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Cleaner for Seed-Cotton.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cleaner for seed cotton, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 8, 1898
Creator: Hart, Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Bedroom General Sam Houston]

Description: Postcard of a four post wooden bed next to a fireplace with a full mantle and gun mounted on the wall, a rocking crib and rocking chair with an animal skin at the center of the wooden room. The bottom edge of the postcard reads "Bedroom of General Sam Houston." The back of the postcard adds, "Sam Houston Home and Grounds General Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army in 1836, President of the Republic of Texas, Governor of the states of Tennessee and Texas, United States Senator. General Houston lived in Huntsville, Texas, during his last years. His grave is in the city cemetery."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of General View of Sam Houston Home and Grounds]

Description: Postcard of three wooden buildings with stone chimneys from across a still body of water. The edge reads, "General View of Sam Houston Home and Grounds." The back of the postcard adds, "Kitchen, Houston Home, Houston's Law Office. In the foreground, Lake Oolooteekah. In the background, pecan tree planted by General Houston, 1847."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Methodist Church in Huntsville]

Description: Postcard of a photograph of a church with arched doorways and a steeple, described as "Methodist Church, Huntsville, Texas. Erected 1888." The letter on the back of the postcard reads, "Certainly enjoyed my visit to Beaumont, and oh how I did hate to leave. Reached home from there Monday. Best wishes to all my friends, Love Sarah." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 15, 1910
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Churn.

Description: Patent for an improvement to churns. "The purpose of the invention is to provide a novel churn structure embodying a pair of oppositely reciprocating dashers mounted in a common churn receptacle or body and operated from a single crank wheel" (lines 15-19).
Date: February 25, 1913
Creator: Burdeaux, Carey E. & Burdeaux, Charley W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bailing-Presses.

Description: Patent for an improved bailing press consisting of "a novel arrangement of levers, connecting-bars, and cords, in combination with the follower and windlass, whereby the follower is worked in the downward direction for pressing, and in the opposite direction for elevating it to recharge the press, by the said windlass" (lines 5-11).
Date: January 2, 1872
Creator: Randolph, Jeremiah
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crank-Pin-Box Connection.

Description: Patent for "improvements in the connections of single-acting pistons of compressor-engines and other engines of like character with one common crank-pin of the main shaft where two or more cylinders and pistons are employed." (Lines 13-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 26, 1896
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Scale-Beams.

Description: Patent for "the movable weight used on scale-beams; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of the weight to slip over the scale-beam, and with a roller, upon which the weight rests or is suspended, in combination with a locking device." (Lines 12-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1875
Creator: Robinson, William T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper meant to be the most simply constructed. The hoes are attached to a rotating cylinder in the center of the frame, and the hoes rotating is what chops the cotton.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Hopkins, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller-Index.

Description: Patent for "improvements in combined spring-rollers and cabinet for ledger-index sheets," (lines 10-12) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 6, 1891
Creator: Nance, John D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Seed Planter and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined planter and cultivator. This design has for its object "to facilitate the planting of seed and the cultivating of plants, and to promote convenience in adjusting the machines for the different kinds of work. The invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of parts" (lines 21-27).
Date: November 25, 1884
Creator: Shannon, Thomas Brandon
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Cotton-Gins

Description: Patent for improvement in the Cotton-Gin with moveable brushes. This object is designed to make the brushes on the cotton machine move closer to the saw when they become shortened from constant use. This will improve the quality of the machine like a brand new equipment.
Date: June 22, 1875
Creator: Koehl, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lock. This design "is to produce a lock and key in which the lock-case has no exterior opening communicating with its wards or works, but is provided with a recess only for supporting the shank or axis of the key, while the only opening for the admission of the key to the interior of the lock, whereby its wards or bolt may be operated or controlled, is upon the interior of the lock-case, so that there is no possibility of introducing . . . picking devices therein, or of introducing any explosive agents" (lines 15-27).
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Markham, Thomas W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Penholder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pen holder. This design "relates to improvements in penholders whereby the pen may be automatically discharged or ejected from the holder" (lines 8-11). It consists "of a staff with tenoned end, a portion of which is cut out of its upper surface with a downward bevel to its lower end, a beveled slide adapted to fit and slide upon the beveled cut in the staff, said slide being provided with a slight shoulder upon its upper side and a hole through the same for a screw or pin, a tube longitudinally slotted inclosing said staff and slide" (lines 38-47).
Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Blalock, William Benjamin & Muir, James Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool for Tightening Wheel Tires.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a tubular member having having one end beveled and provided with a transverse hole and provided at its other end with an interiorly-arranged annular shoulder, a set-screw passing through the tubular member and arranged near the shoulder, a nut resting on the tubular member and provided with an extension projecting into the same and bearing on the shoulder and provided with an annular groove receiving the set-screw, and a screw passing through the nut into the tubular member" (lines 28-39).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Hamblen, William Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Machines for Sprinkling Cotton-Plants.

Description: Patent for a wheeled, horse-drawn machine, "whereby plants are firs dampened with water and then overspread with poisonous powder, the latter being caused by the former to adhere to the plant" (para. 9).
Date: January 6, 1874
Creator: Robinson, William T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Compound Tools.

Description: Improvement in Kitchen-Utensil for lifting pots, kettles, plates, and as a means for holding a device for mangling meats.
Date: December 5, 1876
Creator: Mayfield, Samuel B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Earth Scrapers

Description: Patent for improved earth scrapers, the class of which are " mounted on Wheel and provided with slatted carriers" (pg 1). This earth scraper has a novel system that allows the machine to be turned around and still used where other machines cannot do so (pg 1).
Date: August 27, 1872
Creator: Smith, Amroy B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Aging Whisky.

Description: Patent for a barrel for heating and aging whiskey, which accelerates aging time. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1891
Creator: Halligan, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Piston for Pneumatic Pumps.

Description: Patent for improvements in pistons for pneumatic pumps by using a combination of a tubular shell, a cylindrical valve, a conical aperture and a conical projection to fulfill the conditions required of a piston in pumps. Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vertical Steam-Pump.

Description: Patent for improvements in steam-pumps, of which “are adapted to compress a liquefiable gas—such as that of ammonia—to a state of partial liquefaction, the pressure being subsequently removed and the liquefied refrigerating agent expanding through tubes and chambers, and the cooling effect produced by the volatile liquid again assuming its gaseous state is utilized for the absorption of heat.” (Lines 10-17) Illustration is included.
Date: June 23, 1891
Creator: Robinson, Charles H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Sheet-Metal Cans.

Description: Patent for sheet-metal cans, specifically a spout attachment for cans.
Date: December 3, 1872
Creator: Delany, John L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for "an improved cotton-press, which is mainly devised for use on smaller cotton-plantations for baling smaller crops in a very convenient and rapid manner, with considerable economy in power and hands." (Lines 16-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 24, 1874
Creator: Koehl, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Book-Support.

Description: Patent for improvements in book support: "book are held in an upright position on the shelves" (lines 9-10).
Date: August 23, 1892
Creator: Muir, James Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department