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Ballast-Scraper.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in ballast scrapers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 22, 1899
Creator: McElvaney, Charles T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Can Spout.

Description: Patent for new improvements to oil can where an attachment to the can is made and acts as both a stopper and a spout
Date: October 10, 1911
Creator: Melvin, Joe D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seeder

Description: Patent for a seeder used for sowing small grain including illustrations.
Date: August 7, 1900
Creator: Fitzgerald, John Thornton & Ramsey, John Shelton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant-Trap

Description: Patent for "a simple device of this kind which will excel the former traps in depositing the ants within the annular pan and in efficiency for convenient discharge of the trapped insects" (lines 18-22).
Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Inman, Joseph
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

Automatic Railway-Switch.

Description: Patent for a railway-switch by enabling the switch operate automatically when a train is passing by. Illustration is included.
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Wilson, James Newton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate

Description: Patent for "a gate which can be built at a comparatively low price, which will be durable and practical, and which can be opened from either side with ease" (lines 13-17).
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Baker, Cicero McRee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Freezer

Description: Patent for a portable freezer designed to freeze cream and milk. Illustration included.
Date: January 16, 1909
Creator: Milburn, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and useful animal trap, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 14, 1899
Creator: Johnson, Joshua J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in apparatus for generating acetylene gas. This design is to "provide with few applicances a simple and compact apparatus requiring little attention for generating acetylene gas for light, heat, and power purposes" (line 11 - 14).
Date: February 15, 1898
Creator: Dederick, Zadoc P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pop-Valve For Kilns.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in pop valves for kilns, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 24, 1899
Creator: Moore, La Fayette
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk - Chopper.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in stalk choppers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 26, 1898
Creator: Upshaw, Foy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing Machine

Description: Patent for a washing machine. "This invention relates to washing-machines in the nature of a combined boiler and washing machine" (8-10). Illustration included.
Date: March 7, 1903
Creator: Pollard, Louis Edgar
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

Can

Description: Patent for a can. Illustration included.
Date: February 4, 1905
Creator: Hanna, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department