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[News Clip: Invention]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: October 12, 1979, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 2 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Mop Holder

Description: Patent for an improved mop holder that will hold the mop head and the handle.
Date: February 18, 1902
Creator: Anderson, Isaac Nerie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Dasher.

Description: Patent for a new and useful churn dasher, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: West, Edward B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Felly-Expander

Description: Patent for "the provision of a device which will be simple in construction, yet strong and efficient in operation" (lines 14-16).
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Barber, James A. & Adams, Frederic A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Belt

Description: Patent for an apparel belt. Illustration included.
Date: February 11, 1908
Creator: Reynolds, Henry J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Dasher.

Description: Patent for a new and useful churn dasher, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: West, Edward B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Upshur Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Upshur County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, roads, routes, trails, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in red pencil to highlight the border between the districts of Nacogdoches and Harrison and Caddo Trace. Scale [ca. 1:152,381] (4000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1914
Creator: Pressler, C. W. & Terrell, O. O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Upshur County., Texas.

Description: Survey map of Upshur County, Texas, showing property lines, ownership, land grants, and plat numbers. The map also includes towns, roads, rivers, creeks, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1873?
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Portrait of Oscar Haney]

Description: Portrait of Oscar Haney/Hanie, visible from the legs up, wearing a dark suit, light-colored shirt, belt, and hat. His left hand is on his hip and his right hand is balanced against a wicker stand. A hand written note on the back identifies him as "Oscar Haney," while the front note identifies him as "Oscar Hanie."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hays, J. M.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Mollie Caldwell]

Description: Portrait of Mollie Caldwell, visible from the lower chest up, wearing a light-colored long-sleeved blouse with a collar. Mollie Caldwell has her hair pulled back in a high chignon, pinned using a large hair bow. The mat the photograph is set on is engraved with navy blue swirling lines and circles. Affixed to the back of the photograph is a note to the postmaster which reads, "Postmaster: Please send this photo to F. J. H. Abendroth, Box 435, Kansas City, Mo."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hays, J. M.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn with an improved dasher-operating mechanism. It simply and effectively combines a "rotary and reciprocatory movement to a churn-dasher to hasten the separation of the butter" (lines 11-13). The dasher is attached to a frame, and is operated through a crank. The churn rests on a platform also attached to the frame.
Date: January 19, 1897
Creator: Wright, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective cotton cleaning machine that removes foreign matter from cotton before or after ginning. This enhances the cotton's worth and quality. The cotton will not get torn during this process.
Date: May 9, 1893
Creator: Smith, Jonathan N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination Harrow and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a combined harrow and cultivator that can easily change between the two. It consists of a beam with front and back removable tooth-seats, handles, adjusting holes in the beam, a perforated plate on the top and bottom sides of the beam, pins, and a wedge-shaped key between the bar and a slot in a tooth.
Date: July 25, 1893
Creator: West, Edward B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[a] car-coupler having a hook formed thereon . . . an open recess in the rear thereof, pins or projecting supports adjacent to the recess . . . a trigger pivoted to the coupler and projecting beyond the hook, so as to support the link . . . independent of the coupler and adapted to pass over the hook" (lines 64-75).
Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Richardson, Samuel T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Cotton Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists, "with the plow-stock provided with a staple near the lower end of the standard, having an opening formed with a series of parallel sides, and a staple on the beam . . . consisting of a series of bails of the fender-plate rigidly secured to the rod, the lower end of said rod being formed in cross-section of a series of parallel sides, said end adapted to fit and be adjusted in said staple, the upper end of the rod being adapted to be adju… more
Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Collier, Johnathan T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Car Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic car brake. This design "consists, first, in the combination of the draw-heads . . . connecting-rods . . . and a partially-rotating shaft provided with suitable slotted cams, which cams are attached to the brake-beams, so that when the draw-heads are forced inward or drawn out the brakes will move out of contact with the wheels; second, in the combination, with the slotted cams and a mechanism for moving them, of the rods which are connected thereto, and … more
Date: January 22, 1884
Creator: Miller, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fruit Can.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit can. This design "consists in the combination of a can having its upper edge turned inward, so as to form a flange, an L-shaped collar which is secured inside of the mouth of the can, the cap which has its lower edge turned outward, so as to form a flange, and a holding device for keeping the cap in position" (lines 13-19).
Date: September 16, 1884
Creator: Robinson, John Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Gin Hopper.

Description: Patent for swinging adjustable breast for Cotton-Gin Hoppers designed to regulate the density of cotton. Accompanied by illustrations.
Date: January 20, 1883
Creator: Horne, Edward G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Poke.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal poke. This design "is to construct a device which may be secured to horses, cattle, and other animals, and which will effectually prevent fence-jumping, while at the same time allow the animal free use of [its] head and limbs, doing away with any tendency to cramp the wearer" (lines 17-23). It consists, "with bar and a means for suspending it beneath the animal's body and the bar, which is secured at its outer end to the animal's head, of a hinge to the oppo… more
Date: May 17, 1892
Creator: Stracener, Upton W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Upshur Co. [Texas].

Description: Map shows original land grants, patents, and surveys, cities and towns, district lines, and railroads; land ownership; portions of adjacent counties where property lines extend beyond county limits. In upper left corner: Small maps of any county in Texas, Oklahoma or Kansas for sale by Lee Map Company, First National Bank Building, Dallas, Texas. Scale not given.
Date: [1902..1922]
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
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