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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
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

Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with [a] frame, having [a] hook on [a] cross-piece and [a] tongue on [another] cross-piece, of a loop or keeper, arranged on the under side of frame and between the two cross-pieces" (lines 69-73).
Date: April 10, 1883
Creator: Thomas, Floyd W.
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.
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

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

Churn.

Description: Patent for an improved, strong, durable, and simple churn that produces butter quickly and with much use of power. It has a slide rest with a rotary driving spindle on one end and guide pulleys on the other end, a slide-block that slides on the end of the slide rest, a turn-peg with a ratchet-head on the slide-block, a pawl, and a chord that attaches all these parts.
Date: October 23, 1894
Creator: Roark, Calvin M.
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.
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
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

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

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Feeder and Cleaner.

Description: Patent for feeders and cleaners for cotton gins: "provide a combined feeder and cleaner for cotton gins which is not only thoroughly and effectually cleans cotton before it passes to the gin, but at the same time it regularly and positively feeds the cotton to the gin in such cleaned condition" (lines 10-15).
Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Oliphint, Alfred
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

Crude-Oil Burner

Description: Patent for a hydrocarbon burner primarily used for stoves and furnaces. Illustrations included.
Date: December 8, 1909
Creator: Reed, Rufus C.
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

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

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

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

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