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Axle-Skein

Description: Patent for an axle skein that holds the skein on the axle.
Date: December 20, 1910
Creator: Bevil, Andrew H. & Bevil, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Stay.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed stay. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a bed-stay, of wires connected to the corners of the bed-stead, blocks on the wires, loops connected to the blocks, a lever hung to the loop, and a latch device locking the free end of the lever to the loop" (lines 10-15).
Date: December 6, 1887
Creator: Bethea, Cade
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Stay.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed stay. This design "consist[s] of wires doubled at their center parts and twisted . . . to form loops . . . and diverged from said twisted parts and attached to the corner portions of the bedstead, and a tension and locking device consisting of a straining-lever fulcrumed to one of the loops and adapted to lock thereon and engaging the other loop" (lines 90-97).
Date: October 2, 1888
Creator: Bethea, Cade
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Thinner.

Description: Patent for improvements in corn-thinners for removing excess stalks in the field by constructing the “upper portion’s blade flat to present straight side cutting edges, and having the lower portion curved transversely to present to a lower semicircular cutting edge.” (Lines 53-56.) With this design, the operator would not have to stoop over, making the thinning operation easier. Illustration is included.
Date: February 17, 1903
Creator: Horn, Henry G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for improvements a cotton chopper that "consists of a two-wheeled carriage having a hoe situated to thin the cotton and is operated by bevel gear-wheels, a ratchet-wheel, and a spring" (lines 12-15).
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Levings, Enoc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Measuring Logs.

Description: Patent for device for measuring logs consisting "of a pair of calipers, a measuring-segment, an arm, a plate, and a disk" (lines 13-14) in order to measure "the number of lumber feet in a log" lines 16-17), including illustrations.
Date: July 9, 1901
Creator: Cowart, Laurance P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Car-Brake.

Description: Patent for improvements in electrically controlled car-brakes with the various purposes of coupling and uncoupling, putting on and taking off brakes, signaling from car to car or train to car, lighting trains, and other purposes to which it may be adapted, including illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Collier, James Dallas; Miller, James K. Polk & Kirby, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for invention that applies the use of electricity to various purposes of coupling and uncoupling, putting on and taking off brakes; signaling from car to car, train to car, or vice versa; lighting trains; and other purposes to which it can be adapted, including illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1891
Creator: Collier, James Dallas; Miller, James K. Polk & Kirby, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Engine.

Description: Patent for a reciprocating steam-engine that both live steam and exhaust-steam may be utilized with a single piston to reciprocate it.
Date: August 27, 1901
Creator: Baker, Joseph Clark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fireplace-Fender.

Description: Patent for a Fireplace-Fender used as a protective barrier between burning fireplaces and people. Specifically preventing the sparks from the fire to catch clothing on fire or any other flammable materials, Illustrations included.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Russell, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Headlight.

Description: Patent for "an electric head-light which will adjust the carbons of the arc lamp without the usual vibration" (lines 12-14) and be more durable and efficient.
Date: October 31, 1911
Creator: Dooley, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spectacle-Frames.

Description: Patent for "spectacle-frames in which the bows are turned into a coil near the points where they are connected to the lens-hoops for the purpose of forming spring-joints, instead of the ordinary pivot-joints." (Lines 6-10) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 30, 1875
Creator: Stewart, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Vegetable-Cutters.

Description: Patent for "vegetable-cutters adapted to cut a number of slices by a single stroke, in which a series of knives, arranged in two converging tiers, are used in conjunction with a centrally-disposed block for supporting the article to be sliced." (Lines 7-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 25, 1875
Creator: Goolsbee, John N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lamp-Wick Raiser.

Description: Patent for a device designed to manipulate a lamp-wick in its guiding tube without cutting or injuring the wick, including illustrations.
Date: November 3, 1891
Creator: McBride, Martin A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Logging-Truck.

Description: Patent for a logging-truck that is a "simple and convenient apparatus which is operated by a team to raise the logs from the ground, and which thus obviates the necessity of using a hand windlass as is usually done" (lines 14-18). This is used in countries where it does not snow often.
Date: December 25, 1894
Creator: Brough, William, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Match-Receptacle.

Description: Patent for match-receptacle that holds a number of matches and the operator can withdraw one match at a time. The match must be ignited before its removal.
Date: December 18, 1894
Creator: Halsey, Fred Deo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Movement.

Description: Patent for a mechanical movement using a crank to operate the lazy-tongs through the medium of a pitman, guided by a pair of parallel wires and, a reciprocating bar guided by a socket to produce the reciprocating motion. Illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Baker, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor.

Description: Patent for "a motor of cheap and simple construction that may be stopped and started readily, that is automatically governed, that may be operated continuously or without losing time for rewinding or hoisting the weight, and the power of which may be doubled or decreased one-half, as desired, and in accordance with the mechanism to be operated" (lines 10-17).
Date: July 12, 1892
Creator: Wheat, Edmond C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows by providing “a reversible colter adapted to be applied to any style of plow; such as shovel-plows, half or turning shovels, bull-tongue, or other forms of plows. Also to provide a convenient means of attaching and detaching the plow” (lines 12-17). Illustration is included.
Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Baker, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Poultry-Coop.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in poultry coops, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 20, 1900
Creator: Fisher, Charles Nicholas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department