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Cotton-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a machine that cleans cotton by placing the seed into a rotating cylinder it is carried and removed using air presser through spiral fan blades and pins to rid impurities, including illustrations.
Date: September 11, 1860
Creator: Smith, Charles
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Improvement in Plows.

Description: Patent for "an improved plow, which shall be so constructed that it may be readily adjusted for use as a subsoil-plow, as a turning-plow, as a scraper and cultivator, and as a scraper, cultivator, and hiller, and which shall be simple in construction and effective in operation in either capacity." (Lines 11-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 10, 1876
Creator: Newton, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire-Dog.

Description: Patent for "a simple and inexpensive fire-dog adapted to be used in any ordinary open grate and capable of affording convenient means for cooking in an open fireplace." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 15, 1896
Creator: Lewis, Harry J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton-chopper that cultivates "the rows of plants simultaneously with thinning them out; and a further object of the invention is to provide such a machine which will be durable and simple" (lines 11-14).
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Newton, Nicholas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Plow, Chopper, and Planter.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and economic combined plow, chopper, and planter that provides "a machine which will open the land, plant and fertilize at the same time, and which may be quickly adjusted for chopping cotton plants and at the same time cultivate rows of plants" (lines 10-13). The parts can be attached to a common frame.
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Newton, Nicholas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Post.

Description: Patent for a fence-post for wire fences and allows for the wires to be removed once secured. This invention allows for the fenced-in area to be changed and adjusted.
Date: April 2, 1895
Creator: Pryor, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Valve.

Description: Patent for an improved safety valve for boilers that consists of a valve chamber with a socket at its bottom, a valve seat with a steam outlet, a valve in the socket, a steam inlet tube that passes through and below the valve, a piston mounted in a guide chamber, a spring that holds the piston, a guide chamber with a valve seat, and a steam cylinder.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Cameron, Charles Hoyle
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Broom-Rack.

Description: Patent for an improvement in a device to hold brooms and items with handles by simplifying the design and making it more resistant to strain.
Date: February 14, 1893
Creator: Jones, Wesley C. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dumping-Car.

Description: Patent for a dumping-car that "can be operated by two men to discharge its contents with a comparatively small amount of exertion on the part of the operators" (lines 14-17). The car is developed to hold gravel, &c., and can be easily dumped.
Date: August 6, 1895
Creator: Dunman, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Derrick.

Description: Patent for improvements in derricks or machines for hoisting heavy objects, which can be easily erected and operated; this device “can be manipulated with ease and by which the article being elevated or lowered may be changed in position without moving the support.” (Lines 20-23) Illustration is included.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Lindsey, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in automatic car-couplers by providing "the means for automatically coupling cars without exposing the operator to the risk and danger of going between the cars when coupling,” (lines 12-15) includes illustration.
Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Chandler, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wrenches.

Description: Patent for furnishing "an adjustable wrench for holding and turning bolts, pipes, taps, &c." (lines 7-9). Includes instructions and illustration.
Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Killough, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Messenger's Picket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved messenger's picket. This design "is an improvement in means of protection for express-[people] or express-messengers on railway-trains from successful attack by robbers. In other words, it is an improved form of bullet-proof cage or miniature fort in which the express-[person] or messenger may lock himself [or herself] in case of danger and from which he [or she] may watch and fire upon his [or her] assailants with almost perfect safety" (lines 7-15).
Date: August 30, 1892
Creator: Hays, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Loading Baggage

Description: Patent for the description and illustration of an "improved device for lifting baggage such as trunks or other articles, in loading and unloading them form cars, platforms or other locations"(lines 11-14) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new lifting device design with different size baggage, including illustrations.
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Samuel Richard Heidelberg
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Planter and Chopper

Description: Patent for improvements in "combined cotton planters and choppers; and it consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices" (line 9-12), includes detailed illustration.
Date: July 3, 1888
Creator: Lester, Isaac L. & Whittly, Josiah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for an improved invention providing a convertible plow and cultivator. Illustrations included.
Date: December 8, 1885
Creator: Moore, Thomas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cart-Scale.

Description: Patent for light, strong, and inexpensive bale weighing scales that "employ a truck or sulky frame, suitable for transporting goods; furthermore, means combined with said frame whereby the goods may be readily weighed; furthermore, means for supporting the goods on the truck independent of the weighing mechanism" (lines 13-19).
Date: August 8, 1893
Creator: Coupland, Benjamin C. & Hough, Franklin T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department