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Seeding Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists "[i]n a seed-planter, the hopper having the open bottom, in combination with a shaft journaled in the hopper above the bottom, stirrers located on the shaft and working through the said bottom, a packer working vertically within the hopper above the stirrers, and a connecting-rod attached to the packer and secured to the hub of the stirrer" (lines 27-34).
Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Miller, Tedor T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sulky Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved riding plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the bent axle having the vertical curved portion, the draft-bar secured to the axle, the plow-beam pivoted at its front end to a bracket secured to the draft-bar, rack secured to the plow-beam, pinion secured to the axle and engaging with the rack, sprocket-wheel on the shaft with pinion, sprocket-wheel journaled above [another] wheel and having a crank, and the endless sprocket-chain connecting the wheels" (lines 30-39).
Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Miller, Tedor T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seeding Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design "relates to seeding-machines, and has for its object to provide a simple and efficient machine that will plant all kinds of grain or seed, and in which the mechanism can be readily and conveniently changed to adapt it to the different kids of seed" (lines 9-14).
Date: March 13, 1883
Creator: Miller, Tedor T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saddle Jack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle-jack. This design consists in "the combination, with a support, of a post having a hollow trunnion and carrying a saddle-tree support on its upper end, and a bolt passing through the hollow trunnion and carrying hooks on its upper end for engaging a saddle-tree to hold it on its support" (lines 84-90).
Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Garrett, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flour Bin and Sifter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved flour bin and sifter. This design consists in "[a] bin having sleeves secured thereto at opposite sides and removable screening and sifting mechanism provided with similar sleeves, and two-prong pins engaging said sleeves for connecting the sifting and screening mechanism to the bin, the said pins being arranged with their heads in opposite directions" (lines 20-27).
Date: September 24, 1889
Creator: McClellan, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Planter

Description: Patent for "a device which shall be simple in construction and by meansof which the planting of the seed may be performed in an even and regular manner" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 15, 1889
Creator: Cook, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for improvements in planters by having two hoppers C and D attached on each side of the concave wheel. A third and smaller hopper E can be interchanged with hopper C when planting seeds or grains. Hopper D is mainly for planting fertilizer. The bottom of hoppers C and D are provided with slides for the purpose of keeping the fertilizer, grain or seeds from banking up. Illustration is included.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Patterson, Thomas C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for an improvement to machinery to wind fibrous materials (e.g., cotton) into cylindrical bales that does not use a core or fixed horizontal rollers.
Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Ross, William Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Attachment For Cultivators

Description: Patent for a cotton attachment for cultivators. This invention allows for the attachment to any normal cultivator of cotton attachment to cultivate cotton. Illustration included.
Date: November 15, 1904
Creator: Willis, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow

Description: Patent for a harrow designed to cultivate only one row of crops at a time. Illustrations included.
Date: June 25, 1907
Creator: Arnold, Jesse E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Two Boys]

Description: Photograph of two boys, R. Jon and Bobbe. Bobbe stands in front of R. Jon and holds his flat cap to his side. R. Jon is wearing his flat cap, and his hand is on Bobbe's neck. They stand in a yard in front of a tree. Two houses can be seen in the background.
Date: 1910~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[A Woman and a Girl]

Description: Photograph of a woman wearing a large coat and a wide hat with a floppy brim, standing next to a little girl wearing an ermine lined coat and hat, and holding a muff. The woman looks down at the little girl so that the hat obscures her face, while the girl smiles. They stand on a sidewalk. In the background, a fence and a telephone pole are visible.
Date: 1910~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[A House in Hico]

Description: Photograph of a house in Hico, Texas. It is a two-story house with many spires, as well as a wrap-around porch. There are many plants, trees, and flowers in the front yard and on the steps leading up to the front door.
Date: 1920
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Girl With a Muff]

Description: Photograph of a little girl standing on the porch of a house, dressed for warm weather. She wears a fur-lined coat, a bonnet, and a muff, also lined with fur. A house can be seen in the background.
Date: 1914
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Man and Woman Dancing]

Description: Photograph of a man and a woman standing in the yard in front of a house. He wears a suit, and she wears a white coat with the hood pulled up on her head. They are posed as if they are dancing, with her hand on his shoulder, and his on her waist. Two men can be seen on the porch between the faces of the man and woman.
Date: 1910~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Couple Playing Cards on a Porch]

Description: Photograph of a group of people sitting on the porch of a house. A man and woman sit on the steps playing cards. He holds his in his hands, while hers rest on her lap, as she has food in her hands. In the left background, a woman and a little girl wearing a heavy fur-lined coat, hat, and muff stand. A man wearing a flat cap sits on the porch behind the couple playing cards.
Date: 1913
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of a Man]

Description: Photograph of a man wearing a suit jacket, vest, and tie staring intently at the camera. A child has scrawled "1914" across his forehead in pencil, a copy of the "1914" in the upper right corner.
Date: 1914
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Two Women Wearing Sailing Outfits]

Description: Photograph of two women, Anila and Irene, wearing white sailing outfits. Both of them wear white shirts, skirts, and hats, and the one on the left wears a dark scarf. Their hair is curled into ringlets, and they stand in front of a house.
Date: 1914
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Three Women in Front of a House]

Description: Photograph of three women, all wearing light-colored skirts, standing together in front of the porch steps. The house they stand in front of has two stories and a wrap-around porch. The woman on the right is the only one looking at the camera.
Date: 1914
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis