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Churn.

Description: Patent for an improved and simple churn that works easily and quickly. It "is adapted to permit of the simultaneous securing and retention of the cream vessel or receptacle in position in its journaling or carrying frame, as well as the cover upon said vessel, and to provide for the ready removal of said vessel or receptacle and its said cover preparatory to removing the contents of the vessel or the cleaning thereof" (lines 18-25).
Date: February 14, 1893
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hobby Horse.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hobby horse. This design "consists in providing a 'hobby-horse' or a 'stick-horse' with a pivoted head, to which is preferably connected a spring, so that the swinging of the head will give the appearance of the horse pulling on the reins held by the operator. The invention comprises a head pivoted at one end, a spring secured thereto and to the horse, and a lip on said head to limit the downward movement thereof" (lines 14-24).
Date: June 17, 1890
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for "a simple transmitter in which the greatest volume of sound may be transmitted without causing grating or rattling." (Lines 8-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for a granulated-electrode phone transmitter that is designed to be simple and "constructed so that the granulated-electrode cannot become displaced from the cell" (lines 10-12).
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Telephone-Transmitter.

Description: Patent for a telephone-transmitter "with a diaphragm and carbon button carried thereby, of a spring-supported flaring conical carbon-cell provided with a flange covered with soft material and resting on the carbon button carried by the diaphragm, the carbon-cell being filled with granulated carbon resting in contact with the carbon button" (lines 13-19). This is meant to optimize the volume of sound being transmitted.
Date: October 20, 1896
Creator: Alexander, Horace C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post driver

Description: Patent for a portable post driver.
Date: March 16, 1900
Creator: Armstrong, Joseph Milton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Sheltering Animals.

Description: Patent for a new and improved animal shelter. This design "relates to a device which may be adapted for use as a hen's nest, a dog-kennel, a stable for domestic animals, or for analogous purposes. The principle of construction prevalent in all these different adaptations for use of the device consists of certain improved means for automatically closing the door as the animal steps into a vertically-swinging compartment, and for automatically opening the door as the animal leaves said swinging compartment" (lines 13-23).
Date: December 21, 1880
Creator: Austin, John Overton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improvement to washing machines that will be "simple and economical in construction and efficient in use" (lines 13-14).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Austin, John Overton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improved ditching machine design that will "easily and rapidly cut or excavate, on the surface of the ground, soil, clay, or soft stone, a ditch or trench of any reasonable width or depth suitable" (lines 33-37) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 1, 1878
Creator: Austin, Matthew J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Ditching-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of ditching-machines by way of new construction techniques.
Date: May 5, 1876
Creator: Austin, Matthew J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame.

Description: Patent for a quilting frame that has "a novel means of supporting and tilting the track, and also other features" (lines 15-16). The frame is suspended in a track, and the track can be tilted so the frame can run in bot directions on the track.
Date: March 13, 1894
Creator: Banker, John P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Liniment.

Description: Patent for an antiseptic liniment comprised of flaxseed oil, turpentine, and sulphuric acid.
Date: February 19, 1889
Creator: Bates, David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Specific-Gravity Scale

Description: Patent for a type of weighing-scale, "designed for determining the specific gravity of any body, be it solid, liquid, or a gas" (lines 14-15) including illustration.
Date: January 21, 1902
Creator: Bogue, Robert Jackson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design "consists in the construction and combination of parts . . . [of] that class of machines for cutting cotton and other stalks, consisting, essentially, of parallel runners or beams carrying outwardly-projecting knives, which serve to cut the stalks as the machine is drawn over the ground" (lines 15-22).
Date: November 29, 1881
Creator: Bolliver, William S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for a "pounder" washing machine that can be easily repaired and operated with little effort. Illustrations included.
Date: August 7, 1900
Creator: Bolton, George William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Copy-Holder.

Description: Patent for a copy-holder that is "especially designed for type-writing machines, of any of the prevalent forms, and it has for its object to facilitate the holding of the copy; also to aid the reader or operator to readily retain his "place," in reading the copy line by line, in the usual way, to insure accuracy in copying the same; also to provide for its adaptation to the machine, irrespective of the size of the latter" (lines 16-24).
Date: November 14, 1893
Creator: Bramlette, William A. & Evans, William H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame.

Description: Patent for a quilting-frame that holds "the quilt in position to be sewed with an ordinary sewing machine" (lines 13-14). The frame has rollers on it.
Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Broadfoot, Thomas W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Driving Mechanism For Gins.

Description: Patent for a new and improved driving mechanism for gins, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 10, 1899
Creator: Brown, Colber W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Quilting Frame and Table.

Description: Patent for a quilting frame which can be quickly set up and collapsed, which folds up to occupy a minimum amount of space, and which can be converted for use as cutting and ironing table. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Burns, Robert Llewellwynn
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for improvements to railroad car couplings granted to Conrad H. Carpenter. Improvements simplify the coupling construction and allow the cars to be couples automatically.
Date: December 27, 1892
Creator: Carpenter, Conrad H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Machines for Washing Photographs

Description: Patent for "a new and improved apparatus for washing photographic prints after fixing, for the purpose of removing the double hyposulphite of soda and silver formed in the body of the paper during the process of fixing" (lines 6-11).
Date: August 17, 1875
Creator: Caylor, J. L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dish-Drainer

Description: Patent for dish-drainer.
Date: August 16, 1902
Creator: Cleek, Florence
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for non-refillable bottles "which in order to obtain access to its contents will have to be sufficiently mutilated or altered in appearance so that it cannot be again used as an original package for the fraudulent sale of an imitation liquid." (Line 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Clinton, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department