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Wood-Conveyor

Description: Patent for a wood-conveyor that will "provide a practical device for hauling or conveying wood from a sawing or splitting machine to a convenient place of stacking the wood" (lines 9-12).
Date: January 2, 1906
Creator: Hughs, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Standard.

Description: Patent for an improvement on wagon-standards, to produce a durable, inexpensive, and simple wagon. When the wagon-body is removed, the wagon-standard can fold compactly. This allows the running-gear to carry timber or a platform for carrying other heavy materials.
Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Foutrel, Emile
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Cart.

Description: Patent for a log-cart in which "one end of the log is elevated or drawn up underneath the axle, while the other end drags along on the ground" (lines 14-17). This design is more efficient than other models of log-carts.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Moon, Robert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Logging-Truck.

Description: Patent for a logging-truck that is a "simple and convenient apparatus which is operated by a team to raise the logs from the ground, and which thus obviates the necessity of using a hand windlass as is usually done" (lines 14-18). This is used in countries where it does not snow often.
Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Brough, William, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Carrier.

Description: Patent for a log-carrier that improves on a patent previously granted to Robert E. Terry (No. 481,314). The adjusting lever is made to be more powerful so the log chains can be moved with less friction and will not slip from their guides. Ratchets and pawls prevent the tongue from moving.
Date: May 14, 1895
Creator: Carroll, Joseph Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Loading Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a machine that hauls and loads logs upon cars from either side of the track, or both sides at once. The machine can easily be transported on a car. The machine "consists, essentially, in a platform of about the length of an ordinary log-car and of a height and width to enable it to span the same, mounted upon which are a steam engine and a boiler and a rotating crane, said platform being provided with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with means for locking said legs in a vertical position" (lines 23-30).
Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, WIlliam Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stump-Puller.

Description: Patent for a stump-puller that "can be quickly assembled and taken apart, to devise a device which will admit of the rope being quickly paid off from the capstan after the stump has been uprooted, and, finally, to provide a machine which can be easily handled and which will perform the required work in a rapid and satisfactory manner and which can be transported from one stump to the other by being dragged upon the ground" (lines 10-19).
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Widmer, Louis J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drag-Saw.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient drag-saw that can be easily transported and adjusted. The saw can also be lifted during operation if necessary. It has a frame, a longitudinally-grooved guiding-bracket attached to the frame, a reciprocating pitman-head that slides into the frame, a crank-shaft that operates the pitman-head, an arm that carries the saw with a pivotal connection to the pitman-head, a saw-frame secured to the pitman-head's outer end, an adjustable strap between the saw-carrying arm and the saw-frame for adjusting the saw-frame, a spring between the arm and the pitman-head, a saw-lifting lever fulcrumed on the machine-frame, a pendent stirrup carried by the lifting-lever and slotted to control the saw-carrying arm, and a guiding-bracket with a slot where the stirrup slides and another slot where the arm moves.
Date: March 3, 1896
Creator: Reeves, Newell Antony
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Loader.

Description: Patent for improvements in a machine that hauls logs and loads them on railways, based on a patent application submitted by the inventor previously (serial no. 563,242). A swinging crane loads and unloads the logs.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Carrier.

Description: Patent for a log-carrier with an improved construction from a previous patent (No. 539,380). Improvements include a change in "the angle of strain of the draft-chain as the lever approaches the horizontal position...when the load is elevated" (lines 34-37). It also maintains "a uniform leverage without the use of guide-rollers or other means" (lines 54-56), and balances the sliding tongue so that "the team is relieved of the weight thereof" (line 62).
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Carroll, Joseph Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for a simple, strong, and inexpensive lifting-jack used in railroads, mills, and similar things that is "capable of manipulation by a single operator and adapted to elevate loads to various heights according to the size of the structure and support the same at the desired elevation" (lines 12-16).
Date: September 11, 1894
Creator: Foix, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shingle-Machine

Description: Patent for a shingle machine that has a block for adjusting the angle of the log being cut.
Date: August 20, 1912
Creator: Nelson, John Bryan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hook

Description: Patent for a self releasing log hook to rapidly move logs from one location to another. It provides simplicity in structure, effectiveness in operation and inexpensiveness in manufacture.
Date: January 9, 1912
Creator: Knox, Hiram
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Broad Ax Timber Shaping]

Description: Photograph of Rick Smith timber shaping at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Rick stands on a large log, raising an axe in the air before bringing it down on a large piece of timber. Rick wears a striped shirt with jeans, suede boots, and a blue hat.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Arnold Griffin Teaching Log Sawing]

Description: Photograph of Arnold Griffin teaching children how to saw a log at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Arnold holds onto the middle of the saw, guiding it through the wood as two boys hold onto handles on opposite sides. the sawing demonstration takes place in the front yard surrounding a small wooden house.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Log Sawing]

Description: Photograph of children learning how to saw logs at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The two children push and pull the long saw through an overturned tree trunk.
Date: [1976-08-05..1976-08-08]
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Fleeing from falling tree]

Description: Photograph of three loggers running away from a falling tree. The saw of one of the men is still lodged in the tree as it begins to fall. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 7212
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Chain-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a chain fastener for logging trucks, which can be easily unattached and works with most types of logging trucks.
Date: April 26, 1910
Creator: Biskamp, Richard A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 1]

Description: Photograph of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company engine 1 at Vair station, Trinity County, Texas. Engine 1 was 4-4-0 steam locomotive built by Dickson Manufacturing Company circa 1884. It was original operated by either the Houston, East & West Texas Railway or the Kansas & Gulf Shortline. The TSE may have acquired it in 1898. The TSE railroad was founded in 1900 by the same owners of Southern Pine Lumber Company and served the company's logging operations. It also provided passenger service from Diboll to Lufkin until 1942.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 3 near Blix]

Description: Photograph of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 3 along the right of way near Blix station, western Angelina County, Texas. Engine 3 was a Baldwin 2-6-0 steam locomotive that was believed to be originally built for the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railway. It was later sold to mining operations in Uvalde, Texas in 1939. The TSE railroad was founded in 1900 by the same owners of Southern Pine Lumber Company and served the company's logging operations. It also provided passenger service from Diboll to Lufkin until 1942.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center