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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, April 29, 1859]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother discussing brief news about him and his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He sent gifts to some friends and that he hoped they arrived safely. He had begun constructing a kitchen and dining room for his home and asked that his brother try to locate some seeds that were misplaced somewhere.
Date: April 29, 1859
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Interior View of J. J. Long's Store]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of J. J. Long's Store in Mobeetie, Texas. Four men are standing in the store; they are identified as Sam Mooris, Johnny Long, Pete Long, and Mansel Coffee. To the left of the image, one man is standing behind a counter. A glass display case filled with products is sitting on top of it. Behind the counter, several shelves filled with products line the wall. To the right of the image, two men are standing behind a seed display. Signs on the display say "D. M. Ferry & Co[.]'s Seeds" and "Seeds." Behind the two men, there is a stack of products in sacks. A display of canned items are to the right of the men. In the background, there is another man standing beside the counter.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Interior View of Store]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of an unidentified general store. One man is standing behind a counter on the right side of the image. He is wearing a dark-colored sweater and tie. He is surrounded by a variety of products; distinguishable products include dishes, silverware, locks, clocks, and seeds.
Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Partner: River Valley Pioneer Museum

[Reaching into container of seeds]

Description: Photograph of a hand reaching into a bowl of small, brown seeds. Thanks to a new combined organic and artisan technique with technology, Mexican grower Salvador Huiza waters, sows, and cuts thousands of micro vegetables in a matter of hours in the greenhouse where he works north of Fort Worth, Texas. The harvest of these miniature vegetables, obtained through a procedure where water and earth are used without pesticides, is drawing the attention of restaurants and markets in the area. "The difference is specifically in the flavor; it is much more concentrated than conventional vegetables,” Huiza points out. For a few months he is in charge of the growth of more than 20 varieties of miniature vegetables in the greenhouse Greens Genes.
Date: August 23, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Cotton-seed Planter

Description: Patent for a cotton-seed planter that can plant other seeds if necessary, distributing them more evenly, at a lower cost, through an efficiently constructed device.
Date: February 25, 1901
Creator: Mills, William Cairill
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Furrow-Opener

Description: Patent for a spring-operated furrow opener which creates openings in the soil for the reception of a seed. Illustrations included.
Date: January 28, 1908
Creator: Pogue, Steward A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Stand

Description: Patent for a stepped stand having a compartment at each step where seeds may be kept. Illustrations included.
Date: February 9, 1909
Creator: Nicholson, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed Planter

Description: Patent for a seed planter. This is an improvement on a previous patent, No. 693,724. Illustrations included.
Date: September 3, 1902
Creator: Ledbetter, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a seed-planter that "may be attached to the leg of the attendant and operated by the natural movement of the attendant while walking along behind the machine" (lines 20-23), including illustration.
Date: March 1, 1859
Creator: Benthall, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of seed planters using a gage-wheel "to regulate the depth of the furrow made by the plow" (lines 16-17), including illustration.
Date: December 28, 1858
Creator: Marshall, Frank M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the hopper, stirrer, and distributor in cotton-planters that dispenses seeds into the soil using two horizontal united disks that discharges the seeds regularly and evenly, including illustration.
Date: September 13, 1859
Creator: Collier, T. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton-seed planter through the arrangement of a seed dispenser over a reciprocating slide and agitator operated by a pulley system simultaneously when moving forward, including illustration.
Date: September 13, 1859
Creator: Smith, P. M. & Collier, T. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a seed-planter using two vibratory vertical feed-wheels, similar in size to distribute different seeds at the same time, one is designed specifically for cotton seeds, illustration is included.
Date: August 16, 1859
Creator: Murphy, Willis G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the seed-box so the seeds are properly distributed into the soil while preventing the seed from clogging the machine, including illustration.
Date: August 24, 1858
Creator: Keiper, D. B. & Fox, A. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Walking Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a walking seed-planter. It has a frame, a supporting-wheel between two beams of the frame, a seed-slide with forwardly-projecting arms and blocks that are engaged by cams, a hopper that overlies the seed-slide, springs attached to the hopper and the seed-slide that return the slide to its usual position, a pin that limits the seed-slide's movement, shovels on the frame, a seed-spout, a bolt that holds the frame together, and brace-rods.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: White, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sight-Feed for Planters.

Description: Patent for a sight-feed for planters with a rotable feed-disk brings the seed to the spout. "The operator who is following the planter may be enabled to accurately observe the workings of the same and the delivery of the seed, and thus see at all times that a proper planting is taking place" (lines 17-21).
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department