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Nut-Cracking Machine

Description: Patent for a nut cracking machine with an automatic feeder and can be operated by hand. Illustrations included.
Date: April 21, 1908
Creator: Lantery, Frank B.
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Description: Patent for a simply-constructed nut-sheller especially designed for pecans, although because it is adjustable, other nuts can be shelled. It has "a reciprocating plunger which is adapted to cut the shell from the nut, and which has also means for cleaning out the nut-holder and shelling-knives, so that the machine is sure to work well every time" (lines 15-19).
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Prade, Julien
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[Letter to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White, February 12, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by a woman names Etha and is addressed to the White's and Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Etha informs the White's and Moore of the goings-on in her community in McKinney, TX. The news includes: a dialogue about Ruth White Moore and about Etha's baby, details about the weather, new about community members who own an "auto" and Etha possibly buying one, an aside mentioning the prevalence of la grippe in her area, a discussion about Morris and Harry's reading ability, news about the Rucker and Kendal families as well as friends in the community, agricultural updates on crops, a dialogue about Opal,and a discussion about poultry. She closes the letter by noting that Mary Ann and Linnet should write her soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 12, 1909
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[Letter from D. W. Kempner to Thos. L. James, December 22, 1950]

Description: Letter from D. W. Kempner to Thos. L. James discussing an issue with a invoice for 20 lbs of pecans instead of the desired 10 lbs. Kempner also requests items ranging from canned beans to light bulbs that can either be put in I. H. Kempner's car or be send by a Sugar Land truck.
Date: December 22, 1950
Creator: Kempner, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1877-1956
Partner: Rosenberg Library