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Stalk-Cutter.

Description: Patent for an improved and practical stalk cutter that cuts corn or cotton stalks at their roots "while the machine is drawn along a row of the standing stalks, and simultaneously reduce[s] the latter to small pieces which can be plowed under the soil and serve as a fertilizer, the complete reduction of the stalks to fine fragments adapting them for quick decomposition and prevent them from becoming and obstruction to a plow or harrow used to till the soil" (lines 12-20).
Date: December 12, 1893
Creator: Herring, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shade and Curtain Fixture

Description: Patent for invention of new and useful Shade and Curtain Fixture of which a complete, clear and exact description is provide. The invention provides a simple practical, and efficient device which will afford adjustable support for a window shade and for a current -pole, whereby the curtain and shade may be together lowered and permit the free entrance of light above these screens or the admission of air through a lowered upper sash (5-14).
Date: November 8, 1892
Creator: Herring, James, H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Planter.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in corn planters, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 25, 1898
Creator: Webb, Richard Haywood
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Latch

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in gate latches.
Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Turley, John Breckinridge
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Daniel Implement Co. Store in Murphy]

Description: Photograph of a farm and ranch supply store in the middle of a large dirt-covered area. There are two signs on the plain concrete building with two windows at the front. One of the signs, at the top of the building's facade reads, "Oliver," while the other, beneath it, reads, "Farm Good Year Tires." Various pieces of farm equipment sit in a small lot to the right of the building. Handwritten notes surrounding the photo indicate the store is named, "Daniel Implement Co."
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of Murphy School Students]

Description: Photograph of a group of school children, mostly boys, sitting on the raised front porch of a wooden building. Taller girls wearing long dark skirts and light-colored jackets are standing behind the sitting children. A circle has been drawn around two children on the bottom right have been circled in blue ink.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard Addressed to Eunice Molden]

Description: Postcard addressed to Eunice Molden telling her to come to "be at church Sunday" because there is information she needs to hear. The image on the front shows a Holly plant covered in snow with the caption "May All Christmas Joys be Thine" printed at the bottom.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of Harvesting Machine in Milo Field]

Description: Photograph of a large harvesting machine with a long metal tube extending from the left side of the machine. The machine is sitting in the middle of a field of tall crops. Some of the crops on the left side of the machine have already been cut down. Handwritten notes at the top of the photo indicate the machine is harvesting milo or sorghum.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of Murphy Baptist Easter Egg Hunt in March]

Description: Photograph of a group of small children in jackets and coats standing together with little wicker baskets. A man in a brown jacket stands with them, as well as a woman in a floral dress, white cardigan, and pink headscarf. In the background, mist lies over a brown field. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo indicate the group is gathered for a Murphy Baptist Church Easter egg hunt.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Travis with Murphy Baptist Pastor]

Description: Photograph of an elderly couple standing on either side of a younger brunette man, wearing glasses and a dark suit. The elderly man on the left, is grinning broadly and wearing a dark navy suit. The short, elderly woman on the right is wearing a pink skirt-suit and black lace gloves. The three people are standing in a small chapel room, with the front of the chapel behind them.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Photograph of Pastor Joe Hough With Birthday Present]

Description: Photograph of a man with brown hair and thick glasses sitting behind a small wood table in front of a dark window, smiling at the camera. The man is wearing a multi-colored plaid, short-sleeved shirt and has a party hat on his head. He is holding up a shirt and tie gift set wrapped in plastic. A white, light blue, and pink cake sits on the table in front of him.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.
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[News Clip: Reyes Burial]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5pm.
Date: June 6, 1988
Duration: 51 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Paraquat]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: June 7, 1982, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 53 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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