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Account-Book.

Description: Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included.
Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Huck, Henry J., Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Addressing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved addressing machine, which will "paste, cut, and attach the slip simultaneously, or with one operation" (lines 26-27), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "has for its object the production of a simple, cheap, and effective device whereby the ants are confined to a space within the circle of the trap, speedily captured, and exterminated. It consists in a trap constructed with a circular flanged pit provided with tubes leading therefrom to a central ant-receptacle; also, in the details of construction of the trap" (lines 8-16).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Barnes, Robert Hanson & Salles, George Camiel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Floating Vessels.

Description: Patent for a mechanism for raising, and hauling into deeper water, a floating vessel that has run aground.
Date: November 12, 1901
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling seed-cotton. This apparatus is designed to move seed-cotton to gin-feeders, then from the condenser to the press, and also for conveying seeds and motes to an area of deposit.
Date: June 19, 1890
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.

Description: Patent for a machine that puts gins and condensers in a line, which sit over a flue. "The lint cotton in bat form being delivered from all of the condensers in independent bats to a common conveyer, the bat cotton increasing in thickness upon the common conveyer and in its travel to a press, compress or other receptacle, receiving the different bats from the different condensers, one bat lying smoothly upon the other, until at the discharge end of the common conveyer, the bat in which the lint is evenly distributed and which is of considerable thickness, will be conveniently discharged" (lines 13-24).
Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Zedler, Friedrich
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

BED-BOTTOM

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in bed bottoms". The bed bottom fits any bedstead and it is cheap, portable, and durable.
Date: July 13, 1880
Creator: Pafford, John R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boll-Weevil or Other Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for improvement to the machine set forth in the patent granted to John S. Doak and Alexander G. Farrington on April, 1902, No. 696419. (Page 1, lines 12-14.) The improvements are to use “a pair of troughs connected to a truck and provided with upwardly-projecting wings on their outer edges, spring-arms attached to the truck and pressing normally against the wings and the outside parts of the troughs, spiral springs adjustably mounted on the truck and pressing against the spring-arms, and means for forcing insects from growing plants into the troughs.” (Page 3, lines 74-83.) Illustration is included.
Date: March 28, 1905
Creator: Doak, John S. & Farrington, Alexander G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Replacer.

Description: Patent for a car-replacer that is simple and inexpensive and can be easily set and removed. The replacer has two blocks shaped like triangles and tie rods connecting the blocks.
Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cotton Chopper and Scraper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper and scraper. This design consists in "the combination of a central beam having a slot at its rear end and a hook at its front end, the laterally-adjustable bars connected with said beam, the scraper-standards pivoted to the adjustable bars, the front clevis for the beam, and rear yoke or support having a transverse pin, and the suspension-chains with a supporting-frame" (lines 101-108).
Date: November 1, 1881
Creator: McCaskill, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cultivator and Corn-Planter

Description: Patent for "a planter that shall be self-covering and adjustable as to the transverse and longitudinal space between the hills and rows, and which at the same time may be regulated as to the amount of material fed at each throw of the seed-slide, and which will also mark off the adjacent row as the machine advances" (lines 10-16).
Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Westhoff, Emil
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a combined railway-switch and car-replacing mechanism that is meant to "provide certain improved devices which can be arranged to operate as a switch mechanism, or as car replacing means, which can be easily manipulated, are of a simple construction and which will effectively serve for their intended purposes" (lines 11-16). It can be easily assembled and dissembled.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Safety Hook and Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined hook and buckle. This design "is especially adapted for use upon the back-bands, whether of leather or canvas, of harnesses, and for receiving and holding the leather trace or trace-chains of the harness; but it may be attached to various other parts of the harness, and used for various other purposes. The buckle part of the device is composed of a suitable frame . . . and a bar formed or provided with points or small tongues for holding the strap or canvas adapted to slide in the frame" (lines 9-21).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Description: Patent for a pneumatic feed device or elevator and distributor for cotton gins. It has a mechanical conveyer that connects "with the blast device, so that a positive force feed is obtained and the cotton is placed evenly over the gins, and wherein further an overflow box is employed and an independent means of feeding the cotton through the medium of the said blast device, either from a vehicle or bin or from the overflow box, thus enabling the gin to be fed even while the connection between the bin or main source of supply is cut off; and wherein also the blower or fan employed in connection with the pneumatic conveying device may likewise be used for forcing the speed delivered from the gin to any desired point" (lines 12-26).
Date: May 14, 1895
Creator: Zelder, Friedrich & Ward, Perry L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Sprinkler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sprinkler. This design consists "[i]n a cotton or other plant sprinkler, the reservoir or tank mounted upon a suitable carriage or truck, and having connected thereto a pump, in combination with the grooved pulley, rigidly secured to the wheel of the carriage or truck, belt or chain, pulley, clutch, and crank, connected by suitable levers or arms to the piston-rod . . . with the pipes, provided with roseheads, of the arm or carrier, formed in sections and connected to a suitable lever for raising or lowering it" (lines 20-33).
Date: May 17, 1881
Creator: Wolfram, John Arnold
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coupling for Wagon Tires.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the wheel-fellies, one of which has a longitudinal socket, of the overlapping sections secured to the contiguous ends of the tire, and having projecting lugs, an adjusting-bolt carried by one of the lugs and bearing against the other lug, and a protecting-plate having a threaded opening for the passage of the bolt and interposed between the end of the felly in which [a] socket is formed, and the lug adjacent thereto" (lines 80-90).
Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Simon, Henry Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists "[i]n a garden cultivator, the frame having slotted arm [that is] journaled, clevis, standard with plow, slotted arm, and wheels . . . [and] handles, adjusted . . . to lower and raise said handles" (lines 59-67).
Date: June 22, 1886
Creator: Miltenberger, Emile Rudolph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Watch-Chain.

Description: Design patent for a rosary watch-chain that includes strings of beads, hearts, an image of the "Virgin Mary," and a watch-key in the shape of a crucifix. There is no accompanying illustration.
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graham, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton by Atmospheric Suction.

Description: Patent for a new device for handling and cleaning seeding cotton by atmospheric suction in which the cotton may be conveyed and cleaned without passing through the exhaust-fans, thereby avoiding danger of the machine being choked while in operation. (Lines 14-17) Illustration is included.
Date: May 19, 1891
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

EARTH-AUGER.

Description: Patent for structural improvement in machines used for boring post holes and wells with illustrations and instructions included.
Date: April 13, 1880
Creator: Cudd, Decater P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Engraving-Machine

Description: Patent for improvements "in the peculiar construction and combination of [engraving machines]" (lines 10-11).
Date: November 19, 1889
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Envelope.

Description: Patent for a new and improved envelope. This design calls for "a projecting flap, to which the postage stamp or stamps may be attached in such a manner that the said stamp or stamps may be canceled by perforation (or by means of a punch or otherwise) without danger of injuring the contents of the envelope" (lines 14-19).
Date: March 16, 1880
Creator: Terry, James Doss.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fertilizer-Distributing Attachment

Description: Patent for an inexpensive attachment for "drilling compost, manure, or other fertilizing material &c., &c" (lines 9-10). It is designed to be attached to any farm-wagon including illustrations.
Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: Schlabach, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department