Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Date: April 3, 1860
Creator: Sweeny, Samuel P.
Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-seed planters using a combination of an adjustable agitator and a movable self-adjusting stirrer, including illustration.
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Breakwater.

Breakwater.

Date: June 7, 1859
Creator: Armour, D. Hillen
Description: Patent for improving seawalls to "preserve channels across the bars at the mouths of rivers, creeks, or canals and between bays and gulfs" (lines 6-8), including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Improvement in Cotton-Scrapers.

Date: February 19, 1861
Creator: Shepard, Josiah
Description: Patent for the improvement of a cotton scraper "for general cultivation of drill-husbandry" (lines 17-18) and cotton crops, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Date: September 4, 1860
Creator: Park, A. R.
Description: Patent for the improvement of seed-planters using a rotary system to distribute seeds from a drum and into the soil, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Hanging Millstones.

Hanging Millstones.

Date: May 29, 1860
Creator: Dance, G. P.
Description: Patent for improvement of hanging millstones using a driver to hang the runner of a pair of millstones, “as it rotates, adjust itself to the position of the stationary stone, and the parallelism of the faces of the two stones be preserved whether the stationary one be perfectly horizontal or not” (lines 19-24), including illustration.
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[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

Date: 1914~
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." On one side, this coin says, "In Trade Only, 5" with a logo and a partially-visible patent date: "Pat. Apr. 191[4]"; on the other it has the text: "5, J. G. Smith & Bro., Columbia, Tex."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

[J. G. Smith & Bro. Token]

Date: 1914~
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." On one side, this coin says, "In Trade Only, 10" with a logo and patent date, "Pat. Apr. 7, 1914"; on the other it has the text: "J. G. Smith & Bro, 10, Columbia, Texas."
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The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 10, 1844

The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 10, 1844

Date: February 10, 1844
Creator: unknown
Description: Weekly newspaper from the Columbia, Texas area that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1, Friday, March 22, 1844

The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1, Friday, March 22, 1844

Date: March 22, 1844
Creator: unknown
Description: Weekly newspaper from the Columbia, Texas area that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 13, Ed. 1, Friday, April 5, 1844

The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 13, Ed. 1, Friday, April 5, 1844

Date: April 5, 1844
Creator: unknown
Description: Weekly newspaper from the Columbia, Texas area that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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