Churn.

Churn.

Date: May 29, 1894
Creator: Bolding, James P.
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Turn-Table.

Turn-Table.

Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Rohrbach, Gabriel
Description: Patent for a turn table that is "used for turning locomotives engines end to end; and the object of [the] invention is to provide a simple lever attachment for an ordinary turn-table, by which one man may easily turn the table and its load, and also to arrange the lever mechanism so that it may be easily locked in place when not in use and will not be likely to get out of order" (lines 8-16).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Animal-Trap.

Animal-Trap.

Date: March 17, 1891
Creator: Bassinger, Stephen
Description: Patent for an improved animal trap for “catching small animals in a trap which will be ever set and in operative position for catching an animal and which will be automatically reset” (lines 10-13), illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Horse-Power Press.

Horse-Power Press.

Date: October 20, 1891
Creator: Willis, William Beale
Description: Patent for improvements in horse-power presses by using a combination of a “frame and a shaft mounted therein, carrying an eccentric provided with a groove, of a packing-rod having a pivoted arm, carrying a roller working in said groove.” (Lines 87-91) This newly designed press is “reversible—that is to say, the eccentric may be rotated to the right or left and the same result produced on the packing-rods and in equally as effective a manner.” (Lines 75-79) Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: July 7, 1891
Creator: Bigham, James Oliver
Description: Patent for improvements in wire-stretchers by using a combination of two jaws coupled together and carrying pulleys, a cord to draw the jaws together passing around the pulleys, and a gripping device connected with the jaws to secure the wires. (Illustration is included.)
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Wire-Stretcher.

Wire-Stretcher.

Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Kennedy, Thomas
Description: Patent for improvements in wire stretchers by using a T-shaped lever “to stretch the wire readily to the desired tension, and is capable of maintaining the wire at that tension until after stapling or otherwise fastening the same to a post.” (Lines 61-65) Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Cotton-Chopper.

Cotton-Chopper.

Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Allen, George Washington
Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-chopper by using a combination of revolving disk, fender disks, a rotary shaft and cultivator-blades to construct a machine that is able to thin and cultivate cotton. Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Stalk-Chopper and Cotton-Thinner.

Stalk-Chopper and Cotton-Thinner.

Date: September 15, 1891
Creator: Mauldin, Columbus Scott
Description: Patent for improvements in stalk-cutters and cotton-thinners by making the cutting-blades and scraper-blades interchangeable, “so as to use the apparatus either as a stalk-chopper or a cotton-thinner; or may be changed to a dropper as may be desired.” (Lines 19-21) Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Dish-Cleaner.

Dish-Cleaner.

Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: WIllie, William Thomas
Description: Patent for a dish cleaner that consists of an oscillating vessel where dishes are placed, which goes inside another vessel. The inner vessel has openings so the water can go in and out while cleaning dishes, and the vessel is hand-turned by a crank on the top of the machine.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department