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Improvement in Cotton-Presses.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the cotton press using a cam-lever for operating the side of the press-box with two different application of power, including illustration.
Date: February 16, 1858
Creator: Witting, F. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for "an improved hub for buggy and other vehicle wheels, which shall be simple in construction, strong, and durable, and which will run with little friction." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1873
Creator: Brown, David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Ant-Destroying Apparatus.

Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Apparatus for Destroying Ants" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Grafton, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Tie Buckles.

Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie buckle which will not slip or break under great strain.
Date: September 5, 1876
Creator: Bunker, Thaddeus, of Cuero, Texas.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for an improvement in the design of corn cultivators, including illustrations.
Date: April 22, 1873
Creator: Helm, Jack
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improvement in washing machines. The shaping and components are meticulously detailed and indicate they play a part in the said improvement.
Date: January 20, 1874
Creator: Eberhardt, T. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Worm Destroyers.

Description: Patent for "a new machine for removing the destructive cotton-worms from the cotton-plants without injury to the plants, and for destroying the worms," which "consists in the arrangement of a movable frame, which is by animals drawn over the fields to straddle the rows of cotton, and which is provided with brushes for sweeping the worms from the plants, and with jointed bottom pieces or slides, which crush them on the ground." (Lines 15-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Helm, Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Account-Book.

Description: Patent for improvement in account-books by “dispensing a multiplicity of books in keeping accounts and to devise means for combining in one book and upon a single page thereof the features of the ledger, day-book, bill-book and bills-receivable book, said page to be so provided with perforation as to admit of the detachment of certain parts, leaving intake theat part of the page that is intended for permanent record.” (Lines 13-22) Illustration is included.
Date: May 26, 1891
Creator: Huck, Henry J., Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Seat.

Description: Patent for an improvement in vehicle-seats, intended especially for uses in wagon-seats, by constructing a supporting frame consist of two shafts, each having two cranks with two springs connected with the wrists of the cranks. The seat is supported upon these springs which are secured to the underside of the seat-board by employing two blocks that are safely attached beneath the seat. The movements of the springs preserve the horizontal position of the seat even when weight is unequally disposed. Illustration is included.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Johnson, James M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Watch-Chain.

Description: Design patent for a rosary watch-chain that includes strings of beads, hearts, an image of the "Virgin Mary," and a watch-key in the shape of a crucifix. There is no accompanying illustration.
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graham, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a combined railway-switch and car-replacing mechanism that is meant to "provide certain improved devices which can be arranged to operate as a switch mechanism, or as car replacing means, which can be easily manipulated, are of a simple construction and which will effectively serve for their intended purposes" (lines 11-16). It can be easily assembled and dissembled.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snap Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved snap hook. This design "consists in a hook provided with a sliding latch on the shank and on the end of the hook, whereby this hook will remain closed in whatever position it is placed" (lines 11-14).
Date: December 12, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Elevator and Distributer.

Description: Patent for a pneumatic feed device or elevator and distributor for cotton gins. It has a mechanical conveyer that connects "with the blast device, so that a positive force feed is obtained and the cotton is placed evenly over the gins, and wherein further an overflow box is employed and an independent means of feeding the cotton through the medium of the said blast device, either from a vehicle or bin or from the overflow box, thus enabling the gin to be fed even while the connection between the bin or main source of supply is cut off; and wherein also the blower or fan employed in connection with the pneumatic conveying device may likewise be used for forcing the speed delivered from the gin to any desired point" (lines 12-26).
Date: May 14, 1895
Creator: Zelder, Friedrich & Ward, Perry L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ruffling Attachment for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ruffling attachment for sewing machines. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the flat main plate having the loop, of the ruffling-plate having its side at one end turned over parallel with its main portion, and provided with a spring tongue or plate that is inserted in the loop" (lines 59-63).
Date: July 8, 1884
Creator: Lauraine, Eugene G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design "provide[s] a flexible or elastic seat, consisting of a number of thicknesses of tanned sheepskin, with the wool on, between the saddle-tree covering and the ordinary external rawhide or other covering, thus preventing the said covering from resting on the inner edges of the saddle-tree side bars, which forms a comfortable and easy saddle; and, in addition to this, [the] invention relates to the opening rearwardly and laterally in the saddle-tree for attaching the girth-rigging thereto, in place of the ordinary rings" (lines 30-41).
Date: July 6, 1886
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill Carrier for Harness.

Description: Patent for a new and improved thill-carrier for harnesses. This design utilizes a loop or ring, and "[b]y this construction of the thill-carriers it will be seen that the trouble and annoyance of running the thills into and backing them out of the thill-carriers are entirely overcome, and by means of the loops or rings . . . the thills are perfectly confined in the carriers . . . [they] may be made very cheap, and also very ornamental to the harness" (lines 66-76).
Date: March 13, 1883
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Table.

Description: Patent for a new and improved table. This design "can be adjusted vertically by turning the screw-spindle, or it can be drawn upward, and will be held in position by the spring-catch, which catches on the shoulders. If the table is to be used at a sick-bed, it can be projected laterally by drawing the table-top in the direction in which it is to project, the track-plate sliding in the grooved plate. The table-top can be locked in the desired position by means of the binding screw" (lines 90-100).
Date: November 11, 1884
Creator: Kossbiel, Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Sprinkler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sprinkler. This design consists "[i]n a cotton or other plant sprinkler, the reservoir or tank mounted upon a suitable carriage or truck, and having connected thereto a pump, in combination with the grooved pulley, rigidly secured to the wheel of the carriage or truck, belt or chain, pulley, clutch, and crank, connected by suitable levers or arms to the piston-rod . . . with the pipes, provided with roseheads, of the arm or carrier, formed in sections and connected to a suitable lever for raising or lowering it" (lines 20-33).
Date: May 17, 1881
Creator: Wolfram, John Arnold
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coupling for Wagon Tires.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the wheel-fellies, one of which has a longitudinal socket, of the overlapping sections secured to the contiguous ends of the tire, and having projecting lugs, an adjusting-bolt carried by one of the lugs and bearing against the other lug, and a protecting-plate having a threaded opening for the passage of the bolt and interposed between the end of the felly in which [a] socket is formed, and the lug adjacent thereto" (lines 80-90).
Date: June 15, 1886
Creator: Simon, Henry Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insecticide.

Description: Patent for an insecticide that uses an arsenic compound to kill insects instead of Paris green or London purple, and can easily be made into a beautiful green powder that may be used as a pigment.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Brumleu, Ludwig & Brumleu, Ernest
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Addressing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved addressing machine, which will "paste, cut, and attach the slip simultaneously, or with one operation" (lines 26-27), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Printing Plate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved printing-plate. This design "relates to an improvement in printing-plates designed particularly for printing mailing-lists for newspapers and other periodicals" (lines 8-11). To this end, it consists in "[t]he combination of the bar or holder having the downwardly and inwardly turned ends, and the printing-plates secured on the former . . . of the loop loosely mounted on the plate, and the interposed wedge-shaped locking-key" (lines 5-16).
Date: July 22, 1890
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cultivator and Corn-Planter

Description: Patent for "a planter that shall be self-covering and adjustable as to the transverse and longitudinal space between the hills and rows, and which at the same time may be regulated as to the amount of material fed at each throw of the seed-slide, and which will also mark off the adjacent row as the machine advances" (lines 10-16).
Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Westhoff, Emil
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department