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Toy Projectile

Description: Patent for toy arrows and similar projectiles "which may be safely shot or projected by children without danger of the arrow injuring any object or hurting the child" (lines 12-15). Additionally it can be used to kill flies without smashing them.
Date: April 9, 1918
Creator: Pewther, Judson C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process for Making Cattle Food

Description: Patent for providing "a process whereby cattle food may be economically produced from sotol which, when combined with certain other food products, will produce an equivalent to alfalfa and which can be produced at a cost far below that required to provide a feed of the same amount of alfalfa &c., &c." lines 17-23
Date: February 26, 1918
Creator: Thatcher, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plane Attachment.

Description: Patent for an attachment to be affixed to a hand plane to guard the hand from splinters while in use.
Date: June 25, 1918
Creator: Langford, Joseph O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Athletic Shoe

Description: Patent for improvements to athletic shoes for men, women, and children that improve the comfort of the shoe, support the anatomy of the foot, and prevent “falling arches and other foot ailments” (p. 1, lines 22-23).
Date: December 3, 1918
Creator: Rokahr, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Classifier and Separator.

Description: Patent for classifiers and separators used in mining to separate solids and liquids in the tank. It allows for easy removal and replacement of parts as they wear.
Date: March 19, 1918
Creator: Allen, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tube-Mill.

Description: Patent for improvements in tube-mills (employed for ore and other substances) which is meant to help support and drive rotating drums or cylinders of the mills allowing for more full appearances.
Date: October 1, 1918
Creator: Bergman, Julius G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trailer.

Description: Patent for improved construction and arrangement of trailers. This improvement will allow an easy turning movement where a number of trailers are connected while admitting of strain between the various trailers when they are turning a corner or going around a curve.
Date: August 20, 1918
Creator: Watkins, Leigh
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cigarette Package.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Cigarette Packages" (lines 5-6) including "the method of dispensing or extracting cigarettes from the package and as well to the method of making a cigarette package" (lines 9-12), including one illustration.
Date: September 5, 1922
Creator: Sohn, Elmer L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Overflow Control for Separating Tanks.

Description: Patent for improved overflow control for separating tanks, accounting for, "slime thickness, settling tanks, separating tanks, and the like," ensuring, "uniform overflow." (lines 8-10; 27), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 4, 1919
Creator: Allen, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automobile Hay-Rake.

Description: Patent for "an improved hay rake, for farm use, adapted to be attached to and operated by an automobile or motor truck or wagon." (lines 8-11) including illustrations.
Date: December 25, 1917
Creator: Holeman, David O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Support.

Description: Patent for adjustable props or supports used in concrete construction or scaffolding, including illustrations.
Date: June 18, 1918
Creator: Ware, Howard T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cigar or Cigarette Holder

Description: Patent for improvements to cigar and cigarette holders so that the stub (butt) of the cigar/cigarette can be easily ejected, thereby decreasing the instances of choking. This also makes the mouthpiece easier to clean and therefore, more sanitary.
Date: May 14, 1918
Creator: McClintock, Herbert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifter and Turner.

Description: Patent for a lifter and turner tool to lift pots, pans, kettles and lids, and for turning and lifting food.
Date: February 12, 1918
Creator: Milliorn, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Separating Device.

Description: Patent for an automatic separating device. This device operates with a link that connects the float level at the top of the tank with a valve handle at the bottom of the tank to control discharge from the tank.
Date: January 22, 1918
Creator: Allen, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for an improved bailing press "especially designed for forming hay, straw, cotton, &c., &c.... into compressed, compact bales" (lines 10-13) that requires less effort and power for stronger compression results.
Date: March 12, 1910
Creator: North, Clarence L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folk Travelers: Ballads, Tales and Talk

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including traveling anecdotes, folk ballads, folklore in natural history, as well as information about black and white magic, Western animals, and cattle brands. The index begins on page 259.
Date: 1953
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press
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[News Clip: TX roundup]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6pm.
Date: April 18, 1994, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 59 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard of Camp Cotton]

Description: Postcard of Camp Cotton located in El Paso, Texas. In the center of the image is rows of tents attached to the ground. Soldiers are shown positioned between the rows of tents and in a group to the left of the tents. The postcard is addressed to Miss Judith Locke of San Antonio, Texas.
Date: September 28, 1915
Creator: W. H. Horne Co.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
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