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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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant-Trap

Description: Patent for an ant trap "to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one of great strength and durability adapted to be place over an ant-hill and capable of capturing the ant in the hill as they leave the same and also of catching the outside ants as they attempt to enter the hill. (line 11-17)
Date: May 26, 1903
Creator: Finley, William Frederick
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.
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
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.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator Foot Adjuster

Description: Patent for cultivator foot adjuster. This invention is an efficient method to adjust the angle of the cultivator foot piece. Illustration included.
Date: May 7, 1910
Creator: Dickey, John S.
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
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Envelop Stamping Machine

Description: Patent for an envelop stamping machine. This machine is designed to process sheets of stamps for the application of one stamp per envelope. Illustrations Included.
Date: May 25, 1906
Creator: Human, Oscor M.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department