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Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for a mechanical device improvements to lift heavy loads or to apply great forces.
Date: April 29, 1913
Creator: Graves, James M.
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Pumping Apparatus.

Description: Patent for improvements to a pumping apparatus "to provide a simple, inexpensive, and easily-operated apparatus through the medium of which water may be forced from a well, stream, or other source of supply by the weight of a person" (lines 14-18).
Date: February 17, 1903
Creator: Simmons, Jessie W.
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Headlight.

Description: Patent for Locomotive-headlights, "and has for its principal object to so construct the lamp and its casing as to permit of the lighting or adjusting the lamp-blaze from the back of the headlight box…” (lines 8-13) including illustrations.
Date: December 2, 1902
Creator: Stanton, James Robertson
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Oil-Burner.

Description: Patent for oil-burner that is used by being connected to a steam-boiler. It is simply constructed to produce a very high degree of heat with a comparatively small amount of hydrocarbon oil.
Date: December 16, 1902
Creator: Jenkins, Wellington S.
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Cultivator Attachment.

Description: Patent for cultivator attachment that is useful in breaking up the soil at opposite side of the plants and leveling the ground between the rows. It can be adjusted to any desired angle (vertical, horizontal) or level (up and down).
Date: January 6, 1903
Creator: Brewer, John Meed.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grave Filler.

Description: Patent for a grave-filling machine, which transports dirt into the hole of the grave.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Deering, Uriah H.
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Rein-Guide

Description: Patent for rein guides to support a harness and guide horses. The device yields little space during storage and transportation.
Date: January 13, 1903
Creator: Johnston, Nathan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in plows by employing moldboards on both left and right side of the plow; with a shoe or land slide fixed to the plow-beam extension. Then use a V-clamp to secure the plow-handles and a bracket to secure the moldboards and plow-point. This construction will allow free movement of the plow-point and moldboard up and down or vertically without lifting the shoe from the furrow. Illustration is included.
Date: December 25, 1900
Creator: Morrison, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate-Latch.

Description: Patent for a gate latch "comprising pivoted arms having hooked front ends which are normally spread out" (lines 85-87), including illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1906
Creator: Drennan, John S.
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Bolt-Clipper

Description: Patent for improvements to bolt cutters, in terms of construction and efficiency. The improvement includes "oppositely-disposed jaw members, having v-shaped cutting edges" (lines 36-37). Includes illustrations.
Date: January 9, 1906
Creator: Pulvitt, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Clipper

Description: Patent for a Nut-Clipper with a special "cutting-jaw" (line 91-92), which is designed to detach rusted nuts from bolts.
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Pulvitt, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dental Mold.

Description: Patent for dental mold, it is an improvement on patent no. 700855, by the same inventor. The improvement was to have open sides and large exit at the bottom of the lower neck of the mold, and a flask having a wide inlet in order to keep the molten metal from contact with the metal of the mold to avoid being suddenly cooled. (Lines 19-23) Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1903
Creator: Streetman, Willard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Casting Dental Plates.

Description: Patent for casting dental plates which builds upon a previous patent by the same inventor, Patent No. 633,222, accepted on September 19, 1899. This patent professes to eliminate previous issues with casting metal such as pinholes and air bubbles that create imperfections in the dental plates.
Date: May 27, 1902
Creator: Streetman, Willard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Picker

Description: Patent for improvements to cotton pickers providing a wheeled machine that will "remove cotton lint from the plants by mechanical means" (lines 15-16) with added new features to construction and operation, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 12, 1912
Creator: Scheble, Eugene Stiles & Ascue, Elbert
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Resilient Wheel

Description: Patent for a resilient wheel for automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles that absorbs shocks and is durable.
Date: May 11, 1912
Creator: Moore, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department