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Process of Obtaining Oil and Stock Food from Cotton-Seed.

Description: Patent for a process for preparing stock food and extracting oil from cotton seed. The objectives include obtaining more oil from seed and a very nutritious stock food. The other objectives are eliminating waste of the residue after the oil has been extracted, regulating protein, and killing germs from the food. The patent includes illustrations.
Date: July 22, 1913
Creator: Covey, Thomas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Threshing Machine

Description: Patent for machine adapted to operate upon maize, Kafir corn, cane, and the like so as to effectively remove or rub off the seed or grains, without crushing or breaking the same.
Date: January 6, 1914
Creator: Newsom, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Threshing Rice on O. R. Johnson's Rice Farm

Description: Photograph of a group of men outdoors threshing rice on a rice farm one mile east of El Campo (this information is repeated on the back of the photograph's mat in hand-written text). The farm belonged to O. R. Johnson. The actual thresher is on the far right of the image, a large machine with several wheels and a conical pipe on its leftmost side. To the left, there are horses, some being ridden, while others appear to be harnessed to various equipment. Several bales of rice surround them on the floor. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph in blue ink reads: "Threshing rice on O. R. Johnson's rice farm 1 mile east of El Campo Tex. H. J. Berndt. Danevang, Texas. Please return to A. E. Berndt Danevang Tex. CIRCA 1912."
Date: 1912~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Threshing on Paul Acheson's Rice Plantation

Description: Photograph of Paul Acheson's rice plantation in El Campo, Texas during a threshing session. A large mound of what appears to be grass and dirt is in the background. In front of it, a threshing machine is surrounded by a large group of people who are all facing forward and looking at the camera. On both the right and left sides of the image, horse-drawn wagons are visible. Two other unharnessed horses are farthest right in front of a what may be a second thresher. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat board. A large portion of the top right corner has chipped off.
Date: 1903
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

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

[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

[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 Machine Blowing Out Rice Straw

Description: Copy negative of a group of people outdoors near a threshing machine. At one end of the machine, a spout is pointing upwards and blowing out rice straw. At the other end, on the left, there is a man on top; presumably operating it. On the rightmost part of the image, a series of rice stacks have been placed on the ground. The back row has been laid down. There at three other people by these stacks: two men and a woman. According to accompanying information, the sacs on the ground are waiting to be loaded to go to a market.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Davis Brothers Steam Thresher

Description: Crew of several men and young boys posing for picture, while working in hay field. Two young boys standing in front, barefoot and wearing straw hats, beside man. Two men beside thresher, two young boys sitting next to wheel of thresher, three wagons full of hay with men standing on top, one empty with one man standing in wagon, and one being unloaded onto hay stack, one man holding team of mules, and one buggy. Scene is on the August Bernhardt farm.
Date: 1909~
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission

Field Thrashing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a field thrashing-machine that can be carried into a field and harvests the tops of standing grain as it is carried forward. The machine also thrashes the grain, separates the grain from the chaff, and delivers the grain in a receptacle.
Date: December 18, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Axel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Thrashing-Machines.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements on machinery for thrashing various kinds of grain, whereby the work is performed in a very rapid and perfect manner, without impairing the straw." (lines 28-32) Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: September 13, 1870
Creator: Fuos, Matthias
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Field Threshing-Machine.

Description: Patent for "a new threshing-machine, which is arranged upon wheels, so that it can be drawn over the field" (lines 12-15) and make the process for which it was built: more efficient. The patent includes instructions and an illustration.
Date: December 31, 1867
Creator: Tucker, A.W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department