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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

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

Safety-Valve

Description: Patent for a safety valve that can be used on water and gas boilers.
Date: June 21, 1892
Creator: Ball, John W.
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

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
Item Type: Patent
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.
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

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

Music-Holder.

Description: Patent for an improved music-holder. The music-holder is comprised of a base adapted to be secured to a music rest with a standard pivoted on the base. The standard is fixed with a spring-pressed shaft in order to press the book to the music stand.
Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: French, Clarence E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton and Corn Planters.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton and corn planter design with an axle that has agitators, including illustrations.
Date: December 10, 1878
Creator: Hall, James Madison
Item Type: Patent
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.
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

Improvement in Cultivator and Chopper.

Description: Patent for an improvement in cultivators and choppers which will allow for the adjustment by height and width.
Date: October 7, 1876
Creator: Killough, William B.
Item Type: Patent
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.
Item Type: Patent
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
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

Nail-Holding Attachment for Hammers.

Description: Patent for a durable and simple nail-holding attachment for hammers that can be used with any hammer. It holds the nail in place to drive it home.
Date: July 23, 1895
Creator: Lewis, Harry J.
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

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

Plow

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

Device For Illustrating the Transposition of Musical Scales

Description: Patent for an improvement in machines for transposing musical scales in which a marked and perforated original scale is run over the machine and automatically transported, with levers and rods to mark the sharps, flats, and other information.
Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Neill, John, Frances
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department