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[Automobiles surrounding a large pecan tree]

Description: Photograph of a large pecan tree. The men near the base of the tree appear to be pruning the tree. The tree has newly cut branches which are stacked on a trailer to the right. There is a wooden ladder leaning against the trailer. A truck is parked to the right of the photograph. Other automobiles are parked along the street on right and another one is parked on opposite side of corner (near center of photo). There is a brick building from center to right with sign that reads: "Electric Service H L & P Co." There are branches in the street in the foreground.
Date: [1949..1950]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A tall pecan tree by a sidewalk]

Description: Photograph of a tall pecan tree. Three men are standing around the base of the tree and it appears that they may have pruned the tree limbs. The top of the tree is bare and has freshly cut tops. There is a pile of limbs to the right of the man near center right. Automobiles are parallel parked to the right of photo, shrubs on left, business (brick building) in background with sign that reads: "Electric Service ? Co. There is a white house and trees in the background. The photograph has scalloped edging.
Date: [1949..1950]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

Pecan shellers of San Antonio: the problem of underpaid and unemployed Mexican labor

Description: A book about the livelihood of migrant Mexican pecan shellers. The book contains information concerning: the pecan-shelling industry in San Antonio, the earnings of the pecan shellers in 1938, the social lives of the pecan shellers, and the potential prospects of the pecan shellers.
Date: 1940
Creator: Menefee, Selden C.; Cossmore, Orin C. & Webb, John N.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Nut-Cracking Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved nut-cracking machine receiving-hopper and feeding-chute especially for pecans, but effective for any type of nut, "whereby the nuts are caused to assume a certain position to feed one by one in succession to the cracking mechanism and to then enter the cracking mechanisms in the appropriate positions. (p. 1, lines 26 -30). The improved machine also automatically adjusts for different sized nuts, including illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1915
Creator: Gebhardt, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Cracking Machine

Description: Patent for a nut cracking machine with an automatic feeder and can be operated by hand. Illustrations included.
Date: April 21, 1908
Creator: Lantery, Frank B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a simply-constructed nut-sheller especially designed for pecans, although because it is adjustable, other nuts can be shelled. It has "a reciprocating plunger which is adapted to cut the shell from the nut, and which has also means for cleaning out the nut-holder and shelling-knives, so that the machine is sure to work well every time" (lines 15-19).
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Prade, Julien
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Peanuts]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: December 21, 2000, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections