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Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the rotary cultivator with adjustable thinning-points and rotating cutter, including illustration.
Date: April 10, 1855
Creator: Morrel, A. H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Seed Planters.

Description: Patent for covering cotton seeds by using a hoe transversely with cams and slides with the main axle of the planter, including illustration.
Date: May 15, 1855
Creator: Morrel, A. H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Pickers.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Hand-Machines for Gathering Cotton in the Field" (lines 3-5), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 16, 1856
Creator: Shields, B. G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brick-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of brick-machines, consisting in the arrangement, with the molds, of one or more valves of flood-gates in the bottom of the pugmill, for the purpose of controlling the flow of the clay into the molds, and a roller and knife upon each side of the mill for pressing the clay into the molds and dressing the tops of the bricks. It includes a description and illustration.
Date: July 16, 1872
Creator: Houghton, Gideon H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Portable Fences.

Description: Patent for "a simple, cheap, and portable fence...which can be readily folded up for transportation from place to place." (Lines 11-13) Illustration included.
Date: November 18, 1873
Creator: Taylor, Byron L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Brick-Molds.

Description: Patent for improvement in brick-molds, with description and illustrations.
Date: June 8, 1875
Creator: Singer, Edgar C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for improvements in the manner in which cotton is separated.
Date: July 16, 1878
Creator: Etheridge, Daniel T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Bale-Ties.

Description: Patent for a variety of cotton-bale ties that has has a series of notches and pins that lock together when the ends are brought together.
Date: December 30, 1879
Creator: Singer, Edgar C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvement of plows; and it consists of a combination of two plows, which are attached to separate beams of their own, and which run upon opposite side of the growing plants for the purpose of cutting away weeds and dirt from around them, with two culitivators or shovels, which run immediately in the rear of said plows, and which clutivators are attached to beams of their own and serve to throw the dirt back toward the plants, as will be more fully described hereinafter.
Date: April 4, 1881
Creator: Carter, Charles Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Governor for Cotton Gins and Cotton Gin Feeders.

Description: Patent for a new and improved governor for cotton gins. This design "consists, first, in the combination of an oscillating or movable roll-breast with a regulating attachment, whereby the size of the roll or the pressure of the cotton in the roll-box is made to regulate the feed to the gin to any desired degree; second, in forming a series of slots through the outer side of the roll-breast, so that the cotton seed may be discharged through the outer side of the breast, as well as in addition to the usual slot which is made through the bottom of the roll-box" (lines 15-25).
Date: May 10, 1881
Creator: Forbes, Lycurgus D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Governor for Cotton Gins.

Description: Patent for a new and improved governor for cotton gins. This design utilizes a moveable suspended roll-breast and a moveable rocking frame to regulate the amount of cotton fed into the roll-box. This design simplifies and cheapens gin production, and it makes the parts of the gin more adaptable to other gins of different sizes.
Date: January 3, 1882
Creator: Forbes, Lycurgus D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post auger. This design "has relation to that class of post-augers which consist of a number of concavo-convex cutting blades secured upon the lower end of a shaft having a cross-handle at its upper end, and provided with means for expanding the said blades for the purpose of boring holes of different sizes; and it consists in the detailed construction and combination of parts of the same" (lines 19-27).
Date: August 14, 1883
Creator: Miles, John E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post auger. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a post-auger, of the socketed block, the screw-threaded rod extending from the center of the lower end of the block, the expander-disk fitting upon said threaded rod, and having the slotted wings or extensions, the two nuts for adjusting the position of the expander-disk upon the threaded-rod . . . whereby the lower pointed ends of the blades may be arranged to cross one another . . . the shaft [and] the cross-handle" (lines 73-96).
Date: February 12, 1884
Creator: Miles, John E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Governor for Cotton-Gin Feeders.

Description: Patent for device that regulates the feed of a cotton gin using the pressure of the cotton in the gin's roll-box.
Date: March 18, 1884
Creator: Forbes, Lycurgus D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wash Boiler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved laundry boiler. This design consists in "a partition at its lower end slightly above the bottom formed with a screw-threaded neck at its center, a perforated tube fitting with its lower end upon the neck and having its upper end closed, and a number of perforated triangular tubes upon the side of the boiler provided with stoppers at their upper ends and extending from the partition in the lower end of the boiler, and a rack consisting of rings connected at their upper edges by cross-pieces" (lines 76-86).
Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Fountain, Henry Stephen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupler.

Description: Patent for a car-coupler, with illustrations. The purpose of this patent for a car-coupler was to improve existing car-couplings by providing, "safe, convenient, and expeditious means for readily coupling and uncoupling sections of cars with the danger incurred of getting between them" (lines 12-16).
Date: April 5, 1887
Creator: Williamson, John A., JR.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gearing for Operating Windmill Pumps.

Description: Patent for new and improved gearing for windmill pumps. This design has for its object "to raise water from wells by suitable mechanism connected with a fan, from which the power is communicated to the pump through said mechanism" (lines 13-16).
Date: September 6, 1887
Creator: Jordan, John E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Blocker.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-blocker. This design "relates to cotton-blockers . . . to be applied to cultivators; and the object of the invention is to provide a blocker and mechanism for operating it which may be applied to cultivators of any construction, and with but little trouble, and to provide a hoe-blade which will clear itself of dirt and weeds and make a regular and steady stroke" (lines 11-18).
Date: October 4, 1887
Creator: Jordan, James Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the base . . . of the slotted plate secured thereto, the strip on the rear side of the said plate, the blade having apertures and threaded bolts for adjusting the said blade" (lines 96-100). It further consists in "rear cutters or scrapers on the landside" (line 1).
Date: May 1, 1888
Creator: Irwin, William H. & Hairgrove, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire-escape. This design "relates to that class of fire-escapes which embody a long sack or flexible tube mounted upon a frame adapted to be secured in a window and permit the passage of the occupants of the burning building to the ground through said sack or tube. The object of [the] invention is to provide a simple and improved fire-escape of this class which will possess advantages in point of inexpensiveness, ease of application, and general efficiency, and which may be conveniently transported and occupy but little space when not in use" (lines 8-20).
Date: May 29, 1888
Creator: Reimers, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washing machine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the supporting stand and the suds-box, of the cleats at the upper end of said box and formed with openings, the blocks pivotally secured to said stand and provided at one end with the thumb-screw, and the springs secured at their lower ends in said blocks and their upper ends working loosely in the openings in the cleats" (lines 24-31).
Date: August 7, 1888
Creator: Neal, Stephen N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Windmill.

Description: Patent for a new and improved windmill. This design "relates to that class of windmills in which semicircular wings are employed upon a vertical shaft; and it has for its object to provide simple and efficient means to govern the speed of the same, and also to throw the windmill into or out of operation when desired . . . A further object of the invention is to provide a windmill of the above-mentioned class which will possess merit in point of durability, inexpensiveness, and general efficiency" (lines 11-21).
Date: November 6, 1888
Creator: Moore, Charles M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brace for Bedsteads.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for bedsteads. This design has for its object "to provide an attachment for bedsteads whereby the side rails are prevented from springing outward or expanding from any cause, and thus allowing the slats to fall through" (lines 14-18).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Holmes, James C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department