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Dry Kiln Furnace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dry-kiln furnace. This design has "a grate at its forward end, a bridge-wall extending upwardly from the lower side at the rear end of the grate, a smoke-outlet in the bottom between the rear end and bridge, and a transverse flue under the furnace, open at each end and dividing the draft at the smoke-outlet, said flue communicating with the interior of the drying-chamber, and having a vertical baffle-plate under the smoke-outlet extending longitudinally along its bottom in each direction from said outlet, arresting the rotary motion of the products of combustion" (lines 24-36).
Date: August 13, 1889
Creator: Ketcham, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Description: Patent for an improved machine that cleans and transfers seed cotton to a gin. It combines exhaust fans and a cleaning mechanism, and is less expensive than similar machines.
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Cannon, Burrell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Dasher.

Description: Patent for "a churn dasher to which a rotary movement shall be imparted by the resistance offered by the fluid to the dasher when the latter is given a vertical reciprocating movement in the ordinary manner, the rotary movement being constantly in one direction, irrespective of the direction of the vertical reciprocating movement" (lines 13-21).
Date: May 16, 1893
Creator: Cannon, Burrell
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Dry-Kiln Furnace.

Description: Patent for improvements in dry-kiln furnaces by using “a series of furnaces alternating with a series of heating or radiating drums parallel to and on a plane above the furnace,” (Lines 116-119, p. 2) and valved connected flues. This arrangement allowed the “heat being regulated and so distributed through the kiln as to produce a varying temperature, highest at the end where the lumber is introduced and gradually diminishing toward the opposite end, where it is taken out.” (Lines 21-26) Illustration is included.
Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Ketcham, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Campbell's Lake]

Description: Photograph of the construction of Campbell's Lake, a man-made lake in Gladewater, Texas. The lake dam was built by T & P Railroad. The lake is now known as Lake Devernia. From left to right, the members of the photograph are: Crawford Morgan, E. B. Protho, J. N. Campbell and W. K. Eckman. The photograph is mounted on gray cardboard.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Longview Public Library