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Method of And Apparatus for Tanning Hides.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in methods of and apparatus for tanning hides, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 25, 1899
Creator: Rodriguez, Miguel Ramon
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in baling presses, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 19, 1899
Creator: Gunlock, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pole or shaft.

Description: Patent for poles and shafts for vehicles with the objective of providing "simple and inexpensive means for dispensing with the singletree ordinarily employed with a pair of shafts or thills in a one-horse vehicle or the usual doubletree in a two-horse vehicle." (Lines 10-15)
Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Sharp, Marvin A. & Sharp, Bird H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press

Description: Patent for "an improvement in that class of presses adopted for baling hay" (lines 10-11) with illustrations.
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Cyrus M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game-Cards.

Description: Patent for game cards. Provide attractive cards with detailed instructions on how to play card games.
Date: August 12, 1902
Creator: Sharp, Bird H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft-Appliance.

Description: Patent for a draft appliance (animal-driven vehicle) with the purpose of changing and equalizing the draft between draft-animals and making the draft line easily adjustable.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Cyrus M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Lead-Pencils.

Description: Patent for a calendar that attaches permanently to a lead pencil and wraps securely when not being viewed.
Date: January 1, 1901
Creator: Masters, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump

Description: Patent for a pump. Illustration included.
Date: December 2, 1903
Creator: Ward, Perry L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved coupler, the object of the invention being to provide an improved means for elevating, holding, and releasing the coupling-pin, and also to provide a vertically-adjustable drawhead, which bae readily adjusted either during coupling or before or after.
Date: January 19, 1892
Creator: Brimingham, Oliver M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wind-Wheels.

Description: Patent for a new wind-wheel design with pivoted frame and adjustable wings.
Date: March 19, 1878
Creator: Everhart, Martin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Poison Distributor

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in devices for sprinkling potato-vines and the like with powder - such as paris-green" (lines 15-18).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Heaton, Lorenzo D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design relates "particularly to a new and improved stirrup iron or body, whereby a stirrup of extraordinary strength and lightness is produced, and also one that is ornamental and avoids the discomfort of metallic stirrups now in common use" (lines 8-13).
Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Kerns, George A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Drier and Warmer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed drier and warmer. This design "includes, primarily, a suitable frame of essentially elliptical form, whose ends allow of the said frame being readily slipped in between the bed and bedding or between two articles of bedding, and in connection with said frame a suitable fire-pot of portable construction" (lines 23-29).
Date: May 14, 1889
Creator: Fossati, Jasper
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire and Burglar Proof Safe.

Description: Patent for a safe "constructed as to be safe from fire and burglars, and at which the same time may be made lighter, and may be less expensive in manufacture than when made in the usual way." (para. 4). Additionally, safe is airtight and water-proof.
Date: March 18, 1870
Creator: Wilkins, Samuel Adams
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nursery Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nursery chair. This design utilizes a U-shaped board with a bib attached to one side and hooks or bolts to the other "to secure a child in its seat and prevent its falling out or upsetting the chair" (lines 12-14).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Reed, Emma T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements in hay-presses by simplify and increase the efficiency of the power head, so that it is capable of baling more hay in a given time. Illustration is included.
Date: July 28, 1891
Creator: McNeill, Charles Dewitt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay press that is meant to "check the rebound of the plunger so that the working beam or lever will not be thrown against the horse; also to provide for automatically applying a brake for the purpose of checking the rebound; also to provide for cushioning the rebound of the plunger so as to prevent or check its tendency to throw the toggle elver against the main lever; also to provide for automatically giving a signal or alarm to indicate when a bale of a given size has been compressed; also to improve the construction of the tie box portion of the press; also to generally improve the construction of parts" (lines 17-30).
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: McNeill, Charles Dewitt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press

Description: Patent for improvements in hay presses "to simplify and cheapen the construction and render it more efficient in the formation of the hay into bales" (lines 16-18).
Date: September 3, 1889
Creator: McNeill, Charles De Witte
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medical Compound.

Description: Patent for improvements in medical compounds: "provide a new and useful preparation for the treatment and cure of kidney and bladder affections" (lines 9-11).
Date: August 30, 1892
Creator: Page, Thomas L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk-Breaker.

Description: Patent for a stalk-breaker that breaks "the stalks into small pieces and which will be under the control of the driver so as to be thrown in and out of gear at will, and in which the breaker mechanism will be so constructed that it will give when an unyielding substance is run against, thereby preventing breakage or damage to the machine" (lines 13-20).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: James, Will S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Power

Description: Patent for "a machine adapted for operation from an auxiliary motor actuated by horse or animal power, and has for its object to provide a simple, efficient, and durable machine of this character by or from which a cotton-gin, agrist or saw mill, or other machinery may be driven" (lines 7-13).
Date: August 28, 1888
Creator: Sampson, Allen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mosquito-Canopy Frame.

Description: Patent for an improved mosquito canopy frame using two different forms of locks and metal loops with screws or nails to increase the strength of the parts which “insure easy attachment and detachments of parts and at the same time preserve a close joint” (line 100-102), includes illustration.
Date: March 10, 1891
Creator: Jatho, Adam
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Insect-Destroying Attachments for Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "a fan or blower conjoined with a box containing any of the various powdered poisons used for destroying vermin which infest growing plants, as cotton, potatoes, &c., operated by a pulley and band, running from the axle of the blower to a wheel on the supporting-axle of the cultivator, seeder, or other machine to which the apparatus may be attached." (Lines 19-27) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 30, 1873
Creator: Hurd, Charles T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department