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Transcript of Oral History Interview with Louis Meade Burton and Patricia Ruth Scott Burton, October 15, 2013

Description: Interview with Louis Meade Burton and Patricia Ruth Scott Burton, a couple who were involved with the school system in Kerrville, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Burton discuss their family histories, their move move to the area, Pat's work with the Tivy school system, Louis's coaching career, and the flood of 1932. The interview includes photographs of the couple and their family, on pages 27-37.
Date: October 15, 2013
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis; Burton, Louis M. & Burton, Pat
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[News Script: Old vet]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about one of the oldest surviving veterans of the Civil War, Walter W. Williams observing his 111th birthday in Franklin, Texas.
Date: November 15, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Veteran]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Walter W. Williams observing his 113th birthday.
Date: November 15, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay press, which can form the hay bale without much pressure being exerted by the operators of the machine.
Date: March 15, 1910
Creator: Guynes, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk and Clod Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design "consist[s] of . . . any desirable number of cutting-wheels constructed with heavy spherical hubs of cast metal and spokes carrying at their extremities horizontal knives. The said cutting-wheels are mounted . . . on a horizontal shaft provided with a longitudinal key-slot from end to end, so that the cutting-wheels may be adjusted in the desired positions thereon, the said shaft turning in boxes at the rear ends of a pair of longitudinal beams secured in front to an axle provided with two carrying-wheels and a driver's seat" (lines 9-21).
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: Farley, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Collar.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse collar. This design "is to supply a cheap, durable, easy fitting and self adjusting or flexible horse-collar for farm and other use, and which shall readily adapt itself to the form of the animal, and thereby obviate those abrasions which are so common with the use of a rigid and unyielding collar. To these and other ends [the] collar is made for the most part of what is known as "moss-yarn," with its strands or fibers arranged and the body of the collar subjected to pressure in a mold or press" (lines 9-20).
Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Bailey, William Luther; Knight, Leonard Thaddeus & Knight, Lenis Douglas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ring for games. This design is "part of a game apparatus, a ring of wood of a form adapted to be rolled over a flat surface, having a ring of metal cast in a groove cut in its inner surface" (lines 57-60).
Date: July 15, 1884
Creator: Fisher, Charles A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for "an improved plow of simple and inexpensive construction employing two shovels so arranged and attached that either one may be quickly and easily removed to convert the plow into either a right or left hand plow, and has for its further object to provide a plow especially designed for opening new ground wherein the plowing is rendered difficult by the presence of roots and similar growth" (lines 9-18).
Date: December 15, 1896
Creator: Stephens, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department