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Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for improvements to non-refillable bottles to prevent tampering and/or re-filling of container with alternate substance. Item is designed to be used on any ordinary bottle.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Allen, Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment For Surveying Instruments

Description: Patent for attachment for surveying instruments. Illustrations included.
Date: February 18, 1904
Creator: Armstrong, Edward R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improved car couplings "of the Janney type, capable of readily coupling on short curved, and adapted to be either coupled or uncoupled without going between cars. A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the parts may be readily set for automatic coupling, or to prevent coupling." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Armstrong, James P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench

Description: Patent for a wrench. Illustration included.
Date: March 13, 1903
Creator: Baldwin, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary for Oil-Wells.

Description: Patent for a pipe rotary for use "in sinking oil-wells" (line 10). The patent allows for the power to be applied to the "pipe-sections which constitute the casing of the well" (line 14-15).
Date: February 6, 1906
Creator: Bernard, Horace D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve For Oil Wells

Description: Patent for a valve for oil wells. This invention is designed to control the flow of oil during drilling. Illustration included.
Date: May 18, 1905
Creator: Bernard, Horace D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mode of Straining Saws by Atmospheric Pressure.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the reciprocating saw by simplifying the arrangement of cylinders, pipes, and exhaust pumps to produce the necessary vacuum, including illustration.
Date: August 14, 1855
Creator: Brown, A. & Coffin, Abel, Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pumping Apparatus.

Description: Patent for pumping apparatus. This invention provides a means to elevate liquids by use of compressed air. It is specifically intended for deep oil-wells.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Cain, Francis Charles & Herrenkind, Oscar Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Carrier.

Description: Patent for a log-carrier with an improved construction from a previous patent (No. 539,380). Improvements include a change in "the angle of strain of the draft-chain as the lever approaches the horizontal position...when the load is elevated" (lines 34-37). It also maintains "a uniform leverage without the use of guide-rollers or other means" (lines 54-56), and balances the sliding tongue so that "the team is relieved of the weight thereof" (line 62).
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Carroll, Joseph Alexander
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electrically-Actuated Sawmill Set-Works

Description: Patent for an electrically-actuated sawmill set-works that regulates movement of the clutch-stop and set-shaft, which determines the extent of knee-movement including illustrations.
Date: October 16, 1900
Creator: Carroll, William M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Producing Briquets

Description: Patent for a process of producing briquets.
Date: March 20, 1903
Creator: Davidson, John Milne
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Well Drill.

Description: Patent for a new rotary oil drill with improvements to anchor the drill-pipe, improve oil flow, and prevent blow-outs of the drill-pipe.
Date: July 3, 1903
Creator: Decker, Harry R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saw-Hammering Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple hammering machine for circular saws that "carries the saw in such a way that it may be held at any necessary or desired angle to suit the operator, which has a sliding anvil adapted to be adjusted so as to come opposite the various parts of the saw, which is provided with an adjustable hammer adapted to be brought opposite the anvil, which is constructed so as to cause a blow to expand both sides of the saw equally, and which in general is intended to facilitate the quick and efficient hammering of a saw" (lines 12-23).
Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Dillon, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dust Separating Apparatus

Description: Patent for a dust separating apparatus. This device is designed for seperating dust from the air. Illustrations included.
Date: July 26, 1904
Creator: Duke, Holmes
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Street-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a connection with the suction-head portion of pneumatic street sweepers that provides a dust or dirt disturbing element in the form of a brush or broom.
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Duke, Holmes
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gravity Oil-Distributer for Ships.

Description: Patent for a gravity oil-distributors for ships at sea that calms the water during storms. "the objects of [the] invention are to produce a very simple, cheap and buoyant boat or float, that may be compactly stored upon deck, conveniently launched over the side of the vessel, and so manipulated therefrom as to keep a proper and desired relative position in connection therewith, and which will automatically feed oil to the water" (lines 11-18).
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pan Lifter and Turner.

Description: Patent for a pan lifter and turner using a bent handle, a curved plate is secured at the end of the bent handle; extending upward from the curved plate with a series of teeth to engages the crimped rim of a pan for lifting. At both ends of the curved plate provided with curved notches or recesses to receive and engage the rim of a pan for turning. Illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Screw.

Description: Patent for a new and improved screw. This design consists in "[a] screw, the body and shank of which are of corresponding diameter throughout their length, the shank terminating in a rounded end, and the shank and body being provided with a longitudinal straight channel extending throughout their lengths, one of the terminal shoulders of the channel being removed" (lines 4-10).
Date: June 10, 1890
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Distributer.

Description: Patent for simple and efficient oil-distributor that is meant to calm the water next to a ship. It also takes up little space and can easily be launched over the side of the ship and is insured so that oil is automatically distributed into the water.
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Ericson, John & Phinney, Adelbert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wall And Floor Brace

Description: Patent for wall and floor brace. Illustration included.
Date: May 2, 1903
Creator: Ettler, John Adolph & Sutherland, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Loading Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a machine that hauls and loads logs upon cars from either side of the track, or both sides at once. The machine can easily be transported on a car. The machine "consists, essentially, in a platform of about the length of an ordinary log-car and of a height and width to enable it to span the same, mounted upon which are a steam engine and a boiler and a rotating crane, said platform being provided with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with means for locking said legs in a vertical position" (lines 23-30).
Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, WIlliam Andrew
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dredging-Machine

Description: Patent for "a dredger which shall in an improved manner co-operate with and utilize the current in removing accumulations from the bed of channels" (lines 13-17).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department