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[Plaque Set in Ground]

Description: Photograph of a plaque set in the ground in front of a wooden post in Hallettsville, Texas.
Date: October 14, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Fence-Post.

Description: Patent for a fence-post for wire fences and allows for the wires to be removed once secured. This invention allows for the fenced-in area to be changed and adjusted.
Date: April 2, 1895
Creator: Pryor, Robert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, strong, and simple wire stretcher that can be used quickly to stretch and secure wires. It also connects wires of different heights, and stretches wires to different tensions.
Date: October 17, 1893
Creator: Gillis, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Fence.

Description: Patent for wire fencing using wooden and iron posts to be more readily seen by cattle, including illustration.
Date: November 8, 1853
Creator: Meriwether, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post auger. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a post-auger, of the socketed block, the screw-threaded rod extending from the center of the lower end of the block, the expander-disk fitting upon said threaded rod, and having the slotted wings or extensions, the two nuts for adjusting the position of the expander-disk upon the threaded-rod . . . whereby the lower pointed ends of the blades may be arranged to cross one another . . . the shaft [and] the cross-handle" (lines 73-96).
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Miles, John E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post-Driver.

Description: Patent for a machine that drives posts and "can be placed on the running gear of a vehicle in such a manner that it can be readily adjusted to operate on posts at either side of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle" (lines 14-18). It can be easily adjusted and is simply constructed.
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: Harris, Stephen G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for wire stretcher which draw fence-wire and hold the stack. This device is used mainly while working with fence-wires and supplemental tie-wires.
Date: July 15, 1902
Creator: Halpain, William M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Post.

Description: Patent for "improvements in fence or other posts and bases thereof, and especially telegraph and telephone posts" (lines 13-15). The design involves "a minimum amount of lumber" and "a maximum amount of strength" (lines 17-19). It claims further benefits, such as "preventing early decay" (lines 22-23) allowing "perfect drainage" (lines 25-26), and facilitating the re-use of old posts.
Date: August 11, 1903
Creator: Beazley, John & Beazley, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department