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Air-Pipe Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved air-pipe coupling that is airtight and watertight and has a flexible union for railroad cars.
Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Thomas, James Bryant
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design "consists of a buckle or tie consisting of a base-plate having one or more projections or hooks on its face, to one of which is permanently secured one end of the wire or band, while the other end is passed around the bale and secured to the opposite hook or projection" (lines 21-27).
Date: March 31, 1885
Creator: Tippit, James A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bonnet.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvement sin bonnets, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1900
Creator: Thornton, Frances E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful car-couplers to enhance the operation of coupling." (line 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Rhodes, Asa Alonzo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an automatic coupling that can be used in any car and without replacing the existing draw-head. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 29, 1891
Creator: Taylor, Debos & Taylor, William M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carriage Top Prop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved prop for carriage tops. This design consists in "a prop-joint for vehicles, the combination of the bow, the prop-casting having the circumferential flanges lying against the opposite sides of the bow, and the opposite extension plates lying against and secured by screws to the rear edges of the bow" (lines 70-75).
Date: July 31, 1888
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth Measuring Device

Description: Patent for a cloth measuring device. Illustration included.
Date: June 1, 1904
Creator: Taylor, Wiliam A. & Churchwell, Theodric R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Plow.

Description: Patent for a combination-plow that "may be combined with facility to form a variety of plows designed for work of different kinds, the present invention being an improvement upon that shown and described in Patent No. 492,462, granted to [the inventor] February 28, 1893" (lines 10-15).
Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Dean, John Rowe
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Car and Air-Brake Coupling

Description: Patent for an invention that provides "a single structure in which the air-brake pipes will be simultaneously coupled with the coupling of a car" (lines 14-17).
Date: September 6, 1892
Creator: Thomas, James Bryant
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Convertable Corn Sheller and Grater.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive convertible corn sheller and grater that, when shelling, can fill a receptacle without spilling or clogging. The sheller also separates dust from the corn. The grater is easily removable for cleaning.
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Crockett, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Farm Gate

Description: Patent for a farm gate. Illustrations included.
Date: June 16, 1903
Creator: Wilson, Craven & Sadler, Junius E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Faucet.

Description: Patent for an improvement on a previous faucet, patent no. 539,633. This faucet is "a valve-seat consisting of a cylinder having an internal shoulder, a tubular valve operating within said cylinder and below said shoulder, a packing-ring carried by said valve and engaging said shoulder, a piston-road attached to said valve for operating the same, and a drop-valve in the lower end of said tubular valve, substantially as specified" (lines 60-69)
Date: January 18, 1897
Creator: Murphy, George S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate for Railway Tracks.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a shaft crossing a railway-track and provided with weighted depending ends, with rollers connected eccentrically to said ends, a gate connected to said shaft, and lever and bar apparatus for operating said weighted ends from the vicinity of the rails" (lines 41-47).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey & Houston, Samuel Callahan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate Latch.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate-latch. This design "relates to gate-latches; and it has for its object to provide a device of this character which will be simple in construction and efficient in operation, and to provide a gate-latch that not only permits the gate to be opened in both directions, but also prevents the same from being opened or lifted from its hinges by the stock, and also a latch that can be easily manipulated without dismounting from the horse" (lines 8-17).
Date: May 10, 1892
Creator: Brown, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hearth for Fire Places.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hearth for fireplaces. This design "ha[s] a depression in its upper side, and a lid hinged to the hearth at the rear end of the depression, so as to fill the same when not in use" (lines 93-96).
Date: July 26, 1887
Creator: Moore, John Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heel Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved heel-brace. This design "consist[s] in a semi-circular rim provided with two downward side extensions, the lower ends of said extensions being provided with inwardly extending lugs adapted to lie under the heel of a boot or shoe, said rim being also provided on its rear side with a downwardly-extending projection shorter than the side extensions, the lower ends of the extensions being provided with openings for the reception of screws" (lines 63-73).
Date: December 28, 1886
Creator: Edney, Cartwright Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved "horse-power" (motor). This design utilizes a central pinion and a counter-wheel to accelerate the rest of the motor with minimal friction and minimal complicating of design.
Date: January 29, 1878
Creator: Randall, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Churn-Motors

Description: Patent for an improvement in churn-motors, which would allow for the motor to run faster or slower as needed, with illustration.
Date: July 30, 1878
Creator: Alexander, Julius A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Detaching Horses

Description: Patent for improvements for a device used to detach a horse or horses from a vehicle. Included illustration shows 3 elevation views of the detacher.
Date: July 25, 1876
Creator: Craig, John Kerr
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Horse-Powers

Description: Patent for an improvement in Horse Powers and in it's construction.
Date: September 2, 1879
Creator: Smith, William W. & Randall, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ironing Table.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ironing board. This design consists in "the rigid supporting-frame of an ironing-table, a cross-piece secured to the outside of the upper ends of the supports at one end of the frame, so that its upper edge shall project above the supports, an ironing-board top hinged to one side of the cross-piece, and a shelf secured to the upper edge and projecting to the opposite side of said cross-piece" (lines 86-94).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Adair, Annie E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kitchen-Cabinet.

Description: Patent for "a more complete and convenient kitchen cabinet... with an effective and desirable sink attachment, whereby dirty water may be easily disposed of." (Lines 9-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Brooks, John M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Movement

Description: Patent for a mechanical movement invention for use in operating churns, washing machines, freezers, etc. Illustration included.
Date: August 15, 1904
Creator: Ragan, Charles E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department