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Improvement in Apparatus for Stretching Wire Fences.

Description: Patent for stretching wire from post to post in the construction of wire fencing, which includes directions how to secure the wire, includes illustrations.
Date: March 4, 1873
Creator: Mangham, Josiah T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Apparatus for Wiring Picket-Fences.

Description: Patent for a new improvement in apparatus for wiring picket-fences to hold the wires tight, including illustration.
Date: February 24, 1874
Creator: Parks, James Madison
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for improving the way that hay bales are tied and bound. This bale tie is an addition to a previous patent (number 152,138).
Date: June 16, 1874
Creator: Mangham, Josiah T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Pulverizing Subsoil-Plows.

Description: Patent for an improvement in subsoil plows to pulverize soils, including illustrations.
Date: September 22, 1874
Creator: Mangham, Josiah T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for an improvement in cotton-seed planters, including illustrations.
Date: January 12, 1875
Creator: Miller, Benjamin, F. & Reeves, William J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seed-Planters.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed-planter. Illustration included.
Date: February 20, 1877
Creator: Miller, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Photographers' Bath-Warmers

Description: Patent for keeping photographers' chemicals and bath water the same temperature throughout the liquids. The patent contains instructions and illustrations for the creation and use of the invention.
Date: March 27, 1877
Creator: Fellrath, Charles J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock for Plow Trucks.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stock for plow-trucks. This design "provide[s] an improved stock and suitable devices for connecting a plow to any pair of wheels and axle forming a part of a wagon, by which simple additional connections a farmer may construct a sulky-plow in a cheap and simple manner" (lines 8-13).
Date: January 10, 1882
Creator: Hinson, Asa Chandler
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Leg.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial leg. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of parts in artificial legs, so as to make them more durable, easier of repair, and more comfortable to the wearer" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Wolf, Peter M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved car-coupling. This design represents "improvements in coupling railroad-cars where any of the ordinary drawheads requiring the use of the link and pin are used; and the object of [the] improvement is to make a complete, simple, and durable car-coupler. . . . by means of a strong adjustable drop ring or link and catch-pin" (lines 13-20).
Date: September 11, 1883
Creator: Garrett, Jackson B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shot Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved shot case. This design "is to draw given quantities of shot from the case without the necessity of weighing each draft. To this end the invention consists in a case, means for hanging the same, and a charger" (lines 12-16).
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Ellis, Quincy Adams.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Hub.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vehicle wheel. This design "consists in the peculiar construction, combination, and arrangement of the parts, whereby a single damaged spoke may be removed and a new spoke inserted without releasing the several spokes comprising the wheel" (lines 11-16).
Date: November 11, 1884
Creator: Miller, Thomas S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Meat Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved meat chopper. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame having horizontal slots, a sash having interchangeable cutting and tenderizing blades, devices for operating the sash, and wires or rods adjustable in said slots to accommodate either blade . . . [and] [t]he combination of [a] shaft with spur-wheels, pinion, crank-shaft, pitman, sash, removable blade, shaft, carrying spur-wheel, and pinions, and [a] meat-board or table with racks" (lines 91-101).
Date: March 3, 1885
Creator: Mathes, William McConnell
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Cover.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well cover. This design "is to provide a new and improved cover for wells, cisterns, &c., which cover is so constructed and arranged that it can be moved back by stepping on a step in front of it, and is automatically closed when the pressure is removed" (lines 8-13).
Date: September 8, 1885
Creator: Bullock, Henry P. & Cook, Henry B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vibrating Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and improved vibrating churn. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the standard, of the vertically-adjustable frame having a vertical opening about its middle, with a horizontal journal bearing at one end, carrying a vertical fly-wheel and crank, and a horizontal and vertical journal-bearing at the other end, the first carrying a vertical toothed segment, a pitman connecting the fly-wheel and segment, and a pinion and shaft-socket arranged about a vertical axis and deriving motion from the toothed segment" (lines 81-91).
Date: July 20, 1886
Creator: Fellrath, Charles John
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 a body having a valve-seat facing downward in its bottom, a valve having a conical guide upon its upper surface, a flange at its lower end bearing against the seat with a washer and formed with an upwardly-projecting eye or link at its top, and a rod for the attachment of the hoisting-rope passing out at the top of the bucket and having an eye at its lower end connected to the eye of the link" (lines 40-49).
Date: August 24, 1886
Creator: Fellrath, Charles John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists, "with the gate, [in a] forwardly-inclined lever pivoted at its lower end to the rear gate-posts, and links pivoted to the rear end of the gate and to the lever between its ends, of a pin passed through holes in the links beyond their pivotal points and through a bar fixed to the rear end of the gate" (lines 44-51).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Bullock, Henry P. & Cayce, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spoke Socket for Vehicle Wheels.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spoke-socket for wheels. This design consists in "a felly-joint and spoke-socket, consisting of the U-shaped plate . . . of the contrivance having at its ends flanges or plates provided at their side edges with lips or supplementary flanges clamping or hugging the tire . . . [and] the wedge having a slot inserted between said fellies" (lines 54-68).
Date: April 5, 1887
Creator: Miller, Thomas S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bobbin Winder for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bobbin-winder for sewing machines. This design consists in "the combination, with the shaft provided with a screw-threaded aperture at one end and having a groove formed near the other end, and a carrying pulley, of the spindle provided with a threaded extension entering said screw-threaded aperture of the shaft, said spindle having a taper and made of highly tempered metal" (lines 66-73).
Date: August 23, 1887
Creator: Evetts, Thomas Frankling
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness attachment. This design "compris[es] the pad having apertured ends, the buckle-frame, the loop therefrom having a beveled end provided with a lug or projection, the securing-plate having apertured ends, and the trace or tug" (lines 70-75).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Du Bose, Wade Hampton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sash fastener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a window-sash, of the spiral spring, its inner end resting in the socket, its other in the thimble, locking-plate having the hinge-nib working in the perforation, and [the] thimble receiving and covering the outer end of said spring, and handle, said lock-plate and handle fitting and working in [the] groove and [other] perforation, [a] cover-plate countersunk in the face of said sash, covering said lock-plate, and provided with the perforation and opening" (lines 1-11).
Date: March 5, 1889
Creator: Teal, Thomas Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Fastener

Description: Patent for "a new and improved sashholder which is simple and durable in construction and permits of conveniently lowerin g the upper sash and raising the lower sash, or raising both the lower and upper sashes to any desired place in the window-frame" (lines 10-15).
Date: November 26, 1889
Creator: Bulloch, Henry Purnell & Grogan, William Leonard
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department