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Improvement In Gun-Locks.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvement in Gun-Lock" (lines 4-5) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 14, 1874
Creator: Grisham, James Madison ; Grisham, J. M. ; James Madison Grisham, of Towash, Texas.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Extension Top for Stoves.

Description: Patent for a new and improved portable extension for stove tops. This design is for a casing with pot-holes that utilizes a flange and a collar to allow for attachment to the stove top. This increases the usable surface area of the stove by a third.
Date: November 16, 1880
Creator: Hutchinson, John Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Caster.

Description: Patent for an improved design for casters, otherwise known as "rollers for bedsteads and the like" (lines 15-16), including illustrations.
Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Custer, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coffee Roaster.

Description: Patent for a new and improved "culinary utensil primarily intended for use as a coffee roaster, but also . . . of any article which needs to be stirred while upon the fire" (lines 12-16). This design utilizes a crankshaft to stir the beans (or other foods) as they roast.
Date: August 23, 1881
Creator: Walling, Edmund Pendleton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Trimming Hooves of Animals.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hoof trimmer. This design "consists in an upright standard or support having a concaved supporting-recess adapted to receive the animal's hoof, with parallel guide-ways arranged in rear thereof, a trimming implement moving in said guides, and so constructed as to operate upon the hoof without injury to the frog, and means for reciprocating the trimming device from either side of the animal" (lines 16-25).
Date: December 11, 1883
Creator: Mullins, Joshua C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

File.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file. This design consists in "[a] file provided with longitudinal teeth upon one or both of its edges . . . [and] upon its sides so cut that they extend only half-way across the width of the file, the inner ends of the said teeth meeting at an angle at the center of the width of the blade" (lines 50-56).
Date: March 18, 1884
Creator: Custer, George.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design "relates to improvements in that class of gates in which the gate is suspended from and adapted to transverse a supporting-beam adapted to oscillate and cause the gate to travel back and forth by gravity, according to the position the beam occupies, and has for its object to provide a gate and its operating mechanism which shall be simple and durable in construction, and capable of being readily and easily operated by a horse[back rider] or driver of a team approaching the same from either direction" (lines 9-20).
Date: May 19, 1885
Creator: Connelly, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Lock for Money-Drawers, &c.

Description: Patent for improvement to a combination lock for money drawers to make it more secure.
Date: March 16, 1886
Creator: Sturgis, Herbert M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

File.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file. This design "consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of a file having its teeth cut to extend half-way across the face from each edge and at an angle to each other, and having a longitudinal groove in the middle of each face" (lines 22-27).
Date: November 2, 1886
Creator: Custer, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "the upright frame supported on the beam and carrying the two pivoted arms, in combination with the wheel having studs on both sides, the wires, and the lever middle fastened to the agitator-shaft . . . a hopper having the circular excision in its bottom, of the horizontal feed-wheel and arms, fast to a vertical vibratory shaft" (lines 79-88).
Date: November 16, 1886
Creator: Williams, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rotary Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary cultivator. This design is "to lessen the weight on tongue and the down draft while the power is applied more directly to the plows. By this means [the design is] enabled to make the whole frame very light; also, to provide convenient means of adjusting the altitude of the wheels with respect to the plows, so as to regulate the depth of the latter, and also to hold them out of the ground; also, to obtain suitable means for adjusting the plows at any desirable angle to the line of travel, and to throw greater or less soil to or from the plants" (lines 15-26).
Date: July 19, 1887
Creator: Coleman, Benjamin T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spirit Level Sheath.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sheath for levels. This design "is to provide a rubber or other elastic sheath for levels, adapted to encircle the glass and prevent injury thereto in case of jars or falls, and to also form a steady securement between the level-glass and the metallic covering or housing therefor" (lines 13-18).
Date: March 13, 1888
Creator: Truitt, James Stuart
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Compress

Description: Patent for "a simple and efficient device and to secure economy in power and in construction" (lines 9-11).
Date: January 8, 1889
Creator: Taylor, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn and Cotton Planter

Description: Patent for "a novel planting mechanism for planting either corn or cotton-seed, at the pleasure of the operator, by a simple adjustment of parts, and thereby adapt the machine for sowing different kinds of seeds and save the farmer the expense of two different machines" (lines 19-25).
Date: April 9, 1889
Creator: Cathey, Thomas Jefferson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridle Bit.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle-bit. This design consists "[i]n a bridle-bit, the combination, with the bit-bar, provided with the loops of the angle-levers mounted on the said bar and having their corresponding arms respectively connected by the curb-chain and provided with rein loops or rings and the studs or pins on the levers engaging the loops" (lines 70-76).
Date: May 21, 1889
Creator: Bowles, Zachary Taylor
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton chopper. This design "relates to improvements in cotton-chopping machines in which revolving hoes are attached to plows; and the object of [the] improvement is to afford facilities for chopping out cotton by means of horse-power instead of by hand" (lines 8-13).
Date: May 13, 1890
Creator: Green, Frank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fastener for Bedsteads.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fastener for bedsteads. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a bedstead, of the head and foot board provided with inclined bores or holes, and slots extending from the bores or holes to the face of the boards, the side rails being provided with vertical bores or holes, and slots communicating with said bores or holes, and the locking plate adapted to connect the rails and head and foot boards and comprising the oppositely-disposed converging cylindrical beads and the integral web connecting the beads" (lines 78-88).
Date: May 13, 1890
Creator: Watson, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Gate.

Description: Patent for improvements to "cattle-guard gate for railroads in particulars of construction (lines 8-10). Includes illustrations.
Date: December 2, 1890
Creator: Grisham, James M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railroad-Track Lifter.

Description: Patent for improvement in railroad-track lifters by using “the combination of a base, a upright, a lever and two pawls engaging notches of the upright” (lines 97-99) and “hand mechanism for operating the pawls,” (lines 1-2, p. 2) for easily raising sections of railway-track. Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Brown, Hiram David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn-Planting Attachment for Plows.

Description: Patent for improvement in corn planting attachment for plows in which the “attachment can be conveniently attached to any plow or furrow-opener” (lines 11-12) as a seed-dropping device. “This device may be retained in a raised or inoperative position.” (Lines 85-86) Illustration is included.
Date: July 14, 1891
Creator: Green, Frank
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein-Holder.

Description: Patent for improvement in rein-holders that are being used in carriages and wagons by using two horizontal jaws, one with a downwardly-projecting rear end and the other with a downwardly-projecting front end; the first jaw is secured to the side of the wagon and the second jaw is pivoted to the first jaw. This device will "hold the reins when the driver is absent and capable of being tripped by pressure of the driver’s foot" (lines 11-13). Illustration is included.
Date: October 6, 1891
Creator: Watson, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for "a cotton-chopper attachment for cultivators... to be applied to the ordinary sulky-cultivator frame... and when so applied to constitute and efficient machine for chopping and thinning cotton." (Lines 9-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1891
Creator: Cansler, Hurnon K. & Cansler, Thomas G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow.

Description: Patent for a harrow that is constructed without frames, so it is lighter and easier to use. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Grisham, James Madison
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department