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Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Hillermann, August & Heinen, Christopher
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Soldering-Tool.

Soldering-Tool.

Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for an improved soldering-tool by having a reservoir for gasoline or other light hydrocarbon, a burner-tube, and a valve for regulating the combustion of the gasoline and heating the tool continuously and uniformly, without a furnace. Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Index for Books.

Index for Books.

Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Kerr, Warren Dunlop
Description: Patent for "... improvements in indexes for books which receive the freight tariffs or schedules of railroads and the agreements between one road and others a to division of freight charges where the traffic is handled by more than one" (lines 11-16 ) including instructions and illustrations.
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Water-Cooler.

Water-Cooler.

Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Barber, Edwin Louis
Description: Patent for an improvement in water-coolers wherein the vessel for holding the water is surrounded with fibrous material that is kept saturated with water, the evaporation of which will absorb the heat from the water contained in the vessel in a manner well known to science.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Shackle.

Shackle.

Date: June 4, 1889
Creator: James, John & Goodenough, Alvin D.
Description: Patent for a new and improved set of shackles. This design consists in "[a] mitten provided with button-holes in its wrist, in combination with a handcuff provided with a fastening-button . . . [and] a flexible wrist band or cuff and carrying devices whereby a mitten may be attached thereto" (lines 73-79).
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Combined or Covertible Tool.

Combined or Covertible Tool.

Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a screw-driver, its blade having a hole and a lug, and its handle having in its end a socket with a slotted reversible tool, pointed at one end and formed for a screw-driver at the other end adjustably held against one side of the screw-driver by means of a screw and nut and the lug, and adapted to fit in the socket when out of use" (lines 63-71).
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Rotary Letter and Paper File Case.

Rotary Letter and Paper File Case.

Date: January 7, 1890
Creator: Mundy, Eusebius Bainbridge
Description: Patent for a new and improved file case. This design consists in "the combination, with a pedestal, of a staff rising therefrom, a series of revolving racks having a marginal flange and radial compartments, and a cap having a socket in its under side and bearing on the upper end of the staff, whereby the pans and racks may be freely rotated" (lines 90-96).
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Coffee-Pot.

Coffee-Pot.

Date: February 23, 1897
Creator: Royer, Lemon S.
Description: Patent for a coffee pot "wherein the water is forced to percolated through a body of coffee or tea held in a holder or receptacle near the top of the vessel." (Lines 12-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
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Plow.

Plow.

Date: November 1, 1892
Creator: Couch, John P.
Description: Patent for an addition "to provide a plow of this character that shall perform both operations at one and the same time, one that is exceedingly cheap and simple, one that will always move in a straight line and protect the plants being barred, and one that requires very little more power than an ordinary plow" (lines 15-18).
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Type.

Type.

Date: September 20, 1892
Creator: Coleman, Allison
Description: Patent for a new and improved type. This design "relates to printing, and more especially to the type used therein; and the object of the same is to provide a substitute for the large wood type now extensively used on poster and other large work. To this end the invention consists in a type-face and a type-base each of metal" (lines 7-13).
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