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Planter

Description: Patent for "planters of that type embodying a rotatable hopper which is carried by the supporting-wheels of the device" with an illustration.
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Walton, Jesse Moody
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lawn-Mower.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lawn mower that "consists in the novel construction and arrangement of its parts." (lines 13-14), including description and illustrations.
Date: November 26, 1901
Creator: Stewart, Henry E. & Stewart, Luther F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Dasher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn dasher. This design, "[a]s an article of manufacture, [consists in] the conical or concavo-convex churn dasher having a circular rim, the air cups or cells, the arms, and the raised nave or center portion, all of concavo-convex shape in their transverse sections" (lines 28-33).
Date: May 5, 1885
Creator: Hale, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "consists in a novel arrangement and combination of wings or gates in a casing outside and independent of the wheel, whereby provision is made for adjusting the position of said wings, and consequently regulating the speed of the wheel, according to the force of the wind" (lines 7-13).
Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Smith, Hilliard Bonaparte.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon Bow Socket.

Description: Patent for new and improved wagon-bow sockets. This design "furnishes a firm support for the [wagon] bow at both top and bottom of the socket, by which it is evident it will be rigidly secured against all lateral motions" (lines 38-41). This eliminates the "unsightly appearance, leaking, and other defects of the uneven height of bows so often resulting from the use of ordinary staples" (lines 44-47).
Date: December 28, 1880
Creator: Williams, Richard P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Vehicle-Brakes.

Description: Patent for "an extension-handle for the manipulating-levers of vehicle-brakes" (lines 9-10). This invention was designed especially for vehicles with extra side-boards, so the brakes can be employed as conveniently as possible while the driver would normally have a hard time reaching the brake-lever.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Edwards, Joshua H. & Edwards, Willie W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grain Toller.

Description: Patent for a new and improved grain toller. This design "consists in a novel construction of a revolving cylinder provided with cavities representing certain measures . . . separating a certain portion [of grain] to be retained as toll, and whereby, also, provision is made for varying the size of the toll-measure, so as to enable it to separate different proportions from the main body of the grain, according to the amount of toll to be taken" (lines 7-19).
Date: July 20, 1880
Creator: Wilson, William John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-elevator. This design consists in "a supporting frame, a drum journaled therein, a rope wound on the drum, a bucket attached to the rope, mechanism for turning the drum to lift the bucket, and a fork journaled below the drum and provided with a central arm adapted to catch under the raised bucket resting in the fork to discharge its contents as the fork is tilted" (lines 21-28).
Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Mefferd, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design "provide[s] a cheap, durable, and easily-operated motor for dash-churns, and one the length of stroke of which can be varied to suit the size of the churn and the quality of the cream to be churned. [The] invention consists of a dash-lever, connecting-rod, crank and pulley shaft, and large drive-wheel, the dash-lever being made adjustable as to its length of stroke" (lines 7-15).
Date: March 14, 1882
Creator: Blackstock, John Lafayett
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Head Rest for Chairs.

Description: Patent for a new and improved head-rest for chairs. This design consists in "[a] head-rest for chairs, comprising a top support . . . a plate fixed thereto and provided with a socket and guides . . . a ball, fitting socket, and retaining-jaws held in the guide of the plate around the ball" (lines 81-86).
Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Ashby, Daniel S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saw-Oiling Device

Description: Patent for a hand saw blade oiling device built into the handle of the saw. By holding stops and pulling back on the pistons of the device on the saw handle, oil is released and forced into nozzles which deliver oil onto the blade.
Date: August 14, 1906
Creator: Stewart, Luther F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clamp

Description: Patent for a clamp for well tubes that can be used to remove the tubes for repair.
Date: August 13, 1912
Creator: Maxwell, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back-Brace

Description: Patent for improvement on back braces, specifically to improve the performances of people who repeatedly stoop for their jobs. The back brace aims to relieve the stress on back muscles.
Date: November 14, 1911
Creator: Thornton, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Stephenville, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Stephenville, Texas fire department. The Florian Cross shaped patch has a red background and black edging. "Stephenville Fire Dept." is written along the vertical edges in white. A Florian Cross with yellow edging and a black center containing a "fire scramble" appears in the center.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

First Modern High School in Stephenville, Texas, 1886

Description: A large group of students pose for a picture outside of a stone school building in Stephenville, Texas. Information from article attached: During the 1880's this was the only public school in Stephenville and taught all grade levels. The building was torn down in 1906 and replaced by Stephenville Junior High School.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 11, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He commented that he had not received letters from home recently and wished to receive news from his wife. John purchased a pony for their son, Jeremiah, and planned to have it sent back while he continued to travel for business.
Date: March 11, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College