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Force-Pump.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient double action force pump that has one cylinder and one plunger. It also equalizes the opposite strokes of the plunger, and pushes water into the common chamber with both strokes.
Date: October 2, 1894
Creator: Thompson, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Whiffletree.

Description: Patent for a new and improved whiffletree. This design "compris[es] a front rod and a back rod or spring united together by welding, said whiffletree having its ends rounded to form shoulders and provided with hooks fitting upon the rounded ends and prevented from slipping inward by the shoulders, and disks placed upon said rounded ends and attained thereon by swaging the latter" (lines 6-13).
Date: May 28, 1889
Creator: Black, William Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Whiffletree.

Description: Patent for a new and improved whiffletree. This design "compris[es] a front bar, a back rod or spring united to the front bar by welding, the ends of both said bar and rod being bent upon themselves and the parts welded together to construct an eye or opening, whereby both bar and rod are bent around the latter . . . a strengthening-piece placed between the front bar and the back rod or spring, and a casing secured to the back rod and adapted to hold the strengthening-piece in place" (lines 8-18).
Date: May 28, 1889
Creator: Black, William Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributor

Description: Patent for "a machine of this class which may be used interchangeably for planting different kinds of seeds-such as corn, peas, cotton, or other seeds-or fertilizing material, and which shall be simple in construction, durable, and easily manipulated" (lines 10-15).
Date: December 31, 1889
Creator: Gallaway, John Tyler
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculator.

Description: Patent for a calculator "in which a bar having a series of numbers thereon slides in a frame or base also provided with a series of numbers" (lines 10-12). It is meant for quickly adding numbers.
Date: October 13, 1896
Creator: Copeland, Wesley Albert & Roberts, Cyrus
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter

Description: Patent for improvements to corn and cotton planters, including illustrations.
Date: May 8, 1888
Creator: Tedder, Louis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Top.

Description: Patent for improvements in wagon-bodies by providing "a simple and effective means for tightening the canvas covering over the bows of wagon or other vehicle-bodies” (lines 17-19), includes illustration.
Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: James, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for improvements in seed-planter by using different sizes of disks to construct a hopper that can be revolved, in which it can be adapted to plant cotton, corn or other seeds. Illustration is included.
Date: August 25, 1891
Creator: Thompson, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Alvord 1900 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Alvord in Wise County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: October 1900
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Alvord 1911 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Alvord in Wise County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: April 1911
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Alvord 1911 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Alvord in Wise County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: April 1911
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Alvord 1905 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Alvord in Wise County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: July 1905
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

tax roll

Description: Tax roll for Alvord, Texas 1920-1921.
Date: 1920/1921
Creator: City of Alvord
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Alvord Public Library

Minutes of Alvord City Council

Description: Minutes of the meetings of the town board of the City of Alvord, Texas.
Date: October 16, 1888
Creator: City of Alvord
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Alvord Public Library

Incorporation Papers of Alvord, Texas

Description: Documents pertaining to the incorporation of the City of Alvord, Texas, including meeting notices, resolutions, propositions, and related documentation.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alvord (Tex.)
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Alvord Public Library