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Automatic Gun Firing Mechanism.

Description: Patent for an automatic gun firing mechanism intended to protect gardens, orchards, and fields by scaring off birds and other animals that destroy crops through automatic discharge of a firearm at predetermined intervals.
Date: March 18, 1913
Creator: Steinocher, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Pad.

Description: Patent for a knee-pad used while picking cotton, berries, or gardening. It protects the knee from dampness, stones, roots, etc. The pad goes on the knee, and two wooden braces are on the sides. A strap goes around the user's shoe, and the bolts were the pad is attached to the braces also has string where the operator ties the brace to himself.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Davis, James Walter & Brown, Elijah Clark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Poke.

Description: Patent for "a combined animal poke and halter of simple, inexpensive, and efficient construction whereby stock to which the device is applied are prevented from forcing through or throwing their weight against barbed and other wire fences, and also whereby a halter strap or chain may be readily applied thereto to provide for securing the stock in their stalls when stabled." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 6, 1896
Creator: Parker, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cooling and Preserving Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a "cooling apparatus in which a cloth envelops a vertically-disposed series of supports, and has its upper end dipping into a receptacle supplied with water; and the object of the improvement is to secure a uniformity of temperature throughout the structure, and particularly in the several compartments formed between the various supports, as well as to prevent the spoiling of food by foreign matters entering the same by accidental dislodgment from a support immediately thereover." (Lines 8-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Brown, Elijah Clark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator

Description: Patent for a cultivator designed so that the plows can be conveniently set to any pitch as needed for deep or shallow plowing. Illustrations included.
Date: February 16, 1909
Creator: Miller, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in washing machines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 5, 1899
Creator: Willis, Jessie T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gin Saw Cleaner

Description: Patent for gin saw cleaner. This invention operates on the cotton bulbs when they are damp and cling to the saw blade. Illustrations included.
Date: December 18, 1906
Creator: Henderson, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand-Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful hand planter, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 11, 1898
Creator: Perry, Timothy B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of John Lynn Bennett]

Description: Photograph of John Lynn Bennett. He stands behind a fence made of logs. He rests his arm on one of the posts, and his hat has been placed on another. He wears a suit and tie, and there is a plant behind him.
Date: 18uu
Creator: Walker
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Jewell Howell in Front of Howell Home]

Description: Photograph of Jewell Howell standing in front of the first home of her mother, Addie Smith Howell, after her father's death. The house was located in West, TX in McLennan County. Jewell Howell wears a white dress, and a chair can be seen on the porch behind her. The sidewalk leads up to the front entrance as well as the back. There is a tree to the right of Jewell.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Addie Smith Howell and Children]

Description: Photograph of Adalade "Addie" Smith Howell, center, and two of her children. Jewell Howell stands to the left of her mother, and Robert Calhoun Howell to the right. Adalade and Jewell Howell wear high necked white dresses, and Robert Howell wears a suit and tie.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Jewell Howell Christian and Children]

Description: Photograph of Jewell Howell Christian, center, and her children. Shirley Christian sits to the left, Robert Stephen Christian to the right, and baby Mary Christian sits on her mother's lap. Shirley and Jewell Christian sit on a bench, and Robert stands next to them.
Date: 19uu
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis