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Handle-Bar.

Description: Patent for "handle-bars for bicycles, velocipedes, and the like; and the primary object is to enable the successful use of animals' horns in the formation thereof and to provide for the adjustment and securing of such handle-bars in either a raised or lowered position or at any point within range of a circular adjustment" (lines 8-15).
Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Martin, John L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for improvements to non-refillable bottles to prevent tampering and/or re-filling of container with alternate substance. Item is designed to be used on any ordinary bottle.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Allen, Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Splint

Description: Patent for an improved splint.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Hughes, James, Gilbert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electrically-Actuated Sawmill Set-Works

Description: Patent for an electrically-actuated sawmill set-works that regulates movement of the clutch-stop and set-shaft, which determines the extent of knee-movement including illustrations.
Date: October 16, 1900
Creator: Carroll, William M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cheese-Cutting Gage.

Description: Letter Patent for gage "for cutting articles in bulk, such as whole cheese" (lines 9-10); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Pittman, J. P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller-Truck.

Description: Patent for a roller truck that is comprised of "plurality of rollers, a suitable framework upon which said rollers operate, and an improved means of retaining them in position in said framework." (lines 14-17); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Sotey, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Making Artificial Fuel

Description: Patent for process of creating artificial fuel and the resulting product.
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Steiner, Robert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace-Fastener

Description: Patent for a trace fastener for whippletrees. This is a device that "provide[s] a simple, efficient, reliable fastener which will when in use, at all times and under all circumstances, hold the trace in connection with the end of the whiffletree [sic] and which will prevent undue wear on the cockeye or hole in the end of the trace." (Lines 9-16)
Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Nichols, Charlie M. & Burnett, Charles M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Life-Preserver.

Description: Patent for life preserver worn on the human body and inflated with a valve attached to rubber tubes. Includes illustration.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Graham, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refrigerator

Description: Patent for a refrigerator. This design is for use with blocks of ice. Illustrations included.
Date: March 7, 1908
Creator: Mitchel, Elias Walter
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Hauling Locomotive.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in log hauling locomotives, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 7, 1898
Creator: Fletcher, William Andrew
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drawers-Supporter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful drawers supporter, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 20, 1898
Creator: James, Thomas S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Match Box

Description: Patent for form of single delivery match box. Illustrations included.
Date: December 4, 1903
Creator: Pevoto, Calvit F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Press for Hay

Description: Patent for a portable press for hay. "My invention relates to portable hay and other presses, and has for its objects, first, an improved power-transmission and lever device for pressing or forcing the hay or other material into th box or frame of the press" (line 8-13). Illustration included.
Date: January 13, 1903
Creator: McKean, Frank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reamer for Deep Wells

Description: Patent for a reamer for deep wells. "This invention provides a reamer for enlarging the bore of wells by progressive action" (line 8-10). Illustration included.
Date: December 18, 1902
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment For Surveying Instruments

Description: Patent for attachment for surveying instruments. Illustrations included.
Date: February 18, 1904
Creator: Armstrong, Edward R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wall And Floor Brace

Description: Patent for wall and floor brace. Illustration included.
Date: May 2, 1903
Creator: Ettler, John Adolph & Sutherland, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Motor

Description: Patent for a Rotary Motor. Illustrations included.
Date: April 19, 1904
Creator: Pattinson, James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ice Hook

Description: Patent for an ice hook.
Date: December 21, 1903
Creator: Ball, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydraulic Drill

Description: Patent for a hydraulic drill. This invention is a class of drill for deep drilling that delivers water to the bottom of the opening.
Date: December 17, 1902
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drill

Description: Patent for a drill and reamer for the use of drilling deep wells. "This invention consists of a tool combining a drill-point and a reamer, the point penetrating the formation and the reamer following and rendering the sides of the bore smooth and in conjunction with the body directing the drill in a straight or true course" (lines 5-10). Illustrations included.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Producing Briquets

Description: Patent for a process of producing briquets.
Date: April 5, 1904
Creator: Davidson, John Milne
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spudding and Pipe Driving Machine

Description: Patent for a spudding and pipe driving machine. This invention comprises "two oppositely disposed engines, a block and tackle for supporting either the spudding or driving mechanism, and means for imparting a jogging movement to the well rope to operate the drill or hammer" (line 13-18). Illustration includes.
Date: December 15, 1903
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department