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Peanut-Shelling Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved peanut shelling machine that can be regulated according to the size and quality of peanuts. The machine also improves upon the cylinder and concave tension, that would allow the machine to be more easily maintained.
Date: July 14, 1914
Creator: Huston, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peanut-Planter.

Description: Patent for a peanut planter that dispenses a single peanut from the seed cans in to the feed wheel's cells.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Wilson, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peanut Picker and Pea Huller.

Description: Patent for a new and improved Peanut Picker and Pea Huller, which picks peanuts from the vines and removes them without damaging the peanuts through beating or flailing. The invention also operates at a minimum amount of power while discharging the peanuts or peas free of dust.
Date: May 13, 1913
Creator: Berry, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a planter which distributes seeds from the top of the seed hopper rather than from the bottom, allowing the operator to see that it is distributing seeds properly.
Date: March 10, 1914
Creator: Maddux, Jesse D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Cracking Machine

Description: Patent for a nut cracking machine with an automatic feeder and can be operated by hand. Illustrations included.
Date: April 21, 1908
Creator: Lantery, Frank B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Root Crop Harvester

Description: Patent for a root crop harvester. This invention is designed for the harvesting of peanuts, potatoes, sugar beets, turnips, onions, etc. Illustration included.
Date: March 2, 1909
Creator: Bourland, Joseph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Sheller.

Description: Patent for a simply-constructed nut-sheller especially designed for pecans, although because it is adjustable, other nuts can be shelled. It has "a reciprocating plunger which is adapted to cut the shell from the nut, and which has also means for cleaning out the nut-holder and shelling-knives, so that the machine is sure to work well every time" (lines 15-19).
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Prade, Julien
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Peanut Dryer]

Description: Photograph of a peanut drying facility next to railroad tracks. According to the U.S. Census of Agriculture, Denton county had 3,947 acres planted in peanuts in 1992.
Date: 1990
Partner: Private Collection of Bouncer Goin

Peanut-Harvester

Description: Patent for a peanut harvester which allows the vines to move from the uprooting mechanism to the conveyor and cleaning device, incorporates a variable depth uprooting mechanism, and introduces efficiency and durability improvements of several parts.
Date: May 25, 1915
Creator: Brummett, Sinclair H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Clipping: Fifty Years Ago Today]

Description: Newspaper clipping of an article featuring excerpts from the Dallas Morning News fifty year prior. Some of the excerpts are about Dallas county indictments to conviction ratio and a Dallas restaurant with a singing parrot. An article is partially visible on the reverse side about peanut farm loss.
Date: July 30, 1943
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Ruth Higdon at the Frio County Peanut Growers Association Booth]

Description: Photograph of Ruth Higdon at the Frio County Peanut Growers Association booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is holding a bowl of peanut butter and is wearing an apron that reads "Man doesn't live by bread alone, He also needs peanut butter."
Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Frio County Peanut Growers Association Booth]

Description: Photograph of the Frio County Peanut Growers Association booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Four girls wearing green and white checkered aprons are standing in front of two yellow tubs filled with plastic bags of peanut brittle. A white banner that says "...our [peanut] butter" is visible in the background.
Date: [1998-08-06..1998-08-09]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Frio County Peanut Growers Association]

Description: Photograph of a man grinding peanuts in the Frio County Peanut Growers Association booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. His is sitting in a black chair behind a green and white checker-print table. A peanut grinder is attached to the table next to a blue bowl of peanut butter. Other people and table filled with supplies are visible behind him. A banner saying "Eat our peanut butter" is visible on the latticed wooden wall behind him.
Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Frio County Peanut Growers Association Booth]

Description: Photograph of two women at the Frio County Peanut Growers Association booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman on the right is holding up a piece of peanut brittle and other people are visible in the background.
Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Frio County Peanut Growers Association]

Description: Photograph of three women in the Frio County Peanut Growers Association booth at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. They are standing behind a table wearing green and white checker print aprons. A banner hanging on a wooden latticed wall says "...our peanut butter". Other tables and supplies are visible behind them.
Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Peanut Grinding]

Description: Color photograph of a young girl and an elderly man named Grady Higdon, scooping peanuts into a peanut grinder at the Frio County Peanut Specialties Booth, one of many booths at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. A glass container filled with harvested peanut plants sits on the table where they work.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections