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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

Bicycle Support

Description: Patent for a bicycle support, which can be attached to different bicycles and carried in the pocket.
Date: June 17, 1902
Creator: Moss, Eric
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Well Drill.

Description: Patent for a new rotary oil drill with improvements to anchor the drill-pipe, improve oil flow, and prevent blow-outs of the drill-pipe.
Date: July 3, 1903
Creator: Decker, Harry R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pumping Apparatus.

Description: Patent for pumping apparatus. This invention provides a means to elevate liquids by use of compressed air. It is specifically intended for deep oil-wells.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Cain, Francis Charles & Herrenkind, Oscar Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reamer for Oil or Artesian Wells

Description: Patent for "a reamer of novel construction for enlarging the bore or opening of a well when it is required to increase the diameter to receive the casing or for other purpose. The reamer combines a head and a guide, the latter entering the bores, so as to steady and give proper direction to the tool and also prevent the cuttings entering and filling the bore during the process of enlargement" (lines 9-18).
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining Sulfur.

Description: Patent for extracting sulfur that is being mined from the stratum that has the minerals. A fluid medium, such as air or a heated liquid, is forced into the stratum which assists with the elevation of the liquid mineral. As the minerals come up the heated tubes, the liquefied minerals are sent into vats.
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Garment-Fitting Device.

Description: Patent for a series of flexible bands and tapes to be used for efficient fitting of garments with regards to seam lines and marking patterns upon cloth by measuring the waist, skirt, and sleeve areas.
Date: February 2, 1909
Creator: Johnson, Mary M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydraulic-Drill

Description: Patent for an improved hydraulic drill to penetrate and bore holes into earth, clay and similar materials, including illustrations.
Date: August 11, 1903
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint

Description: Patent for a rail joint.
Date: October 27, 1902
Creator: Hauptmann, Alexis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench

Description: Patent for a wrench. Illustration included.
Date: March 13, 1903
Creator: Baldwin, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Protractor

Description: Patent for a protractor. Illustration included.
Date: June 28, 1904
Creator: Thomas, William L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crate or Box.

Description: Patent for "a crate or box of knockdown form consisting of a crate or box made of separable sections and bound together by wires and stay-bolts that are loosely set into the sections" (line 11-16) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 26, 1905
Creator: Hines, Warren H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve For Oil Wells

Description: Patent for a valve for oil wells. This invention is designed to control the flow of oil during drilling. Illustration included.
Date: May 18, 1905
Creator: Bernard, Horace D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Truck Bolster

Description: Patent for a car-truck bolster. The design improves upon existing versions to bolster a car or truck in order to readily makes repairs in a simple and expeditious manner. The bolster can be taken apart which allows for each part to be replaced separately.
Date: January 30, 1906
Creator: Fowler, T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary for Oil-Wells.

Description: Patent for a pipe rotary for use "in sinking oil-wells" (line 10). The patent allows for the power to be applied to the "pipe-sections which constitute the casing of the well" (line 14-15).
Date: February 6, 1906
Creator: Bernard, Horace D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department