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Hose-Coupling.

Hose-Coupling.

Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Conley, Andrew Jackson
Description: Patent for a new and useful hose coupling, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Wire Fence

Wire Fence

Date: December 21, 1897
Creator: Johnson, Thomas
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in wire fences. This invention is to "make a cheap and efficient post to which fence-wires may be quickly and durable stapled" (line 15-17).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Photograph of Bessie and Arthur McCutcheon]

[Photograph of Bessie and Arthur McCutcheon]

Date: unknown
Creator: Carter, Jno.
Description: Photograph of Bessie and Arthur McCutcheon. Bessie, a young child, sits in a chair while Arthur stands to the right.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
Churn

Churn

Date: October 1, 1901
Creator: New, John
Description: Patent for a new churn with a simplified and improved construction, includes illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement In Fine-Proof Cotton-Lint Rooms.

Improvement In Fine-Proof Cotton-Lint Rooms.

Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Morrell, Zachariah N.
Description: This patent is a receiver that is portable and provides a unique way of catching the lint that is ejected from a cotton-gin when in use. The portable receiver helps to prevent fires.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Fire-Extinguishers for Lint-Rooms.

Improvement in Fire-Extinguishers for Lint-Rooms.

Date: June 11, 1878
Creator: Morrell, Zachariah N.
Description: Patent for a fire-extinguisher for lint-rooms with design specifications and instructions on operating procedures and usage, including illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Painting-Machine.

Painting-Machine.

Date: September 12, 1893
Creator: Gebhardt, William Charles
Description: Patent for an automatic device that paints large surfaces that has a reservoir for the paint, a brush that sweeps similarly to an expert painter, a mechanism that dips the brush in the paint, and an air pump that is connected to the reservoir to bring the paint to the brush. Multiple brushes and reservoirs can be used with this machine. The pump may be operated by hand or by machine.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Hose or Pipe Coupling.

Hose or Pipe Coupling.

Date: August 15, 1893
Creator: Gebhardt, William Charles
Description: Patent for a hose or pipe coupling that automatically couples cars, and uncouples one or more pipes are automatically uncoupled by steam, air, or fluid pressure. The "invention consists of a pair of twin couplers through each of which one or more tubes are conducted, the apertures of which in the face of one coupler register with those in the face of the opposite coupler, each coupler being provided with guides or other suitable means for bringing it into alignment with the other and with a bolt or latch which automatically engages the opposite coupler when they are brought together and is released by steam or other pressure through one of the connecting pipes, in order to uncouple; and it further consists in a valve connection with said coupler pipes whereby the connecting pipe or pipes are closed in the act of uncoupling" (lines 13-28).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Ant Trap.

Ant Trap.

Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Thompson, William Henderson
Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists "[i]n an ant-trap, the combination, with a trough formed with a top [that is] flanged . . . of a box connected thereto by a tube terminating in a disk . . . [and] of the connecting-tubes, box, and fence" (lines 62-68).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Combined Car and Air-Brake Coupling.

Combined Car and Air-Brake Coupling.

Date: February 7, 1893
Creator: Smith, Jacob C.; Golfin, John H.; Hardeman, Eammanuel J.; McNeal, Thomas. & Love, W.G.
Description: Patent for the connection between two railway cars.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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