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[Threshing of rice near Beasley, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the threshing of rice near Beasley, Texas in 1915. R.V. Board leased the Chaney farm for rice farming purposes. The girls on the left are the Chaney girls and the house in the background (left) is the Chaney house. The man at right of photo wearing white straw hat (with dark band), dark pants and vest, white shirt, and dark tie, is the rice buyer who is discussing the sale with R. V. Board (father of Lawrence Board, donor of photo). Sacks of rice in foreground. Two African-American men are standing on a wagon in center of photo. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Photo and cardboard are in poor condition.
Date: 1915
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Men working in the rice field around a truck at the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph taken on the George Ranch of men working in the rice field. There is a truck on the left side of the photo with a man standing in the bed. The man is partially visible (hat) above the cab of the truck and through the back glass. He may be unloading supplies. There is another man on the right side of the photo standing near boxes and paper that are on the ground of the field. The front ends of two tractors can be seen on either side of the truck. Telephone poles in background from left to center. This photograph is part of the Edward Kopycinski collection. The photograph is bordered by a black border with "Fox Co." printed in the top left and bottom right corners. Stamped on back of photograph in blue: "2 21". Also stamped on back in black: "Guaranteed For Life This Is A Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture [outline of fox] Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Oct. 1938". The photo is watermarked "Velox" on back.
Date: October 1938
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A man on a tractor that is pulling harvesting rice at George Ranch]

Description: Photograph taken on the George Ranch two men harvesting rice. A man wearing overalls, white shirt, and cap is sitting on the fender of the tractor. Another man, only partially viewed (hat and shirt) is sitting on top of the stack of rice in the cart being pulled by the tractor. Small stacks of hay seen in the field to the left. This photo is part of the Edward Kopycinski collection. The photograph is bordered by a black border with "Fox Co." printed in the top left and bottom right corners. Stamped on back of photograph in blue: "2 21". Also stamped on back in black: "Guaranteed For Life This Is A Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture [outline of fox] Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Oct. 1938". The photo is watermarked "Velox" on back.
Date: October 1938
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Two men standing near a rice thresher at the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph taken on the George Ranch of rice threshing. Two men are standing in front of rows of rice filled sacks (in foreground). The men are also holding one rice filled sack in between them. The Case combine in background is being used to harvest the rice. There is a man on far left standing (with back to camera) on top of equipment. This photograph was taken from the collection of Edward Kopycinski. The photograph is bordered by a black border with "Fox Co." printed in the top left and bottom right corners. Stamped on back of photograph in blue: "2 21". Also stamped on back in black: "Guaranteed For Life This Is A Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture [outline of fox] Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Oct. 1938". The photo is watermarked "Velox" on back.
Date: October 1938
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Man leaning against a rice combine or cutter at the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph taken on the George Ranch of a man leaning against a rice combine or cutter. The man, wearing overalls, short sleeved shirt, and a hat, is to the left of the photograph. He is leaning on the cutter that is attached to the tractor on far right. This photograph was taken from the Edward Kopycinski collection. The photograph is bordered by a black border with "Fox Co." printed in the top left and bottom right corners. Stamped on back of photograph in blue: "2 21". Also stamped on back in black: "Guaranteed For Life This Is A Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture [outline of fox] Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Oct. 1938". The photo is watermarked "Velox" on back.
Date: October 1938
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Rice Mill]

Description: Photograph of a brick building identified as a rice mill. A smoke stack is protruding from a part of the roof. In the background towards the left of the photograph, there is a water tower. In the foreground, there are two sets of train tracks parallel to the building. Text on handwritten on the top right of the photograph says "Rice Mill. Port Arthur, Tex. 8602."
Date: 1933
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Improved Process of Sterilizing and Packaging Rice

Description: Patent for sterilizing and packaging rice by subjecting it to heat for twenty minutes or more. After this, the rice is sorted in a shaker and put into packaging while maintaining the air temperature. This prohibits the rice kernels from cracking.
Date: April 21, 1914
Creator: Davis, Waters Smith, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[A rice farm near the county line taken in 1904.]

Description: Photograph of a rice farm near the county line taken in 1904. Men on and around a threshing machine to far left of photograph. Wagon load of hay pulled by two dark horses next to the thresher is partially obscured by the long belt of the threshing machine. Sacks of rice in center background. Horses and wagons to right. Tractor (man is standing on the wheel of it) on far right of photograph. Rice field in foreground.
Date: 1904
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Rice-Huller

Description: Patent for a rice huller designed to remove the coatings and hulls from rice grains. Illustrations included.
Date: April 13, 1909
Creator: Hayes, Daniel J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feeder for Grinders

Description: Patent for an attachment for grinders to facilitate the feeding of the material. Illustrations included.
Date: April 13, 1909
Creator: Steen Robert James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Butt-Cutter

Description: Patent for a machine designed to cut off the butt ends of cereal sheaves should they become wet or muddy. Illustrations included.
Date: February 16, 1909
Creator: Janes, Ivey & Lanaux, Alfred A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Threshing-Machine

Description: Patent for a threshing machine "especially adapted for the cutting and threshing of small grain" (lines 15-16). Illustrations included.
Date: May 12, 1908
Creator: Haynes, Thomas Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Rice farming operation.]

Description: Photograph mounted on black cardboard mat of rice farming operation. On far right, a man is standing and holding reins to horse (out of picture). The wagon has two wooden barrels in it. A woman and man are standing on a thresher, child is sitting. Group of men women and children are standing in center of portrait with the stack of rice behind them. More equipment, buggies and horses to left of photo. On far left, a man standing with arms crossed in front of a dark colored horse ridden by a boy. Photo has ink smudges and marks across it. Also gray spots. Cardboard mat is broken in far right corner and is worn around the edges.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Grain-Polisher

Description: Patent for a grain polisher designed to remove foreign objects from rice and other similar grains. Illustrations included.
Date: April 11, 1911
Creator: Couch, Albert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department