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Lemon-Squeezer.

Description: Patent for a new lemon squeezer design for "table purposes" (line 15) and "to provide a sanitary lemon squeezer" (lines 19-20) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 14, 1911
Creator: Carroll, Frank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Composition Pulp Plaster and Process of Manufacturing Same.

Description: Patent for "a composition pulp plaster designed as a substitute for ordinary lime-plaster and equivalent materials and particularly adapted for use in warm moist climates, where the ordinary lime-plaster lacks durability and is rendered non-adherent. A further objective of the invention is to provide a cheap substitute for plaster which will be not only waterproof, but also fireproof and gas-proof or practically impervious to air" (lines 9-18). It includes instructions for manufacturing the plaster with various proportions of the ingredients depending on the purpose.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Blake, David H. & Ray, Jeramiah P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool-Handle

Description: Patent for a tool handle for "hoe-handles, rake-handles, and other like farming implements."
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Pederson, Fred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oliver.

Description: Patent for an improved "oliver," a blacksmith's hammer operated by foot power or another mechanism. It provides improved means for mounting the hammer, adjusting the blow of the hammer or cushioning it, and arranging the hammer at different positions when not in use.
Date: December 27, 1898
Creator: Raiza, William J. & Souther, Alsom
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator

Description: Patent for a simplified and "improved cotton-chopping mechanism which may be readily applied to a straddle-row cultivator of ordinary construction, whereby the cotton may be plowed and chopped at one operation" (lines 10-14). It also allows for the chopping mechanism to be adjusted to regulate the chopping operation and provides better support of the mechanism while operating.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter,William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Canopy-Frame.

Description: Patent for "a simple, compact and efficient extensible frame adapted to be supported for use either in connection with a bedstead or door and window openings, &c" (lines 9-13). It is constructed to be arranged in multiple positions and "to support the fabric of the canopy in the desired position without risk of tearing or otherwise injuring the same" (lines 15-18).
Date: May 2, 1899
Creator: Baggett, Charles Bennett
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined cotton seed and corn planter. The invention has "relation to improved means for adjusting the wheels laterally to provide for increasing or diminishing the width of the rows" (lines 13-16).
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Kile, William A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buckle Connection.

Description: Patent for a new buckle connection design "which is peculiarly adaptable to harness" (lines 10-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 21, 1911
Creator: Savage, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire-Armor.

Description: Patent for a new design "in armor or protectors for pneumatic tires" (line 13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Ramsay, Henry M.; McGary, Austin & Campbell, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone System.

Description: Patent for "a novel arrangement of circuits in connection with a pair of telephone-receivers at each subscriber's station, whereby the subscriber can cut out the station, so that the conversation is being carried on between two subscribers cannot be heard by the other subscribers on the same line" (lines 9-17).
Date: July 4, 1899
Creator: Bennett, William W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie.

Description: Patent for a bale-fastening device that "may be applied with facility to a cotton-bale or to an equivalent package." (lines 9-11) including instructions and illustrations. The tie comprises "a band, a key engaged with the band and rotatable to coil the same therearound, and a lock fitted upon the band and engaged with the key to prevent reverse rotation thereof" (lines 105-109).
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Campbell, Douglas M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail Bond.

Description: Patent for improved track circuit rail joints designed to withstand heavy usage and convey electrical currents between rails, including illustrations.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Talley, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in cultivators of the "straddle-row" or "sulky" style.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Schofield, James Drommond
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewing-Machine Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and useful sewing marching attachment, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Girardeau, St. Julian
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Retaining Wall, Bulkhead, &c.

Description: Patent for certain new and improved invention for protecting the banker or face of the ground from erosion.
Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Judson, William V.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drinking-Goblet, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in drinking goblets and other similar glassware.
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Jones, Edward Culliett, Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for washing machines with "roller-supporting frame for supporting the same either upon a horizontal surface or upon the top of a tub or receptacle in connection with which the machine is used" (lines 10-14) including illustrations.
Date: March 15, 1898
Creator: Smith, Henry E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Detacher.

Description: Patent for improvements in horse-detachers by engaging “straps or chains spring-actuated bolts to the free ends of the pivoted levers; and on the opposite ends of said levers hooks are attached for securing trace or tug straps.” (Lines 21-25) Illustration is included.
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Napier, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Speed-Gearing.

Description: Patent for improvements in “gearing mechanism in which the speed or rotation of a drum or wheel is greatly increased through the intervention of gearing-wheels mounted upon a single shaft.” (Lines 11-14) Illustration is included.
Date: March 1, 1898
Creator: Scofield, John R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improvements in hose-couplings in which the coupling process would be trouble-free and without injury to the hose when the freight cars are uncoupled or when one car breaks away from another in case of accident. (Lines 24-31) Illustration is included.
Date: March 1, 1898
Creator: Harding, Daniel J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grass-Burning Device.

Description: Patent for improvements in grass burning devices in which “the grass may be safely burned on the prairies and the fire kept from spreading.” (Lines 16-18) Illustration is included.
Date: March 1, 1898
Creator: Slaughter, George M. & Christian, Fred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Elevator.

Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-elevators by providing means for the air-conduit and the cotton-conduit to communicate with the body of the elevator; and means for the air-conduit to communicate directly to the cotton conduit in order to effectively and uniformly distribute the cotton when fed to the gins. Thus preventing the cotton from being fed unevenly, which would clog and otherwise retard the action of the gins. (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Date: January 9, 1900
Creator: Williams, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Whip-Socket.

Description: Patent for "improvements in whip-sockets; and it consists in the novel arrangement and combination of parts." (lines 10-12).
Date: August 2, 1898
Creator: Seymour, Oliver E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements to wrenches for removing nuts from vehicle-axles.
Date: August 23, 1898
Creator: Haines, Samuel Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department