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Cotton Chopper and Cultivator

Description: Patent for a simplified and "improved cotton-chopping mechanism which may be readily applied to a straddle-row cultivator of ordinary construction, whereby the cotton may be plowed and chopped at one operation" (lines 10-14). It also allows for the chopping mechanism to be adjusted to regulate the chopping operation and provides better support of the mechanism while operating.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter,William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for improvements in milk coolers. The invention "has for one of its objects the provision of a simple and inexpensive knockdown construction which will permit packing into compact form when desirable. Another object is to provide a milk-cooler having adjustable shelves of improved construction, whereby milk pans or pails of different sizes can be easily accommodated. A further object .... is to provide a milk-cooler of the water-evaporation capillary-feed type which will be strong, compact, and of large capacity and provided with improved means for draining, catching, and retaining the water, holding the fabric, and adjusting and securing the shelves" (lines 9-23). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Dean, William Volney
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[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W.Fentress, June 1860]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she commiserates with him on the heavy rains he has received in Texas. She plans to send David jelly and canned fruit. She states that other members of the family wish to move to Texas. She tells David that Frank wishes to make up with him and possibly move to Texas. She updates David on news about friends and family.
Date: June 1860
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W.Fentress - June 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she commiserates with him on the heavy rains he has received in Texas. She plans to send David jelly and canned fruit. She states that other members of the family wish to move to Texas. She tells David that Frank wishes to make up with him and possibly move to Texas. She updates David on news about friends and family.
Date: June 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
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Veneer Basket.

Description: Patent for stronger, lighter construction of baskets frequently used in shipping fruit, although the improvement "may be used for any and all purposes of which it is capable" (lines 13-15).
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Aber, Edgar
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Cotton Compress

Description: Patent for improvements to the cutting mechanism in cotton compresses to "provide positive and reliable means for severing the full-grown or completed bale from the remaining column of compressed material and yieldingly supporting the said remaining column of compressed material under pressure to permit the baling operation to continue" (lines 21-27).
Date: March 26, 1900
Creator: Griffin, Thomas J.
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Stack Former and Protector.

Description: Patent for an invention "to provide a device of this character by means of which a hay, straw, or other kind of a stack may be formed and while being formed may be protected from rains" (lines 13-17). Illustrations included.
Date: August 12, 1902
Creator: Stipp, Edwin M.
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Wind-Motor.

Description: Patent for wind motors that has new and useful improvements," is simple and durable in its constructions, very effective and powerful in operation, transmits the force of a series of wind-wheels to a common shaft for driving pumps or other machines" (lines 11-16).
Date: December 16, 1902
Creator: Cochran, James M.
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Windmill.

Description: Patent for windmill that is cheap and highly efficient with a simple manufacture.
Date: October 28, 1902
Creator: Faubion, William
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Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for baling-press which is to "provide a rotary sweep,..., which is connected in a novel manner to the compressing-plunger, whereby said plunger is operated twice to each revolution of the sweep" (lines 12-16). Illustrations included.
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Fitz Water, Marshall V.
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[News Script: Mass hay baling held at Muleshoe]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a mass hay baling operation at a farm near the panhandle town of Muleshoe, sponsored by a farming machinery company.
Date: August 13, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator for cotton farming meant to be strong and durable as well as light and inexpensive to construct; to make it convenient to adjust the shovel beams for different distances between rows; and to support the shovel-beams in an elevated position so that they do not contact the ground and to allow them to be lowered as needed.
Date: August 12, 1902
Creator: Comstock, Andrew J.
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Storage System.

Description: Patent for storage system to store goods without using ice or any other material for lowering temperature. This design uses strategic air circulation to achieve the desired low temperature.
Date: August 5, 1902
Creator: Rector, John Robert
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Improvement in Grinding-Mills

Description: Patent for an improvement in grinding-mills, combining the operative mechanism with spindles - in which the both the grinding stones obtain relative surface speeds only half the actual speed of the stones.
Date: May 9, 1871
Creator: Hensley, Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Victim freed in plant accident]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about John Lewis Winter, a Fort Worth feed mill owner rescued after falling into an industrial grinder. He is extricated from the machine and transported to St. Joseph's Hospital, where his leg is amputated.
Date: March 19, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for improvements a cotton chopper that "consists of a two-wheeled carriage having a hoe situated to thin the cotton and is operated by bevel gear-wheels, a ratchet-wheel, and a spring" (lines 12-15).
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Levings, Enoc
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Bale Tie

Description: Patent for "a new and useful bale tie" (lines 5-6), including illustration and instructions.
Date: May 14, 1900
Creator: Walker, Millard Fillmore
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Baling Press.

Description: Patent for several improvements in baling presses for making cylindrical bales, the machine being able to be set up in both the horizontal and upright positions.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Byars, Edgar.
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