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Animal-Poke.

Description: Patent for "a light and effective head-frame for horned cattle, designed to prevent their going through or injuring wire fences or from goring persons or animals." (Lines 14-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 20, 1897
Creator: Moore, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blanco County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Blanco County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1916
Creator: Bramlette, H. M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Funnel

Description: Patent for a funnel designed to fill various containers.
Date: May 20, 1913
Creator: Kott, Arthur O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Lady Bird Johnson in Filming TV Program]

Description: Photograph of Lady Bird Johnson and an unidentified man standing in a grassy field, being filmed by an older man with light hair and a large film camera on his right shoulder. Lady Bird Johnson (on the right) is wearing a light-colored skirt suit with a pearl necklace and large tinted sunglasses, while the man to her left is wearing a medium-colored suit with a diagonal striped tie and small glasses. The two are shadowed by a tree to the left, the branches of which are visible at the left edge of the photo, while a forest-line is also visible in the distant background across a field. The man filming the two is wearing a light-colored, short-sleeve polo shirt with dark trousers and a dark box hanging by a thing strap from his left shoulder. Type-printed text along the bottom of the photo indicates Lady Bird Johnson was being filmed for a television program called, "Lady Bird Johnson: On Her Own."
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas Permian Basin

Attachment for Planters.

Description: Patent for attachment for planters that currently employed for planting cotton and corn fields, the object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which embodies novel features of construction whereby the runner is mounted and held firmly in position by action of spring, including illustrations.
Date: October 9, 1917
Creator: Raulz,Willie H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "is to provide a cultivator adapted to receive a plow for breaking new land, a hopper for seeding purposes, and a leveler for breaking lumps and evening the furrows, a further object being to provide a light, durable, and economical cultivator for general farm use" (lines 16-22).
Date: May 4, 1886
Creator: Lloyd, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridle Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle attachment. This design "consists of a contrivance of nose-clamping strap having end rings through which pass the ends of a chin-strap connected by reign-straps passing through rings of a head-strap of the attachment . . . the invention comprising also a connection of the martingale-straps with the rings of the nose-clamping straps . . . to powerfully check up the horse when required, and also to prevent rearing and plunging" (lines 9-20).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Massey, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design utilizes a plunger to create a partial vacuum in the corresponding tub, whereupon water, when rushing to fill the partial vacuum, saturates the clothes, cleaning them.
Date: December 6, 1881
Creator: Appelt, August E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plaiting Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plaiting machine. This design "is to make the plaits with less labor and in less time than could be done by the plaiting-machines heretofore known or used" (lines 9-11).
Date: August 1, 1882
Creator: Shane, Oscar G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Sheller.

Description: Patent for improvements in corn-shellers in which it would be easily-operated and consists of “a semi-cylindrical trough having serrations upon the sides and bottom thereof, so that upon pushing the ear back and forth in the trough the corn will be scraped off.” (Lines 22-25) Illustration is included.
Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Townsley, Christopher C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Music-Leaf Turner

Description: Patent for a music leaf turner to turn the pages of sheet music for pianists. Illustrations included.
Date: April 2, 1912
Creator: Meier, Ernst
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for an improvement to the cotton chopping machine, which includes a hoe-blade that leaves the plants being processed in bunches.
Date: January 14, 1902
Creator: Berringer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department