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Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "slides over opposite holes in the bottom of its hopper and a dropping-cylinder provided with seed-cups on its periphery and removable screws rising from within the cups, whereby it may be changed . . . so as to plant corn or cotton" (lines 59-65).
Date: September 20, 1887
Creator: Becker, Philipp William Adolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Mill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water mill. This design "relates to current water-mills, the object being to provide a mill of inexpensive and durable construction, having a wheel adapted to rise and fall with the tide, and thus to maintain a constant revolution and working of the mill. The invention consists in the combination of parts" (lines 11-18).
Date: August 28, 1883
Creator: Steinhagen, Cristofer Friderich Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Stalk-Chopper

Description: Patent for an improvement in corn and cotton stalk-choppers, allowing for the stalks to be turned under by the plow and prevent their interference with the machine.
Date: May 21, 1872
Creator: Richards, Augustus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Door-Securers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safety-locks for doors which consists of only three parts: a screw with sharp points, a nut, and a guard pivoted to the nut. It includes illustrations.
Date: January 21, 1879
Creator: Hine, Miller J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fly-Trap Shed

Description: Patent for a collapsible shed, which is equipped with a trap to catch flies when flies are being removed from cows in the shed through a water spray.
Date: November 5, 1907
Creator: Harbuck, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Closer

Description: Patent for a gate closer. This invention uses a counter weight to automatically closes a gate or door. Illustration included.
Date: June 21, 1904
Creator: Rhodes, Efford B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint.

Description: Patent for a rail joint that connects the opposing ends of a pair of rails while allowing for necessary contractions and expansion of the rails due to atmospheric conditions. It also reinforces the portion of the joint at the meeting ends.
Date: January 23, 1912
Creator: Busa, Adam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hawk-Traps

Description: Patent for an "improved trap for catching hawks, owls, and other birds of prey, which shall be so constructed as to adapt it to be attached to a pole or post set in the ground" (para. 4).
Date: June 27, 1876
Creator: White, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Yarborough, Wilson & Co.

Description: Photograph of a house in Anderson, Texas. A small herd of cattle is gathered outside the house. The inscription on the back notes "Built in 1868 -- second building on east side of street including this one burned in 1875. This is where [illegible] August Obercamp Drug store now is."
Date: 1868
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Michael M. Kennard to A.D Kennard, February 25, 1860]

Description: Letter from Michael M. Kennard to his brother, A.D Kennard, updating him on how the community is doing. He describes his mother's sale of a house, and dividing the Negros among the children. He also includes the price of corn, and other details including how stock throughout the county have died because of the rough winter.
Date: February 25, 1860
Creator: Kennard, Michael M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections