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Machine for Washing Dishes.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dish-washing machine. This design "relates to machines for cleansing dishes, clothes, and other articles of that class in which the water is agitated. The object of the invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive, and generally efficient machine that will perform its functions speedily, and will require but very little expenditure of operating power" (lines 10-17).
Date: December 4, 1883
Creator: Harris, Charles Alexander.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for invention of certain new and useful improvements in plows with accompanying drawings. An improved plow in which revolving mold board is driven without the intervention of a universal joint [5-30]
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Kirk, John, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grindstone Fixture.

Description: Patent for a new and improved grindstone fixture. This design consists "[i]n a fastening for grindstones, the combination of the shaft having the rounded collar and the screw-threaded portion, the stone fitting with its central perforation upon the shaft, the washer having the concave aperture fitting upon the collar, the washer having the set-screws, and the nut upon the threaded part of the shaft clamping the washers upon the stone" (lines 77-85).
Date: February 26, 1889
Creator: Stopple, John Julius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shot-Canister

Description: Patent for "to provide a revolving case having a series of annularly or otherwise located compartments formed of transparent material and adapted for the reception of shot of dierent grades; to provide means for delivering the shot from the compartments and also for gaging the same before and after delivery" (lines 13-20).
Date: September 17, 1889
Creator: Harigel, Amil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hammock

Description: Patent for a hammock for jails and ships. Illustrations included.
Date: January 3, 1911
Creator: Palm, Jay Dee & Palm, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Musical Instrument.

Description: Patent for a new musical instrument, similar to a lyre, designed to "provide a new and improved musical instrument which is simple and durable in construction, very light, of high resonant qualities, and arranged to permit convenient manipulation of the strings without the player touching the soundboard with the fingers" (lines 10-15), which includes illustrations.
Date: February 6, 1906
Creator: Krueger, Amandus M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Transcript of Several Letters Concerning a Mine, December 1828]

Description: Copy of transcript for three letters, written in December 1828, and one written in July of 1829. The first, from Stephen F. Austin, on December 9, 1828, claiming a mine he discovered. The second is from Tomas M. Duke on December 10, 1828, and the third is from Stephen F. Austin on December 13, 1828. The last, from Juan Martines and Pedro Vidaurri to Stephen F. Austin, on July 3, 1829, gives him control of the mine.
Date: December 9, 1828
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.; Duke, Tomas M.; Martines, Juan & Vidaurri, Pedro
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Bicycle Alarm

Description: Patent for a "simple and cheap as well as ornamental bicycle-whistle...of novel and peculiar construction, adapted for attachment to the bicycle and made to sound at pleasure" (lines 14-18). Illustrations and instructions are included.
Date: July 13, 1897
Creator: Crump, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Destroyer.

Description: Patent for fumigation insect destroyer, in particular cotton boll weevils, but also for prairie dogs and other vermin.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Koy, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Historic Marker Application: Hill House]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Hill House, in San Felipe, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, original application, narrative, and photographs.
Date: November 8, 2012
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
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Partner: Texas Historical Commission

[Historic Marker Application: Bellville Turnverein Pavilion]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Bellville Turnverein Pavilion, in Bellville, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, original application, narrative, newspaper clippings, maps, and photographs.
Date: November 21, 1996
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
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Partner: Texas Historical Commission

[Historic Marker Application: Harigel House]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Harigel House, in Bellville, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, original application, narrative, and photographs.
Date: 1984
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
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Partner: Texas Historical Commission

[Historic Marker Application: Lindemann-Ott House]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Lindemann-Ott House, in Industry, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, original application, narrative, floor plans, maps, and photographs.
Date: May 4, 2010
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
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Partner: Texas Historical Commission