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Spark - Arrester.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in spark-arresters. This design is to "provide and improved device of this class which is adapted to be connected with the pipe or escape-flue" (line 20 - 23).
Date: February 1, 1898
Creator: Woods, Murray Stover
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nail-Puller.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nail puller, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 13, 1900
Creator: Lubbock, William Lochart
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

BRICK-KILN.

Description: Patent for brick-kilns to "provide means for burning bricks in a much shorter time and more effectively than is possible with usual constructions, and, further, to protect the kiln-walls against the injurious effects of heat" (lines 9-13).
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Band Tightener

Description: Patent for a bale-band tightener, illustrations included.
Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: Splettstosser, Fritz
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

COMBINATION RAKE AND FORK.

Description: Patent for a new invention of a farm implement hand-tool which is a combination of a rake and a fork, functioning either as a rake or a fork with a single adjustment, including description and illustrations.
Date: July 15, 1902
Creator: Zwicker, August
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knife.

Description: Patent for improvement in pruning-knives by creating a hollow slot in the handle of the knife and a pivoted blade; in which the blade can be pull out of the slot when in use and place it back to the slot when it is not in use. Illustration is included.
Date: March 4, 1902
Creator: Zwicker, August
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Veneer Basket.

Description: Patent for stronger, lighter construction of baskets frequently used in shipping fruit, although the improvement "may be used for any and all purposes of which it is capable" (lines 13-15).
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Veneer-Bending Machine

Description: Patent for improving veneer bending through a slower process which allows the entirety of the veneer to be heated.
Date: September 30, 1902
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Jack

Description: Patent for a vehicle jack improvements that includes "a lifting-arm or support having a flexible winding element" (lines 15-16).
Date: September 23, 1902
Creator: Zwicker, August
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shaking Churn

Description: Patent for a shaking churn. Illustration included.
Date: December 12, 1903
Creator: Park, Reece W. & Arnwine, Charles L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weighing and Lifting Device

Description: Patent for a weighing and lifting device. Illustration included.
Date: July 13, 1905
Creator: Davis, James W. & Alexander, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Can-Opener.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Can-Openers." (line 5-6) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1909
Creator: Davis, James Walter & McBee, Marshall E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Motor

Description: Patent for a churn motor. This invention is a manually motored churn. Illustration included.
Date: October 6, 1906
Creator: Cole, Emory W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow

Description: Patent for a plow. Illustration included.
Date: May 8, 1906
Creator: Nunnally, Bruce
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam Engine

Description: Patent for steam engine. Illustration included.
Date: May 9, 1908
Creator: Hill, John A. & Hill, Melvin W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Bird and Insect Catcher

Description: Patent for a combined bird and insect catcher. Illustration included.
Date: October 14, 1908
Creator: Martin, Charles H. & Ross, William N.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
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
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department