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Man, Girl, Pony, and Irrigation Pump

Description: Copy negative of two pictures of Daniel Ray (D. R.) DeRusha and young Romara Ray DeRusha with a pinto pony at an irrigation pump. In the first picture, Daniel Ray is holding the pony while Romara is sitting on it and the pump is on the left. In the second picture, only Daniel Ray's hat is visible, Romara is standing by the pony, and there is another horse in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Scrapbook Page: South Texas]

Description: Photographs of various scenes of South Texas. The top left photo is of an irrigation ditch with some water in it and men working on both sides. The top right photo is of a group of small shacks in Mexico. The middle photo is of the Church at Laguna Seca, Texas, with a row of small tents and a man in front of it. The bottom left photo is of a family sitting on the porch of a small house. The bottom right photo is of a small hut in a field next to a tree.
Date: 1916/1917
Creator: Cook, Frank Lauderdale
Partner: Museum of South Texas History

Single Well Cylinder

Description: Patent for a single well cylinder pump intended to provide more efficient use in a deep well. This cylinder is distinct for its incorporation of a "inwardly opening valve controlling the passage of fluid into an inner cylinder" (p.2, lines 34-37)
Date: December 15, 1914
Creator: Ligon, Arthur Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a pump, designed to increase the flow of water without increasing the length of the stroke or the numbers of strokes of the plunger rod. The pump lifts water by force and suction simultaneously.
Date: February 24, 1914
Creator: Muncy, David J. & Jons, W. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Agricultural Water Conservation Demonstration Initiatives

Description: Information sheet describing discusses agricultural water conservation. The Agricultural Water Conservation Demonstration Initiative effects several major irrigated areas of the state with projects that: evaluate and demonstrate advanced irrigation techniques; advanced water conservation; and diversified farming systems.
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas Water Development Board
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench for Rotary Well-Drills.

Description: Patent for a wrench designed to assist in working with rotary well drills. The wrench is adapted for unscrewing the coupling that attaches a drill point to a pipe section, as well as for detaching the pipe sections from one another. The advantage of the wrench is in allowing convenient detachment of the parts of a well drill quickly and efficiently.
Date: October 21, 1913
Creator: Lebus, George Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department