Acala cotton seed poster

Acala cotton seed poster

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Advertisement for No. 111 strain Acala cotton seed developed by John D. Rogers of Navasota, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Allenfarm Acala Cotton

Allenfarm Acala Cotton

Date: unknown
Creator: Rogers, John D.
Description: This pamphlet describes the qualities of John D. Rogers' "Allenfarm Acala" with photos of the business.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Seed Display

Seed Display

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a Roscoe Pure Seed Association display at the West Texas Fair in the 1920's.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, April 29, 1859]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, April 29, 1859]

Date: April 29, 1859
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother discussing brief news about him and his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He sent gifts to some friends and that he hoped they arrived safely. He had begun constructing a kitchen and dining room for his home and asked that his brother try to locate some seeds that were misplaced somewhere.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
Combined Cotton and Corn Planter.

Combined Cotton and Corn Planter.

Date: June 5, 1894
Creator: Wittich, George
Description: Patent for an improved combined corn and cotton planters that "effectively carr[ies] out the duplex functions of planters of this class, which will possess advantages in point of simplicity, durability, effectiveness, and general efficiency" (lines 11-14).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Machines for Planting Cotton-Seed.

Improvement in Machines for Planting Cotton-Seed.

Date: July 5, 1859
Creator: Morrel, Z. N.
Description: Patent for a machine to clear top soil and dispense seed into soil when moving forward, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Improvement in Corn-Planters.

Date: May 10, 1859
Creator: Gilbert, R. B.
Description: Patent for a corn-planter that allows the seed to be placed in a hopper and disperses the seed through a cylinder that is connected to a wheel to place and cover the seed, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Date: June 14, 1859
Creator: Veal, Franklin
Description: Patent for the improvement of the seeding-machine by having a lever that allows the driver to operate the hopper-box, harrow, and smoothing-roller at any time, including illustration.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Seed-Planter.

Seed-Planter.

Date: August 26, 1891
Creator: Flatau, Louis S.
Description: Patent for a more simple and affordable way to make seed planters "in which there is used some sort of opener to make a furrow into which the seed are dropped, and some sort of devices which follow after and cover over the seed," (Lines 11-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Cotton and Corn Planters.

Improvement in Cotton and Corn Planters.

Date: December 10, 1878
Creator: Hall, James Madison
Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton and corn planter design with an axle that has agitators, including illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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