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[Pasture Land]

Description: Photograph of an empty pasture fenced on several sides with a small farm compound in the distance. Several groves of trees are scattered over the area of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mugg, Kilo
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Cattle Grazing]

Description: Photograph of a herd of cattle, tended by several mounted men and women, grazing in an open field. The entire group is inside a barbed wire fence.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mugg, Kilo
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Tool for Building Wire Fences.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective tool used for building wire fences that is "a nail holding and driving device, a measuring attachment, and a wire cutter" (lines 12-14).
Date: May 15, 1894
Creator: Highsmith, Lewis C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved farm gate that pivots in its center and can be swung in either direction. It is operated by a pull chord and levers. The pull chords are set on posts on either side of the gate, each side having two chords in order to open the gate in either direction. The posts also act as a brace to stop the gate from swinging further.
Date: December 26, 1893
Creator: Mulcahy, Richard T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive wire stretcher "which may readily be employed for stretching wires to a post for stapling, for stretching or drawing the ends of wires together for tying and for drawing out or removing staples from a post" (lines 12-16).
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Palmer, Joshua C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive wire-stretcher that can easily stretch a wire in a series on a fence in such a way that the stretcher doesn't need to brace against a post.
Date: January 9, 1894
Creator: Sparkman, James S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Slat-and-Wire Fence-Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple and compact wire-fence machine that can be hand operated and aids in the construction of a wire fence. The machine stretches and maintains tension while twisting and securing the wire to a post. The machine also twists wires together.
Date: January 30, 1894
Creator: Haley, Anslem J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and improved construction for sliding gates that is easily opened and closed with minimal effort. The gate slides back and forth on a track which is set in a frame above the gate.
Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Smith, Stansbury J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive wire stretcher that "may be readily employed for taking up the slack of a fence wire at a point between fence posts" (lines 13-15). It also cuts wire and removes staples.
Date: April 17, 1894
Creator: Hughs, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretching Spool-Carrier.

Description: Patent for a wire-stretching spool-carrier that can be easily mounted to the back of a wagon and can stretch wires to the desired amount of tension. Coils are on the mount on the wagon.
Date: August 14, 1894
Creator: Williams, Thomas P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher and Splicer.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive wire stretcher and splicer that can easily connect to a post and use it as an anchor while stretching wire. The invention also draws wires together and re-connects them. A crank makes the device easy to use.
Date: September 4, 1894
Creator: Marshall, Otto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective wire-stretcher that stretches wire and attaches it to the same post to which it is applied. It has a frame, a claw, a spool, a crank, a ratchet wheel, a pawl, and and a chain that secures the claw to the frame. The parts fit inside the body portion of the frame, and wire wraps around the spool.
Date: September 11, 1894
Creator: Myers, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Coiling Machine.

Description: Patent for a wire-coiling machine that improves on a previous patent (No. 296,806), that was granted to Wildermuth. The improvement allows for either left- or right-handed use, by making the crank movable to either side and by "providing the upper end of the post at opposite sides with stationary cutter blades and a single movable cutter adapted to be shifted for operation with either one of the said fixed cutters" (lines 28-32).
Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Crowder, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher meant for making barbed wire fences that is more efficient than other wire-stretchers. It has a bent plate, a split hook swiveled to the plate, a rotatable rod that goes through the plate, stretching wire that is secured to the rod, and the split hook is attached to the wire.
Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Austin, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive wire-stretcher that enables "one person to stretch fence wires conveniently for the purpose of mending them, or for stapling or otherwise securing them to fence posts in constructing fences" (lines 13-17).
Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Crisp, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and inexpensive swinging gate that is strong, durable, and doesn't sag. It can be fully opened and easily conteracted.
Date: November 6, 1894
Creator: Hefner, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretching and Splicing Tool.

Description: Patent for a wire stretching and splicing tool used when repairing barbed wire and other wire fences. It connects the ends of broken wires by bringing them together and twisting them. It has a wire gripping device, an adjustable end that corresponds to the wire gripper, a way to separate the above listed parts and bring them back together again, and a clamping device.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Bauve, Odelon Joseph la
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Fence.

Description: Patent for wire fencing using wooden and iron posts to be more readily seen by cattle, including illustration.
Date: November 8, 1853
Creator: Meriwether, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post-Driver.

Description: Patent for a machine that drives posts and "can be placed on the running gear of a vehicle in such a manner that it can be readily adjusted to operate on posts at either side of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle" (lines 14-18). It can be easily adjusted and is simply constructed.
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: Harris, Stephen G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a gate that swings outward whenever it is unlatched that consists of an eye-joint that connects the gate to the post that turns vertically and horizontally, an extended toprail, a lever, and a pivot.
Date: February 14, 1893
Creator: Chadwick, John L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient wire stretcher that aids in fence-building, tightening loose wires, cutting wires, and tying broken wires. The stretcher is similar in appearance to a wrench that can be taken apart in order to properly utilize the tool.
Date: June 13, 1893
Creator: McKinney, John Wilson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate-Closer.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive gate closer that can be used with any gate and is easy to use. It consists of an arm that is secured to the gate, an adjustable wedge that sits between the arm and the gate, a weight connected to the arm, fastening devices, a slot on the wedge, pulleys mounted in a casing, and chords.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Dickson, Thomas C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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