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Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "has for its object the production of a simple, cheap, and effective device whereby the ants are confined to a space within the circle of the trap, speedily captured, and exterminated. It consists in a trap constructed with a circular flanged pit provided with tubes leading therefrom to a central ant-receptacle; also, in the details of construction of the trap" (lines 8-16).
Date: November 9, 1886
Creator: Barnes, Robert Hanson & Salles, George Camiel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wheels for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for "an improved hub for buggy and other vehicle wheels, which shall be simple in construction, strong, and durable, and which will run with little friction." (Lines 10-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 23, 1873
Creator: Brown, David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insecticide.

Description: Patent for an insecticide that uses an arsenic compound to kill insects instead of Paris green or London purple, and can easily be made into a beautiful green powder that may be used as a pigment.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Brumleu, Ludwig & Brumleu, Ernest
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vechicle-Top Support.

Description: Patent for "supports for the bows of folding vehicle-tops, and has for its object to provide an improved device of this character for application to one end of the shifting rail of the top, so as to receive the bows and cushion them against injury in folding and when the vehicle is passing over a rough roadway." (Lines 8-15) Illustration included.
Date: May 15, 1900
Creator: Buchanan, Sanford McElroy
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Tie Buckles.

Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie buckle which will not slip or break under great strain.
Date: September 5, 1876
Creator: Bunker, Thaddeus, of Cuero, Texas.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

EARTH-AUGER.

Description: Patent for structural improvement in machines used for boring post holes and wells with illustrations and instructions included.
Date: April 13, 1880
Creator: Cudd, Decater P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Floating Vessels.

Description: Patent for a mechanism for raising, and hauling into deeper water, a floating vessel that has run aground.
Date: November 12, 1901
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Replacer.

Description: Patent for a car-replacer that is simple and inexpensive and can be easily set and removed. The replacer has two blocks shaped like triangles and tie rods connecting the blocks.
Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Railway-Switch and Car-Replacing Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a combined railway-switch and car-replacing mechanism that is meant to "provide certain improved devices which can be arranged to operate as a switch mechanism, or as car replacing means, which can be easily manipulated, are of a simple construction and which will effectively serve for their intended purposes" (lines 11-16). It can be easily assembled and dissembled.
Date: November 27, 1894
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improvement in washing machines. The shaping and components are meticulously detailed and indicate they play a part in the said improvement.
Date: January 20, 1874
Creator: Eberhardt, T. C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Addressing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improved addressing machine, which will "paste, cut, and attach the slip simultaneously, or with one operation" (lines 26-27), with instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton by Atmospheric Suction.

Description: Patent for a new device for handling and cleaning seeding cotton by atmospheric suction in which the cotton may be conveyed and cleaned without passing through the exhaust-fans, thereby avoiding danger of the machine being choked while in operation. (Lines 14-17) Illustration is included.
Date: May 19, 1891
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Engraving-Machine

Description: Patent for improvements "in the peculiar construction and combination of [engraving machines]" (lines 10-11).
Date: November 19, 1889
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Paper Holder and Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved paper cutter. This design "relates to that class of paper holders and cutters in which the paper is drawn through a holder and severed at any desired point. Its objects are to secure a cheap, simple, durable, efficient, and easily-manipulated apparatus capable, if required, of holding several sheets of the same or different widths, which can be fed side by side and cut to the requisite length, leaving a projecting edge behind the cutter to afford ready means of drawing out the succeeding sheet" (lines 9-19).
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Printing Plate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved printing-plate. This design "relates to an improvement in printing-plates designed particularly for printing mailing-lists for newspapers and other periodicals" (lines 8-11). To this end, it consists in "[t]he combination of the bar or holder having the downwardly and inwardly turned ends, and the printing-plates secured on the former . . . of the loop loosely mounted on the plate, and the interposed wedge-shaped locking-key" (lines 5-16).
Date: July 22, 1890
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling seed-cotton. This apparatus is designed to move seed-cotton to gin-feeders, then from the condenser to the press, and also for conveying seeds and motes to an area of deposit.
Date: June 19, 1890
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refrigerator.

Description: Patent for a refrigerator especially designed to cool meat, dairy, and other farm products. It uses little ice and cools using vaporization.
Date: October 1, 1895
Creator: Elder, Philip T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrocarbon-Burner.

Description: Patent for hydrocarbon-burner "adapted to be used in stoves, both heating and cooking" (lines 17-18). The device "may be attached to any stove" (lines 24-25). The "invention consists in the novel construction of the burner and particularly the cap" (lines 27-28) as well as "other novel features" (lines 29-30).
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: George, Charles Hentz
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Ant-Destroying Apparatus.

Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Apparatus for Destroying Ants" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
Date: July 27, 1875
Creator: Grafton, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pest control device. This design "consist[s] of the flexible air-supply funnel, having end-supporting and mouth-distending rim, terminating in vertical bottom legs or branches, the gas generator, the air-inlet tube having the valve, and the rigid gas-discharge tube" (lines 22-28).
Date: December 25, 1883
Creator: Grafton, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Watch-Chain.

Description: Design patent for a rosary watch-chain that includes strings of beads, hearts, an image of the "Virgin Mary," and a watch-key in the shape of a crucifix. There is no accompanying illustration.
Date: May 12, 1885
Creator: Graham, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse - Releaser.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in "devices for releasing fractious animals from vehicles" (line 15 -16).
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Grossman, Amanda I.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal-Shears

Description: Patent for "a machine of this nature specially designed for slotting sheets of metal in the formation of devices for plaiting cloth, a further object of the invention being to provide a machine that will be easy and simple of operation and may be operated with accuracy and into which the plate may be inserted and from which it may be removed with facility" (lines 8-17).
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Hackett, Harry J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Safety Hook and Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined hook and buckle. This design "is especially adapted for use upon the back-bands, whether of leather or canvas, of harnesses, and for receiving and holding the leather trace or trace-chains of the harness; but it may be attached to various other parts of the harness, and used for various other purposes. The buckle part of the device is composed of a suitable frame . . . and a bar formed or provided with points or small tongues for holding the strap or canvas adapted to slide in the frame" (lines 9-21).
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department