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Harrow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harrow. This design "consist[s] of a central longitudinal beam having perforations, the jointed toothed frame pivoted to supports on the beam, the handles connected at their forward ends to the said beam, the brace-rods pivoted to the handles and to a cross-bar resting on the beam, and the vertical bolt adapted to the perforations in the beam to adjust the cross-bar thereupon, and thereby raise and lower the handles" (lines 85-94).
Date: November 22, 1887
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal power (engine). This design "consists in an animal-power constructed with a small wheel placed loosely upon a stationary upright shaft, and connected by hinges with the inner ends of arms and sweeps attached to the main wheel, which is mounted upon caster-wheels to support the weight of the wheel and its attachments. . . . The object of this invention is to economize power and promote convenience" (lines 16-25).
Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Knox, William Curtis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soil Pulverizer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved soil pulverizer. This design consists in "the combination of rotating blades on a shaft adjustable forward and backward, the driving wheel shaft, the intermediate operating mechanism, and the two transverse shafts . . . the driving-wheels, the multiplying gear-wheels, the two shafts, blades, [the] shaft adjustable forward and backward by means of a lever, frame having recesses for journal-boxes, the lugs on the latter, and the connecting rod" (lines 84-95).
Date: February 5, 1884
Creator: Rankin, John Dake & Knox, William Custis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spoke Socket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel for "preventing the tire from becoming loose" and "preventing the loosening and rattling of the spokes" (lines 8-11). This design achieves these feats with conically-tipped spokes encased by rubber cushions.
Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Harrington, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient wire stretcher that aids in fence-building, tightening loose wires, cutting wires, and tying broken wires. The stretcher is similar in appearance to a wrench that can be taken apart in order to properly utilize the tool.
Date: June 13, 1893
Creator: McKinney, John Wilson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator-Harrow.

Description: Patent for improvements in cultivator-harrows in which an adjustable “harrow-frame is adapted to the ready attachment of cultivators, plows, sweeps, scrapers, and various forms of cultivating devices which are interchangeable with each other and can be used either with or without the harrow-teeth, according to the character of work to be done.” (Lines 80-86) Illustration is included.
Date: September 29, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows by providing readily-operable means for adjusting the plow-shovel on the standard, to facilitate adjustment of the shovel and of the gage with relation to each other, thereby to vary the cut of the shovel, to improve the means for holding the gage assembled with the standard, and generally to simplify and increase the efficiency of plows of this character. (Lines 14-21) Illustration is included.
Date: March 22, 1904
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolt-Holder.

Description: Patent for improvements in bolt-holders by “providing a combined bolt-holder and screw-driver…. in which the hook or engaging member is quickly and conveniently adjustable to any angle to allow the tool to be employed in various positions to engage bolts set.” (Lines 15-22) Illustration is included.
Date: March 25, 1902
Creator: Carter, Hiram C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Latch

Description: Patent for "improvements in latches for gates, doors, and the like." (lines 12-13) This latch "may be conveniently operated from either side of the door and may be locked against operation." (lines 15-17)
Date: August 11, 1903
Creator: Carter, Hiram Claborn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new type of gage for a running plow, that can be adjusted for a specific depth
Date: December 17, 1901
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame Attachment

Description: Patent for improved Hame Attachment with "snap hame-hook" (line 11) "preventing accidental displacement." (line 13-14)
Date: June 26, 1900
Creator: Dobbs, William, Jackson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for improvements to a baling press, making it "simple, inexpensive, durable, and highly-efficient" (lines 17-18), including illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1906
Creator: Unfried, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for new improvements in cotton choppers which allows them to be durable and strong, yet flexible with adjustable parts to accommodate soil and growth conditions including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Gerding, Fred F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: (No title)]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about law enforcement officers attempting to apprehend a farmer barricaded in his home near Groesbeck after he shot and killed a county sheriff. The farmer is wounded and arrested after a long standoff.
Date: May 15, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Signs on Side of Road]

Description: Photograph of two green signs on the side of a road in Groesbeck, Texas. The one of the left reads: "Groesbeck City Limit Pop. 4291". The other sign reads: "Frost Creek".
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Limestone Inn]

Description: Photograph of the Limestone Inn building in Groesbeck, Texas, with several cars parked in the lot. A sign, missing the 'n' in 'Limestone', is visible to the right.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows: "This invention relates more particularly to double mold board plows, but it is applicable to ordinary sulky and other plows having a rotary colter over the plowshare and friction wheel with acts as a rotating support or sole in rear of the plow" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 15, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fort Parker

Description: Old Fort Parker is a reconstructed fort that pays tribute to the Parker family and other pioneers who paid a high price to settle in Texas. The Parkers and other members of their church came to Texas from Crawford County, Illinois in 1833. In 1832, Daniel Parker, a staunch theologian, had gained permission to settle in Texas. After organizing those who wanted to go to Texas into the Predestinarian Baptist Church, they all left Illinois in July of 1833 in ox- drawn wagons. Daniel and the majority of his followers settled near the present City of Elkhart, where a replica of their Pilgrim Baptist Church still stands in their memory. Other members of the group preferred to settle farther west, near the Navasota River. Elder John Parker and three of his sons (Silas, James, and Benjamin) began in December 1833 to clear land and to construct "Parker's Fort." On May 19, 1836, Comanche Indians attacked the fort; 5 were killed, 5 were captured, and the 21 survivors made their way to where Palestine is today. The most famous of the captives was Cynthia Ann Parker. She adapted to Indian ways and later married Chief Peta Nocona. Quanah Parker, the last great Comanche chief, who was involved in the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, was the most famous of their three children.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

Fort Parker

Description: Old Fort Parker is a reconstructed fort that pays tribute to the Parker family and other pioneers who paid a high price to settle in Texas. The Parkers and other members of their church came to Texas from Crawford County, Illinois in 1833. In 1832, Daniel Parker, a staunch theologian, had gained permission to settle in Texas. After organizing those who wanted to go to Texas into the Predestinarian Baptist Church, they all left Illinois in July of 1833 in ox- drawn wagons. Daniel and the majority of his followers settled near the present City of Elkhart, where a replica of their Pilgrim Baptist Church still stands in their memory. Other members of the group preferred to settle farther west, near the Navasota River. Elder John Parker and three of his sons (Silas, James, and Benjamin) began in December 1833 to clear land and to construct "Parker's Fort." On May 19, 1836, Comanche Indians attacked the fort; 5 were killed, 5 were captured, and the 21 survivors made their way to where Palestine is today. The most famous of the captives was Cynthia Ann Parker. She adapted to Indian ways and later married Chief Peta Nocona. Quanah Parker, the last great Comanche chief, who was involved in the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, was the most famous of their three children.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room