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[News Script: Cotton picking system]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Ellis County farmer Marvin Borders discovering a way to more successfully utilize machines to pick cotton.
Date: September 19, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Moldboard.

Description: Patent for a moldboard that is used for plows. Improvements on the moldboard include a simplified method of adding plaster of Paris coating.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Ferris, James S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for "drawing the ends of wire together for the purpose of splicing" (lines 10-12) with illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1913
Creator: Holland, Isaac W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Moldboard

Description: Patent for improvements in plow mold-boards, specifically for shedding sticky soil, and includes illustrations and description.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Martin, William A. & Coleman, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for invention relating "to improvements in automatic car-couplings" (lines 9-10) for railroad cars.
Date: April 16, 1901
Creator: Priddy, Miles C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam Engine

Description: Patent for "useful improvements in Steam-Engines, of which the following is a specification" (lines 5-6). Includes description and illustrations.
Date: July 10, 1905
Creator: Murphy, Joseph F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydraulic Swivel.

Description: Patent for "a simple, compact, and efficient water-swivel for well-drilling machines, to reduce friction between the water-swivel and the drill-rod, and to provide certain novel and improved details of construction and arrangement." (lines 8-13).
Date: September 12, 1905
Creator: Embry, Leonard B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for improvements “in axle-nut wrenches in which the wrench comprising an angular socket portion adapted to extend partially within the wheel-hub to engage the nut,” (lines 81-83) so that the nut may be unscrewed by rotating the wheel. Illustration is included.
Date: April 15, 1902
Creator: Haines, Samuel Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bucksaw.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvements in bucksaws to provide a simple construction to secure the saw-blade detachably in position and to tighten the same to any degree of operation." (lines 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 12, 1900
Creator: Henry, Hugh
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements to wrenches for removing nuts from vehicle-axles.
Date: August 23, 1898
Creator: Haines, Samuel Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pneumatic Jet for Conveyers

Description: Patent for a pneumatic jet that uses steam jets to provide power for various tasks such as distributing seed cotton or elevating coal. Illustrations included.
Date: September 21, 1909
Creator: Rice, Earley W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for an improvement to the plow that allows "for holding the plow-point firmly in position upon the standard or foot without the use of bolts and nuts." (Lines 10-13)
Date: January 15, 1907
Creator: Johnson, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved vertically swinging gate. Includes illustrations and instructions.
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Russell, Charles, H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included.
Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bassinger, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter to an Editor of a Newspaper]

Description: Newspaper clipping containing several letters to the editor published in a Waco newspaper, starting with a poem from " Portfolio of a Deceased Confederate Soldier " and commentary providing insight on the soldier's life, family, property, and death. Other letters and articles discuss horse thieves that were shot, the Election Law that had recently been passed on the front, with text on the back describing recent events and anecdotes and bounties, with advertisements.
Date: August 1872
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis