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Process of Extracting Cotton-Seed Oil.

Description: Patent for the process of extracting cotton-seed oil from cotton-seed meal with a hydrocarbon such as kerosene and making the hydrocarbon reusable in the process by producing a cotton-seed oil soap through adding caustic soda to the mixture of cotton seed meal and hydrocarbon.
Date: May 14, 1907
Creator: Bird, Maurice
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Synthetic Adhesive Gum.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in the production of synthetic adhesive gums, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 14, 1899
Creator: Cunningham, Edward B. & Thele, Felix C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Prison]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: September 28, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[World War I of Ligny in Barrois]

Description: Postcard from World War I of Ligny in Barrois written by H.N. Pierce to his mother, Mrs. J.B. Pierce from Sugar Land, Texas. Photo has line of wagons on street. Buildings on left of photo. Postcard has tear on bottom (piece missing) and is crinkled in several places.
Date: 1919
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Harry G. Thompson seated at his desk at Imperial Sugar Company]

Description: Photograph of Harry G. Thompson seated at his desk at Imperial Sugar Company. Circa: 1947. Thompson has thinning gray hair and is wearing wire frame eyeglasses. He is wearing dark pants, white shirt and striped tie. He has his hands clasped together and resting in his lap. A phone is hanging on the wall on right of photograph. Window with blinds in top, left background. Back of photo is stamped in red: HORACE G. TUCKER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER THE HOUSTON POST. Also written in black: 1 Col. Please sa… more
Date: 1947
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Sugar Land Sugar Mill And Railroad Lines]

Description: Photographic postcard of Sugar Land, TX, showing sugar mill and railroad lines. Message on back reads "Three hours till train time". Post marked Sugar Land Feb. 6, 1909. Engine to far left has three men standing in front of it, one to the right of it, and two men on the top of it. The engineer has his upper body out of the window. Box cars (empty) on far right. Horse and cart (horse eating grass) between tracks on right and left.
Date: February 6, 1909
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

End Gate Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved end-gate fastener. This design "consists in the hook-ended lever-buckle . . . for drawing up and fastening the ends of chains used on presses, wagons, and other places where a simple and convenient device that can be readily and quickly operated is needed" (lines 8-13).
Date: March 17, 1885
Creator: Swenson, Bengt. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Leta Lucille Hartman standing next to car in front of body of water]

Description: Photographic image of Leta Lucille Hartman standing next to car in front of body of water (Oyster Creek?). May be Imperial Sugar in (Sugar Land, TX) in the background. Sign advertising a revival meeting at the Baptist Church is tied to the automobile. Hartman, who has short dark hair that is curled at sides, is wearing a light colored dress with rounded neckline. Photograph is bordered by black pattern. Back of photo identifies it as a Fox-Tone picture (purple stamp partially obscured by rem… more
Date: 1920
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

["Carloads of Sweetness", train cars full of sugarcane]

Description: Obverse: Photograph of Carloads of Sweetness, train cars full of sugarcane, four women standing in one car; 1908 written in red ink; reverse: POST CARD, Addressed to Miss Ellie M. Carpenter, 2203 Muary St. Houston Texas, signed W.G.S., contains a short message in pencil, Charles E. Myers in ink, Schlueters Advertising & Souvenir Photographs Houston, Phone 6017 Old.
Date: July 4, 1908
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Improvement in Hoes.

Description: Patent for an improved, lightweight hoe with beveled blades used for "weeding cotton and other plants" (lines 13-14) and cutting grass without damaging the stalks, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: March 19, 1878
Creator: Eggleston, Walter H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Interior of Imperial Sugar Company, a series of pipes on the wall]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Imperial Sugar Company, Sugar Land, Texas. Equipment shown is a series of piping that leads from the ceiling area and has an outlet through the wall. Each pipe (except last on left) has a valve near the outlet area. A round light fixture can be seen at top left corner of photograph. Back of photograph in pencil #5 (top left corner and center).
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior view of pipes located at Imperial Sugar Company]

Description: Photograph of interior view of equipment located at Imperial Sugar Company, Sugar Land, Texas. A series of white piping can be seen on floor level (level) and at ceiling level. A stairway leading to next upper level can be seen on left bottom corner of photograph. Back of photograph in black: #6. Also, in pencil: 1-D. Williams #6 2 Riley
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior view of the Imperial Sugar Company, a man is adjusting the meters]

Description: Photograph of the interior view of equipment at the Imperial Sugar Company, Sugar Land, Texas. A man is adjusting controls to meters located in several large black metal enclosures. Metal floor grating can be seen to the bottom and again at center of photo. A stairwell can be found toward the right of photo that leads to the lower floor. Photograph has #3 written in black on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Employees of the Imperial Sugar Company.]

Description: Group photograph of employees of the Imperial Sugar Company taken at their employee appreciation dinner in November of 1947. The group includes 46 men and two women (front row). Roof of a tin building in background. Imperial Sugar main building (brick with windows) in top right corner of photograph. Employees are identified as front row left to right: Gus Stabler, W. L. Friend, Mabel Dunkerly Woolley, Myrtle Friend Stabler, J. E. "Daddy" Blair, Claude Douglas, Homer Johnson, R. B. "Bob" Sheppar… more
Date: 1947
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[An exterior view of Imperial Sugar Company, a smokestack in the center of photo]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of equipment at the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas. Large tin building with stairwells leading to the top (left of photo) and one area of the building has a large round smoke stack at top (center of photo). Rows of pipes can be seen leading off to the right of the photograph. Same view as 1985.003.001g, except this photograph is not as dark.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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