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Barbless wire

Description: Barbless ribbon wire from holding pens at a ranch north of Crystal City, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Laying Wire in France]

Description: Photograph of Alfred Bramble and Larson laying telephone wire near Rahling, France. Larson is visible in the top window, and Bramble stands on the ground. A truck is visible to the right. A handwritten note on the photo reads: "Laying wire near Rahling, France. Larson in the window, me on the ground".
Date: [1941..1945]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Blue Mountain

Description: This photograph shows a mountain in the distance. In the foreground, there appears to be the edge of an unpaved road and telephone wires up above. Between the road and the mountain, there is a flat area covered in desert scrub. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Blue Mountain west of Ft. Davis Tex. June 1929 by H. A. King."
Date: June 1929
Creator: King, H. A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Wires Hanging from Ceiling]

Description: Photograph of wires hanging from the ceiling in an attic in the Polk County courthouse in Livingston, Texas. There is also debris on the floor.
Date: November 30, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Wires Hanging From Ceiling]

Description: Photograph of several wires hanging from the ceiling of a darkened room in the Polk County courthouse in Livingston, Texas.
Date: November 30, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Equipment on Table]

Description: Photograph of equipment and wires on a glass-topped table at the front of a courtroom in the Liberty County courthouse in Liberty, Texas. Four red leather chairs and several wooden benches are visible in the background.
Date: January 13, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Debris in Darkened Room]

Description: Photograph of debris in a darkened room, with several wires hanging from the ceiling, in the Polk County courthouse in Livingston, Texas.
Date: November 30, 2009
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Trolley-Wire Crossing.

Description: Patent for "means of which trolley-wires may be made to cross each other without contact and at the same time admit of the passage of trolley-wheels over each of the cross-lines." (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 8, 1896
Creator: Handshy, Henry Milton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Suspender Device.

Description: Patent for a suspender device that is "a [rear] fastening device having a central loop, a coil, a keeper and a pin extending from the coil and engaging the keeper all formed from one piece of wire, in combination, with a slide having a linked portion surrounding and vertically movable on the central loop, and having a pair of ends or prongs projecting upward between the loop and the linked-portion of the slide to form tongues" (lines 81-90). The forward fastening devices attach to the ends of webbing.
Date: December 31, 1895
Creator: Krebs, Emil, L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an efficient, compact, and durable fence-wire stretcher that works on any size fence-post. It is an "easily and quickly applied means for clamping and drawing together the ends of a broken fence-wire" (lines 14-16).
Date: October 8, 1895
Creator: Day, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for a wire-tightener that stretches "the wire after it has been secured to the post, and to take up any slack which may exist therein, owing to causes arising subsequent to the first stretching of the wires" (lines 10-13). It has similar features of other wire-tightener but is simple and efficient.
Date: January 1, 1895
Creator: Glenn, John William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Post.

Description: Patent for a fence-post for wire fences and allows for the wires to be removed once secured. This invention allows for the fenced-in area to be changed and adjusted.
Date: April 2, 1895
Creator: Pryor, Robert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive wire-stretcher that can easily stretch a wire in a series on a fence in such a way that the stretcher doesn't need to brace against a post.
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Sparkman, James S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pliers.

Description: Patent for pliers that has one jaw fitted with ribs and the other with grooves. This allows the pliers to clamp onto and kink a wire in an improved way.
Date: December 19, 1893
Creator: Neuhaus, Frank C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive wire stretcher "which may readily be employed for stretching wires to a post for stapling, for stretching or drawing the ends of wires together for tying and for drawing out or removing staples from a post" (lines 12-16).
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Palmer, Joshua C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-and-Picket-Fence Machine.

Description: Patent for a machine that secures "pickets in wire fencing, the wires having been secured to and stretched between the fence-posts and the machine applied to the wires and operated by hand to secure the pickets to the wires by an operation which places them in crossed relation to form loops within which the pickets are secured at the proper distance apart" (lines 9-16). The machine works on wires that have already been stretched.
Date: May 12, 1896
Creator: Rice, Elisha A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a simple, economical, and effictive wire-stretcher that uses "the fence-post as the fulcrum for the implement or tool in using the latter to stretch the wires longitudinally from post to post, and to provide a simple hand implement or tool by which a single person can rapidly string the fence-wires from post to post, stretch the wires, and kink or twist the same to take up slack" (lines 19-26).
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Cardwell, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Slat-and-Wire Fence-Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple and compact wire-fence machine that can be hand operated and aids in the construction of a wire fence. The machine stretches and maintains tension while twisting and securing the wire to a post. The machine also twists wires together.
Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Haley, Anslem J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insulator.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and durable insulator meant for protecting wires for telephones and telegraphs. The insulator has two sections with recesses and locking apertures.
Date: June 18, 1895
Creator: Patterson, James M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Fence Stretcher and Splicer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire fence stretcher and splicer. This design "relates to improvements in wire-fence stretchers and splicers; and it consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of the parts" (lines 10-13).
Date: March 25, 1884
Creator: Pierce, Jonathan E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool for Building Wire Fences.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective tool used for building wire fences that is "a nail holding and driving device, a measuring attachment, and a wire cutter" (lines 12-14).
Date: May 15, 1894
Creator: Highsmith, Lewis C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design "relates to that class of wire stretchers or tighteners which are adapted to be applied upon the strands of wire forming a fence, and are used to tighten or stretch the same by winding the strand about one end of the device and engaging the other end of the latter with the strand" ( lines 11-17).
Date: April 21, 1885
Creator: Irvine, John B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Forming Wire Articles.

Description: Patent for an improved machine that makes wire coils, springs, pins, and similar wire formations. "The invention has for its objects to provide a simple, cheap and durable device or machine for the purpose named which can be easily operated and capable of turning out a large number of the articles with the expenditure of the minimum amount of time and labor" (lines 22-28).
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Porter, Louis H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient wire stretcher that aids in fence-building, tightening loose wires, cutting wires, and tying broken wires. The stretcher is similar in appearance to a wrench that can be taken apart in order to properly utilize the tool.
Date: June 13, 1893
Creator: McKinney, John Wilson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department