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Automatic Weighing-Machine

Description: Patent for "an automatic weighing-machine possessing simplicity, accuracy, and capable of continuous and automatic operation" (lines 13-16).
Date: March 12, 1901
Creator: Perry, Frank S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Weighing-Machine

Description: Patent for new weighing machine and hopper dispensing cotton-seed meal, including illustrations
Date: March 12, 1901
Creator: Perry, Frank S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boiler-Feed Regulator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful boiler feed regulator, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 20, 1898
Creator: Mitchell, Charles Bradley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boot and Shoe Indicator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved boot and shoe display. This design "is to provide an indicator for the use of retail dealers in boots and shoes, or other merchandise and wares, by which apparatus the stock can be kept with great accuracy and facility. To that end . . . an indicating-plate with slides [is included], which is to be attached upon the boxes, shelves, drawers, or other receptacles for the goods, as an indicator for showing what goods are contained in the receptacle" (lines 8-17).
Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Woodlief, George T. & Dunn, George Roe.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bottle.

Description: Patent for non-refillable bottles which can be filled and emptied easily with inexpensive construction. Instead of a stopper, a bottleneck pattern can be used which is efficient and safer.
Date: August 5, 1902
Creator: Holland, Willie Washington
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buckle and Back Band Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle and back-band hook. This design "contemplates certain improvements in combined buckles and back-band hooks; and it consists of a buckle having, or to which may be separately applied, a peculiar hook or tongue" (lines 10-14).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Munger, Ennis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a simple cattle-guard that provides an unstable footing for the cattle without injuring them, and thus preventing the cattle from going onto train tracks. The cattle do not get injured when stepping on this device.
Date: February 20, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard for Railroads.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive cattle-guard for railroads that improves on preventing cattle from passing from their enclosure onto a railway track. The invention does not trap animals or people or cause injury, and lies below the upper treads of the rails.
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Brady, Peter L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "consists . . . in pivoting the plow-beam, provided with a shovel for making a furrow into which the seed is dropped, in between the front ends of the beams of the two covering-shovels, the seed-covering-shovel beams being secured to the handles of the machine, whereby the pivoted beam is controlled entirely by the handles; second, in pivoting the seed-box to the rear end of the beam, provided with shovel for forming a furrow for the seed to drop in, by means of the loose link or connection, so that the beam can be moved independently" (lines 14-27).
Date: November 2, 1880
Creator: Carter, Hiram H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cotton-Chopper, Harrow, and Cultivator

Description: Patent for an improved version of a machine which aids in the processing and maintenance of cotton plants. Includes description of parts and their use and illustrations.
Date: October 18, 1887
Creator: Robinson, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn or Cotton-Seed Platter

Description: Patent for improvements in "a combined plow and interchangeable revolving seed-dropper so constructed as to permit of its being readilyconverted into a corn or cotton-seed planter with the least trouble" (lines 19-23).
Date: February 18, 1890
Creator: Peeler, John Wiliam
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new "machine for chopping surplus cotton or corn out of the rows or drills, leaving it in hills at the desired distance apart" (lines 8-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1886
Creator: Farley, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design "consists in combining with a frame a roller of any desired width and size having one or more slots or openings in its periphery, and so mounted as to roll over and crush the stand of cotton, except those portions which enter the slots or openings referred to, which regulate the distance apart at which the portions of the stand are left remaining" (lines 19-27).
Date: November 17, 1885
Creator: Greer, John I.; Harper, Wiley M. & Greer, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin

Description: Patent for an improvements in the combination of devices and overall construction of cotton gins.
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Brady, Peter Lewis & Brady, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin.

Description: Patent for a cotton gin that has a large ginning capacity (similar to saw types of gins) and also preserves the fiber (similar to roller types of gins).
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Fuller, James T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Gin

Description: Patent for cotton gin. Illustration included.
Date: May 29, 1903
Creator: Fuller, James T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Press

Description: Patent for an improved cotton press that construct a cotton-press in which the cotton will be compressed by a continuous operation as it is received from the cotton-gin (line 21-24), the device “consists of two series of rollers arranged in a circle” (line 26).
Date: April 16, 1887
Creator: Brady, Lewis Peter & Brady, WIlliam
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent is for a cotton press adapted to bale cotton and other materials by compression.
Date: June 28, 1903
Creator: Fuller, James T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Press

Description: Patent for cotton press. This invention "is the production of a press adapted for baling cotton and other materials in cylindrical bales in which the material forming the bales is compactly arranged under heavy pressure in superimposed spiral layers or laps" (line 10-15). Illustrations inlcuded.
Date: December 13, 1899
Creator: Fuller, James T. & Workum, Julius F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Stay.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive fence-stay that "may be readily applied in a secure manner to horizontal fence-wires" (lines 12-13). The posts are sheets of metal, and metal T-shaped tongues hold the wires in place.
Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Munger, Ennis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fertilizer-Distributer.

Description: Patent for improvements in fertilizer distributers by using a combination of a hopper, a detachable drill-chute, two shafts with fingers inside the hopper, and an inclined spring-held and adjustable apron attached at the rear end of the hopper. This adjustable apron allows the shafts to operate effectively and efficiently. Illustration is included.
Date: August 4, 1891
Creator: Barron, John Davis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fish-Trap.

Description: Patent for an improved fish-trap consisting of a net drawn in the rear of two boats with illustrations.
Date: March 26, 1889
Creator: Green, John E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Foot for Plow-Stocks.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows by using the combination of “two forwardly-curved bars which clamped to a plow-beam, and the heel having its forward end rigidly secured between the lower ends of the bars and its rear portion bent upwardly and forwardly and secured between the bars.” (Lines 94-100) Illustration is included.
Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Brown, William B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ring for games. This design is "part of a game apparatus, a ring of wood of a form adapted to be rolled over a flat surface, having a ring of metal cast in a groove cut in its inner surface" (lines 57-60).
Date: July 15, 1884
Creator: Fisher, Charles A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department