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Two-Piece Box.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in two piece boxes, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 28, 1899
Creator: Armstrong, Martin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow Stock Or Standard.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in plow stocks or standards. including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 27, 1899
Creator: Armstrong, William T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a tank of water to be buried in the ground and a collar of cheap material to be attached to the tank and placed over the mouth of an anthill. The concave nature of the collar prevents ants from climbing out of it, so they are forced into the water tank, where they drown; the design is cheaper and less toxic than previous designs.
Date: November 22, 1881
Creator: Arnett, Sandridge Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale Tie.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bale tie. This design "consists of a short thin plate of metal having two tongues . . . fronting each other, said plate being pivoted at one end to the bale-hoop . . . the other end of the bale-hoop being passed under the tongues and drawn tightly around the bale, the expansion of the bale on the hoop causes the respective ends to pull on the respective ends of the tie-plate . . . so as to grip the edges of the end passed between the tongues and hold it firmly" (lines 7-19).
Date: July 24, 1883
Creator: Arnold, Abbott
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press

Description: Patent for "an improvement in that class of presses adopted for baling hay" (lines 10-11) with illustrations.
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Cyrus M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft-Appliance.

Description: Patent for a draft appliance (animal-driven vehicle) with the purpose of changing and equalizing the draft between draft-animals and making the draft line easily adjustable.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Cyrus M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Construction of Railroads.

Description: Patent for an improved railroad construction that consists of "an all metallic railroad which will not be very expensive, will be so strong that an accident is practically impossible, and which may be very rapidly laid" (lines 11-14).
Date: March 7, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elevated Railroad

Description: Patent for "improvements in elevated railways; and the object of my invention is to produce an elevated-railway system which is comparatively cheap, which is absolutely safe, and in which the cars are arranged so that they ride very easily and can be readily adapted for both passenger and freight traffic" (lines 8-15).
Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam Engine Governor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved steam-engine governor. This design consists in "the combination, with the valve-stem and governor-balls, of a lever connected with the said valve-stem, a weighted lever connected with the said valve-stem lever, a piston-rod connected with the said weighted lever, a piston attached to the said piston-rod, and a small cylinder in which the said piston operates, and which is connected at one end with the interior of the steam-chest" (lines 93-102).
Date: August 16, 1887
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a new improvement in cattle guards, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 4, 1899
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet Lester
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cattle Guard

Description: Patent for a cattle guard that will turn horses, cattle, mules, etc.
Date: December 3, 1901
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet Lester
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail-Joint Fastening.

Description: Patent for a new improvement in railroad rail joint fastenings, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 6, 1899
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet Lester
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock

Description: Patent for invented a new and useful Nut-Lock. Invention relates to improvements in nut locks of the class known as "spring and ratchet," for the purpose of proving a simple, cheap and easily operated nut lock without injury to any parts, and in which the locking means are concealed and protected while in the operative positions (10-15)
Date: March 14, 1893
Creator: Arnold, Eliphalet, L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Umbrella-Supporters.

Description: Patent for "a simple and convenient device for supporting and carrying a parasol or umbrella in such a way as to leave the hands free, and which will enable the parasol or umbrella to be tilted or inclined forward or back, or to either side, as may be required" (lines 8-14). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 11, 1876
Creator: Arnold, Eliza M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double Acting Cylinder Pump

Description: Patent for double acting cylinder pumps capable of continuous operation and a continuous stream of water, including illustration.
Date: October 15, 1901
Creator: Arnold, Henry B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Double-Acting Cylinder-Pump.

Description: Patent for improvements in double-acting cylinder-pumps by making “the cages and check-valves detachable from the piston-cylinder without removing or disturbing either the casing or piston-cylinder and can be replaced in the same manner.” (Lines 18-22) Illustration in included.
Date: April 22, 1902
Creator: Arnold, Henry B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fruit Picker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit picker. This design consists in "two bags or receptacles [which] are secured upon an endless chain or cord, which passes over a pulley at the top of the pole of the picker and under a pulley near the lower end of the pole, so that the weight of one fruit picked and received in the bag will draw the other bag upward ready to receive another fruit, while the fruit in the descended bag may be removed from the said bag, which will thus be ready to ascend, when another fruit is picked" (lines 24-34).
Date: November 23, 1886
Creator: Arnold, Hudson H.C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a boiler washing machine that uses a stove and a hand-operated pounder attachment. This invention makes these types of washing machines more efficient.
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: Arnold, Isaac Hill
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in folding tables.

Description: Patent for combination folding tables that fold into a convenient traveling-trunk.
Date: 1876-3-21
Creator: Arnold, James Edwin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Bucket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well-bucket. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the upper bucket and the lower external bucket, the former having a central vertical tube adapted to receive the rod for operating the valve of the lower bucket, and the spring arranged around the said rod" (lines 5-10).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Arnold, James S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow

Description: Patent for a harrow designed to cultivate only one row of crops at a time. Illustrations included.
Date: October 11, 1906
Creator: Arnold, Jesse E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie which is to be used especially with cotton, includes instructions and illustration.
Date: May 28, 1878
Creator: Arnold, Lloyd
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for "an improved lifting-jack designed expressly for track-levelers, although the construction may be varied for other purposes." (Lines 9-12) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 12, 1896
Creator: Arnold, Raiford A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cotton Chopper and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for "useful improvements in combined cotton choppers and cultivators" (lines 10-11) including illustrations.
Date: July 30, 1907
Creator: Arnold, Willard M. ; W. M. Arnold
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department