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Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Hillermann, August & Heinen, Christopher
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Repair-Tool For Wire Fences.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in repair tools for wire fences, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 22, 1898
Creator: Major, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in windmills, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Douglass, William S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ironing-Table.

Description: Patent for a new adjustable ironing-table that folds for storage, including illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Click, John Jones
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

DRAFT-EQUALIZER

Description: Patent for a device to equalize the draft among 1-6 horses when attached to a plow.
Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: INGRAM, JOSEPH D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brace for Furniture, &c.

Description: Patent for a brace used to hold parts of furniture together, including illustrations.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Pace, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for an improvement on wire-fence tools. "To provide a simple and comparatively inexpensive tool of great strength and durability designed for operating on fence-wires and adapted for mending the same and for taking up the slack of a fence-wire and capable in stretching the ends past each other before the same are twisted together, whereby the ends of the wire may be more effectively connected." (Lines 10-19) Illustration is included.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Berry, James Osborn
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fumigator and Insect Destroyer

Description: Patent for a fumigator and insect destroyer. Illustration included.
Date: May 31, 1904
Creator: Frazer, James A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Burner

Description: Patent for an oil burner designed to prevent choking and corrosion, and to ensure that fluids are properly warmed for the purpose of combustion. Illustrations included.
Date: September 8, 1905
Creator: Swenson, Charles E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insulator

Description: Patent for an insulator to be used to attach electric conductors and wires to walls or posts. Illustrations included.
Date: October 9, 1908
Creator: Marshall, George B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Fence Tool.

Description: Patent for a device "that will combine in one all the tools actually necessary in building or repairing an ordinary wire fence." (Lines 14-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 1, 1896
Creator: Orton, Lewis W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soldering-Tool.

Description: Patent for an improved soldering-tool by having a reservoir for gasoline or other light hydrocarbon, a burner-tube, and a valve for regulating the combustion of the gasoline and heating the tool continuously and uniformly, without a furnace. Illustration is included.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Index for Books.

Description: Patent for "... improvements in indexes for books which receive the freight tariffs or schedules of railroads and the agreements between one road and others a to division of freight charges where the traffic is handled by more than one" (lines 11-16 ) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Kerr, Warren Dunlop
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shears for Cutting Hot Metal.

Description: Patent for "a device which is more especially intended for shearing hot metal, although it may be used for cutting cold material," (lines 8-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 30, 1891
Creator: Cleveland, William T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Cooler.

Description: Patent for an improvement in water-coolers wherein the vessel for holding the water is surrounded with fibrous material that is kept saturated with water, the evaporation of which will absorb the heat from the water contained in the vessel in a manner well known to science.
Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Barber, Edwin Louis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design "relates to a combined corn and cotton planter; and it has for its object to provide an improved hopper for containing the seed, and an improved slide or cut-off, and means for automatically operating the same" (lines 9-14).
Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Wear, William Foster
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a durable, simply constructed, and inexpensive seed-planter. It has a main frame, adjustable supporting-wheels, diagonal parallel bars, disk-beams with "angular front ends pivoted in brackets on the main frame" (lines 48-49), and "disks supported by stub-shafts projecting from the spindle-supporting bar" (lines 49-51).
Date: June 16, 1896
Creator: Leissler, John C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mold for Earth and Stone Fences.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mold for earth and stone fences. This design "consist[s] of the inclined adjustable sides, having inclined standards, removable boards, and boards, tables, and locking-bolts . . . [and] the sides having lower boards or metallic pieces, upper removable boards or metallic pieces, and inclined standards of the tables, locking-bolts, handles, and stakes" (lines 21-30).
Date: July 26, 1881
Creator: Budd, Lewis R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fastener for Fish-Plates for Rails.

Description: Patent for improvements in fasteners for fish-plates for rails by using a combination of fish-plates, washers placed in between the plates and rail, a slotted bolt, a wedge-shaped key with thin bendable portion and a washer on the bolt between the key and fish-plate to “firmly hold the plates in position but will serve to deaden the noise caused by the fractional contact of the parts,” (lines 18-20) includes illustration.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Gary, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shackle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved set of shackles. This design consists in "[a] mitten provided with button-holes in its wrist, in combination with a handcuff provided with a fastening-button . . . [and] a flexible wrist band or cuff and carrying devices whereby a mitten may be attached thereto" (lines 73-79).
Date: June 4, 1889
Creator: James, John & Goodenough, Alvin D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrostatic Indicator for Weighing Scales.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hydrostatic indicator for scales. This design consists in "a reservoir, an outer cylinder, a hollow inner cylinder, an attached stand-pipe, and registering-dial, said inner cylinder being surrounded by and sliding within said outer cylinder, said outer cylinder being provided with an attached inlet-pipe communicating with said reservoir, said pipe being provided with two valves, in combination with a bearing-bar, side rods, and under bar, forming a frame bearing upon the inner cylinder" (lines 55-65).
Date: February 5, 1889
Creator: Lewis, Henry A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined or Covertible Tool.

Description: Patent for a new and improved multi-tool. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a screw-driver, its blade having a hole and a lug, and its handle having in its end a socket with a slotted reversible tool, pointed at one end and formed for a screw-driver at the other end adjustably held against one side of the screw-driver by means of a screw and nut and the lug, and adapted to fit in the socket when out of use" (lines 63-71).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Barber, Edwin L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame.

Description: Patent for a quilting frame designed to be used with a sewing machine and "which may be easily set up and be supported from the floor, and not in any manner mar or injure the walls or ceilings." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Click, John J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve-Gear.

Description: Patent for a valve-gear that uses a single eccentric, "together with devices by which such eccentric may be shifted upon the shaft and locked in its various positions to effect either a reversal of the engine or a stoppage thereof with a full head of steam on, and to run the engine in one or the other direction, as may be desired" (lines 10-15).
Date: September 24, 1895
Creator: Hill, Millard F. & Easley, Clifton W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department