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Bat-Forming Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an apparatus to form bats, made of fibrous material, to be placed in the coverings or tickings to make mattresses. The apparatus works so that "the bat-forming fibrous material may be evenly distributed, and by which the mattress-forming operation may be expeditiously carried on" (lines 16-19). The patent includes illustrations.
Date: September 23, 1913
Creator: Haynes, Daniel & Haynes, Richard H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Tester

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Seed-Testers" (lines 5-6), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 7, 1913
Creator: Weaver, Willis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of Making Mattresses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved method of making mattresses. This invention "consists in first disintegrating the material and simultaneously forcing the same into a suitable receptacle, fanning said material as it passes into the receptacle, and finally compressing the same . . . thereby dispensing with tacking of the bat" (lines 15-22).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: Haynes, Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cork Extractor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cork extractor. This design consists, "with the side-slitted cork, of the double-wire extractor having loop ends engaging the slits of the cork and extending beyond the same and the securing-wire passing through said loop ends and around the shoulder of the bottle-neck" (lines 47-52).
Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Crump, William E., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double-Mold-Board Plow

Description: Patent for "a plow of simple and durable construction,capable of easy manipulation, and wherein the point may be expeditiously removed or replaced when necessary. A further object of the invention is to provide a means whereby the plow-beam maybe raised or lowered at will" (lines 10-16).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Weber, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Means for Making Bats for Mattresses.

Description: Patent for a simple means for making bats for mattresses, and is an improvement on a previous patent (No. 399,041). "I gin into a room or place having the width or the length of the average width or length of a mattress, but extending the necessary length-say twenty or twenty-five feet, more or less to allow the cotton or material used to settle uniformly across it, the top at the extreme end preferably covered with wire-gauze to assist the draft from the gin. The floor and sides of this box or room or other receptacle into which the material for the mattress-bats is falling from the gin is provided with a means to carry the ginned material along from the gin as fast as it is worked. The bats may be formed in one long continuous web,from which the desired length may be cut" (lines 19-34)
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Haynes, Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a simple, metallic, and inexpensive clothes pin that can be used with a rope or wire line. It can be attached easily but will not blow off. It does not rust or tear the clothes.
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Crump, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle Alarm

Description: Patent for a "simple and cheap as well as ornamental bicycle-whistle...of novel and peculiar construction, adapted for attachment to the bicycle and made to sound at pleasure" (lines 14-18). Illustrations and instructions are included.
Date: July 13, 1897
Creator: Crump, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a clamp that is used in fence construction. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 24, 1897
Creator: Howard, Zenas F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bat-Making Machine.

Description: Patent for a cotton bat making machine which allows the cotton lint to be positioned better on the press and the outer bag material covering the cotton lint to be attached together quickly. Illustration is included.
Date: August 3, 1909
Creator: Haynes, Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle Guard.

Description: Patent for improvements and new features to cattle guards on railways, including illustrations.
Date: September 16, 1902
Creator: Miller, Martin L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Clara and Frank Maresh]

Description: Clara and Frank Maresh dressed in WWI Red Cross and Army uniforms for the funeral of their uncle Frank Maresh's funeral in Sealy, TX Clara is wearing a white dress with white nurse habit on her head. She is holding a white flag with cross on it. Frank is wearing a army uniform and is holding an American flag. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1918
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[School children dressed in WWI Red Cross and Army uniforms]

Description: Studio portrait of school children dressed in WWI Red Cross and Army uniforms for the funeral of Frank Maresh in 1918. Maresh died in France shortly after WWI ended. His body was returned to Sealy and buried in the local cemetery. Children in front row are Clara and Frank Maresh, niece and nephew of Frank. Boy and girl in front row are each holding a flag (girl cross; boy American flag). Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1918
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Cotton-Gin.

Description: Patent for a cotton-gin that "has for its object to provide means for operating upon or permitting lint cotton, wool and other fibrous material to be ginned from a roll by means of saws as is commonly done in working seed cotton without injury to the mechanism" (lines 12-17).
Date: August 7, 1894
Creator: Haynes, Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from Antonia Garcia to John J. Herrera - 1974-03-26]

Description: Letter from Antonia Garcia to John J. Herrera, asking Herrera to come as soon as possible, as Garcia's father does not want to wait any longer, as he may not have much time left. Garcia asks that Herrera respond to the letter soon, so that they know when they are going to court.
Date: March 26, 1974
Creator: Garcia, Antonia
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Insect-Destroyer.

Description: Patent for fumigation insect destroyer, in particular cotton boll weevils, but also for prairie dogs and other vermin.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Koy, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department