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[Man, Girl, and Dog on Farm]

Description: Postcard of a man wearing suspenders and a straw hat standing in the middle of a cotton field with a young girl in a light-colored dress and a dog. The girl is standing in the foreground with the dog on the left and the man is behind her on the left. More fields and houses are visible in the distant background and a text on the front of the postcard reads "Lon C. Hills Irrigated Farm. Harlingen, Tex. Cotton Planted APr. 20. Photo. July 25, 08. Producing 15 Bales per acre."
Date: July 25, 1908
Partner: The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

[Letter from Marguerite Cavett to Mittie Sorrell, October 13, 1918]

Description: Letter from Marguerite Cavett to Mittie Sorrell commending her on the success she made with her cattle and crops. She informs Ms. Sorrell about the details of her living situation, school work and kindly asks her to send some items she left at home. She also inquires about Ms. Sorrell's Columbus day celebrations, discusses the details of a letter she received from Russ and shares with her some of the activities she's been engaged in.
Date: October 13, 1918
Creator: Cavett, Marguerite
Partner: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead

Bale-Tie Buckle.

Description: Patent for a bale tie buckle where "an internal shoulder adapter to cooperate with the tie or band to prevent the latter from accidentally slipping through the entrance throat in the buckle when the tie is slackened" (lines 16-20).
Date: July 9, 1918
Creator: Schutz, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for discharge nozzle for insecticide spraying machines. Proposed nozzle design to have adjustable opening.
Date: July 9, 1918
Creator: Gohmert, Otto Adolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for motor-plows with a spring-actuated motor driving device. The motor-plow can be rewound for use by the hand of the operators without leaving the driver's seat. The motor-plows have a plurality of moldboards and provide an inexpensive motor eliminating the use of draft-animals.
Date: June 25, 1918
Creator: Kucharski, Konstanty
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: This patent is for a clod crusher. The purpose of this patent is to make clod crushing more effective and efficient through the action of the cutting members and not by the weight of apparatus alone.
Date: April 9, 1918
Creator: Weems, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sweet Potato Curing House

Description: Patent for useful improvements in sweet potato curing houses. The designs provides for a heated and ventilated structure to prevent the rotting of the sweet potatos.
Date: January 6, 1920
Creator: Woods, Edgar Miles.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow Stock.

Description: Patent for improvements to a plow stock to be adjustable so that the angle of the plow blade may be controlled causing the plow blade to enter the ground at the proper angle based on the type of ground being plowed.
Date: December 4, 1917
Creator: Partin, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an improved stalk cutter that can be connected with lister beams and thus, able to be connected to the lister to cut the stalks while plowing.
Date: January 29, 1918
Creator: Thompson, Roy De Witt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for Harvester. "This invention relates to harvesters, particularly designed for harvesting beets, potatoes or analogous agricultural products and the primary object of the invention is to provide a machine which will harvest a crop of agricultural products of the edible root type with a minimum amount of manual labor." (line 2)
Date: April 23, 1918
Creator: Malone, Tom Anderson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Diamond Bessie & The Shepherds

Description: This volume contains popular folklore of Texas, including folk dramas, myths, folk music, stories about farming and agriculture, religious folk stories, and information about folk customs, dances and folk art. The index begins on page 157.
Date: 1972
Creator: Hudson, Wilson M.
Partner: UNT Press
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