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[W. D. Keuper Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, oval-shaped, and says, "Good for 25 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "W.D. Keuper, Schulenburg, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[10-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, oval-shaped, and says, "Good for 10 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "W. D. Keu[per], Schulenburg, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[5-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, oval-shaped, and says, "Good for 5 [cents] in Trade" on one side; on the other it has the text: "W. D. Keuper, Schulenburg, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[50-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored, oval-shaped, and says, "Good for 50 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "W.D. Keuper, Schulenburg, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Improvement in Cotton-Sprinklers.

Description: Patent for "the combination, in a cotton-sprinkler, having a fluid-vessel, of flexible ejecting hose, having flaring nozzle sprinklers, with hooks or fastening devices for holding the nozzles in elevated positions upon the vessels, whereby the driver has perfect control both over the flow and direction of the fluid, and is thereby enabled to inject the fluid upon the two rows of plants, without regard to their height or the uncertain movement of the horse between the rows, and to stop the flow by elevating and hooking the ejecting-hose to the upper corners of the vessel, thus rendering the device much more effective in directing the fluid than could possibly be effected by fixed distributing perforated cocks, and preventing unnecessary waste of the fluid." (Lines 13-30) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1875
Creator: Ramsey, Croghan A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Picking Shade.

Description: Patent for a cotton-picking shade that will furnish a portable shade or shield for the use of cotton-pickers to protect them from the direct rays of the sun while at work.
Date: July 22, 1879
Creator: Benthall, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "form[s] a trap or destroyer for ants which can be placed around the top of their hole and then filled with some poisonous compound, so that when the ants attempt to crawl over the ring, frame, or collar they will be poisoned by the compound, and thus destroyed" (lines 23-29). By utilizing a drip to distribute the poison to the ring, frame, or collar, the poison is replenished as it evaporates.
Date: February 14, 1882
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Governor for Cotton Gins.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed-governor for cotton gins. This design "feed[s] to the saws a layer of cotton that is thinner in the center, and the suction of the inner saws will draw in from the thicker edges formed by [this] governor such a portion of cotton as shall make the whole supply to the gin-saws even and regular, thereby preventing all the choking [of existing gins]" (lines 90-96).
Date: December 4, 1883
Creator: Schaefer, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "consists, first, in the combination of an adjustable support which is pivoted to the side of the beam, and which has secured to its lower end a series of revolving arms which terminate in broad cutters, for cutting the sod as it is turned over by the mold-board as the plow is drawn along; second, in the revolving cutter, which runs along upon the land side and cuts the sod where the next furrow is to be cut, and thus takes the place of the usual colter, which runs in advance of the plow and cuts the sod just as it is about to be turned over" (lines 13-25).
Date: November 20, 1883
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool for Removing Chips from Mortises.

Description: Patent for a new and improved chisel. This design "consist[s] of a body portion which is taped from its shank to near its point, the said point being provided with a barbed portion having a round swell" (lines 57-61).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Winzenreid, Godfrey
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for an improved design for a cotton chopper. The patent includes two sets of blades with opposite rotation and the ability to be stopped by the control of the operator. The design also includes improvements on cultivation and chopping for a more efficient process. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Busch, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Press for Expressing Oil from Cotton and Other Seeds.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil-press. This design "consists in certain novel constructions and combination of the pressing-plates with each other and the ram of the press, and in means for operating said plates in independent series, whereby great efficiency is obtained, and the plates, which are guttered or grooved, may be readily cleaned" (lines 18-24).
Date: December 21, 1886
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Extracting Oils

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement "in a novel process and combination of devices or apparatus for extracting the oil from cotton seeds and other oil bearing seeds" (lines 8-12). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling press. This design consists "of the base-plate, the casing made in two trough-shaped sections . . . one of which is hinged to the base-plate the bifurcated uprights, the operating-levers on each side hinged to the uprights, the compressing-beam extending across the baling-chamber and through the uprights, and connections between the compressing-beam and the levers" (lines 92-100).
Date: September 24, 1889
Creator: Hillman, William & Ripple, Joseph F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Seed Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-seed cleaner. This design "is to be used in connection with a machine for removing short lint from cotton-seed . . . The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved cotton-seed cleaner, which is simple and durable in construction and very effectively removes all impurities from the shell of the seed. . . . The invention consists of a revolving horizontal disk-brush and of a fixed table provided with emery-slabs and perforated plates and in contact with the brush" (lines 8-21).
Date: March 19, 1889
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for a "press as simple in construction and operation as possible, of sufficient power to do the work effectively, and arranged to be readily moved from place to place at pleasure" (lines 12-16).
Date: February 19, 1889
Creator: Hillman, William & Ripple, Joseph F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Poison-Distributer

Description: Patent for a distributor for "pulverized paris-green, londonpurple, arsenic, and other poisons in a dry state over cotton and other plants" that is "of exceedingly simple and durable construction and capable of attachment to any form of cultivator, and also to provide a means whereby the poison to be delivered from the machine may be regulated as to quantity in a convenient and expeditious manner, and, further, to provide a means whereby the poison as delivered from the machine will be spread over the plants at each side of the machine" (lines 11-24).
Date: April 12, 1892
Creator: Richter, Franz Ludwig
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "consists in combing with the plow a furrow-cutter for the purpose of cutting or dividing the furrow-slice and pulverizing it to a greater or less extent, like a harrow" (lines 13-16).
Date: July 12, 1881
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Baling Press.

Description: Patent for "an improved construction of hydraulic baling-presses, whereby it is designed to provide simple and more durable and reliable presses of this kind than any now in use" (lines 8-12).
Date: July 29, 1884
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Harvester.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-harvester. This design's "object is to provide thimbles which are adapted to be placed over the fingers and thumbs of a person, so as to provide artificial nails, whereby the cotton may be removed from the plants expeditiously, and which may be worn with comfort" (lines 18-23).
Date: December 30, 1884
Creator: Winzenried, Godfrey
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cistern.

Description: Patent for an upright cylindrical cistern made from sheet-metal. This patent "consists in the application to and around the upper open end of the cistern and also if desired at different places around the body of the cistern, of a strengthening ring made of either wrought iron or steel or other suitable metal tubing or piping, to stiffen the cylindrical cistern, said piping or tubing being suitably fastened to the cistern and being arranged around the outside or inside of the same, but preferably around the outside and closely hugging said cistern" (lines 10-20).
Date: January 22, 1895
Creator: Schaefer, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

BIRD-CAGE

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined Bird-Cages and Fly-Traps. The improvements include the use of netting or wire gauze, making holes at the bottom of the cage to insert feed-cups or let flies in when the cage is used to catch flies, and placing a ring over the seed-cups in order to prevent insects or flies from getting into the cage when it is used as a bird-cage.
Date: July 6, 1880
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Destroyers

Description: Patent for an improvement of insect-destroyers in the form of spraying poisonous liquid forced over plants, with illustration.
Date: August 13, 1878
Creator: Ruhmann, Julius Paul
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Dasher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn-dasher for butter churns. This design calls for two weights on opposite ends of the bottom of the churn-dasher so that the dasher will "revolve with greater force and to balance it more easily upon its pivot" (lines 17-18). This lessens the wear on the bottom of the churn, which increases the longevity of the dasher.
Date: April 11, 1882
Creator: Pinter, Francis T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department