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Socket Attachment for Harness

Description: Patent for " harness construction ... whereby one strap of a harness is slidably connected with another strap. the device serving to reinforce that strap through which the slidable strap extends." (lines 9-14). Including illustrations.
Date: February 15, 1915
Creator: Westerman, Augustus H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Protector.

Description: Patent for a durable, sleeve-like knee protector which contours the knee for comfort and allows for easy application and removal. Includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: December 9, 1913
Creator: McCall, Dougald Bell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weight Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved weight-motor. This design consists in "the drum having the ratchet-wheel, the gear-wheel having the pawl engaging the ratchet-wheel, the lever extending from the track and adapted to be operated by the wheels of a passing train, the push-rod attached to the said lever and adapted to engage the ratchet-wheel to rotate the latter, the rope attached to the drum and having the weights, the trip-lever to move the push-rod out of engagement with the ratchet-wheel, and the rod attached to the said trip-lever and having an arm extending in the path of the weight" (lines 48-59).
Date: December 7, 1886
Creator: Spencer, Hiram A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "is to provide a device to enable the shovels of the cultivator to yield when they strike an immovable object—such as a stone or stump—and thereby prevent the cultivator-shovels from being broken, and more especially in time-saving in readjusting the shovel for plowing" (lines 14-20).
Date: April 13, 1886
Creator: Eubanks, Thomas Jefferson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists in "a central post, the latch-posts arranged at equal distances on opposite sides of the central post and provided with suitable catches, the latches pivoted at their inner ends to the center post and adapted to engage the said catches, the operating-bar affixed at its center to the upper end of the center post and at right angles to the gate, the loop connected at its free ends, respectively, to the latches, and the operating-cords running over guide-pulleys . . . and connected at their ends to the closed upper end of the loop" (lines 1-13).
Date: October 1, 1889
Creator: Eubanks, Thomas Jefferson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refrigerator.

Description: Patent for a refrigerator that cools dairy and other food products by evaporating water. The cooler is a chest with water in it and containers with absorbent material around the bottom of the containers that sits in the water. The outer chest is metal, and a container sits underneath to catch drips.
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Greene, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Planter.

Description: Patent for a cotton planter by using a pivoted spring-actuated tongue that has a feed-slot and regulating-slide to plant cotton or corn seeds easily and quickly. Illustration is included.
Date: February 3, 1891
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Planter.

Description: Patent for an improvement of a corn-planter using a combinations of, a rotary seed plate that has a circumferential series of perforations, a spherical weight or ball acts as ejector, and a hopper that has a circular opening on the bottom to work together “to prevent too large quantities of seed from entering the seed-cups, but which shall also serve to forcibly eject the seeds at the proper time” (lines 19-22), illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad-Tie

Description: Patent for a concrete railroad tie reinforced with steel. Illustrations included.
Date: May 3, 1910
Creator: Matejka, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrocarbon-Burner for Stoves or Furnaces

Description: Patent for invention that relates to improvements in hydrocarbon-burner for stoves or furnaces or the like, the same being more especially intended for the consumption of crude oils... Among other things the invention has for its object the provision of an improved burner in which the liquid is vaporized within a confined space by causing it to splash upon a suitable obstacle and against the inner surface of a heated air-tube; to heat the air as it passes to the burner and to commingle the vapor and heated air so as to obtain an economical and combustible mixture (Greene, 1902).
Date: December 27, 1901
Creator: Greene, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Little Boy on a Goat Cart]

Description: Photograph of a little boy in a short-sleeved gown, sitting with a small dog (real or stuffed) on the seat of a four-wheeled cart and holding reins. The cart is hooked up to a shaggy, curly-haired goat with slightly curved horns. The little boy is grimacing at the camera and has light, middle-parted hair. Behind the cart, there is a large bush to the left, a picket fence to the right, and, in the distant background, a yard, and the corner of a house. On the back of the photo are handwritten notes about the photo, including one that identifies the boy as Charlie Francis Williams.
Date: 1919~
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

Rogers 1921 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rogers in Bell County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rogers 1921 Sheet 6

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rogers in Bell County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rogers 1921 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rogers in Bell County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rogers 1921 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rogers in Bell County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rogers 1921 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rogers in Bell County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Rogers 1921 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Rogers in Bell County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Postcard of Rogers High School]

Description: Postcard of a high school at Rogers, Texas. A handwritten note on the front of the photo says "There will be a picnic the 11th & 12th in 1 mile of Rogers in the Waller Pasture. A." The postcard is addressed to Miss Annie Wiggers in Temple, Texas.
Date: 1907
Creator: Hendrick, J. C.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis