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Men and Woman in Costume

Description: Copy negative of men and a woman at a district Rotary Club meeting at the Windsor Hotel in Abilene. They are wearing Mexican hats and shawls and playing instruments, standing in a room with other people at tables.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Men and Woman in Costume

Description: Copy negative of men and a woman at a district Rotary Club meeting at the Windsor Hotel in Abilene. They are wearing Mexican hats and shawls and playing instruments, standing in a room with other people at tables.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Rotary Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the supporting frame, the walking-beam, two crank-shafts journaled in the rear part of said frame, means for connecting the walking-beam with said shafts, a balance-wheel and dasher carried by one of said shafts, a larger balance wheel connected to the other shaft, and a churn-body secured to said balance-wheel" (lines 50-57).
Date: September 21, 1886
Creator: Stafford, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary cultivator. This design is "to lessen the weight on tongue and the down draft while the power is applied more directly to the plows. By this means [the design is] enabled to make the whole frame very light; also, to provide convenient means of adjusting the altitude of the wheels with respect to the plows, so as to regulate the depth of the latter, and also to hold them out of the ground; also, to obtain suitable means for adjusting the plows at any desirable angle to the line of travel, and to throw greater or less soil to or from the plants" (lines 15-26).
Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Coleman, Benjamin T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design "relates to improvements in rotary churns; and it consists in the combination of the dasher-staff made screw-threaded at its upper end, and having a dasher secured to its lower one; a pinion which is applied to the screw-threaded part of the shaft, and which has a rising and falling movement thereon; the driving-wheel which operates the two pinions, and through them the two dashers, and the sleeve, which is connected to the lower pinion and one of the dashers" (lines 13-23).
Date: March 24, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Homer Tony & Sanders, Bleuford Bradford
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Force Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary force-pump. This design "consists in a rotary force-pump constructed with a tubular standard provided with one or more flexible tubes having interior half-tubes and an interior cylinder mounted upon a crank-shaft and provided with adjustable bars carrying rollers whereby a liquid can be raised by the successive action of the said rollers upon the said flexible tubes" (lines 22-29).
Date: April 14, 1885
Creator: Serdinko, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary-Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary engine. This design consists "of a wheel provided with radially-sliding pistons and revolving within a fixed circumferential steam-chest, and having fixed on its axle an eccentric and spring, that operate to throw the pistons or floats outward to receive the pressure of the steam or other motor that is to drive the engine" (lines 19-26).
Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Adams, James Ansley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Reversible Steam-Engine

Description: Patent for a rotary reversible steam-engine which is "not easy to get out of order, and the parts of which can be readily removed and replaced when worn or broken" (p. 1).
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Payne, John J.E.H., of Lipscomb, Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved rotary engine which is simple and durable in construction and very effective in operation, using the steam expansively and to the fullest advantage, at the same time being adapted to compound engines" (lines 8-12).
Date: November 5, 1889
Creator: Akers, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary engine to "utilize the motive agent to the fullest advantage" (line 11 - 12).
Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Hays, James Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for "a simple and efficient construction of engine including two parallel series of piston-heads and wherein steam will be supplied to the heads of each series alternately" (lines 9-13).
Date: July 9, 1901
Creator: Keith, Jonathan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for a rotary engine with a better flow of fluid to the casing.
Date: February 7, 1911
Creator: Nichols, Franklin Priestley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for an improvement in rotary engines, specifically in engines where the piston is operated by direct and expansive force of steam.
Date: December 16, 1902
Creator: Carothers, Samuel Eugene
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine

Description: Patent for "a new and improved rotary engine which is simple and durable in construction, very effective in operation, and arranged to utilize the motive agent to the fullest advantage, and to permit of convenient and quick reversing whenever desired" (lines 9-15).
Date: September 3, 1901
Creator: Hestand, Hardy & Matthews, Arthur R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department