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File.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file. This design "consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of a file having its teeth cut to extend half-way across the face from each edge and at an angle to each other, and having a longitudinal groove in the middle of each face" (lines 22-27).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Custer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee Roaster.

Description: Patent for a new and improved "culinary utensil primarily intended for use as a coffee roaster, but also . . . of any article which needs to be stirred while upon the fire" (lines 12-16). This design utilizes a crankshaft to stir the beans (or other foods) as they roast.
Date: August 23, 1881
Creator: Walling, Edmund Pendleton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Trimming Hooves of Animals.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hoof trimmer. This design "consists in an upright standard or support having a concaved supporting-recess adapted to receive the animal's hoof, with parallel guide-ways arranged in rear thereof, a trimming implement moving in said guides, and so constructed as to operate upon the hoof without injury to the frog, and means for reciprocating the trimming device from either side of the animal" (lines 16-25).
Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: Mullins, Joshua C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

File.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file. This design consists in "[a] file provided with longitudinal teeth upon one or both of its edges . . . [and] upon its sides so cut that they extend only half-way across the width of the file, the inner ends of the said teeth meeting at an angle at the center of the width of the blade" (lines 50-56).
Date: March 18, 1884
Creator: Custer, George.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Caster.

Description: Patent for an improved design for casters, otherwise known as "rollers for bedsteads and the like" (lines 15-16), including illustrations.
Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Custer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Extension Top for Stoves.

Description: Patent for a new and improved portable extension for stove tops. This design is for a casing with pot-holes that utilizes a flange and a collar to allow for attachment to the stove top. This increases the usable surface area of the stove by a third.
Date: November 16, 1880
Creator: Hutchinson, John Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow.

Description: Patent for a harrow that is constructed without frames, so it is lighter and easier to use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Grisham, James Madison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Gate.

Description: Patent for improvements to "cattle-guard gate for railroads in particulars of construction (lines 8-10). Includes illustrations.
Date: December 2, 1890
Creator: Grisham, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heating-Drum

Description: Patent for "a simple and efficient construction which may be readily set up and taken down, which will be durable, and in which, moreover, by operation of a single damper the smoke-pipe above the drum may be brought into direct communication with the smoke-pipe below the drum and the several compartments of the apparatus will be opened to permit ready cleaning" (lines 14-22).
Date: May 14, 1901
Creator: Horsley, Robert L. & Rountree, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator and Planter

Description: Patent for improvements in combined cultivators and corn/cotton planters to adapt an ordinary cultivator for planting of seeds with adjustable seed-tube and furrow opener to accommodate various character of ground being worked or cultivation being done.
Date: July 5, 1900
Creator: Prentice, Peter Mack
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin

Description: Patent for "a clothes pin or clasp which will have a clamping-spring action and which can be conveniently manipulated to apply or remove it to and from a holding position and one wherein the clamping members mainly he within the same plane" (lines 7-13).
Date: May 21, 1901
Creator: Horsley, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Carrier.

Description: Patent for a water carrier that is made up of a conveyor for a bucket to and from a well.
Date: August 15, 1911
Creator: Offutt, Ira Emerson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Whitney 1905 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Whitney in Hill County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1905
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Whitney 1900 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Whitney in Hill County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1900
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Whitney 1911 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Whitney in Hill County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1911
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Whitney 1905 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Whitney in Hill County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1905
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Whitney 1911 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Whitney in Hill County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1911
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[News Script: Whitney]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about ground-breaking at Lake Whitney State Park, with the first spade of dirt turned by Governor Connally. Whitney being one of three state parks in line for improvements, with 451 thousand dollars going towards its development.
Date: June 1, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections