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Milam County Calaboose sign

Description: Photograph of a sign outside the Milam County Calaboose. It reads: "Calaboose. May 16, 1892. A bid to build the calaboose was accepted by the Cameron City Council from a company called Westmoreland and Mullinax for $262.50. Calaboose was to be accepted by Major A.J. Lewis and City Marshall R. L. Batte. Mayor Lewis later became Sheriff of Milam County. The Calaboose is twenty feet long, ten feet wide and twelve feet high. Thick wooden walls are formed by the placement of two-by-four-inch timbers flat on top of each other. The floor is of similar construction. The two-by-fours are placed edgewise forming a four-inch wall. There is a door at each end and two windows, one on each side of the building in both cells. The windows have two sets of iron bars - a rounded set of twelve that is built into the facing and a flat set of nine attached on the inside. To keep out the rain and also to help keep prisoners in, wooden shutters were put on the outside. There are iron bars on each shutter which served as a lock."
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Ruffling Attachment for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ruffling attachment for sewing machines. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the flat main plate having the loop, of the ruffling-plate having its side at one end turned over parallel with its main portion, and provided with a spring tongue or plate that is inserted in the loop" (lines 59-63).
Date: July 8, 1884
Creator: Lauraine, Eugene G.
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Historical Marker: El Paso Salt War

Description: Photograph of state historical marker located near the salt flats of Hudspeth County. The marker has several gunshot markings and reads: "Resentment over private control of the salt lakes in this region, often called Guadalupe Lakes, led to the El Paso Salt War. - Erected by the State of Texas 1936."
Date: June 8, 2018
Creator: Hicks, William
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Cotton Bale Binder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton bale binder. This design "consists of a simple contrivance for binding cotton and other bales together when loaded on flat cars to prevent the load from being shaken apart and separated by the shocks and jolts of the car, and also to prevent the bales from being pulled off by cotton thieves, the said contrivance consisting of two or more hooks having pulleys or eyes strung on a rope, the rope being fastened to one of the eyes or pulleys forming one end of the binder, the hooks being caught in the bands of the bales" (lines 7-18).
Date: May 8, 1883
Creator: Burr, Lewis
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Pattern for Bridle Blinkers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blinder. This design "is to provide improved patterns for bridle-blinkers whereby the latter can be made cheaply by utilizing waste scraps of leather" (lines 8-11).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Hess, Christian W.
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[News Script: Lake victim]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Gary Dean Smith's body found in Mountain Creek Lake.
Date: May 8, 1962
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Council]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Fort Worth City Council in regards to radar for catching speeders; the police department and corporation court judges are asked to present opinions, while Councilman Moore wants to abolish the use of radar in Fort Worth and all over the country. The issue grew out of discussion on purchasing three more radar units.
Date: December 8, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

79th Texas Legislature, Second Called Session, House Concurrent Resolution 17

Description: Concurrent resolution introduced by the Texas House of Representatives and Senate granting the legislature permission to adjourn for more than three days during the period beginning on Thursday, August 11, 2005, and ending on Tuesday, August 16, 2005.
Date: September 8, 2005
Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
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[News Script: Jewelry burglary]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an Arlington jewelry store that was robbed. Money, diamonds, and watches were stolen from Skinner's Jewelry. All was valued at nearly 12 thousand dollars.
Date: June 8, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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Curry Comb.

Description: Patent for a new and improved curry-comb. This design "has relation to that class of curry-combs provided with detachable and reversible handles, and has for its object to provide simple and effective means whereby the handle can be readily detached from the comb and replaced in a reverse position, or removed for the purpose of economizing for space in packing for transportation" (lines 17-24).
Date: June 8, 1886
Creator: Johnson, Thomas Jefferson
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Copy-Holder.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple copy, record, or book holder stand that is easily adjustable. It sits on a table, and the stand is two horizontal plates that are positioned next to each other.
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Phillips, James M.
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Nut-Lock.

Description: Patent for a nut lock meant to be used with railway joints and fish plates. It has a slotted locking plat that sits between two nuts and can be removed. It is simple and inexpensive, easy to use, and effective.
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Taylor, Harris
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[News Script: Bob Hayes Signs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Bob Hayes, Olympic record-holder who played his last football game for Florida A&M as he leaves the amateur ranks to sign with the Dallas Cowboys.
Date: December 8, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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[News Script: Man held in theft of 2,000 half dollars]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an Arlington man being arrested on federal theft charges after allegedly stealing a bag of 2,000 half-dollar coins from a Railway Express office in Oklahoma.
Date: June 8, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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[News Script: Roping]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Don McLaughlin's 6th annual post-season roping competition.
Date: December 8, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Train derailed]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a freight train derailing in Fort Worth, caused by a defective wheel mechanism on one of the derailed cars.
Date: May 8, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Pharmacy holdup]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a pharmacy in Farmers Branch being robbed.
Date: October 8, 1962
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections