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Conducting a Watershed Survey

Description: This document provides information on the watershed survey for the Surface Water Quality Monitoring Team Monitoring Operations Division.
Date: 2001
Creator: Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. Monitoring Operations Division.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ditcher.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in Ditchers" (lines 5-6).
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Brown, John Dayton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Jack L. Groff, October 12, 2000

Description: Interview with Jack L. Groff, a sheep and goat specialist from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Groff, describes his career advising ranchers how to raise goats and sheep for over 50 years, his activities as a mohair and wool specialist for Texas A&M, and his involvement with the National Mohair Council. He discusses the uses and production of mohair and wool fibers, and tracks the industry's spatial and economic growth over the years.
Date: October 12, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Groff, Jack L.
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Seed Planter

Description: Patent for a seed-planter designed primarily for corn, but can be used with other seeds. The primary mechanical construction consists of a wheel.
Date: October 8, 1901
Creator: Everhart, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Hinge

Description: Patent for providing a "door-hinge of simple and durable construction swinging freely either way from a spring which is fast at one end, but adapted at the other to ride freely up and down the doorjamb" (lines 9-12) including an illustration.
Date: January 21, 1902
Creator: Kincaid, Michael A. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Brake Ratchet

Description: Patent for new mode of applying brake-shoes to a wagon and improvement with the position of the brake level on a wagon.
Date: 1902-01-1921
Creator: Shipley, Jack J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sulky-Lister

Description: Patent for improved version of sulky-lister, with more effective spring between planter and lister-plow. Improvements include ability for covering disks to move downward and function at required drill depth.
Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: Engelmann, Gustav
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Grain-Driers.

Description: Patent for an improved grain-drier with design specifications and a description of the object's applications and usage, including illustrations.
Date: June 18, 1878
Creator: Henesee, Richard Tiernan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Clod-Crushers.

Description: Patent for a land-drag and clod-crusher that will effectually crush the clods, level the land, and pack the soil, at one and the same operation.
Date: May 16, 1876
Creator: Crockett, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the plow-body having slots formed with an enlargement at their forward ends near the lower edge of the mold-board, and having a laterally-projecting lug upon the landside near the point, of a detachable share and point having inwardly-projecting headed studs for engaging the slots in the mold-board, and having a perforated landside flange fitting upon the lug at the landside of the body" (lines 64-73).
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Snow, Abner
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Press

Description: Patent for a simple cotton press that is adapted to be run from the same source of power as the gin so that the plunger operates automatically (lines 12-16).
Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Van Dyke, James E. & Stobaugh, Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow-Fender

Description: Patent for a plow fender that would be more gentle with new or fragile plants by moving them to the side, and would be easily adaptable to all kinds of plows while also being cost efficient to install and durable.
Date: January 17, 1893
Creator: Ellington, Alvey Marcellous
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Seed Linter

Description: Patent for an improvement "to prevent the accumulation of lint within the lint-chambers; to provide for the automatic discharge of the lint from the saw-teeth; to provide for a thorough agitation of the seed within the seed-reviews, and, finally, to provide for the delivery of the stripped seed from the machine" (lines 12-19).
Date: August 5, 1890
Creator: O'Brien, Edward J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows so that it can be adjusted more easily while being overall easy to operate.
Date: August 26, 1890
Creator: Muesse, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hoeing-Machine

Description: Patent for improvements to hoeing machines "as will cause the hoes to cultivate around the particular plant pointed out without it being necessary for the indicator to remain at rest while each plant is being hoed; second, to provide a pair of oscillating disks that cultivate before and behind the plant as they oscillate across the row" (lines 15-21).
Date: June 17, 1890
Creator: Hurd, Judson B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Poison-Distributor

Description: Patent for a device which destroys cotton worms "in which the cylinders [holding the poison] are adapted to be both vertically and laterally adjustable with respect to the height of the cotton and width of the rows" (lines 18-21).
Date: August 19, 1890
Creator: Pressly, Thompson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter

Description: Patent for "a machine of this class which shall be simple, durable, and inexpensive, which may be readily converted from a corn into a cotton planter, and vice versa, which may be easily and effectively adjusted so as to plant the corn in hills at any desired distance apart, and which shall be in every respect convenient and efficient" (lines 10-17).
Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for "an improved device of this character, which may be readily converted from a turning-plow to a shovelplow, or from a shovel-plow to a turning-plow, by resetting the bar, mold-board, and share, and which may be used either with a steel or wood beam, as desired" (lines 14-20).
Date: June 10, 1890
Creator: Wilhelm, Albert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department