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[Rome Fire Plow by Side]

Description: Photograph of a Rome fire plow by a sign describing the plow at the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, Texas. A red train car behind a chain link fence is visible in the background.
Date: December 16, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
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Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Henry William Coit and family, Renner, Texas

Description: 9 people standing on a steam tractor or attached gang plow. 2 women, three children, 4 men. The woman standing farthest right is veiled. The rear of the tractor is visible, in a partially plowed field. 2 women, 2 man, and 1 child (girl) are holding levers used to raise and lower the plows. Written on back of photo: Henry William Coit & family, steam tractor & plow, Renner Tex., Early 1900's. 5/24/1985 donated Henry W. Coit.
Date: 1900/1910
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Draft-Equalizer.

Description: Patent for a "draft even or equalizer...for various cultivators, and particularly for disk plows" (lines 10-12).
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Dysart, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements to plows, "designed to loosen and pulverize the upper surface of the ground without turning the same over and without forming furrows, whereby the plowed ground retains its moisture to a greater extent" (lines 7-12) and to also reduce the draft.
Date: November 9, 1901
Creator: Sanders, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Listing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a mechanism used to mount the beam and to connect to the axle in a listing-machine, a class of braking-plows. The mechanism will provide lever support and a means for securing the segmental rack while still being simple, efficient, durable, and inexpensive.
Date: October 21, 1902
Creator: Matthews, Lafayette
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator Attachment.

Description: Patent for cultivator attachment that is useful in breaking up the soil at opposite side of the plants and leveling the ground between the rows. It can be adjusted to any desired angle (vertical, horizontal) or level (up and down).
Date: January 6, 1903
Creator: Brewer, John Meed.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reversible Garden-Plow.

Description: Patent for a walking-plow with simple and compact construction. The depth for plowing is adjustable to height of individual operating.
Date: December 23, 1902
Creator: Nicholas, Joseph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow where a stock or standard is pivoted to and adjustably connected with the beam which features improvements in construction, arrangement, and combination of parts.
Date: October 21, 1902
Creator: Reeves, Beverly Gray
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improving the construction of plows. "The invention relates particularly to that class of plows in which a landslide is permanently attached to the depending portion of the beam." (lines 13-16)
Date: September 30, 1902
Creator: Hankins, Elias
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a seed planter in which the “plows is used in connection with the purpose of opening a furrow to receive the seed and for quickly covering the seed after it has been deposited.” (Lines 15-18) In addition, an auxiliary plow is attached “to work directly in front of the seed tube, as to provide the scattering of the seed and to cause it to be deposited directly into the furrow.” (Lines 29-32) Illustration is included.
Date: February 3, 1903
Creator: Ferriott, Charles L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter

Description: Patent for "a machine for planting corn or cotton, that may be attached to almost any kind of plow, simple in construction, easily repaired by an ordinary blacksmith, and capable of use in a satisfactory manner for planing where stumps and rocks would interfere with the operation of machines of ordinary construction" (lines 9-15).
Date: August 31, 1880
Creator: Krüger, Theodore Charles Herman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow Guide and Gage.

Description: Patent for "gages and guides for plows and cultivators. the object of invention is to provide and adjustable guide and gage adapted to be attached to divided standards of plows and cultivators." (lines 11-16) including illustrations.
Date: November 5, 1901
Creator: Lindsey, John Samiel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for a plow with adjustable height and depth with a locking mechanism.
Date: July 1, 1902
Creator: Michalka, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department