Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
ROBERT S. MUNGER, a young man operating his father's gin at Mexia, Texas, from 1883 through 1885, conceived the idea of handling the cotton to the gins by air. It would then be distributed to two or more gins in a battery with a belt distributor, using a common lint flue behind the gins to take the cotton to a battery condenser. The cotton would then be moved to a double box cotton press.
Mr. Munger received a number of patents covering this method of ginning and handling cotton. After making an unsuccessful effort to sell them to several gin manufacturers, he established at Dallas, Texas, in 1884, a small plant for the manufacture of the Munger Ginning System, embodying his principle and ideas. He continued this work individually from 1884 to 1887, at which time he needed capital. He interested a banker, W. M. Gaston, and organized the Munger Improved Cotton Machine Manufacturing Company as a corporation. The officers were R. S. Munger, President, W. H. Gaston, Vice President, and T. E. Littlefield, Secretary and Treasurer. In 1889 W. H. Gaston was made President, R. S. Munger, Vice President, and S. I. Munger, Secretary and Treasurer.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Mexia Daily News - Wayne Carroll takes his place: "WAYNE CARROLL, a charter member of Mexia Bass Club, dispenses rods and reels to each kid participating in the annual two-day Trout Clinic at Lake Springfield inside in the Fort Parker State Park grounds. Wayne 'took his place' in the tent to give each participant a fishing rod and reel to take home. Carroll, 88 and a half years young, was named a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Mexia Bass Club in 1992, for his many years of dedicated service to bass fishing in the Central Texas area. His charter membership in the Bass Club took place in 1971."
Photo by John Barham, who must also be a member of the club.