Cleaner for Seed-Cotton.

Cleaner for Seed-Cotton.

Date: November 8, 1898
Creator: Hart, Edward
Description: Patent for a new and improved cleaner for seed cotton, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Postcard of Bedroom General Sam Houston]

[Postcard of Bedroom General Sam Houston]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a four post wooden bed next to a fireplace with a full mantle and gun mounted on the wall, a rocking crib and rocking chair with an animal skin at the center of the wooden room. The bottom edge of the postcard reads "Bedroom of General Sam Houston." The back of the postcard adds, "Sam Houston Home and Grounds General Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army in 1836, President of the Republic of Texas, Governor of the states of Tennessee and Texas, United States Senator. General Houston lived in Huntsville, Texas, during his last years. His grave is in the city cemetery."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of General View of Sam Houston Home and Grounds]

[Postcard of General View of Sam Houston Home and Grounds]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of three wooden buildings with stone chimneys from across a still body of water. The edge reads, "General View of Sam Houston Home and Grounds." The back of the postcard adds, "Kitchen, Houston Home, Houston's Law Office. In the foreground, Lake Oolooteekah. In the background, pecan tree planted by General Houston, 1847."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of Methodist Church in Huntsville]

[Postcard of Methodist Church in Huntsville]

Date: September 15, 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a photograph of a church with arched doorways and a steeple, described as "Methodist Church, Huntsville, Texas. Erected 1888." The letter on the back of the postcard reads, "Certainly enjoyed my visit to Beaumont, and oh how I did hate to leave. Reached home from there Monday. Best wishes to all my friends, Love Sarah." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
Churn.

Churn.

Date: February 25, 1913
Creator: Burdeaux, Carey E. & Burdeaux, Charley W.
Description: Patent for an improvement to churns. "The purpose of the invention is to provide a novel churn structure embodying a pair of oppositely reciprocating dashers mounted in a common churn receptacle or body and operated from a single crank wheel" (lines 15-19).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Date: January 2, 1872
Creator: Randolph, Jeremiah
Description: Patent for an improved bailing press consisting of "a novel arrangement of levers, connecting-bars, and cords, in combination with the follower and windlass, whereby the follower is worked in the downward direction for pressing, and in the opposite direction for elevating it to recharge the press, by the said windlass" (lines 5-11).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Crank-Pin-Box Connection.

Crank-Pin-Box Connection.

Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
Description: Patent for "improvements in the connections of single-acting pistons of compressor-engines and other engines of like character with one common crank-pin of the main shaft where two or more cylinders and pistons are employed." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Scale-Beams.

Improvement in Scale-Beams.

Date: June 29, 1875
Creator: Robinson, William T.
Description: Patent for "the movable weight used on scale-beams; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the weight to slip over the scale-beam, and with a roller, upon which the weight rests or is suspended, in combination with a locking device." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Hopkins, Benjamin F.
Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper meant to be the most simply constructed. The hoes are attached to a rotating cylinder in the center of the frame, and the hoes rotating is what chops the cotton.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Roller-Index.

Roller-Index.

Date: July 6, 1891
Creator: Nance, John D.
Description: Patent for "improvements in combined spring-rollers and cabinet for ledger-index sheets," (lines 10-12) with instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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