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Animal Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal trap. This design consists in "a platform having a rod or bar secured to its upper face, and having the ends of the choke-spring coiled thereon, pins or prongs extending from one edge of the platform for engagement with a side of a box, a box having one of its sides elevated, against which the pronged end of the platform abuts for engagement therewith, and having recesses in its opposite ends for the recession of a loop, which passes thence over the free end of the platform for binding the same to the box" (lines 3-14).
Date: June 12, 1888
Creator: Beach, Philemon Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Gin Feeder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-gin feeder. This design consists in "a rectangular inclined box, endless feeding belts having spiked slats, the revolving fan at the upper end of the inclined box, and screen at the opposite end and lower side of the box, through which the sand and dirt from the cotton may escape, the current of air from the revolving fan assisting in expelling the sand and dirt, the latter falling between the slats and down the inclined bottom of the box and out through the screen" (lines 73-83).
Date: June 22, 1886
Creator: Wiley, Jesse G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for "an improved device, easily attached,cheap of manufacture, and durable and efficient in use, which will dispense with the employment of weights and cords, and which will not be affected by the Weather to allow the window to fall by the shrinkage of the holder" (lines 14-20).
Date: June 10, 1890
Creator: Stukes, John Marion
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brakes for Wagons and Cars.

Description: Patent for "am improved brake for wagons, cars, and other vehicles which shall be simple in construction, convenient in use, and powerful in operation" (lines 19-22) including illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1879
Creator: Franklin, Mathew C. & Landrum, Nathaniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Gate.

Description: Patent for an automatic gate that can be unlatched and opened by a vehicle approaching; and then, closed and latched again after passage of the vehicle. The automatic gate is reliable, not easily deranged, and simple in construction.
Date: June 13, 1911
Creator: Laas, Louis August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of a Fire at the Delaware Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas]

Description: Postcard of the burning of the Delaware Hotel. The town's fire department is trying to extinguish the flames, as seen by the hose leading from the wagons in the bottom right corner of the image. A large crowd is watching the event unfold from the left. Despite the image being black and white, the smoke has a slight red tint to it. The back of the photograph has a handwritten note from the sender that says, "[...] This is the nearest thing to a fire wagon here, so I sent it. [...]"
Date: June 20, 1908
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas