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Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved insect destroyer. This design consists "[i]n a poison-sprinkling machine, the combination, with the wheels mounted on stub-axles, with vertically-adjustable rotary sifters in the rear operated by the wheels, of an arched frame connected to said axles, said frame having thills secured thereto, and an arched yoke having its ends bent outward to form neck-yokes and secured to the outer ends of said thills, and draft-arms secured to the sides of said thills" (lines 59-68).
Date: January 24, 1888
Creator: Rives, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved corn and cotton scraper. This design "is to provide an improved corn and cotton scraper for turning or shovel plows for the cultivation of cotton, corn, and other plants, which is adapted to be attached to the beam of the plow without weakening the same by cutting or boring. The scraper is so arranged as to be adjusted either to the right or left, as desired, and up and down, on a central slotted foot-piece, by means of which the line of draft on the blade of the scraper is at all times the same as that on the beam of the plow" (lines 14-25).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Adams, William Hinyard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a machine that uses revolving brush cylinders, stationary brushes, and stripping boards to prepare cotton for ginning, including illustration.
Date: March 12, 1861
Creator: Eastham, A. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Separator.

Description: Patent for a separator for separating hulls from kernels of seeds.
Date: June 27, 1911
Creator: Richmond, George E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene-Gas Generator

Description: Patent for an improved automatic acetylene-gas generator which allows the carbid vessel to recharge with carbid without permitting the escape of gas, and also to simplify the construction of the generator.
Date: March 19, 1901
Creator: Elkins, George L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Book Carriage

Description: Patent for book carriage. This invention is designed to cradle open books and registrars. Illustration included.
Date: July 18, 1905
Creator: Marsh, Sidney Augustus & Gifford, George Chester
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill-Regulator

Description: Patent for a new windmill attachment that will regulate the amount of water in the watering trough, Including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Schultz, Henry E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark-Plug

Description: Patent for new improvements in Spark-Plugs which decreases the possibility of imperfect sparking and provides a visible indication if the spark plug is not working properly.
Date: July 28, 1914
Creator: Cole, Emory W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nutcracker.

Description: Patent for a device to crack nuts that can be attached to a table or other stationary object, and that allows a nut to be placed in a stationary position to be cracked, including illustrations.
Date: September 1, 1914
Creator: May, Frank B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Road in Wharton]

Description: Photograph of a car parked in a space off a road in Wharton, Texas. Several buildings, including the Wharton County District Court Building and the New First National Bank, are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Wharton Post Office]

Description: Photograph of two cars parked in front of the United States Post Office building in Wharton, Texas. There is an American flag on a pole to the left, and buildings are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell