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Grass and Weed Cutter

Description: Patent for devicd for the cutting of grass and pulling of weeds from the root. Development and use are within text; includes illustrations to demonstrate the object of the patent.
Date: December 4, 1917
Creator: Taylor, Lawrence S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Threshing Machine.

Description: Patent for an improvement to cotton-threshing machines that threshes "the cotton crop by extracting and separating the cotton locks from the bolls and stalks" (lines 13-15). This patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 27, 1917
Creator: Patterson, Warren A. & Kemp, Joseph A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Threshing Rice

Description: Copy negative of Paul Acheson's rice plantation in El Campo, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. There is a large mound of rice in the background of the photograph, and there are many men working with machinery and horses in the foreground.
Date: 1903
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Harold Hansen Riding a Mechanical Thresher]

Description: Photograph of Harold Hansen looking at the camera while riding a mechanical thresher. He wears a 10 gallon hat and rests his hands on the thresher's wheel. Although partially covered by some of the machine's mechanism, there is text on the thresher that reads "FARMALL". A tall farmhouse is behind Harold. To the right of this building, there are barrels strewn about. A repeating, decorative border surrounds the photograph. On the back, there is stamped purple numbers, "1 1138", and an image/text combination that reads, "Guaranteed for life. This is a Genuine Border For Fox Tone Pictures made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas. Copyrighted by Carl Newton". Hand-written text also reads "Harold Hansen" and "1928".
Date: 1928
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Threshing Rice on the Rasmussen Farm]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of three individuals on the Rasmussen farm, working with the rice thresher. An animal on the right is yoked to a portion of the machine. The three men are all wearing hats; two of them are standing atop a nearby hill while the other is holding the reins of the animal. The wide body of the thresher is visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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[News Clip: Farmworkers]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: April 9, 1982, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 47 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Maize Threshing

Description: Photograph of seven farmers using threshers to thresh maize. On the left side of the frame is a pile of maize and a steam engine with two men sitting on it. On the right side of the frame is a pile of cut maize with a thresher and five men standing on top of it. Next to the thresher is a team of two horses. The men wear overalls and hats. Typed across the bottom is, "This is a picture showing the threshing of maize. Be-"
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Steam Thresher, Wheat Straw Pile and Horses

Description: Photograph of steam threshing machine spewing straw out of stack. Large pile of wheat on the right side of the frame. Man standing on machine and child in horse-drawn vehicle on the left side of the frame. Team of horses on either side of steam thresher. All is in a field of cut wheat.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Men and Wheat Thresher

Description: Photograph of a wheat thresher with and steam engine. There are twelve men and one boy on top of, sitting, or in front of the equipment. On the left side of the frame is the steam engine with a man standing on it. In front of the engine is a team of white horses with a man holding their reins. On the left side of the frame is the wheat thresher with three men standing on top of it. In front of the thresher is a man and boy sitting in a wagon with a team of dark horses. Next to the wagon are six men holding pitchforks. Two of the men have cigarettes in their mouths. All the men except one wears a hat. Everything stands in a field of cut wheat.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Band-Cutter and Feeder

Description: Patent for a band cutter and feeder which cuts the bands that tie bundles of grain and feeds the grain into a threshing machine. Illustrations included.
Date: September 15, 1908
Creator: Richmond, George E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blower and Suction Device.

Description: Patent for a blower for a threshing machine that regulates the amount of air put out of the machine, and is both affordable and durable.
Date: March 26, 1907
Creator: Brown, Harry M. & Dahl, Harry M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Stacker

Description: Patent for a wind stacker to be adapted to threshers. Illustrations included.
Date: June 6, 1911
Creator: Richmond, George E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Separator

Description: Patent for a separator for separating grain. This invention is a separator to separate grain from the straw in threshing machines. The straw is shaken and agitated in order to separate the grain.
Date: January 23, 1906
Creator: Crane, J. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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