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Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for improvements in animal-traps that would be capable of catching two animals; to set the trap, bait is placed upon the hooked ends of the bait-hooks, the jaws are elevated and retained in a position by the link-catches, which have the lower hooked ends engaging the trigger, which has its free end engaging the eye at the inner end of the bait hooks, thus setting the trap, (lines 66-73) ready to catch animals. Illustration is included.
Date: May 5, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Henry Clay
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Controlling Trolley Poles

Description: Patent for an apparatus for controlling trolley poles. "This invention relates to an apparatus for controlling trolley poles employed for effecting electrical connection between a trolley wire and a motor on a car, and has for its object to provide improved means for automatically throwing the trolley into position to be placed in engagement with the trolley wire" (line 9-15). Illustrations included.
Date: May 2, 1903
Creator: Bogue, Judson L. & Jennings, David M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle Attachment.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved bicycle attachment arranged to serve as a foot-rest for the feet of the rider while coasting and adapted to be lowered to support the bicycle in a vertical position when not in use and to securely lock the wheel and support together to prevent the machine from being stolen" (lines 7-14), including illustrations.
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Zintgraff, August
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brace for Bedsteads, Gates, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for bed frames. This design consists in "the posts having the hooks or eyes, the head-board, foot-board, and rails, also provided with hooks or eyes, the swivel, the wires, each having one end secured to one of the corner hooks or eyes, passed through the eye-bolt and screw-bolt, respectively" (lines 97-102). Said wires are further "given a half-turn on themselves, and their other ends secured to the opposite corner hooks, and the [other] wire having one end secured to one of the center hooks or eyes and woven in and out over the hooks or eyes" (lines 1-5).
Date: May 31, 1887
Creator: Lenix, John M. & Swann, George B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Tool

Description: Patent for a combination-tool which includes a putty-knife and hammer and claw. The idea is that when one tool is in use, the other portion can be closed away.
Date: May 22, 1906
Creator: Carlton, Thomas R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker

Description: Patent for a cotton picker. Illustrations included.
Date: May 16, 1904
Creator: Shreeves, Charles B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Deposit File

Description: Patent for a deposit file. Illustration included.
Date: May 14, 1904
Creator: Anderson, Samuel C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft-Equalizer

Description: Patent for "a draft-equalizer that the draft will be equally distributed among each of the animals attached thereto, so that one may travel in the furrow, if desired, and the remainder permitted to move over the unplowed ground" (lines 22-27).
Date: May 14, 1901
Creator: Anderson, Samuel Cornelious
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DRESS - SUPPORTER.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvement in dress-supporters for the purpose of providing "simple and effective means for removing the weight of a dress-skirt" (lines 9-11) from the hips and shoulders of the wearer, including illustrations.
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Caruthers, Martha J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fish and Game Trap.

Description: Patent for a design for improvements of fish and game traps, including illustrations.
Date: May 31, 1892
Creator: Bolling, Allen G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flue-Beader.

Description: Patent for a tool that allows a boiler flue to rotate while not letting any steam out of the flue. This allows for the projecting end of the flue to turn without damaging itself and makes taking the flue apart easier for workmen.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Hutchison, Wilson F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grave Guard.

Description: Patent for a new and improved grave guard. This design allows for a grave guard that receives fence posts, headstones, and water for neighboring plants, which compiles these effects from various other devices.
Date: May 16, 1882
Creator: Gent, Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Attachment

Description: Patent for a harness attachment. Illustrations included.
Date: May 26, 1904
Creator: Anderson, Samuel C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Detacher

Description: Patent for horse detacher. Illustration included.
Date: May 14, 1904
Creator: Anderson, Samuel C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brick-Presses.

Description: Patent for a "new and useful improvement in brick-presses by which bricks may be quickly and cheaply pressed by hand power from clay taken direct from bank or mixer" ( Lines 1-3 )including instructions and illustration.
Date: May 14, 1878
Creator: Moore, Andrew A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Double-Bitted Drills.

Description: Patent for "an easy mode of straightening wells while drilling them through rock or earth, and also for enlarging the same into a cistern when it is desired to keep on hand a large supply of water." (Lines 8-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 30, 1876
Creator: Yarbrough, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Excavators.

Description: Patent for improvement in earth excavators combining a plow, rotating cylinder, and helical plate.
Date: May 6, 1873
Creator: Smith, Amroy B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Railway-Gates.

Description: Patent for "automatically operating slide-gates which are operated by pressure on treadles, and are suitable for use either as farm-gates or railroad-gates." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 28, 1878
Creator: McCaffrey, James M. & Larkin, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Motor.

Description: Patent for an improved and efficient "in motors adapted especially for domestic use, its object being to provide a cheap, compact, durable, and efficient automatic motive mechanism which may be utilized for drivers various household apparatus" including instructions and illustration.
Date: May 25, 1880
Creator: Miller, Noah J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pitman Rod.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pitman-rod. This design "consists in the combination of the flywheel, made heaviest upon one side, with the wrist-pin, connecting-rod, and the part which is to be attached to the reaper or mower knife" (lines 14-18).
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Brooks, Ambrous Adam & Brooks, Andrew Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Press-Box for Horizontal Oil-Presses.

Description: Patent for a press-box for horizontal oil-presses that produces "a cake of even thickness and density, and without strain on any part of the box" (lines 11-13) that has "a box fitted with a strainer that will be more lasting, which can be cleaned without removing it form the box, or the box from the press, and to which the cake will not adhere; [and] to provide a box fitted with effective and economical means of raising the cake out of the box after it is pressed" (lines 13-20). This box is made out of metal.
Date: May 7, 1895
Creator: Lelardoux, Pierre
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quick-Speed Steam-Engine.

Description: Patent for a simple, efficient, and high pressure quick speed steam-engine that maximizes power with the minimum amount of steam.
Date: May 15, 1894
Creator: Devoissaud, John P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Self-Closing Cock or Faucet.

Description: Patent for an improved self-closing cock or faucet that is made up of a pipe with an elongated chamber, a nozzle that is attached to the upper part of the pipe, an inner pipe within the chamber that has apertures in the upper part, a cylindrical valve in the inner pipe, a spring-actuated plunger-rod attached to the cylindrical valve, a handle attached to the plunger-rod, and a drop-valve that closes the lower end of the cylindrical valve.
Date: May 21, 1895
Creator: Murphy, George S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sliding Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sliding gate. This design "consists in the combination of the two posts between which the gate moves back and forth, the roller placed between them and upon which the gate moves, the gate provided with an extension on its rear edge, a top rail, and pulleys on the top rail, a post provided with rollers, and through which the extension passes, operating-cords provided with stops, and the posts provided with guides for the ropes to pass through" (lines 13-22).
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graves, William W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department