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Gin-Saw Filer and Gummer

Description: Patent for an improved gin saw filer and gummer. This model would yield sharp conical shaped teeth, and straighten bent or deformed teeth.
Date: July 9, 1918
Creator: Norman, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Huller-Gins

Description: Patent for the type of cotton gin known as huller gins. It is an attachment intended to force cotton through portions of the huller gin that often becomes blocked by accumulated detritus.
Date: February 12, 1918
Creator: Prichard, William Mathews
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton year in Killeen, Texas

Description: Photograph, taken 1905 or 1906, depicts cotton loaded on a railroad car. A group of men stand atop the bales and alongside on a platform; men sit in two horse-drawn drays next to the pile of bales. The caption for the photograph reads: Loading bales of cotton on flat cars at Santa Fe Station in a bumper cotton year. Two-wheeled drays (left) hauled bales from cotton yard located in the 400 block of Avenue D.
Date: 1905~/1906~
Partner: Killeen City Library System

Boarders on the Porch of the Taylor Boarding House

Description: Exterior of the Taylor House, a boarding house, with 25 boarders standing and seated. Those identified are Kate McManners and Iola McManners. Handwritten on back notes that Kate McManners is later Mrs. E.M. Luck of 323 Pearl St. (4th from left), and her sister Iola McManners is later V. H. Mills who ran the cafeteria at Lee School and now lives in Comanche, Texas (5th from left). W. A. Cogdell, first row, second from the right, was a student at North Texas Normal School. J. J. Handley, top row, 2nd from left, also at North Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library


Description: Patent for a cotton harvesting machine used for gathering the cotton from the plant, stripping the bolls or pods, and cleaning the cotton in one continuous operation during the traction of the harvester over a cotton field. This cotton harvester has a rotary picking member disposed forwardly and grabbing arms disposed rearwardly of the rotary picking arms. These rotary picking members are used for receiving the cotton gathered by the said picking arms and depositing it between two vertically operable crushers for crushing the bolls or pods preparatory to their passage into the ginning apparatus.
Date: July 30, 1918
Creator: Berry, Louis J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Seed Linter

Description: Patent for the improvement of cotton lint linter parts and construction. Improvements to the parts remove cotton seed lint before entering the lint conveying flue.
Date: August 20, 1918
Creator: Henry, Nelson B. & Henry, N.B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

B. F. Taylor and Sons Gin

Description: The exterior of B. F. Taylor and Sons Gin with gin, bales of cotton, and a horse drawn wagon in front of the building. Several men are in the picture on the left side and Ben L. Taylor is identified as third from the right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library


Description: Patent for cotton picking in relation to the picking needle that is capable of longitudinal movement.
Date: January 8, 1918
Creator: Johnson, Billie
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[First cotton gin (built in 1906)]

Description: Postcard image of the first cotton gin in Rosenberg (built in 1906) during its 1907-08 ginning season. Man standing in foreground. Two men in wagon. Man standing on platform of gin. Bales of cotton on platforms. Two horses grazing on right. Mule wagon on right.
Date: 1906
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Cotton Compress]

Description: Photograph of an early cotton compress in Longview, Texas. When cotton was brought in to Longview, it was left in stacks on the street in front of F. T. Rembert's office. Eventually, the street where Rembert's office and businesses were located was named Cotton Street.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Wellington cotton gin]

Description: Photograph of a cotton gin in Wellington, Texas owned by Mr. Isaac Newton Harrison. It is a large white building, with a smokestack releasing dark smoke. There are three horse-drawn wagons pictured in front of the building. Multiple men are standing with the wagons and near the building, and all are facing the camera. An accompanying note states the the manager of the gin was Lonzo Cartwright.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Farmer's Co-op Gin]

Description: Photograph of a Farmer's Co-op Gin. It is a large, two-story building with a metal structure in front of it. The structure is connected to the building by elevated pipes.
Date: November 25, 1965
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Cotton gin in Wellington]

Description: Photograph of a cotton yard at the Wellington Cotton Gin. There are numerous bales of cotton in a field, and five men are pictured standing and sitting on top of them. The men are all wearing hats and facing towards the camera, and one man on the far right side of the photograph is smiling and pointing. There are houses in the distant background. An accompanying note states that Lonzo Cartwright was the cotton gin manager.
Date: 1919~
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

Danevang Cotton Gin

Description: Copy negative of Carl Harton sitting on top of a bale of cotton in front of Danevang's cotton gin. Carl is wearing a buttoned shirt, pants, and tall boots. Other cotton bales litter the yard in front of the gin.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Isaacson Gin

Description: Copy negative of the Isaacson Gin Company cotton gin in El Campo, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. There are several horse-drawn carriages pulling bales of cotton around the gin, and there are several unidentified men standing around outside.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Cotton Gin

Description: Copy print postcard of a cotton processing plant in Danevang, Texas. The property has a broad expanse of territory. The main buildings seem to be concentrated on the right, and additional farming equipment and tools are to the left, which also include carriages and cotton bales. Hand-written text on the back of the postcard was photocopied. Most of the text cannot be read with certainty.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Dump Trucks Parked Outside of a Lummus Mill]

Description: Black and white negative of a group of dump trucks parked outside of a two-story Lummus cotton mill. Most of the trucks have trailers filled with cotton. A oval sign emblazoned with the name "LUMMUS" is affixed to a small, elevated shed that is attached to the larger part of the cotton mill. A man who is wearing a hat is visible in the bottom left corner.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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