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Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Baling-Presses." (line 6-7) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1906
Creator: Abbot, Thomas & Abbot, Harry B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corners of Texas

Description: This volume contains popular folklore of Texas, including information about folk music, folk arts and crafts, history of Texas, prominent Texas writers, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 285.
Date: 1993
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Corners of Texas

Description: This volume contains popular folklore of Texas, including information about folk music, folk arts and crafts, history of Texas, prominent Texas writers, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 285.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Middle-Breaker and Turning-Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in middle-breakers and turning-plows by providing an attachment for the middle breakers or turning plow, in which it will permit lateral adjustment of the wheel, by the use of a compound axle of adjustable length. (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Date: January 4, 1910
Creator: Armstrong, Josiah B. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the frame and the operating-gearing, of the vertical shaft, supported by the frame and acted on by the operating-gearing, the horizontal plate rigidly secured to the lower end of the shaft and provided with radial grooves, and slots in said grooves, the feet having their upper ends bent at right angles, fitted in said grooves and adjustably secured therein by bolts passing through the radial slots, the lower ends of the feet carrying choppers" (lines 39-49).
Date: October 25, 1887
Creator: Ballard, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Seed Dropper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the frame, the roller journaled in the rear side thereof and having the crank, the seed-spout, the supporting bars on opposite sides of the frame, the rigid shaft connecting the said bars, the seed-disk rigidly secured to the said shaft and having the curved fingers or teeth, the hopper journaled on the shaft and adapted to oscillate thereon, the said hopper having the discharge-opening in its lower side, through which the lower edge of the seed-disk connects, and the pitman connecting the crank with the hopper" (lines 26-37).
Date: October 25, 1887
Creator: Ballard, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination . . . of the oscillating hopper having the opening in its lower side, the slides on the bottom of the hopper, having the slots, the set-screws engaging said slots and securing the slides in place, the seed-slide guided between the opposing edges of the slides, and the operating-lever pivoted on one of the screws and engaging the seed-slide" (lines 62-70).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Ballard, Johnathan J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Confederate Memorial, Kaufman County

Description: Photograph of a Confederate Memorial in Kaufman County, Texas. It is a tall monument, with a statue of a soldier carrying a rifle at the top of it. There is a carving of a pair of crossed rifles under the statue, and text around the base of the monument.
Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Confederate Memorial, Kaufman County

Description: Photograph of a Confederate monument. It reads: "Erected to the memory of the Confederate Soldiers by the people of Kaufman County, 1861-1865." At the top of the monument, there is a carving of two pistols crossed.
Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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First National Bank, Kaufman

Description: Photograph of the First National Bank in Kaufman. It has four columns in front of the entrance. The two innermost columns have signs on them. The left sign reads "Gift shop" and the other says "Tea room".
Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Historic Plaque, Colonel Isham Chisum

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque. It reads "Colonel Isham Chisum (1818-1884) One of the leading early citizens of Kaufman County. Represented the county in Texas Secession Convention, Jan. - March 1861. Later in 1861, he fought in Confederate Cavalry of Col. Tom Green in New Mexico campaign. As Colonel of 2nd Partisan Rangers, Walker's Division, fought at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill (La.), in Red River campaign to prevent a Federal invasion of Texas in 1864. A cousin of Jesse Chisholm, who pioneered famous Chisholm Cattle Trail, and of cattle baron John Simpson Chisum, Col. Chisum married Charlotte Martin. They have many descendants in Texas. (1971)"
Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Hay-Press

Description: Patent for "a simple and effective machine of the character described, which shall possess advantages in point of durability, cheapness of manufacture, and general efficiency" (lines 18-21).
Date: July 31, 1888
Creator: Bigham, Joshua R. & Bigham, Ambrose W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kaufman Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Kaufman County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original grants or surveys, cities, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1887
Creator: Blane, F. G.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Churn.

Description: Patent for a simple and durable churn that quickly makes butter. The butter is churned by pumping a lever, which is connected to a strap that is wrapped around a rod, the rod goes into the container holding the cream and has hoops attached to it inside the container, and the pumping action makes the hoops quickly move back and forth.
Date: May 29, 1894
Creator: Bolding, James P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seat Shaping Implement

Description: Patent for seat shaping implement. This invention is designed to form seats in the prongs of studs employed in the setting of precious stones. Illustration included.
Date: April 26, 1904
Creator: Bolding, James P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department