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Cotton Sack Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sack holder. This design "is to provide a simple, inexpensive device for holding sacks or receptacles upon pickers of cotton or other plants or fruits, which will distribute the weight of the sack and contents over the body of the picker and enable him [or her] to work more easily and quickly" (lines 7-13).
Date: October 21, 1884
Creator: Robinson, John Bell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well cleaner. This design "is to provide a simple instrument by which wells can be cleaned out without descending into them. It is well known that much danger exists in descending into foul wells on account of the poisonous gases often collected near the bottom of the same" (lines 20-26).
Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Neitsche, Frederick Theodor
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker's Sack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sack for cotton pickers. This design "is to improve that class of sacks which are used by cotton-pickers and form a receptacle for cotton after it has been culled from the bolls, and in which it is carried to the gin. These sacks as now made are packed with cotton so as to be unwieldy, difficult to manipulate, and unhandy to empty, thus necessitating a great deal of labor and much waste of time" (lines 7-15).
Date: April 21, 1885
Creator: Dye, Charles Headen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Catamenial Sack

Description: Patent for a catamenial sack. This invention is a "catamenial sacks or shields and the object is to provided such a device which will be cleanly and sanitary in effect, which is pliable and easily and comfortably conformable to the form of the wearer" (lines 8-13). Illustration included.
Date: June 8, 1909
Creator: Frommann, Franklin A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bag.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bag. This design is "compris[ed of] the body divided down its front, one edge having staples and the other edge having openings adapted to engage said staples, a covering-flap provided with an opening adapted to engage one of said staples, and a flexible fastening device secured to said bag and adapted to be passed through said staples for securing the edges and covering-flap" (lines 62-71).
Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Franks, Lewis Wigfall
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harvesting Sack Supporter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harvesting-sack supporter. This design "relates to improvements in supporting devices for harvesting-sacks, being especially adapted for use in corn-pulling, and by cotton-pickers, and its objects are to provide means whereby the sack may be so attached to the picker that its weight will be distributed proportionately over the body of the wearer, and will not strain and tire the back of the person bearing the same" (lines 16-24).
Date: March 2, 1886
Creator: Poteet, James Elias
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Purina Float]

Description: Photograph of the H. F. Wehmeyer Purina Chows truck in the Mai-Fest parade in 1926. There is a young boy wearing a donkey costume with a sign for the business in front of the truck. The truck is covered in a checkered pattern, and there is a man inside behind the wheel. There are sacks of chicken feed on the back of the truck and a sign that says "H. F. Wehmeyer Purina Chows, Horses - Cows - Hogs - Poultry." There is a man putting a sack of chicken feed on the back. The truck is parked in front of a house. Written under the truck is "1926 Mai-Fest."
Date: May 1926
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Cotton-Picker's Sack.

Description: Patent for improvements in a cotton-picker's sack, allowing for easy access to deposit and empty picked cotton while remaining nearly closed to hold and protect the cotton.
Date: October 16, 1888
Creator: Cliett, Taylor
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Picking Machine.

Description: Patent for a sack laborers drag around the fields with them to store cotton in. It has a shoulder-strap that fits around the sack's mouth. There are two wheels, and a platform is attached to the axle. The sack is strapped to the platform.
Date: November 3, 1896
Creator: Armstrong, Henry T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Dairy.

Description: Patent for a portable dairy that consists of a frame with legs, a pan at the top of the frame, a tube that goes from the bottom of the pan and through the middle of the frame, a perforated bottom for the dairy, a cloth that surrounds the dairy while still allowing for air circulation, and the cloth goes into the pan.
Date: May 1, 1894
Creator: McIlveen, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Sack Carrier.

Description: Patent for a carrying sack meant to carry cotton to and from the field. It is not carried on a worker's back or dragged on the ground. The sack is on an adjustable axle and "may be arranged at an inclination to cause the truck to travel upon a curved line to facilitate the guiding of the same in operation; and furthermore, to provide a fender to prevent objects from falling between the cotton sacks and the wheels of the truck" (lines 14-20).
Date: November 28, 1893
Creator: Laird, Archibald F. & Hill, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Fallen Structure After Tornado]

Description: Photograph of a fallen wooden structure after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas tornado. On the left side is a pile of sacks filled with an unknown substance. On top of the structure is debris and metal siding. In the background is a small building a few leaning telephone poles.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McMurry, J. W.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Correspondence between Meyer Bodansky and David R. Sacks - April 1939]

Description: Correspondence between Dr. Meyer Bodansky and Dr. David Sacks discussing an article written by Dr. Sacks which is being considered for publication. Dr. Sacks asks for Dr. Bodansky's opinions regarding the content of the article and for input as to which journal he should seek out to publish the work. Dr. Bodansky replies with the names of several journals for publication and several suggestions of how to improve the article for publication.
Date: 1939-04-21/1939-04-24
Creator: Bodansky, Meyer, 1896-1941 & Sacks, David R.
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

Building with No Walls After Tornado

Description: Photograph of a building with fallen walls after the Higgins/Glazier, Texas Tornado. Inside the buildings are shelves lined with buckets, boxes, doors, and sacks. The foreground is covered with the wall and wooden beams.
Date: April 9, 1947
Creator: McCurry, J. W.
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Interior View of J. J. Long's Store]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of J. J. Long's Store in Mobeetie, Texas. Four men are standing in the store; they are identified as Sam Mooris, Johnny Long, Pete Long, and Mansel Coffee. To the left of the image, one man is standing behind a counter. A glass display case filled with products is sitting on top of it. Behind the counter, several shelves filled with products line the wall. To the right of the image, two men are standing behind a seed display. Signs on the display say "D. M. Ferry & Co[.]'s Seeds" and "Seeds." Behind the two men, there is a stack of products in sacks. A display of canned items are to the right of the men. In the background, there is another man standing beside the counter.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum