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Description: Patent for an improved pencil sharpening attachment that attaches to the driving shaft of the motor of an electric fan. The fan serves the purpose of acting as a fan and sharpening a pencil.
Date: September 12, 1916
Creator: Dodd, Chester C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for a new rotary engine containing a steam chest to hold fluid which flows into an exhaust chamber to reduce back pressure.
Date: May 19, 1914
Creator: Rhoades, Charles A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beet Harvesting Machine

Description: Patent for a machine that will harvest beets with only two operatives and not made of "heavy construction." Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 13, 1914
Creator: Stone, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a rake with curved ends and multiple teeth that hold the material and keep it from going to the sides.
Date: August 15, 1916
Creator: Green, Ella M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a beet-harvester that improves the efficiency and lowers the cost of beet-gripping devices, including illustrations.
Date: December 22, 1914
Creator: Stone, John E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Blanche Perry and Mrs. Pursely Next to Painting]

Description: Photograph of Blanche Perry and Mrs. Pursely standing beside the painting done by Perry and installed in the baptistry at the church in Pampa, Texas. Painting depicts water, rocks, trees, hills, mountains, clouds, shafts of light. Photograph shows arched baptistry framing the painting. Inscription on back of photograph reads in part, "Mrs. Pursely assisted."
Date: [1935..1966]
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Oral History Interview with Norman Apelt, September 23, 2001

Description: Interview with with Norman Apelt, an airplane mechanic during World War II. He discusses his service in the US Army Air Corps as an airplane mechanic in Pampa, Texas. After the war ended, Apelt was assigned duty in occupied Japan.
Date: September 23, 2001
Creator: Bryk, Clarence & Apelt, Norman
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Pampa, Texas: A Ranching and Industrial City]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Pampa, Texas. At a ranch, cowboys drive cattle to branding. Visitors to the White Deer Land Museum look at period furniture, wagon parts, and arrowheads. At a military museum, a United States Army helicopter and an airplane are displayed outside. Indoors, a guide shows Nazi military knives, a P38 pistol, and other weapons to a visiting man and boy. An outdoor sculpture of a musical staff displays the opening measures of Woody Guthrie's song "This Land is Your Land". The film’s various other shots of Pampa sites and inhabitants include: the Gray County Court House, Pampa Chamber of Commerce, Pampa Fire Department, Clarendon College, National Oilwell factory, Celanese factory, Cabot Corporation plant, men performing various tasks on heavy industrial machinery, men repainting the Harris Drugs storefront, and a colony of black-tailed prairie dog clans.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Pampa, Texas: "Hang your hat at the top of Texas!"]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Pampa, Texas. The footage includes photos of Woody Guthrie, panoramas of the local landscape, recreational areas, a cowboy reciting lines to the camera, and a cook-out at a ranch house. First, the camera crew films old photographs of Woody Guthrie and Harris Drugs at a local museum. Then footage of park, residential, and ranch lands is shot. At a park, groups of people have a picnic, and children play soccer and on swingsets. Two women birdwatch and walk along a forest trail. In a suburban neighborhood, filming covers a couple walking a dog, a postwoman delivering mail, and the exterior of a Presbyterian church. Men are filmed at a golf course on a driving range, using golf carts, and putting. Panoramic footage of open plains includes cattle, a wheat field, and an overcast sky. A cowboy on horseback delivers multiple takes of the phrases: “While you visit, hang your hat at the top of Texas,” and “Pampa, the real Texas.” Last, the camera crew films a group of people cooking and eating outdoors near a covered wagon, at a ranch house.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Media Library