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Stalk-Chopper

Description: Patent for a stalk chopper that chops weeds, vines, and stalks into smaller pieces or kills them in order for the ground beneath to be readily cultivated.
Date: September 30, 1902
Creator: Adamson, William Levi
Item Type: Patent

Washboard

Description: Patent for an improved washboard, that will be "simple, inexpensive, and efficient" while allowing water to fully drain from it after washing is finished, including illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1900
Creator: Bailey, Robert E.
Item Type: Patent

Plow.

Description: Patent for an improvement in plows by using a series of spring-tines that are secured above the mold-board, when in operation these independently-moving tines “serve to jar and break the clods, thus not only pulverizing the clods to a certain degree but also insuring the freeing of the tines of all dirt” (lines 90-93), including illustration.
Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Ball, Alfred Fine
Item Type: Patent

Soil survey of Collin County, Texas

Description: Text describes climate, agricultural history, soils, and crops of Collin County, Texas.
Date: 1935
Creator: Beck, M. W. (Miles Walter); Fitzpatrick, E.G. (Elmer Grant) & Ragsdale, L. G.
Item Type: Book

Improvement in Compound Engines.

Description: Patent for "a series of engines for working the steam over by exhausting it from the first into the second, and so on, for utilizing the pressure lost when steam is exhausted from a single engine into the air..." (lines 7-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 16, 1875
Creator: Bell, Jackson W. ; Bell, J. W. ; Jackson W. Bell, of McKinney, Texas.
Item Type: Patent

Draft Equalizer.

Description: Patent for improvement to draft-equalizers.
Date: April 17, 1900
Creator: Billington, Wesley E.
Item Type: Patent

Ink Fountain for Printing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ink fountain for printing machines. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the shell-shaped frame having an inclined bottom, a hole in the lower part of the front end wall, and a socket provided with a thumb-screw, a vertical arm passing through the said socket and provided with a clamp at its lower end, a roller for distributing ink, journaled at the front of the shell and vertically adjustable therewith, and the removable reservoir having a gate, an inclined bottom, and an opening corresponding with the hole in the shell" (lines 17-27).
Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Bomar, Thomas E.
Item Type: Patent

Grinding Attachment

Description: Patent for a grinding attachment. This attachment is a grindstone that is turned via the hand-car. Illustrations included.
Date: May 16, 1903
Creator: Brown, Mik
Item Type: Patent

Compress.

Description: Patent for "surgical instruments which are used for stopping the flow of blood during an amputation or other similar operation." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Burton, Edwin L.
Item Type: Patent

Grain-Scale.

Description: Patent for “improvements in grain-scales, especially adapted for location at the rear end of a trashing-machine and for receiving therefrom the thrashed grain, weighing and subsequently bagging the same in predetermined quantities” (lines 7-12), includes illustration.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Butts, Alexander W.
Item Type: Patent

Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate-latch. This design consists "[i]n a latch, the combination of the case having at its lower end a guide ledge or flange with its bearing face arranged laterally in from the inner face of the side plate of the case, a loosely suspended ring held and movable against the said ledge or flange, and means whereby the said ring may be operated" (lines 5-11).
Date: August 7, 1888
Creator: Charleville, George W.
Item Type: Patent

Grain-Car Door

Description: Patent for a grain-car door.
Date: April 9, 1902
Creator: Church, Josiah W. & O'Gorman, M.J.
Item Type: Patent

Stalk-Rake.

Description: Patent for new stalk rake design, “especially applicable as a rake for gathering corn or cotton stalks from the ground preparatory to plowing the same or otherwise fitting it for use”, (lines 13-17) including illustrations.
Date: July 15, 1902
Creator: Clark, Joesph Lauson
Item Type: Patent

Collin County Community College District Annual Financial Report: 2012

Description: Comprehensive annual financial report of the Collin County Community College District for fiscal year 2012 including basic financial statements and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) supplemental statements, unaudited statistics, audit reports, supplementary financial information, and related data.
Date: November 28, 2012
Creator: Collin County Community College District
Item Type: Report

Harness-Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and useful harness buckle, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 6, 1899
Creator: Comer, Little Berry
Item Type: Patent

Beam or Girder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved girder. This design is "composed of a vertical web and a flange or flanges, a mass of the metal in a flange or flanges projecting from the web at and near one-half the distance between the axis and the neutral line" (lines 48-53).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Cousins, Robert Henry
Item Type: Patent

Binder For Books

Description: " I invented new and useful improvements that relate to binders for books; and its object is to provide a simple, durable, and attractive device of this character adapted to detachably secure the leaves of a book so that any one or more of them can be readily removed." Crowder, Joseph. (1905). Binder for Books. United States Patents Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508756/.
Date: 1905/12/12
Creator: Crowder, Joseph Wade & Simmons, W. W.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Plows

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of plow-beams to be attached to the front axles of a wagon.
Date: July 6, 1869
Creator: Cummins, A. G. & Cummins, J. R.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for an improved gang-plow with an adjustable crank-axle, mechanism to raise and lock the plows, and a brace for increasing rigidity.
Date: January 27, 1874
Creator: Cummins, Allison G. & Cummins, John R.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Gang-Plows.

Description: Patent for "an improved gang-plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted to cause the plows to take or leave land, and which will enable the wheels to be adjusted closer to or farther from the plows, as may be desired." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Cummins, John R.
Item Type: Patent

Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Description: Patent for "invention has relation to improvements in attachments to sulky and other horse-plows" (para. 3). Combines a circle-plate, transverse clamp-ridge, clamps, a bearing plate, a king-bolt, a transverse sleeve, an axle, adjusting collars, and transporting-wheels on said axle.
Date: December 21, 1878
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Item Type: Patent

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a plow, of the landside share attachment, provided with the horizontal blade, sloping outward from the point of the plow, made sharp on the said sloping-edge, and having the flange projecting upward from the horizontal blade, and the bolts for securing the said flange and plow together, and the removable landside attachment" (lines 81-89).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Item Type: Patent

Envelop.

Description: Patent for an envelop adapted "as a cover or wrapper for valuable papers, money, and the like." (Lines 10-13) Illustrations included.
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Dennis, Millard Jefferson & Davis, William Clarence
Item Type: Patent