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[News Clip: Storms of century]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about advances in technology that allow the more accurate prediction of severe storm movement and more advanced warning for communities in the storm path. The story also discusses storms that were on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) list of top weather events in terms of damage and cost including the 1900 hurricane in Galveston, Texas, the 1993 Hurricane Andrew in South Florida and Louisiana, the great Midwest flood of 1993, and El Nino related weather events in the early 1980s and late 1990s. This footage includes storm damage, archival footage of Galveston, meteorologists at work at the National Weather Service, and an unidentified man speaking about the history of weather systems. This footage was broadcast at 5pm.
Date: December 13, 1999
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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Self-Propelled Truck.

Description: Patent for a self-propelled truck that has free-turning movement, independent of the truck frame, and has a body that "may be low down and straight from end to end" (lines 29-30). This patent includes illustrations.
Date: August 4, 1914
Creator: Hoag, George M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Internal Combusion System

Description: Patent for new and useful Internal-Combustion Engine. Improves the provision of an engine which the cylinder is provided with a semi-spherical upper end, fr the rotatable reception of similar shaped power cylinder carrying shell. Specification of letter patent with illustration. Serial number 789.146
Date: May 12, 1914
Creator: Clough, George G.
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Mail-Bag-Handling Apparatus.

Description: Patent for "a mail-bag handing apparatus, and more specifically [an] apparatus designed to practically simultaneously deliver and receive bags or pouches containing mail or other matter, to and from a moving train or body" (lines 9-14), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 18, 1913
Creator: Brunkenhoefer, Henry F.
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Liquid or Gaseous Fuel Burner.

Description: Patent for a fuel burner with a simple design, which is readily taken apart or assembled, and is manufactured at a comparatively small cost.
Date: April 15, 1913
Creator: Vandaveer, Heber Clark & Stoy, Guy Everett
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Floor-Sweeping Compound

Description: Patent for an improved floor-sweeping compound which changes the traditional woody filler with a less flammable and more absorbent mineral wool filler.
Date: April 1, 1913
Creator: Boddeker, James A.; Stratford, John E. & Sealy, George
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Description: Patent for a spirit level that is simple in construction and can easily determine vertical and horizontal planes accurately.
Date: March 13, 1906
Creator: Martin, Johann
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Indicator For Bottles

Description: Patent for an indicator to show the amount of liquid removed and the amount remaining for bottles or other liquid packages of different dimensions and will help improve the process of refilling the bottle after liquid has been removed.
Date: May 8, 1906
Creator: Frkovic, Frank Andre
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for "new and Improved Odometer, of which is a full, clear, and exact description."(lines 4-6) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 30, 1885
Creator: Hutches, Benjamin F., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vegetable Grater and Slicer.

Description: Patent for an improvement on vegetable graters or slicers. The design allows for more efficient cutting of the vegetables and allows for gravity to feed the vegetables through the slicer and avoiding injury to the operator. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Weitzel, Jacob F.
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Description: Patent for a machine that transplants small plants while avoiding "clogging of the mud in soft soil" (line 20). It has a cylindrical cutter and a cylindrical plunger that fits just inside it. The plunger is usually away from the base of the cutter, and an adjustable rod extends from the plunger.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Harris, Hiram S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department