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Rope-Measuring Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful rope measuring machine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 13, 1898
Creator: Hubbard, Ely Y Seale
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and useful vehicle brake, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 20, 1898
Creator: Ramage, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire - Bolt Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire-bolt wrench. This design is to "provide a new and improved wrench which is simple and durable in construction" (line 7 - 9).
Date: February 8, 1898
Creator: Willey, Lewis C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Cultivators to "provide improved means for pivoting the main standards to the plow-beams together"(line 17-20).
Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Ward, Lee
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cotton chopper, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 5, 1899
Creator: McGillivray, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Tie.

Description: Patent for a railroad tie made of sand and cement and threaded with barbed wire.
Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Joynt, Dudley Layng
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boiler

Description: Patent for a steam boiler "to provide simple and effective means for quickly generating steam by exposing the water fully to the caloric influence of the furnace or fire in the latter through the medium of radial tubular attachments" (lines 9-14), including illustrations.
Date: September 3, 1901
Creator: Hensley, Frank Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate-Latch

Description: Patent for the invention relates to improvements in gate-latches. The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of gate-latches and to provide an automatic one adapted to lock the gate when the latter closes and capable of automatically setting itself in proper position for engaging and locking the gate should it be closed instead of open or in position to receive the gate.
Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Jones, Albert Sidney
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

PIPE - GRAB.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in pipe-graps for the purpose of "raising and lowering pipe and tools used in drilling oil-wells" (line 8-10), including illustrations.
Date: May 20, 1902
Creator: Matula, Valentine
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher

Description: Patent for a wire stretcher. Illustration included.
Date: September 8, 1902
Creator: Preston, Leonidas A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent for an improved, multi-piece harness-buckle that is attachable without the need of sewing, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: March 12, 1878
Creator: Carnes, William J., Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balance Staff and Wheel for Watches

Description: Patent for an improved design of a balance staff and wheel used for watch repair. The new design allows for an easier repair when replacing a broken staff and decreases the chance that the wheel would be damaged when replacing the staff. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stake-Pin.

Description: Patent for stake-pin that improves upon previous stake-pins that are used for picketing horses and attaching the ropes. This design allows for the rope to stay out of the dirt. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 18, 1880
Creator: Carnes, William, Sr. & Penfield, Charles W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Power Distributer.

Description: Patent for a new insecticide distributer using a bellows, a rotary fan, and a tube connecting the bellows to an insecticide reservoir; when pressure is applied to the bellows, the insecticide would pass through the reservoir to a flexible pipe that would distribute the insecticide to any direction without the operator breathing it.
Date: February 17, 1891
Creator: Preston, Leonidas A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle. This design calls for "the rear side of the cross-piece [to be] provided with a recess . . . to receive the back of the tongue-joint, so that the latter shall not be in the way when the strap is to be passed between the cross-pieces . . . after being adjusted upon the tongues or studs" (lines 35-41).
Date: November 30, 1880
Creator: Bugbee, George Gooding
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gopher Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trap for gophers and other subterranean animals. This design utilizes for the first time the combination of spring, jaw, treadle, trigger, and baseboard to ensnare gophers and other varmints.
Date: July 5, 1881
Creator: Norris, Abram.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Axle Lubricator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved axle lubricator. This design utilizes threads to allow for removal and reattachment, as well as easy cleaning.
Date: January 25, 1881
Creator: Rochelle, John Rugeley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Marking Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved merchandise tag. This design consists of a stick "provided with means for holding it fixed in its position after it has been inserted and having hinged to its outer end the tag having a strip of suitable material secured around its edges, as shown, so as to form on both sides of the tag the flanges adapted to receive the removable, reversible, and interchangeable cards (lines 1-8).
Date: August 25, 1885
Creator: Brown, Sampson Harvey
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Meat-Tenderer.

Description: Patent for a meat-tenderer that "consists of two plates having a series of intermeshing teeth thereon and connected by suitable means to allow of automatic adjustment, the object of which is to provide a utensil for culinary purposes" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 12, 1893
Creator: Passmore, Benjamin Hill
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Portable Steam-Engines.

Description: Patent for Improvements in Portable Steam-Engines
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Kriebel, Hosea K. & Light, Frederick, Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drill.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and effective drill that "automatically expand[s] in the bottom of the well below the tubing, to cut a hole sufficiently large for the tubing without requiring a second drilling or reaming process" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 25, 1894
Creator: Lindholm, Charlie M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Buckles.

Description: Patent relating to "improvements in harness-buckles" (lines 17-18) including instructions and illustration.
Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: Carnes, William J., Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "relates to car-couplings, more especially of that class known as 'swing-pins;' and the object of the invention is to provide a swinging weight which will press the pin normally into operative position, and which will also support the link" (lines 7-12).
Date: August 12, 1890
Creator: Bass, Alonzo T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department