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[News Script: Water well]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a series of mishaps during the digging of a well in Dallas to assist the city's water supply.
Date: July 15, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Horse rescued]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the rescue of a horse trapped in an abandoned well in a pasture near Dallas. The horse was not seriously injured.
Date: January 12, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Well]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Hanky Dickson, a Fort Worth toddler, falling into an unused well shaft near his home and remaining there for 20 minutes before being rescued with a garden hose.
Date: January 9, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Sand-Screen for Wells.

Description: Patent for a sand-screen for wells "to provide a simple and efficient device adapted for use on ordinary well-tubing, the same being capable of construction and repair at small cost, being readily attachable to and removable from the tubing, and having means for effectually excluding sand from the inlet end of the tubing, while permitting the free inflow of water therethrough" (lines 9-17).
Date: April 26, 1902
Creator: Jackson, Stokeley & Thompson, Neals
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the visit of friends. Maud is sending a trunk of presents to David and his family that includes preserves, clothing, and seeds. She regrets that he is selling his buggy. She also discusses the digging of a new well. She ends with updates on the activities of friends and family.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the visit of friends. Maud is sending a trunk of presents to David and his family that includes preserves, clothing, and seeds. She regrets that he is selling his buggy. She also discusses the digging of a new well. She ends with updates on the activities of friends and family.
Date: July 10, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Birdie McGee to the Moore family, October 5, 1897]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee. In this letter, McGee informs the Moore family of the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: updates on the weather and the condition of the wells, details about the school house burning down, news about family and events, and a dialogue about Mary Dodd's letter. McGee closes the letter by mentioning that Linnet should write to her as well as Charles, Mary Ann, and Aunt Mollie. She encloses Mary Dodd's letter with her own and details that it may be of interest to Linnet.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: McGee, Birdie
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Reamer for Oil or Artesian Wells

Description: Patent for "a reamer of novel construction for enlarging the bore or opening of a well when it is required to increase the diameter to receive the casing or for other purpose. The reamer combines a head and a guide, the latter entering the bores, so as to steady and give proper direction to the tool and also prevent the cuttings entering and filling the bore during the process of enlargement" (lines 9-18).
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Water well]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the communities of Riley and Kleberg drilling a water well to service both communities.
Date: March 29, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Wells]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a well being drilled in Carrollton.
Date: January 22, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Water-Elevating Device.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, efficient, and durable water-elevating device meant to be used in collecting water from wells, cisterns, &c., and can be used in domestic and commercial settings. "Power may be increased [in the invention] to enable an operator to raise large quantities of water with facility" (lines 13-15).
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Taylor, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Drilling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a well-drilling apparatus for boring Artesian and other wells. It is meant to "provide simple, efficient, and durable means for expanding or spreading the reamer-blades after the bit-carrying devices have been lowered sufficiently to arrange the reamer-blades below the plane of the lower end of the tubular drill-rod" (lines 10-17). Water pressure is also used to remove the cuttings from the boring-blades. Sections of cable that suspend and lower drill-bit carrying parts into the drill-rod are supported, and sections of drill-rod can be attached and added to the drill-rod. The method of securing the reamer-blades to the reamer-stock is improved with this patent. The parts fit snugly together and prevent water from getting into the drill-rod.
Date: February 18, 1896
Creator: Horton, Stephen A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well-Drilling Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient well-drilling machine that is meant for drilling Artesian and other wells. This invention is a "mechanism for reciprocating and turning the tool during the drilling operation, and to provide for the lowering of the drill as the latter advances to the work and for the withdrawal of the same from the well when required for any desired purpose" (lines 8-15). It is also designed to remove water, mud, slush, etc. from the well while drilling.
Date: February 4, 1896
Creator: Catlin, Eli
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Cover.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well cover. This design "is to provide a new and improved cover for wells, cisterns, &c., which cover is so constructed and arranged that it can be moved back by stepping on a step in front of it, and is automatically closed when the pressure is removed" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Bullock, Henry P. & Cook, Henry B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Digging Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well-digging machine. This design "consists in connecting to the bottom of [a] shaft a gang of plows, which effectually break and cut up the earth, and combing therewith a fixed and inclined shear-blade and detachable earth-receiver, the said shear-blade being located in the rear of the plows, for raising the earth from the motion of the plow, and delivering it automatically into the detachable earth-receiver, which is raised to the surface with its load by means of ropes and pulleys" (lines 27-37).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Chambers, Job C. & Chambers, Silas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump-Strainer.

Description: Patent for a pump-strainer that cleans and separates water or other liquid that is drawn from wells or reservoirs.
Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Durant, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Bucket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well-bucket. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the upper bucket and the lower external bucket, the former having a central vertical tube adapted to receive the rod for operating the valve of the lower bucket, and the spring arranged around the said rod" (lines 5-10).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Arnold, James S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department