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Horse-Releaser.

Description: Patent for a horse releaser constructed so that the shafts may be released when it is desired to detach a horse from a vehicle. It also provides an improved means of holding the shafts in place and preventing them from moving when it is not desired to release the shafts.
Date: April 8, 1913
Creator: Harris, Crawford & Harris, Eligah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pneumatic Horse-Collar.

Description: Patent for Pneumatic Horse Collar. This collar's inner pockets contain air pockets, that will be more comfortable and the outer walls will be more flexible, allowing the animal more comfort.
Date: June 3, 1913
Creator: Batchler, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Detacher

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse detacher which allows the driver to unhitch a horse without exiting the carriage or wagon, including specifications and illustrations.
Date: April 1, 1913
Creator: Carter, William Otis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Socket Attachment for Harness

Description: Patent for " harness construction ... whereby one strap of a harness is slidably connected with another strap. the device serving to reinforce that strap through which the slidable strap extends." (lines 9-14). Including illustrations.
Date: February 15, 1915
Creator: Westerman, Augustus H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

BRIDLE-BIT

Description: Patent for an improved bridle bit for veterinary services, including illustrations.
Date: March 31, 1914
Creator: Mateer, Wilbur N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Blacksmith at work]

Description: Photograph of a man nailing a horseshoe onto a horse's hoof with his hammer, while another man wearing a cowboy hat, stands in the background holding the horse steady by its rope.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cochran, Jimmy W.
Partner: Midwestern State University

Richardson Centennial Celebration

Description: Photograph of a line of horses in tack at the Centennial celebration. They are standing beside Richardson Public Library. A group of people are sitting on the window sills of the building. One person in the background is standing.
Date: June 1973
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Richardson Centennial Parade

Description: Photograph of cars parked in a line waiting to participate in the Centennial parade. A group of women wearing costumes are gathered around the back of a white Datsun car. Behind the white car, there are women dressed in costume gathered around a red convertible. In the background, there is a woman and horse on a grass lot, and people beside a red truck.
Date: June 1973
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Women Riding Horse]

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of an unidentified woman posing on a horse during President William Howard Taft's visit to the ranch. A bull is standing in front of her to the right. In the background, there are trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

[Portrait of Minnie Oliver]

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a woman riding a horse and holding an object in her left hand. She is identified as Minnie Oliver, Joe Green's secretary at Coleman Fulton Pasture Company (later Taft Ranch.) She is wearing a bandanna and a hat.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, February 26, 1865]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife, Clara Fentress requesting money to purchase a saddle as well as urging her to write him more regularly. Towards the end of the letter, he tells her that he has read that several foreign nations have begun to recognize the confederacy and he also speculates on the events of the war.
Date: February 26, 1865
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara Fentress, April 25, 1865]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara describing a recent purchase he made for gifts for her and the family. He also discusses his personal finances and requests that she assist him in tailoring a uniform. He also includes his shopping list, which describes each item and it's cost.
Date: April 25, 1865
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Improvement in Iron Saddle-Tree Forks

Description: Patent for an improvement in iron saddle-tree forks that are cheaper to construct as well as light and durable. Includes illustration and description.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Wood, John McLane & Bellah, William Newton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a light and durable stirrup that can be used in light and heavy saddles and has an improved construction.
Date: April 28, 1896
Creator: Turner, Ephraim M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding-Saddle.

Description: Patent for a ridding-saddle that is an improvement previously granted to Jesse D. Padgitt (No. 540,940). The improvements include increasing the strength to the flexible rear portion of the saddle. The first patent was for a saddle "distinguished by a tree or frame formed of a short rigid fork and a flexible body or rear portion, including a seat and cantle, constructed of leather or other suitable flexible material" (lines 10-14).
Date: April 28, 1896
Creator: Padgitt, William C. & Padgitt, Jesse D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Check.

Description: Patent for an automatic that prevents horses from starting off when left unattended. It detects when the vehicle begins moving and pulls back on the reins.
Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Lee, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department