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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

Pump.

Description: Patent for "improvements in pumps which move a long column of water with each stroke but discharge a relatively small quantity" (lines 10-13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 16, 1911
Creator: Kangas, Frank Oskar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a wind-wheel "designed to secure a rapid descent of the pump-rod and thus enable the wheel to raise more water in a given time" (lines 8-10). Damaging the wheel proper with the forcefulness of rapidly descending water is avoided in this design.
Date: April 27, 1897
Creator: Pippin, John William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Deep Well Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well pump. This design consists in "the timber bed arranged on the bottom of the well, in combination with two superposed metallic cylinders connected by a stock, said stock being provided at the bottom with inwardly-turned flanges made fast to said bed" (lines 55-60).
Date: March 22, 1887
Creator: Clark, Alexander Evans
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam Vacuum Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved steam vacuum-pump. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a pump-cylinder, the water inlet and outlet pipes, a condenser-pipe, a steam-pipe, and valves located in the several pipes, of a vertically-movable rod having stops thereon, levers connecting the rod with the valves in the condenser-pipe and steam-inlet pipe, and a float loosely mounted on the rod and adapted to actuate the same" (lines 62-70).
Date: April 13, 1886
Creator: Hensley, Frank A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a steam vacuum pump for liquids, which when liquid comes out of one receptacle, it will automatically come out the second receptacle.
Date: May 18, 1909
Creator: Dobie, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design utilizes a new combination and arrangement of cylinders, pistons, pipes, chambers, valves, screws, levers, and air and water vessels to pump water more effectively.
Date: May 31, 1881
Creator: Maney, Henry, Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balanced Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having a horizontal cylinder provided with a horizontally-reciprocating plunger, and a curved cylinder placed directly under it, provided with a curved plunger, both having suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith" (lines 8-14).
Date: July 1, 1884
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design "has been specially devised for use in pumping gas, air, or vapor — as in ice-machines, for instance — and mainly with reference to attaining circulation with low pressure; but when operated at high speed considerable pressure may be attained therewith, whether operating upon vapors or liquids, as . . . [the] pump involves a novel mode of operation, in that it possesses characteristics partially common to pumps of the rotary system, as well as to those having a reciprocating piston" (lines 10-21).
Date: July 19, 1881
Creator: Rose, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balanced Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved balanced pump. This design "relates to improvements in balanced pumps having two vertical receiving-cylinders provided with vertically-reciprocating plungers, and two vertical delivery-cylinders provided with plunging-barrels, all being provided with suitable valves operating automatically in conjunction therewith; and the objects of [the] invention are, first, to provide a pump by means of which water or other fluids may be conducted or raised with but little propelling power, and . . . to afford facilities for readily attaching it to be driven by any steam-engine" (lines 15-27).
Date: April 20, 1886
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design "consists in the combination, with a suitable base or support which rests upon the bottom of the well and is provided with cogs upon its upper surface, of a rotating cylinder and delivery-pipe, a crank-shaft journaled in the cylinder and provided with a pinion upon its outer end, a connecting-rod at its inner one, and a vertically-moving piston" (lines 13-20).
Date: October 30, 1888
Creator: Clark, Alexander Evans
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Pump, &c.

Description: Patent for improvement to a pump "adapted for attachment to small vessels containing oil, water or any other liquid" (lines 10-12) that includes a better means of securing the pump.
Date: September 15, 1885
Creator: Phillips, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double Acting Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design is "to provide a novel, simple, and efficient double-acting balanced pump of such construction and mode of operation that the power required to operate it is only such as is requisite to lift the quantity of water discharged at each stroke" (lines 8-13).
Date: October 12, 1886
Creator: Ramsey, Haley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design "is to provide an engine or apparatus . . . in pumps of that class known as "force-pumps" . . . which is simple and durable in construction, and which is of large working capacity. . . . [The design] attain[s] the purposes of [the] invention by . . . the pump-buckets or caging and that part of the delivering-pipe containing the . . . valves in the plungers . . . [and] the ball-valves" (lines 9-28).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Sparks, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[First Water Well Near Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of two men standing near the first water well near Port Arthur, TX. The well is a hand pump device with a wooden trough to take water towards a holding container. Both men are wearing hats. The man on the left is holding a small glass of water in his hand.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Pump

Description: Patent for a water pump. Illustration included.
Date: March 22, 1904
Creator: Park, Henry Jackson & Darrough, Rufus Clark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department