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[Hornet's Nest in a Tree]

Description: Photograph of the largest hornet's nest in a tree in Wilson County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Grammer, Shirley
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Description: This book serves as a "treatise on insect and animal life" (p. 4) in and around San Antonio, Texas. It discusses the life patterns and behavior of Texas insects, fish, reptiles and other animals, as well as the hunting practices of the time, all in great detail and with accompanying photographs.
Date: 1913
Creator: Menger, R.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

[Chigger Inspection]

Description: Photograph of Homer Brammer and Keith Stinger during a chigger inspection while on field maneuvers in Tennessee.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Butterfly Display]

Description: Photograph of nine butterflies displayed in a frame. Tillie Klaerner is associated with the display.
Date: 1916
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Claud D. White to Mrs Claude D. Moore-White, April 14, 1901]

Description: Letter from Claude White to his wife Linnet Moore White in which he says he hopes she will enjoy her trip to Austin, Texas. He said that Denison is overrun with bugs. A railroad accident that killed a switch man is described.
Date: January 14, 1901
Creator: White, Claude D.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Improvement in Ant Traps

Description: Patent for the improvement of Ant traps, including to illustrated and labeled figures.
Date: April 1, 1873
Creator: Ames, Theodore G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Capturing and Destroying Insects.

Description: Patent for "a new and original method of destroying the Mexican cotton-boll weevil (Anthonomus gradis boh) and other insects that damage cotton while growing &c., &c. (lines 5-8) including illustrations.
Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: Strouhal, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Destroyer.

Description: Patent for an insect destroyer consisting of a steam-generator used with "removable drawers forming the fire-box and ash-pan of the generator, a safety-valve connected with the steam-boiler, and a novel form and construction of flexible discharge-tube, the same being provided with a cut-off device and with a socket-piece adapted to receive a handle by means of which the discharge end of the flexible tube may be elevated and conducted to any desired point" (lines 12-21).
Date: March 24, 1896
Creator: Maddux, Richard Calvin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Proof Roller or Pedestal.

Description: Patent for "a caster or pedestal for beds, sofas, tables, &c.; and it primarily has for its object to provide an article of this character having means for destroying chinches and other insects or vermin, whereby to prevent same from passing up the post or leg into the bed, sofa, or table." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Curry, William Henry & Curry, Amey Marshall
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fumigator for Insects.

Description: Patent for a portable fumigator for insects that uses poison laden steam and has a simple, compact, and inexpensive construction. It has a "tubular casing having a liquid-containing tank located within the same, and also having a tampering heating chamber and smoke flue, of a steam pipe located within said tapering chamber and a suitable spirit lamp" (lines 16-20).
Date: June 18, 1895
Creator: Hammer, Willie Alice
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Automatic Fans.

Description: Patent for "an improved device for keeping the flies off the table, bed, or other place; and it consists of a fly-brush constructed of a spiral spring attached to a shaft with rotary reciprocating motion, and provided along the convolutions of the spring with suitable wings" (para. 4).
Date: November 3, 1877
Creator: Boone, John Baxter
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Destroying Compounds

Description: Patent for improvement in insect,specifically cotton worms, destroying compounds . Included list of chemicals and measures of amount used.
Date: March 3, 1874
Creator: Johnson, Jehu W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Compounds for Destroying Insects on Plants.

Description: Patent for a “combination of flour and cotton-seed meal with paris green, for the destruction of cotton-worms or caterpillars, and other pestiferous insects” (lines 47-50).
Date: May 26, 1874
Creator: Royall, William B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Exterminators.

Description: Patent for an improved insect exterminator design with modifications especially suitable for cotton fields, includes illustrations.
Date: June 10, 1879
Creator: Walker, John Z.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department