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Eclipse Windmill

Description: Photograph of an eclipse windmill, the type that was used before the steel windmills came to West Texas. It was built out of wood. There is a woman, some cattle and water tanks near the windmill.
Date: 1920~
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Windmill in Winter]

Description: Color postcard depicting a winter scene with a footbridge in the foreground and a windmill in the background. Printed on the card, "With Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas" and handwritten, "Mr & Mrs, B. A. Hodges." It is addressed to Miss Rosa Bassano, Paris, Texas. It is postmarked Temple, Tex. on Dec 23, 1904.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Baby Bighorn Sheep

Description: Photograph of a man with a baby big-horn sheep taken from the Black Gap Area. This little sheep was used in disease research. A windmill stands in the background. This photo was included in a research paper by Paula Kilpatric for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Windmill.

Description: Patent for an improvement in the vertical wheel of windmills including illustrations.
Date: March 26, 1889
Creator: Dietert, Gustav
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill-Regulator

Description: Patent for a windmill regulator, specifically windmill breaks "to be used in connection with a windmill placed upon a tower in the usual manner and having the controlling-wire depending therefrom to be drawn upon for stopping the pumping mechanism and to be released for allowing it to resume its operation" (lines 22-28), including illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Rohlf, Claus H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill

Description: Patent for windmill "utilizing a horizontally movable wheel" (line 10) that keeps a steady rotation and will have a wing tripping element that can either lock the wings or shift wings at proper time, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 12, 1912
Creator: Lindsey, James Owen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Windmill construction]

Description: Photograph of the workings and construction of a windmill. It is suspended by a contraption on a rope, and there are children seated on top of it. There is a small house on the left side of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the horizontal wind-wheel, the semi-cylindrical case partly inclosing the same and independently revoluble, the case having the notches in its upper side, the vane having the shaft or port whose lower end forms the upper pivot for the said case, and the lever having its inner end fast to the vane shaft or port, and adapted to engage the said notches, and thereby cause the case to expose any desired area of the wheel to the wind" (lines 89-99).
Date: July 24, 1888
Creator: Hamm, Jordan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "relates to that class of windmills in which semicircular wings are employed upon a vertical shaft; and it has for its object to provide simple and efficient means to govern the speed of the same, and also to throw the windmill into or out of operation when desired . . . A further object of the invention is to provide a windmill of the above-mentioned class which will possess merit in point of durability, inexpensiveness, and general efficiency" (lines 11-21).
Date: November 6, 1888
Creator: Moore, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the radial arms of the wheel-frame and the vertical pivot-posts thereon, the sails or fans pivoted to said posts, the pivoted detents, and the pivoted governing-levers to which said detents are connected, said levers carrying adjustable weights" (lines 16-23).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Witherspoon, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in the combination of a central vertical shaft a series of supporting-arms projecting horizontally out from this shaft, a number of curved buckets which are pivoted at or near their centers between these supporting-arms, and suitable springs or weights which are attached to the inner edges of these buckets" (lines 13-20).
Date: June 13, 1882
Creator: Lowther, Lorenzo Dow.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design consists in "the sectional spiral vanes of the wind-wheel, having a flange on the outer edge, widest at the end of the vane on which the wind first takes effect, and inclined to the plane of the vane for deflecting the wind thereon . . . [and] [t]he brake, having guide-pulley and combined with the pull-cord, tail-vane, and the wheel-shaft, said shaft having a friction-wheel" (lines 13-22).
Date: February 24, 1885
Creator: Benoit, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for an improved design for windmills that are in regular use. The design implements two sets of hinged vanes and uses weights to control the amount power that the windmill can generate. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Rudolph, Calvin Foster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

16 Foot Aermotor Windmill in Sarita

Description: Photograph of a 16 foot Aermotor windmill. Written on the back of the photo, "16' Aermotor. 33' Steel Tower. Supplies water for Sarita county seat of Kenedy County. Uses 5" siphon pump. water flows to pump from artisan well. Forces it into 40,000 gal. steel tank on 100 ft. tower."
Date: unknown
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Windmill.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in windmills, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Douglass, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department