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Fire Tongs.

Description: Patent for new and improved fire tongs. This design "is designed to produce an article . . . which will be practical in every respect, and which will prevent the slipping or sliding of the legs or arms thereof while handling the logs, enabling the latter to be grasped with a firm hold, thereby avoiding the numerous accidents that often occur from the use of the present form of tongs" (lines 9-17).
Date: March 9, 1886
Creator: Bishop, John Andrews
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Collar Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horse-collar fastener. This design "relates to certain new and useful improvements in horse-collar fastenings of that class designed to lock the two sides of the horse-collar and to permit of the ready separation thereof to facilitate the placing and removal of the collar when desired; and it has for its object to provide a simple and cheap device of this character wherein provision shall be made for the retention of the lever against the catch, and also means for preventing the drawing of the screws" (lines 15-26).
Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Bomar, Thomas B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fumigator.

Description: Patent for an improved fumigator that's primary purpose is to kill insects within corn storage units without damaging either the corn or the building. Illustration included.
Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: Bozarth, Stephen P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Clothes Washer and Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined clothes washer and churn. This design "is to facilitate the operations of washing clothes and churning, and also to avoid the necessity of having a separate mechanism for each use. The invention consists in the peculiar construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 16-21).
Date: March 6, 1883
Creator: Bridges, Mary Jane
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sewing-machine motor. This design has for its object "the production of a motor capable of rapid and convenient adjustment to permit operation by hand or foot . . . Heretofore motors have been provided for [this purpose] but the difficulty experienced in these machines is that during the operation of the machine by hand the treadle forms no substantial support for the feet, the pitman simply being disconnected from the driving-wheel and thrown back. . . . [T]he present invention . . . will obviate the above objection" (lines 10-22).
Date: August 28, 1888
Creator: Briggs, Emma Flora
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Balance.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash balance. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a window-frame provided with the pulleys . . . sash provided with the grooves, and [the other] pulleys working in said grooves, and cord having one end attached to the upper part of the frame . . . passing thence under [the latter] pulleys in the upper sash, thence over [the second] pulley" (lines lines 81-87).
Date: November 4, 1890
Creator: Cayce, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fumigator.

Description: Patent for "constructing a fumigator that the fire in the combustion-chamber may be caused to burn more rapidly in one part than in another, whereby the proportions of vapors and fumes may be governed at will." (Lines 45-50) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 20, 1897
Creator: Cock, Lewis W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Means for Fumigating

Description: Patent for a means of fumigating.
Date: December 10, 1894
Creator: Cock, Lewis W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker's Wagon.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon for cotton pickers. This design consists in "the combination of the frame, supporting wheels, cover, side-curtains, troughs, and partitions" (lines 53-55).
Date: May 1, 1883
Creator: Collins, Charles P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker's Wagon.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wagon for cotton pickers. This design "consists in a suitable frame-work supported on wheels and covered on top by canvas or other suitable material to protect the pickers from the rays of the sun or from the rain, and on one or both sides of the frame, preferably both, is a trough for receiving the picked cotton" (lines 10-16).
Date: February 21, 1882
Creator: Collins, Charles P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Drop-Lid for Bins or Boxes.

Description: Patent for "boxes or bins for store counters and shelves; and it has for its object to provide certain improvements in the lid devices for boxes or bins, so as to avoid the many objections to hinged lids, which interfere with free access to the interior of the box or bin when the same is used under the counter or on shelves" (lines 8-15).
Date: August 1, 1893
Creator: Dailey, Basil
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Stitching-Horse.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of stitching-horses by re-configuring the original constructions, in order to make them better for users. The patent includes instructions and a single illustration.
Date: October 27, 1868
Creator: Depp, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Medical Compounds.

Description: Patent for a medical compound of alcohol (or "good brandy"), asafetida, camphor, laudanum, yellow jessamine, sassafras, and water.
Date: July 14, 1874
Creator: Dixon, Shadrach
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Plow and Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in a combined plow and planter which "can be readily adapted for planting different kinds of seed, such as corn, cotton, cane, and the like" (line 21 - 23).
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Franklin, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient baling-press that has an improved press-box and plunger-operating power. The connections between the power and the plunger will be lighter and the feed-opening of the press-box will be closed automatically. The machine has a continuously-rotating operating wheel that allows for an easier way to engage and disengage the pitman.
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Franks, Lewis W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bag.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bag. This design is "compris[ed of] the body divided down its front, one edge having staples and the other edge having openings adapted to engage said staples, a covering-flap provided with an opening adapted to engage one of said staples, and a flexible fastening device secured to said bag and adapted to be passed through said staples for securing the edges and covering-flap" (lines 62-71).
Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Franks, Lewis Wigfall
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Fan.

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic fan. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the attaching-plate, the depending rod, the fixed plate on the lower end thereof, the socket arms pivotally connected to said plate at their inner ends, and the fans held in the sockets in said arms, of the plate loosely mounted on the rod above [the] plate, having arms, the rods pivotally connecting the outer ends of said arms, the pitman connected to [another] plate, and the operating crank" (lines 67-76).
Date: October 9, 1888
Creator: Goodspeed, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hose-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a hose-coupling that is "simple and economic in construction and which shall be capable of rapid and ready action without use of any tool for manipulating the same" (lines 14-17).
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Goodspeed, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tool For Removing Floors, Ceilings, Sidings, &c.

Description: Patent for a tool that removes floors, ceilings, sidings, and more. Illustration included.
Date: December 17, 1903
Creator: Harmon, William O. & Quarles, Alexander H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Packer.

Description: Patent for an improvement that "relates to that class of cotton-packers which receive cotton from the condenser after ginning and pack it in a box preparatory to being pressed and tied into a bale; and its object is to provide means whereby the cotton may be packed int he box automatically" (lines 8-14).
Date: September 29, 1885
Creator: Hart, Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wagon-Brakes.

Description: Patent for "wagons which have brakes applied to them, so constructed that in descending a grade the brakes will be automatically applied, and, in moving on a level or ascending a hill, the brakes will be relieved from the wheels." (Lines 6-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 4, 1877
Creator: Hart, Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for improvement in seed-planters that is able to plant different kinds of seed by simply adjust the position of the lower ends of the end-plates in the seed-box. Illustration is included.
Date: April 27, 1869
Creator: Haupt, W. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Chairs.

Description: Patent for improvement in chairs consisting of self-adjusting chair-backs.
Date: November 5, 1872
Creator: Haupt, William W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department