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[News Script: Blast wrecks old elevator]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the destruction of an old grain elevator to make room for a United States Cold Storage Corporation plant.
Date: September 19, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Flour-Bin.

Description: Patent for a flour-bin that keeps the flour and meal separated and sifts them separately. This patent has "a novel formation of a stirrer to prevent the banking of the flour or meal in the bin, and which can be cheaply manufactured and when in use will offer a minimum amount of resistance to the contents of the bin agitated thereby" (lines 16-21). The bin is easily cleaned.
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Patton, James Monre
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a feed cutter that has a casing that makes up tilted side walls with transverse openings, a reciprocating knife that sits between the casing walls, a link that connects the knife to the casing, a feed trough, and a staple that engages the trough.
Date: August 22, 1893
Creator: Butler, Jacob
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Fire]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a two alarm fire in a grain storage bin in Fort Worth.
Date: November 28, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Construction near Purina plant]

Description: Photograph of me working construction near the Purina plant in Fort Worth, Texas. There are men seated at the edge of the dug out section while three men are working down in the ditch. There is a truck parked next to a machine billowing black smoke.
Date: 1920
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
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Magnetic Separator

Description: Patent for a magnetic separator for use in cotton and grain milling that removes all magnetic particles from the product.
Date: January 28, 1913
Creator: Preslar, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Train near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A line of damaged freight cars runs horizontally across the image in front of a large grain elevator. The topmost edge of the nearest end of the grain elevator is missing, and damage is evident at other places on the structure. In front of the train tracks stand two large power poles. One pole has snapped into several drooping pieces. In the foreground, metal debris and a hose lie scattered over other sets of tracks. Wooden and metal debris are visible on the embankment leading up to the train tracks with the train cars. In the left foreground of the picture, the front part of a construction tractor can be seen with its bulldozer type blade on the ground. The number "#6" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Railroad cars near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two damaged freight train boxcars sit on a railroad track on the right. In front of the train cars are the remains of a truck and scattered metal debris of various kinds. The top portion of a smoke stack can be seen behind the train cars. A grain elevator stands on the left and beyond the train. Most of the glass in the windows of the grain elevator have been blown out. There is a vertical cylindrical tank in front of the grain elevator. To the left of the tank sit three boxcars side-by-side in bays under a metal roofed structure supported by pillars. On the left there is visible the top of a of a damaged wall extending out from the elevator. The number "#11" is in the lower right hand corner of the print.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Rescue workers search for survivors at the Texas City Terminal building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of approximately 25 men are standing on a huge pile of debris near the grain elevator, looking through rubble. Metal girders, wooden beams and assorted debris is piled at least ten foot high. What appears to have been the roof structure of a building has collapsed on top of vehicles. Parts of at least two vehicles can be seen in the debris-- one on the far right has been crushed under the collapsed structure and on the one on the far left has been overturned with its wheels in the air.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[An American Red Cross truck provides refreshments for rescue workers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Five rescue workers stand in front of a Red Cross canteen truck. Two women are handing out coffee and food to the workers. On the side of the vehicle is lettered "American Red Cross Galveston County Chapter." At the far right in the background is the grain elevator with visible damage to the top part of the structure. Clouds of smoke fill the sky.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A elevated shot from the rail yards toward the port. View is from above a line of freight cars in the rail yard. Debris lies piled along the line of cars to the far right of the picture. Several men stand on top of one of the cars, while several more stand amid the metal debris below. Another line of rail cars loaded with uniform loads of large forms stands on a parallel set of tracks. In the distance is the grain elevator, a smokestack, two large water towers and the loading structures at the port. Heavy smoke clouds blowing left to right can be seen coming from the port area. The number "#3" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A grain elevator, a smokestack and the ruins of a power plant stand in the middle of the picture. On the left, four railroad freight cars sit on a track. A row of train wheels sits near a power pole with dangling lines. Brick, metal and wood debris litter the foreground. A large pipe, twisted and broken lies along the railroad tracks on the right. Two men stand along a rail line. Behind them, two structures lie in ruins surrounded by piles of bricks and metal debris, with remnants of brick walls visible. Amid the debris are upturned vehicles, including a treaded vehicle.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Near the water towers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two water towers sit on stilts near the railroad tracks after the Texas City Disaster. Building rubble, barrels, and metal debris are extend over most of the middle portion of the picture. To the far left, a line of tank cars sit on a track. On the right, on a rail road track, a destroyed railroad car sits with most of its sides missing. A large pile of twisted metal debris lies on the railroad tracks behind it. On the far right is the grain elevator. On the horizon in the middle of the picture is the Seatrain crane. The tops of refinery facilities are barely visible on the horizon. Black smoke is coming from beyond the line of tanker cars, blowing from left to right. The number "34" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library