[View of the Gulf of Mexico]

[View of the Gulf of Mexico]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of wooden posts out in the Gulf of Mexico on the Texas coast. A beach is visible in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Fence-Post.

Fence-Post.

Date: April 2, 1895
Creator: Pryor, Robert
Description: Patent for a fence-post for wire fences and allows for the wires to be removed once secured. This invention allows for the fenced-in area to be changed and adjusted.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Post Auger.

Post Auger.

Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Miles, John E.
Description: Patent for a new and improved post auger. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a post-auger, of the socketed block, the screw-threaded rod extending from the center of the lower end of the block, the expander-disk fitting upon said threaded rod, and having the slotted wings or extensions, the two nuts for adjusting the position of the expander-disk upon the threaded-rod . . . whereby the lower pointed ends of the blades may be arranged to cross one another . . . the shaft [and] the cross-handle" (lines 73-96).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Wire Fence.

Wire Fence.

Date: November 8, 1853
Creator: Meriwether, William H.
Description: Patent for wire fencing using wooden and iron posts to be more readily seen by cattle, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: October 17, 1893
Creator: Gillis, John H.
Description: Patent for an inexpensive, strong, and simple wire stretcher that can be used quickly to stretch and secure wires. It also connects wires of different heights, and stretches wires to different tensions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Post-Driver.

Post-Driver.

Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: Harris, Stephen G.
Description: Patent for a machine that drives posts and "can be placed on the running gear of a vehicle in such a manner that it can be readily adjusted to operate on posts at either side of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle" (lines 14-18). It can be easily adjusted and is simply constructed.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Plaque Set in Ground]

[Plaque Set in Ground]

Date: October 14, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Description: Photograph of a plaque set in the ground in front of a wooden post in Hallettsville, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell