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Fence-Post.

Description: Patent for improvements to fence post design in which a base is added to hold the post upright while keeping it above ground to prevent deterioration from soil with illustrations.
Date: July 31, 1900
Creator: Hammer, Willie Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windlass Elevator

Description: Patent for providing "an improved device... which is especially designed for use as a water-elevator for drawing a bucket out of a well and arranged so as to conveniently take up the slack cable and coil it upon the windlass-drum" (lines 8-14) including illustrations.
Date: March 5, 1901
Creator: Higson, Jasper S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axle-Repairing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new, simple, and efficient axle repairing apparatus for "facilitating the repairing of worn axles without the removal of the wheels or the axles from the vehicle-body" (line 10 -12).
Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: Hammer, Willie Alice
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bolt-Holder.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in bolt holders, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1898
Creator: Higdon, Jasper S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in sash holders, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Morrow, Scott A. & Halcom, Jarret Conklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewing-Machine Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and useful sewing machine brake to "prevent retrograde rotary movement of the shaft" (line 9 - 10).
Date: April 5, 1898
Creator: Weaver, John Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Slat Fastener and Brace

Description: Patent for a bed-slat fastener and brace. This bed-slat design is designed to "effectually prevent the distension of the side rails of the bed and will also strengthen and support the slats and prevent sagging or breakage" (line 9-12) illustration included.
Date: March 24, 1902
Creator: Shelton, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay or Cotton Press

Description: Patent for a hay or cotton press. "The invention consists, broadly stated, in a press mounted on wheels, adapting it to be hauled along a windrow in position to receive hay picked up with a fork by a man walking on the windrow side of the press." (lines 10-14). Illustrations included.
Date: July 8, 1902
Creator: Hamilton, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in pumps, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Gardner, Felix G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mail Crane

Description: Patent for a mail crane. This invention is designed for the delivering sacks of mail to passing trains. Illustration included.
Date: December 16, 1907
Creator: Hagmann, Charles C. & Fitzpatrick, Jacob C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

CHURN

Description: Patent for the improvement of a churn. The churn has a detachable support and a closure for the upper end of the body of the churn.
Date: February 18, 1913
Creator: HARRISON, DAVID M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Or Cotton Press

Description: Patent for "certain new and useful improvements in Hay or Cotton Presses" (lines 4-6), including illustrations.
Date: November 12, 1901
Creator: Hamilton, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stump-Extractor.

Description: Patent for improvements in stump-extractor by utilize the hoisting or power machine to perform extraction on stump or for other weights. (Lines 12-14) This machine will be portable for “easily moved from point to point, and comprising means for the development of great power with a minimum exertion on the part of the animal or animals used to operate the machine and also within a comparatively small compass.” (Lines 20-25) Illustration is included.
Date: April 1, 1902
Creator: Redman, Charley R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department