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[News Script: Associated press]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about extreme weather, violent deaths, car crashes, and pollution being considered a sin.
Date: July 3, 1972, 8:25 a.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Grass-Burning Device.

Description: Patent for improvements in grass burning devices in which “the grass may be safely burned on the prairies and the fire kept from spreading.” (Lines 16-18) Illustration is included.
Date: March 1, 1898
Creator: Slaughter, George M. & Christian, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wheeled Gang Plow

Description: Patent for a wheeled gang plow. "This invention relates to improvements in motor drawn wheeled gang plows of the disk type" (lines 13-15). Illustrations included.
Date: August 6, 1912
Creator: Weiler, Nicholas & Shrader, B. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a current motor, which allows a smaller amount of water to be used to generate power for factories, irrigation equipment, and pumping devices.
Date: January 25, 1910
Creator: Brewer, Alden R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a traction engine with more power in the driving shaft and reduced wasted space in the design.
Date: June 4, 1912
Creator: Cox, Oscar McGruder
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator

Description: Patent for a simplified and "improved cotton-chopping mechanism which may be readily applied to a straddle-row cultivator of ordinary construction, whereby the cotton may be plowed and chopped at one operation" (lines 10-14). It also allows for the chopping mechanism to be adjusted to regulate the chopping operation and provides better support of the mechanism while operating.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter,William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Harvesting Machine

Description: Patent for a corn harvesting machine. "This invention relates to corn-harvesting machines of that class which are provided with cutting apparatus for severing stalks, with carrying apparatus for conveying the stalks in a standing or upright position to the point of discharge, with binding apparatus for tying the stalks into bundles" (lines 8-14). Illustration included.
Date: October 23, 1906
Creator: Tilson, William Henderson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Children in Yard

Description: Copy negative of two young boys, Donald and Malvern McDonald, posing for a picture. Both boys are dressed in similar formal outfits and standing in a yard next to a bush.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Hale County

Description: Survey map of Hale County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, and creeks. No scale indicated.
Date: May 1879
Creator: Stakemann, M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library


Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Brownfield, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing towns, roads, bodies of water, landmarks, and borders, with relief shown by contours (interval 100 feet with supplementary contours at 50 foot intervals) and spot heights. Location and sectionalized township diagrams are included in the lower-right corner. Scale 1:250,000
Date: 1954
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Location: None
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Hale Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hale County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1900
Creator: Twichell, W. D.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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