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Mode of Straining Saws by Atmospheric Pressure.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the reciprocating saw by simplifying the arrangement of cylinders, pipes, and exhaust pumps to produce the necessary vacuum, including illustration.
Date: August 14, 1855
Creator: Brown, A. & Coffin, Abel, Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvment in Steam-Plows.

Description: Patent for one machine that plows, sows, roles and harrow soil in one operation or separately, including illustrations.
Date: June 25, 1861
Creator: Saladee, Cyrus W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Jack-Screws and Clamps Combined.

Description: Patent for an invention "to combine a jack-screw or lifting-jack with a clamp, so that they may be interchangeably used." (Lines 19-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Jackson, Thomas R.; Jackson, Asberry C. & Watson, Claudius S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Windmills

Description: Patent for the improvement of wind mills, that includes a detailed description as well as labeled figure drawings.
Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Jackson, Thomas R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Percussion-Shells.

Description: This patent was created for individuals to be able to hit an object with the instrument and the oject immediately explodes on impact. It then produces an excessive amount of explosions. The invention is made out of shells with sections assembled together infused with different substances, and connected by a fuse.
Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Urquhart, John M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Velocipede

Description: A patent for a quadrucycle, or bicycle with four wheels, adaptable for use on railroads.
Date: June 13, 1882
Creator: McCombs, Paul
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage for Adjusting Planer Knives.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gauge for planer knives. This design is "for use in planing and other mills where side heads are used to supply the need of a convenient appliance for holding the side heads in best position for filing, sharpening, or setting the bits, to afford a strong machine for holding the side heads firmly and securely in any position that the work[person] may desire while sharpening or adjusting the bits to the desired pattern" (lines 30-38).
Date: June 17, 1884
Creator: Thompson, Francis B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire Escape.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fire escape. This design "is to provide a fire-escape consisting, essentially, of a cushion adapted to receive and break the fall of persons jumping from a burning building, the said cushion being so constructed as to enable it to be folded to a convenient and portable size" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 15, 1889
Creator: Simon, Jacob Peter
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pipe-wrench. This design consists in "the handle having the integral L-shaped foot at its end forming the rigid jaw of the wrench, said foot or jaw having its inner face curved, so as to receive and provide a bearing for the pipe, and its outer face at right angles to the handle, and said face being serrated, combined with the C-shaped swinging jaw pivoted at one end to the handle by a single bolt, and having its entire inner face serrated from the pivot-point to the outer end, and the teeth along the outer edge of the handle in close proximity to the rigid foot" (lines 12-24).
Date: December 17, 1889
Creator: Smith, James R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dredging-Machine

Description: Patent for "a dredger which shall in an improved manner co-operate with and utilize the current in removing accumulations from the bed of channels" (lines 13-17).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Screw.

Description: Patent for a new and improved screw. This design consists in "[a] screw, the body and shank of which are of corresponding diameter throughout their length, the shank terminating in a rounded end, and the shank and body being provided with a longitudinal straight channel extending throughout their lengths, one of the terminal shoulders of the channel being removed" (lines 4-10).
Date: June 10, 1890
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pan Lifter and Turner.

Description: Patent for a pan lifter and turner using a bent handle, a curved plate is secured at the end of the bent handle; extending upward from the curved plate with a series of teeth to engages the crimped rim of a pan for lifting. At both ends of the curved plate provided with curved notches or recesses to receive and engage the rim of a pan for turning. Illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mill-Carriage-Wheel Guard.

Description: Patent for a new mill-carriage-wheel guard "to prevent obstruction falling on the wheels or on the [railroad] track, this guard also carries scrapers in front and in rear and on each side of the wheel, whereby the obstructions are scraped off the track." (Lines 23-28) This guard can be used with a wood-working machine carriages and/or rail.” Illustration is included.
Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Zimmerman, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed-Trough.

Description: Patent for improvements in feed-troughs in which a controlled amount of feed can be placed in a feed box, and in which the latter will be fed as rapidly as consumed and the unconsumed feed will be protected. (Lines 11-14) Illustration in included.
Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Webb, William James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trunk-Strap Fastener.

Description: Patent for a device "whereby a trunk-strap after having been tightly drawn around a trunk or other article of baggage can be fastened without the use of the usual buckle," (lines 10-14) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 13, 1891
Creator: Webb, William James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refuse-Carrier Frame.

Description: Patent for a support frame for devices that carry refuse from the saw mill to the burning pile, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 19, 1891
Creator: Zimmerman, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trunk-Strap Fastener.

Description: Patent for an improved trunk fastener "whereby a strap after having been tightly drawn around a trunk or other article of baggage can be fastened without the use of the usual buckle" (lines 13-16). It consists of a hook-securing mechanism that holds the buckle at one end, an opposite toothed beveled clamping-face, a swinging lever with opposite arms that is connected with the fixed mechanism, a beveled clamping-face between the arms, and a lever that clamps the strap between the beveled clamping faces.
Date: November 8, 1892
Creator: Webb, William James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saw-Hammering Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple hammering machine for circular saws that "carries the saw in such a way that it may be held at any necessary or desired angle to suit the operator, which has a sliding anvil adapted to be adjusted so as to come opposite the various parts of the saw, which is provided with an adjustable hammer adapted to be brought opposite the anvil, which is constructed so as to cause a blow to expand both sides of the saw equally, and which in general is intended to facilitate the quick and efficient hammering of a saw" (lines 12-23).
Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Dillon, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trunk-Strap Fastener.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive and simple trunk strap fastener meant to "insure a strong tightening of the same without resorting to the old laborious method of buckling the strap about the baggage, while at the same time the invention also contemplates the employment of a specific arrangement of the strap about the article being bound therewith, in combination with the fastener proper whereby a stronger and more efficient strapping is effected" (lines 16-25).
Date: June 12, 1894
Creator: Webb, William James
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gravity Oil-Distributer for Ships.

Description: Patent for a gravity oil-distributors for ships at sea that calms the water during storms. "the objects of [the] invention are to produce a very simple, cheap and buoyant boat or float, that may be compactly stored upon deck, conveniently launched over the side of the vessel, and so manipulated therefrom as to keep a proper and desired relative position in connection therewith, and which will automatically feed oil to the water" (lines 11-18).
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Means for Propelling Boats.

Description: Patent for a means for propelling boats that uses pneumatic pressure and does not use propellers and screws. The invention has increased propulsion.
Date: October 16, 1894
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dredging Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an improved dredging apparatus that plows or scoops, and has "an endless traveling elevator, the latter, being arranged in a rigid frame that is supported at a suitable angle, and the scoop being hinged to the lower end of said frame so that it works horizontally, or practically so" (lines 9-14).
Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Hyatt, Frank A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department