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Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for improvements in wire stretchers: "provide a wire stretcher of simple, durable, and economic construction, capable of being applied to a wire and supported upon s post or maintained in working position between posts or uprights" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Brannon, Walter Zebulin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brazos Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Brazos County, Texas, showing showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, and blocks of land. Handwritten notes have been made on the map in pencil about crabapple trees. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: November 1922
Creator: Matzow, Fr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

General Highway Map Brazos County, Texas

Description: Highway map of Brazos County, Texas, showing rivers, lakes, creeks, streams, cities, towns, outlying buildings (including schools, churches, and post offices), roads, highways (giving mileage between points), bridges, railroads, cemeteries, oil fields, utility lines, petroleum pipelines, mines or quarries, military bases, and airfields. Map includes three inset maps - Millican, Wellborn, and Allenfarm - a key to counties diagram, and an extensive legend indicating geographical and human-made features. Scale [ca. 1:126,720] (2 miles to the inch).
Date: January 1, 1967
Creator: Texas. Highway Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Rail Device

Description: Patent for a rail securing device which prevents the rails from spreading.
Date: March 25, 1913
Creator: Tritico, Leonard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Effie Perry, July 12, 2015

Description: Interview with Effie Perry, an educator from Bryan, Texas. In the interview, Perry discusses her family history, experiences with racial discrimination and segregation, education, access to healthcare, civil rights activism, integration, her teaching career, union activity, and community service.
Date: July 15, 2015
Creator: Perry, Effie & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Leroy Sterling, July 6, 2015

Description: Interview with Leroy Sterling, an Army veteran and educator from Bryan, Texas. In his interview, Sterling discusses his family background, living under Jim Crow segregation, segregated neighborhoods and housing, agricultural work, military service and his experience being one of the first African-American students to attend Texas A&M University.
Date: July 6, 2015
Creator: Sterling, Leroy & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Ann Boney, July 20, 2015

Description: Interview with Ann Boney, retired staff of Texas A&M University and president of the Brazos County NAACP from Bryan, Texas. Boney describes her early life and education, her employment around the state, including working at the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M. Ms. Boney also discusses her experiences as president of her local chapter of the NAACP and current community issues addressed by the organization.
Date: July 20, 2015
Creator: Boney, Ann; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Round Bale Cotton Compress

Description: Patent for a round bale cotton compress that efficiently creates cotton bales with little manual labor, including illustrations.
Date: February 10, 1914
Creator: Dunlap, Samuel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the frame, the wheels, the axle provided with the fingers, and the spout attached to the under side of the frame, of the hopper having a slot in its bottom decreasing in width from its forward to its rear end, plates, adjustably secured to the bottom of the hopper, the vertical shaft journaled in the hopper, and the horizontal arms on the said shaft" (lines 92-100).
Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Lowry, Talman Porter.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carriage Top.

Description: Patent for an adjustable carriage top for protection from the weather. Accompanied by illustrations.
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "is to provide an improved cultivator which can be very quickly and easily adjusted to adapt the device for marking out or laying off the roads or hills; to provide improved means whereby the shovels or blades are caused to always occupy the same relative position to each other, and adjust themselves when the beams of the harrow or cultivator are adjusted, and finally, to provide improved means for adjusting the shovels at any desired angle, so that they can enter or penetrate the soil to different depths" (lines 14-25).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Sutton, James Macaulay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for an automatically opening and closing gate including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 31, 1887
Creator: Philpott, Horatio V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design "ha[s] for its object the provision of strong and reliable means whereby any desired number of plow-shovels may be used and the distance between the said plows regulated or adjusted at will by very simple means. A further object is to provide means to enable all the plows, excepting two, to be removed, to adapt the device to be used to lay off rows at a predetermined distance apart to prepare for sowing" (lines 9-19).
Date: August 16, 1887
Creator: Sutton, James Macaulay
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medicine Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved medicine case. This design is "to provide a series of receptacles for the medicine to be taken or administered, said receptacles being of different colors, to avoid mistakes or errors in the distributions of the medicines; to provide means for accurately indicating the medicine to be taken; to indicate the time which said medicine shall be taken; to provide means for holding a spoon or other article within the cases for taking the medicine when in a liquid or powder form" (lines 15-25).
Date: May 11, 1886
Creator: Zanetti, Fortonato Clemente
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to produce a plow which shall scour or clean itself readily in sticky soil and shall be Light of draft. To this end it consists in the construction and combination of the point and mold-board of a plow" (lines 8-13).
Date: July 3, 1883
Creator: Simpson, George.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to produce a plow suitable for general purposes, of great durability and efficiency, and provided with a reversible share and landside, which are so arranged that while the point or the one and edge or flange of the other are being worn away or dulled the reversed point of the former and reversed edge or flange of the latter are being pointed and sharpened by contact with the soil through which the plow is driven, thus compensating for the wearing and dullness of the cutting-points and flanges in operation" (lines 23-34).
Date: November 15, 1881
Creator: Holland, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department