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Cotton Chopper and Cultivator Combined.

Description: Patent for improvement to a cotton-chopper with a "mechanism for cultivating the soil between the hills as well as for bringing the said hills to a regular form" (lines 18-20).
Date: February 23, 1886
Creator: Muray, Joseph L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements to the turning-plow, with convertible attachments for other forms of plow.
Date: December 11, 1900
Creator: Armstrong, John Joshua, Sr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Ventilation.

Description: Patent for an apparatus to improve car ventilation, including illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1879
Creator: Knipscheer, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design, when used "as a corn-planter the slotted plate upon the inclined portion of the bottom is adjusted to cover the entire slot, and the pitman is attached to the pin projecting from the bar operating the seed slide, and when the machine is to be used as a cotton-planter the pitman is attached to the crank at the side of the seed-box, and the plate in the bottom of the box is adjusted so as to give the slot sufficient width to allow the cotton-seed to be forced through it" (lines 84-94).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Armstrong, John J. & Lowrey, Andrew S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "relates to the construction of a planter so arranged that by simply shifting the connection between the corn-slide and the crank-arm of an agitator the device may be adjusted to act as a planter of corn or cotton, but a single connecting-rod being employed in connection with a single driving crank-shaft to operate the planter both as a cotton and a corn planter" (lines 8-16).
Date: November 30, 1886
Creator: Walker, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn or Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the combination, with the hopper and the seed-slide therein having one end projecting from one end of the hopper, of the reciprocating yoke having its rear portion angular in cross-section and its front portion cylindrical in cross-section and having an arm at one end to engage the opening in the projecting end of the seed-slide, the angular and cylindrical bearings for the respective parts of the yoke, whereby the latter may be unshipped from or attached to the seed-slide, and the mechanism to reciprocate the yoke" (lines 71-83).
Date: April 23, 1889
Creator: Armstrong, John Joshua & Lowrey, Andrew Stephen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Planter

Description: Patent for a machine used to plant cotton. Contains mechanisms for both plowing a furrow, planting seeds, and covering the seeds.
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Carter, Edwards D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Sharpening Gin-Saws

Description: Patent for "a machine of this class which shall be simple, durable, an d easily manipulated, and by means of which the teeth of gin-saws may be sharpened in a rapid, convenient, and effectual manner" (lines 9-14).
Date: July 1, 1890
Creator: Smith, John Quince
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for a new type of plow granted to Anton Schindler.
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Schindler, Anton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed Planter

Description: Patent for...a seed planting machine which improves upon an earlier cotton seed planting machine. The improved apparatus can be substituted for corn and other seeds. It may also be utilized for ground cultivation.
Date: July 15, 1884
Creator: Pietzsch, Louis; Armstrong, John J. & Lowrey, Joseph R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Sprinkler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sprinkler. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the L-shaped nozzle having the longer arm and the shorter arm, the spring-board secured to the side of the [shorter] arm and projecting over the end thereof, and provided with a boss on its upper side, the L-shaped bracket secured to the side of the [shorter] arm and having one end projecting over the spring-valve and provided with a screw-threaded opening, and the thumb-screw inserted through and playing in said opening and having its end swiveled in the boss of the spring-valve" (lines 84-95).
Date: May 14, 1889
Creator: Kister, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Hole Digger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post-hole digger. This design "has for its object to provide a simple, durable, inexpensive, and efficient device, the levers of which can be readily separated, so that either of them can be used as a spade or shovel to fill in the earth around the post after it is placed in the hole" (lines 14-19).
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Armstrong, John J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties

Description: Patent for improvement in cotton bale-ties, with illustration.
Date: August 13, 1878
Creator: Roeber, Alexander
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Barrel

Description: Patent for ventilated barrels for shipment of fruits, vegetables, meat, and other articles in order to remain fresh
Date: February 28, 1882
Creator: McCormick, Willis B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Bale-Ties.

Description: This patent was created for free ends of wire to be united and form a circular shape. The wire is then interconnected with a loop that has been doubled by the device.
Date: April 16, 1878
Creator: Knipscheer, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Windlass Water-Elevators

Description: Patent for an improvement in Chain-Wheels consisting "in the construction and arrangement of a device for drawing water from wells, which shall be cheap, convenient, and free from danger, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth."
Date: July 27, 1878
Creator: Knipscheer, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weimar 1907 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Weimar in Colorado County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1907
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Weimar 1912 Sheet 3

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Weimar in Colorado County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Weimar 1912 Sheet 5

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Weimar in Colorado County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Weimar 1912 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Weimar in Colorado County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Weimar 1896 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Weimar in Colorado County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1896
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Weimar 1907 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Weimar in Colorado County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1907
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Weimar 1912 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Weimar in Colorado County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1912
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History