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Improvement in Buckles

Description: Patent for a new and improved buckle for use with hame-straps, breech-straps, etc. The patent contains an explanation of the buckle and various illustrations.
Date: March 20, 1877
Creator: Melton, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Faucets.

Description: Patent for a faucet "which is inexpensive in its construction, easily repaired, and efficient in operation" (lines 7-8), including illustrations.
Date: August 7, 1877
Creator: Andrews, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fire-Escapes.

Description: Patent for a rope-and-pulley fire escape apparatus, including illustration.
Date: August 7, 1877
Creator: Andrews, Thomas A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hopples.

Description: Patent for improvement in hopples: "consists of a metallic band composed of three equal parts, two of which are hinged to a third, and provided with a fastening, by means of which it may be secured to the leg of the animal" (lines 14-19).
Date: August 21, 1877
Creator: Melton, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties

Description: Patent for an improved bale-tie whose frame is provided with an end bar having wedge-shaped catch.
Date: January 29, 1878
Creator: Andrews, Thomas S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Saddle-Trees.

Description: Patent for the improvement of saddle trees used in the construction of "Spanish or Texas saddles." (line 16)
Date: April 2, 1878
Creator: Melton, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Fences.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fence, the materials for which would could be easily obtained by farmers and the results would be strong enough to contain livestock.
Date: August 10, 1878
Creator: Lenox, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Railroad-Gates

Description: Patent for a new and improved Railroad-Fence Gate that prevents cattle from escaping from farm areas, including illustrations.
Date: May 13, 1879
Creator: Hahn, Henry. & Gaston, Anderson Lewers.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Office Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved carrying case for mail. This design calls for a metal cylinder with twenty-six compartments (one for each English letter) around a central compartment. The compartments may be rotated to gain access to any of them via hinged doors at the top of the case.
Date: November 2, 1880
Creator: Crowder, John R. & Haile, James Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sun-Shade Holder.

Description: Patent for a sun shade holder that can be clamped or attached to vehicles or other items.
Date: December 7, 1880
Creator: Smith, Amroy B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Seat for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring seat for vehicles. This design calls for, "[a]s a means of attaching seats to vehicles, two frames, one connected to the body, the other to the seat, the upper bar of one and the lower bar of the other being connected by draw spiral springs, and the side bars of one sliding in loops upon side bars of the other" (lines 47-53).
Date: December 21, 1880
Creator: Smith, Amroy B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design calls for a box to be placed over the mouth of an anthill, whereupon one expects the ants to enter a hole, climb an incline, and slip down a pair of glass pieces that lower the ants into an inescapable chamber. This design is cheaper and easier to make than previous ant traps.
Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Blackwood, Curtis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Elevator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton elevator. This design "facilitate[s] the delivery of cotton to the gin, and at the same time . . . removes from the cotton the gravel and other foreign substances that may be in it, thereby preventing injury to the gin and causing it to deliver the cotton in a cleaner and better condition" (lines 7-13).
Date: June 14, 1881
Creator: Newton, William Frederick
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Permutation Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combination lock. This design consists of "[a] door having at its edges the sockets formed by ribs and mouths in combination with permutation-disks, seated in said sockets and handles" (lines 5-8).
Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Sevier, Moses Nimrod
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design "facilitate[s] the building of wire fences; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the transporting bed or wagon, its spindles for the spools of wire, and its transverse windlass-rollers and their ratchets and pawls" (lines 16-21).
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Morter, John Letcher.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design "consists, principally, in a cotton-chopper provided with a rolling support that is swiveled to the front end of the frame and trails behind such swiveled connection immediately in front of the cutting-blades . . . it consists, further, in the construction and combination of the various parts of the machine, whereby the same is enabled to operate across the row of cotton-plants" (lines 16-28).
Date: August 30, 1881
Creator: Wilder, Bert S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "consists in the novel construction and arrangement of the posts, the latch-bar pivoted to the main rail by inclined braces and operated by a rock-shaft and push-arms inclined in a direction opposite to that of the inclined braces, weight-box, and cranks for operating the rock-shaft to open and close the gate" (lines 19-25).
Date: October 25, 1881
Creator: Smith, Robert B. & Curry, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Store Counter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved store counter. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the horizontal slideways in the lower portion of the counter extending from front to rear, the rectangular slide-frames working therein, and the angular boxes pivoted by their lower and middle portions to the slide-frames and reversible therein by a rocking movement" (lines 17-24).
Date: February 21, 1882
Creator: Conrad, William Jenkens
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back Band Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved back band buckle. This design "consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the middle bar having an outwardly-projecting stud, the upper bar parallel to the middle bar and having an under offset recess, and a depending lug-hook and spring-snap" (lines 19-26).
Date: April 18, 1882
Creator: Lowe, Joseph Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Plow, Harrow, and Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvement in the construction of combined plows, harrows, and cultivators.
Date: May 2, 1882
Creator: Moss, John Carlton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Provision Safe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved safe. This design "provide[s] a household safe that will prevent rats and mice from gaining access thereto, and at the same time allow a ready handling of the articles contained in it; and the novelty consists in the construction of the same," utilizing jointed covers, spring-locks, metallic bottoms, caster-rollers, and a clasp (lines 11-15).
Date: May 23, 1882
Creator: Sykes, Robert R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flour Sieve.

Description: Patent for a new and improved flour sieve. This design has an "upwardly-flaring outer wall . . . and the inner more flattened conical guide-wall, provided with the wire-cloth stretched across its top and about its upper edge, said guide-wall being sprung into or secured to the crease of the outer wall, the latter extending downward to the level of the discharge" (lines 19-27). This results in "more accurately directed . . . deposit than if the opening were as large as that of the outer wall" (lines 59-61).
Date: August 29, 1882
Creator: Lowe, Joseph Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Converting Motion.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motion converter. This design "has relation to mechanical movements for converting a reciprocating into a rotary motion so as to impart a steady and regular motion to such machinery as windmills and engines, churning and washing machines, as well as to all other motors to which it may be applied; and the novelty consists in the construction of the same" (lines 9-16).
Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Brown, James F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence Post.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fence post. This design is for a "fence-post molded of a cement and sand or gravel, with a transverse vertical slot . . . a vertical opening in its top communicating with the vertical slot [designed] for the wire fastening . . . openings [found] in its sides or edges for the wires [as well as] a flange" (lines 51-56).
Date: October 10, 1882
Creator: McGee, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department