved convertible cars pertaining to railroad rolling-stock, that can be converted from freight-car into a box-car or cattle-car. This invention is tighter in corners when serving as a box-car, to prevent leakage of transports.
Date: May 22, 1906
Creator: Cothern, John K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his Family, August 1917]

Description: Letter from Henry Clay, Jr. to his mother and family back home regarding his travels to St. Louis, Missouri. Clay says that they are on a train about three hours away from St. Louis but does not know about when they will travel to New York. Clay also tries to comfort his mother and tells her that she should be happy.
Date: August 1917
Creator: Clay, Henry, Jr.
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

Elevated Railway.

Description: Patent for a new elevated railway, consisting of the arrangement and parts described. Patent for "a new and improved elevated railway structure for moving cars or vehicles." (line 14) including perspective views, description and illustrations. Patent for a new elevated railway design including illustrations.
Date: December 13, 1892
Creator: Turner, Ephraim, M. & Maddox, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Replacer.

Description: Patent for "car-replacers or wrecking-frogs employed for guiding the wheels of a derailed car or locomotive to the rails." (Lines 7-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Hawkins, Robert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "pin-and-link car-couplings to enable the same to couple automatically and to be readily uncoupled without going between cars, and to provide means for holding the link in substantially a horizontal position for guiding it into the mouth of a draw-head to avoid going between cars and guiding the link by hand." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Allen, George F.; Allen, Charles D. & Martin, Richard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department