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Safety Stop for Elevators.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safety stop for elevators. This design "consists in a lever pivoted to the bottom of the car, and provided with a spring for throwing it into position transversely to the car-bottom, so that the ends of the lever can catch on horizontal bars secured to the sides of the elevator-shaft. A rope or cable is secured to one end of the lever and to the car-elevating cable, and keeps the spring taut, and prevents it from throwing the lever unless the elevating-cable breaks" (lines 11-20).
Date: March 25, 1884
Creator: Saunders, Ellison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Mill and Elevator

Description: Copy negative of the Abtex Texas Mill and Elevator Company. On the right side of the frame are three silos and on the left is a building covered in signs that include, "Dairy Feeds," "Horse & Mule Feeds," "Farmers! Let Us Grind Your Head Maize Barley & Oats."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Water Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design "has for its object to provide for the escape of the air initially held in the upper bends of the screw, so as to relieve the same of the pneumatic pressure caused thereby in connection with the ascending water, thus causing less resistance to the rotation of the screw, enabling it to be operated by decreased motive power" (lines 11-18).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Campbell, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design consists in "a supporting frame, a drum journaled therein, a rope wound on the drum, a bucket attached to the rope, mechanism for turning the drum to lift the bucket, and a fork journaled below the drum and provided with a central arm adapted to catch under the raised bucket resting in the fork to discharge its contents as the fork is tilted" (lines 21-28).
Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Mefferd, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Elevator Chain.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator chain. This design "has relation to that class of water-elevators in which the buckets are connected to an endless chain formed of wire, the several links being connected to each other by loops or eyes formed thereon; and the object thereof is to improve the construction of this class of wire chains, whereby the bearings for the links are greatly increased and strengthened and the general construction of the chain rendered more durable, also the links more conveniently coupled together or uncoupled without injury thereto" (lines 17-28).
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Mayfield, William Dudley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with endless chains having links provided with staples, of the buckets having apertured side flanges through which the staples pass, and fastenings passing through the staple in front of the apertured side flanges to hold the buckets in place" (lines 90-96).
Date: November 3, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lift or Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved elevator. This design "consists in the construction of the operating mechanism . . . whereby the mechanism may be regulated or adjusted to run fast or slow, according to the weight of the load to be carried, it being adjusted to run slow, but with great power, when heavy loads are to be lifted, but to run fast, but with lesser power, when lighter loads are to be lifted" (lines 28-37).
Date: April 8, 1884
Creator: Krause, Earnest.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water elevator. This design "relates to improvements in water-elevators in which water is made to perform the operations heretofore performed by steam; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of parts . . . whereby the rarefaction of heated air is employed to raise or set in motion a continuous stream of water" (lines 14-21).
Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Smith, William A. & Smith, Robert T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton elevator. This design "facilitate[s] the delivery of cotton to the gin, and at the same time . . . removes from the cotton the gravel and other foreign substances that may be in it, thereby preventing injury to the gin and causing it to deliver the cotton in a cleaner and better condition" (lines 7-13).
Date: June 14, 1881
Creator: Newton, William Frederick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water elevator. This design "is to provide each bucket with a weighted back; also, in the manner of connecting the chains thereto, so that the necessity of the employment of a weighted wheel is obviated" (lines 20-24). This means that individual buckets may be removed and replaced, and construction becomes more durable and simple.
Date: December 28, 1880
Creator: Mayfield, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Elevator.

Description: Patent for a water elevator that is composed of a band with buckets attached that goes around the structure in a circle delivering water.
Date: September 5, 1911
Creator: Thompson, James W. & Hathaway, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Dumping-Elevator

Description: Patent for an automatic dumping elevator for supplies which can stop at different heights and dump the contents of the elevator.
Date: November 16, 1909
Creator: Richmond, George E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Elevator.

Description: Patent for a elevator with a safety feature to prevent the car from falling rapidly to the bottom of the shaft if a cable breaks.
Date: March 8, 1910
Creator: Dunlap, Henry William & Lumbley, Joseph Slater
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elevator-Controller.

Description: Patent for improvements to elevator-controllers, related "to a hand-power rope-elevator equipped with electrical operating mechanism and means whereby the elevator may be quickly and effectually controlled either automatically or manually" (lines 11-15), including illustrations.
Date: February 5, 1901
Creator: Dubinski, Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Hotel Orndorff Elevators]

Description: Photograph of archway shaped elevator doors in the Orndorff Hotel. There are flower bouquets on a ledge at the forefront of the photo, and lights shaped like candles to the left and right of the elevator doors.
Date: 1926/1933
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Photograph of Daniel Grain Elevator and Barns]

Description: Photograph of two large stacks of bags covered by large tarps, sitting at the base of a hill on the left. In the background, two large metal barns surround the covered stacks - the one on the left with a large metal funnel attached to the roof, and the building on the right with multiple stories..
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.