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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mud-Scraper.

Description: Patent for a mud scraper attachment for vehicles, which prevents mud from getting in the wheels of the vehicle on muddy dirt roads.
Date: November 17, 1908
Creator: Whitaker, Ira Paschal
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn, which is run by a foot treadle attached to a wheel that turns the dasher in the churn.
Date: March 9, 1909
Creator: Stagg, Frank E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cut-Out.

Description: Patent for a telephone wire cutout for use in manually grounding the telephone line during a storm.
Date: March 29, 1910
Creator: Smith, James L.
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
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
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
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
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[News Script: Oil well fire]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an oil well fire near Alvord that caused $125,000 worth of damage and destroyed the oil derrick.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections