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J.A. Vornon & Son Blacksmith Shop

Description: Photograph of blacksmith shop. Men and boys are standing under sign the left front of the shop that says "J.A. Varnon & Son". Horses drawing buggies are parked in front of the shop. The tower of the Wilson County Court House can be seen in the background.
Date: 1902
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for hose couplings which "may be very quickly and effectively placed in engagement with and held upon the nozzle of a hydrant, thus making the device very available for fire-hose" (lines 10-14).
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Dolen, Felix P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Baling Cotton.

Description: Patent for improvement in process of baling cotton is to “heat the cotton-bat at a point between the gin-condenser and the pressing-rollers, exposing the heated bat while incompact to the action of dry air, then compress the cotton-bat into bale form.” (Page 2, lines 39-43) Illustration is included.
Date: April 29, 1902
Creator: Reagan, Edgar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Injector-Burner.

Description: Patent for injector burner that provides rapid vaporization by maximum heating the walls of oil chamber and also has improved nozzle with oil outlet pipe. It has a detachable burner nozzle and maximum spread of flame is given by the burner-tip.
Date: December 9, 1902
Creator: Reagan, Edgar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller-Press.

Description: Patent for roller-presses that form cylindrical bales from cotton-bat delivered from the gin-condenser to the press. The invention is meant to make the structure more compact and lighter, with greater strength and capacity; to relieve friction; to automatically change pressure as the bale increases; to form the bale without a core; and to improve various aspects of completing the bales.
Date: April 29, 1902
Creator: Reagan, Edgar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Floresville 1902 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Floresville in Wilson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1902
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Floresville 1902 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Floresville in Wilson County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1902
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History