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Stalk - Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in stalk-cutters to "provide a simple, light, and durable machine by means of which three rows of stalks may be cut in one passage of the machine across the field" (line 13-16).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Acre, William Floyd & Wafford, William Penn
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker

Description: Patent for a cotton picker. This invention consists is a "pneumatic apparatus for conveying cotton when picked from the plant, and comprises a suction-fan and casing therefor, which latter has pipes and through which air is drawn" (lines 15-19). Illustration included.
Date: February 10, 1904
Creator: Bennie, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tongue-Support

Description: Patent for "an improved tongue-support adapted to be applied to any ordinary vehicle, and combining simplicity and cheapness of manufacture with strength and effectiveness" (lines 8-12).
Date: October 30, 1888
Creator: CanterBury, Crawford R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Burglar-Alarm

Description: Patent for "a very simple and economically-constructed alarm mechanically connected with windows and doors of a house or a room and adapted to be sounded by a raising or opening of the same, and at the same time to strike a light or illuminate the surroundings (lines 10-15).
Date: October 7, 1890
Creator: Canterbury, Crawford R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Burglar-Alarm.

Description: Patent for a burglar-alarms by constructing “an alarm which would adapted and arranged to sound and to be operated at and by the raising of the window or opening of the door, and simultaneous with the sounding of the alarm to produce an illumination.” (Lines 10-15) Illustration is included.
Date: April 14, 1891
Creator: Canterbury, Crawford R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Burglar Alarm.

Description: Patent for a new and improved burglar alarm. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the casing, the shaft having the winding-drum, the rope connected to the latter passing over a pulley and having a weight attached thereto, a ratchet-wheel at one end of the shaft, a pitman connecting said ratchet-wheel with the alarm-sounding mechanism, a spring-latch engaging the ratchet-wheel and having a cam-lever pivoted in a notch at its front end, the lamp having a scratch-plate attached to its burner, and the lamp-chimney having a vertical slot in its lower end" (lines 39-50).
Date: August 27, 1889
Creator: Carter, Elmira
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Cork Extractor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic cork extractor. This design "consists, principally, of a vertically-moving and partially-rotating blade having a harpoon-shaped or shouldered head for piercing and drawing the corks; in laterally opening and closing jaws for holding the necks of the bottles; in pivoted and laterally-moving pointed levers for throwing the parts of the corks away from the blade when withdrawn, and in the construction and combination of the parts of the device" (lines 14-23).
Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Frame Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for bed frames. This design "consists in providing a transverse slat at each of its ends with a pair of diverging hooks, the same to be connected to the rail on each side by means of screw-eyes, and thereby preventing the bedstead from spreading, bracing it transversely and obliquely" (lines 19-25).
Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Cradle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved folding cradle. This design "consists of a cradle formed of two triangular folding end frames provided with folding braces and connected by longitudinal rods, from which the canvas bottom is supported, which frames are pivoted at their apex on the top of two connected triangular folding standards, and are provided with a crank for swinging the cradle. . . . [The cradle] is simple in construction and may be provided with a fan attachment" (lines 10-19).
Date: February 15, 1881
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Paper File.

Description: Patent for a new and improved paper file. This design "provide[s] a simple, cheap, and effective wire clamp for . . . holding bills, papers, cards, and the like . . . that can be secured to a table, desk, wall, or other object, thereby dispensing with the strips of wood or other material to which the wire clamps are usually connected" (lines 18-29).
Date: September 5, 1882
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Press

Description: Patent for an improvement to hay press designs resulting in a "simple, durable, and effective press" (line 13). Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: August 10, 1897
Creator: Couch, John Calvin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a keyed lock for nut and bolt that is removable and does not damage the threads.
Date: December 20, 1892
Creator: Crisp, James E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for an improvement in churn by using a combination of a sliding bar, a cord secured to the dasher-shaft, and vertical rods to create a mechanical movement that would wind and unwind the cord in order to operate the churn. Illustration is included.
Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Crouch, Riley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Power.

Description: Patent for improvements in churns is to “simplify and improve the construction of the means for operating vertically-reciprocating churn-dashers and to enable the dasher to be adjusted vertically, according to the amount of lacteal fluid to be churned.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Dickey, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn-power. This design "relates particularly to a vertical single-dasher reciprocating churn, and has for its object to provide a churn-power of the character that shall be simple and durable in construction, one that will give a maximum length of stroke, and one that will always keep the dasher elevated when not in operation" (lines 7-14).
Date: September 23, 1890
Creator: Dickey, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churning Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the base having uprights forming guides for the vertically-movable rod, of the rod movable in said guides and adapted to be connected with a rod or dasher, the treadle, a link connecting the treadle with said rod, the shaft having a platform adapted to support the churn-body and provided with a crank, and a pitman connecting said crank with the treadle" (lines 72-80).
Date: June 1, 1886
Creator: Dickey, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines

Description: Patent for a quilting attachment for sewing frames so that they can be easily folded up and stored, with durable and easy to use parts that are also inexpensive to make.
Date: December 20, 1892
Creator: Dickey, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bedstead Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead-fastener. This design "relates to the construction of a fastener for bedsteads, the object of the invention being to provide a fastener by which the parts are firmly held together and prevented from springing; and to these ends the invention consists of certain details of construction and combination of parts" (lines 8-14).
Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Dickey, John S. & McKinney, William P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boll-Weevil or Other Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for improvement to the machine set forth in the patent granted to John S. Doak and Alexander G. Farrington on April, 1902, No. 696419. (Page 1, lines 12-14.) The improvements are to use “a pair of troughs connected to a truck and provided with upwardly-projecting wings on their outer edges, spring-arms attached to the truck and pressing normally against the wings and the outside parts of the troughs, spiral springs adjustably mounted on the truck and pressing against the spring-arms, and means for forcing insects from growing plants into the troughs.” (Page 3, lines 74-83.) Illustration is included.
Date: March 28, 1905
Creator: Doak, John S. & Farrington, Alexander G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Composition of Matter for Removing Grease, &c.

Description: Patent for a compound that is meant to remove grease, oil, paint, and similar things from delicate cloth. It is composed of gasoline, chloroform, sulfuric ether, alcohol, spirits of ammonia, powdered borax, powdered carbonate of soda, and saltpeter in lumps.
Date: February 7, 1893
Creator: Ehman, Benedickt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bank-Ledger

Description: Patent for a Bank-Ledger
Date: December 2, 1901
Creator: Ford, Earle
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie Opener.

Description: Patent for "a simple and durable device by means of which the buckles or securing devices on cotton-bale ties or bands may be readily opened and the band removed from the bale without destroying the buckle or the band, so that they may be again used." (Lines 11-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 1, 1897
Creator: Gaskill, Clinton R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas Apparatus.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in apparatus for manufacturing gas from air and hydrocarbon, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1898
Creator: Gearing, Charles M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas Generating and Burning Furnace.

Description: Patent for a gas furnace which also generates gas from crude oil.
Date: June 17, 1902
Creator: Gearing, Charles M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department