Dear Portal friends: Do you enjoy having history at your fingertips? We’ve appreciated your support over the years, and need your help to keep history alive. Here’s the deal: we’ve received a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Now it’s time to keep our word and raise matching funds for the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment. If even half the people who use the Portal this month give $5, we’d meet our $1.5 million goal immediately! All donations are tax-deductible and support Texas history: yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Not Now
Combined Cotton-Chopper And Cultivator.

Combined Cotton-Chopper And Cultivator.

Date: June 13, 1899
Creator: Parker, Robert L.
Description: Patent for a new and useful combined cotton chopper and cultivator, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Listing-Machine.

Listing-Machine.

Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Blanchard, William R.; Matthews, Lafyette & Watkins, Cisero
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in listing machines, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Listing-Machine.

Listing-Machine.

Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Blanchard, William R.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in listing machines, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Baling-press

Baling-press

Date: December 8, 1900
Creator: Dennis, Felix Henry
Description: Patent for a baling-press that will prevent hay or other material from jamming the mechanisms used to bale it.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Wire Working Tool.

Wire Working Tool.

Date: February 4, 1902
Creator: Hargrove Benjamin O.
Description: Patent for a new and useful wireworking-tool. "This invention relates to a wireworking-tool particularly adapted for use in twisting wire-ties around posts and over runners, drawing staples, and cutting wires" (line 8-11).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Track-Raiser.

Track-Raiser.

Date: October 16, 1894
Creator: Steed, Thaddeus Franklin
Description: Patent for an improved track-raiser used during constructing and repairing railways. It is a jack that raises and holds a rail in place.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Listing-Machine.

Listing-Machine.

Date: October 21, 1902
Creator: Matthews, Lafayette
Description: Patent for a mechanism used to mount the beam and to connect to the axle in a listing-machine, a class of braking-plows. The mechanism will provide lever support and a means for securing the segmental rack while still being simple, efficient, durable, and inexpensive.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
People By House

People By House

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of three images. The top left image shows a house with trees and a car parked on the street; a woman is standing on the sidewalk, walking toward the car. The bottom left image shows an older woman and a young boy posing in the yard outside a house. The bottom right picture shows three elderly people, with trees in the background.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Street Scene

Street Scene

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of Main Street in Merkel, Texas in the early 1900s. There are a row of stores on the left with people standing outside them, including J. T. Warren Dry Goods, J. T. Warren Groceries, W. P. Browning and Co., First National Bank, Watson & Bacon, Hooplin, Burroughs, and Hutcheson.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Exterior View of B. F. Cox Home

Exterior View of B. F. Cox Home

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of B. F. Jr. and Mary Cox sitting on the porch steps of the Cox home. There is an arbor framing the entrance and a stone pathway to the porch.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
FIRST PREV 1 2 3 4 5 NEXT LAST
Beta Preview