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[Portrait of Unknown men]

Description: Portrait of a group of unknown men. The men are posing in front of a back drop with a set that looks like a house next to them. All of the men are wearing suits and hats, and many of them are holding cigars. "Fey & Braunig Cuero, Texas" is written in the lower left corner, and "May 20, 1883" is written in the lower right corner.
Date: May 20, 1883
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Horse Collar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse collar. This design "consists in forming a portion of the large roll of the collar with leather, and the other part with canvas or ducking of two thicknesses, between which double part of ducking or canvas is placed a medicated composition and preservative, which serves as a remedial agent for the galling of horses shoulders', and as a preventative against gnawing of the collar by vermin. It also relates to an improved manner of stitching together the collar roll" (lines 13-23).
Date: August 7, 1883
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill Carrier for Harness.

Description: Patent for a new and improved thill-carrier for harnesses. This design utilizes a loop or ring, and "[b]y this construction of the thill-carriers it will be seen that the trouble and annoyance of running the thills into and backing them out of the thill-carriers are entirely overcome, and by means of the loops or rings . . . the thills are perfectly confined in the carriers . . . [they] may be made very cheap, and also very ornamental to the harness" (lines 66-76).
Date: March 13, 1883
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pest control device. This design "consist[s] of the flexible air-supply funnel, having end-supporting and mouth-distending rim, terminating in vertical bottom legs or branches, the gas generator, the air-inlet tube having the valve, and the rigid gas-discharge tube" (lines 22-28).
Date: December 25, 1883
Creator: Grafton, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department