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A Cultural Resources Survey of a Portion of the Proposed Oncor Electric Delivery Killeen Switch to Fort Hood Tap 138 kV Transmission Line Rebuild, Bell County, Texas

Description: A report on the findings of an archaeological survey of the proposed site of the Oncor Electeric Delivery Killeen Switch to Fort Hood Tap 138kV Transmission Line rebuilding project in Bell County, Texas to determine whether there were any cultural resources in the area.
Date: August 2013
Creator: Atkins North America, Inc.


Description: Patent for a multi-purpose tool to open barrels and similar closed items, to remove staples and nails in construction, including illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1903
Creator: Baggett, Robert A.


Description: Patent for improvements in hot air bath cabinets in which it can employ for a foot or body bath, and be able to control or regulate the hot air current. (Lines 14-18) Illustration is included.
Date: February 21, 1911
Creator: Ballard, Silas

Electric Foot-Warmer

Description: Patent for a device that uses electricity to provide warmth to a person's feet as well as any other parts of the body. It may be used in and out of a bed, and it may be used as "a light reflector for treating certain diseases by strong rays of light concentrated and applied directly to the body" (lines 17-20).
Date: June 13, 1911
Creator: Ballard, Silas

Cotton or Hay Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling-press. This design consists in "[a] duplex cotton or other press comprising connected pressing-boxes, each having a loose lower platen and platen-supports on its sides, devices . . . for raising said lower platens, a truck for supporting said boxes, traveling wheels or rollers journaled to said truck and having bevel or V-shaped treads or peripheries, a track mounted upon suitable supports and having a V-shaped or recessed top face to receive and guide said wheels or rollers during the reciprocatory movements of said truck and the thereto-connected boxes" (lines 15-27).
Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Berry, William Robert


Description: Patent for a cotton-compress in which the "cotton is fed to the compress direct from the gin, and is wound into a dense cylindrical bale, and the said invention consists in certain novel means for adding additional pressure to the bale as it is being rolled up, in readily detaching the finished bale from the machine, in providing a reservoir for the surplus cotton, when the gin is running and the machine has stopped" (lines 14-22).
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Bessonette, Charles L. & Bessonette, William T.

Cotton-Baling Machine.

Description: Patent for a cotton-baling machine that compresses cotton between two pressure-rolls and rolls it around a core. This invention improves "the mode of applying pressure to the pressure rolls, and [improves] the manner of mounting the core-roll in position within the compress, and for facilitating the removal of said core-roll; and the elevation therefrom of the compress-roll" (lines 15-21).
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Bessonette, Charles Lewis


Description: Patent for an improved, inexpensive, and simple cotton press that is "adapted to compress cotton at the initial point of ginning and in a continuous operation with that of ginning, whereby [the inventor] avoid[s] the expense and labor occasioned by the handling of the cotton during its storage and transportation to the neighboring compress and the expense of said compression, and at the same time produce such compression or condensation of the cotton that I am enabled to secure the cheap rates of transportation accorded cotton which has been compressed to the standard degree of density" (lines 11-22).
Date: November 21, 1893
Creator: Bessonette, William T.


Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cotton press that gets cotton from a gin, forms it into a soft bat, and compresses it into a bale. The operator can tie a band around the bale. It consists of a frame, rollers, and gears.
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Bessonette, William T.


Description: Patent for a combined lock and door hinge for a door where it "is automatically locked or held in a set position without special adjustment or manipulation, and by which, by the adjustment of a member provided for that purpose, the door may be locked permanently in any desired position" (lines 12-17). It is especially meant for screen doors, coach doors in railway cars, shutters, &c.
Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Bessonette, William T.


Description: Patent for improvements in pumps especially adapted for deep wells by using different approaches to construct and arrange the strainer, the working barrel, the conical valve seat and other parts to pump the water upward. Illustration is included.
Date: October 20, 1891
Creator: Branham, Robert


Description: Patent for a capsule filler which allows a prescriptionist to simultaneously fill multiple capsules with medication. Illustrations included.
Date: October 31, 1908
Creator: Brown, Patrick Henry

Mode of and Means for Baling Fibrous Materials.

Description: Patent for a mode of and means for baling fibrous materials, especially materials that can be made into a lap or web. The invention doesn't have the issues that other balers have and uses a core, supported by the base, to wind the material around. The bale it forms is square so it can be easily shipped and the risk of fire is decreased. Caps for the bale are secured before the bale leaves the compress.
Date: November 5, 1895
Creator: Bruner, Thomas H.