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Improvement in Beef-Steak Tenderers.

Description: Patent for improvement in beef-steak tenderer by mounting “two studded or pointed rollers on to a stand; the rollers are arranged one above another, in order to mash the steak by rolling the meat between the rollers.” (Lines [6-9]) Illustration is included.
Date: October 11, 1875
Creator: Billington, Theophilus
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Running-Gears.

Description: Patent for running-gear on carriages that "consists mainly in improvements in the connections of the axles with the springs, perch, and other parts" (para. 5), with illustrations.
Date: February 1, 1876
Creator: Gilmore, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Wardrobe-Beadsteads.

Description: Patent for a new and improved office-furniture that combines a desk, bookshelf, folding bed, hat-rack, and wash-basin, including descriptions and illustrations.
Date: January 23, 1877
Creator: Sutcliffe, Wilson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed Water Heater.

Description: Patent for a new and improved feed water heater. This design "provide[s] a system of levers and a float which will automatically regulate the feed or supply of water to such heaters and lime-extractors . . . and further, that by securing a uniform supply of water the steam acts more equally upon the water, and thus secures a more uniform deposit of the lime" (lines 22-33). This allows for fewer accidents and less damage to the engine.
Date: August 10, 1880
Creator: Annear, John Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock Car.

Description: Patent for an improved stock-car for transporting cattle and horses on railways.
Date: June 28, 1881
Creator: Jones, Jeremiah C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Locomotive.

Description: Patent for a new and improved locomotive. This design "relates to a locomotive running-gear and motive-power connection; and the novelty consists in the construction, arrangement, and adaptation of parts" (lines 15-18).
Date: February 7, 1882
Creator: Hudson, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft Equalizer.

Description: Patent for an improved double tree adapted to be used without single-trees designed to equalize the draft in case on horse gets ahead of the other in a draft team.
Date: July 18, 1882
Creator: Jones, Jeremiah C. & Robertson, Alexander W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Harrow, Seed-Planter, and Cultivator

Description: Patent for a combined harrow, seed-planter, and cultivator to increase the speed of planting and cultivating plants, including illustrations and instructions.
Date: May 22, 1883
Creator: Ellis, Robert Fuller
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Basket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire basket. This design "consists in a certain combination, arrangement, and connection of a series of wires, whereby great strength is attained, the same including upper and lower hoop wires, upright or straight wires arranged to connect said hoops and wire frame bottom, and reversely-arranged diagonal wires or braces also connecting the top and bottom hoops, and twisted or wrapped around the upright wires intermediately of their length" (lines 13-22).
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Moore, William J.
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, with the well-bucket, having the rabbeted opening in its bottom, and provided with the apertured cross-bars of the valve-rod passing through the apertures in said cross-bars and the opening in the bottom of the bucket, and the valve secured to the lower end of said rod" (lines 56-62).
Date: June 10, 1884
Creator: Foat, Robert H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Velocipede

Description: Patent for a vehicle that is powered by foot and guided by hand by the occupants and is for the purpose of transporting one or more persons or articles over streets or smooth roads.
Date: September 16, 1884
Creator: Ellis, Robert Fuller & Norman, Cornelius Asbury
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Post Hole Auger.

Description: Patent for a new and improved post-hole auger. This design consists "[i]n a post-hole auger, the combination, with the tool-guiding uprights and their revolving gearing, of the tool-carrying pinion, with the tool-securing contrivance fastened to its under side between said guiding-uprights, said pinion being adapted to revolve with said guiding-uprights, and the platform with its lowering screw or screws geared with the tool-carrying pinion" (lines 74-82).
Date: December 23, 1884
Creator: Robinson, Isiah
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton and Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists "[i]n combination with the hopper having its front wall inclined and formed with a guide-groove, the inner wall of which is cut out, the belt having its side edges working in the groove, and having hooks attached to the same between the side edges, said hooks projecting through the cut-out portion of the groove, so as to have free communication with the seed in the hopper" (lines 88-96).
Date: April 21, 1885
Creator: Easley, Levi
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the frame and the hopper having the closed bottom and the openings in one side, with the driving-wheel, having the tappet-pins, the seed-slides having the openings or cups, the fulcrumed levers actuated by the tappet-pins, and connected to the lower ends of the seed-slides, and the cord or strap passing over the sheave, and secured to the free ends of the levers, whereby the seed-slides are reciprocated alternately in opposite directions" (lines 74-84).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Easley, Levi
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design consists in "the upper end of the pommel [being] chambered out to receive the compass, which is inserted within the pommel, and suitably, as by means of a gimbal-joint, held therein, so that the compass shall be operative in all or nearly all the positions which a saddle while in use may assume. A piece of glass or other transparent material through which the compass can be observed, is let into the pommel, so as to cover the compass and exclude moisture therefrom" (lines 35-46).
Date: March 16, 1886
Creator: Shock, Floyd
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved electric motor. This design "consists, essentially, in such combination of an automatic circuit-breaker with a bar of soft iron secured centrally on a shaft journaled in bearings secured to the motor frame and rotating within a coil or helix that the rotation of said bar will continuously make and break the circuit, and that the action of the circuit-breaker will cause the continuous rotation of the bar" (lines 17-26).
Date: June 22, 1886
Creator: Emley, James E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the side pieces, of the traps located between opposite ends of said side pieces and separated by an inclosed space, the openings communicating with said traps and the slides for closing said openings" (lines 61-66).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Mays, Francis A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Recutting Files.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file re-cutter. This design consists "[i]n an apparatus for recutting files by electro-chemical action, the dialectric plates and the carbon plates having their upper ends attached to said non-conducting plates, whereby the files to be recut are disposed between the carbon plates when in the solution" (lines 76-82).
Date: April 5, 1887
Creator: Emley, James E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Coup

Description: Patent for "a folding coop or crate, which may be readily folded into a compact form for transportation or storage when empty, and which may be conveniently adjusted to open position for use and secured in such position when so desired" (lines 7-12).
Date: February 7, 1888
Creator: Tate, William Elbert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Stalk Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-stalk cutter. This design consists in "the frame or body adapted to be dragged on the ground, and provided near its front end with the laterally-projecting cutting-blade and the arm, arranged above and in front of the blade, and the colter attached near the rear end of the frame or body and adapted to cut into the soil" (lines 3-9).
Date: March 20, 1888
Creator: Oneal, Marma Duke
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

File Case.

Description: Patent for a new and improved file case. This design "[t]he combination, with a case, of the pockets constructed in a series of a single piece of material having partitions formed by long folds connected at the bottom by short folds . . . [and t]he combination, with the folded pockets, of the file case having its sides constructed to overlap a part of the ends of the pockets, and an elastic follower with thumb-pieces arranged to bind with the sides of the case by straightening" (lines 9-24).
Date: July 31, 1888
Creator: Altfather, William F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Loading Wagons.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for loading wagons. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform having the opening and the trap-doors, the fastening devices to secure the trap-doors when closed and to permit the same to open, and the counter-weights connected to the trap-doors" (lines 24-28).
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Bernard, Alfred Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rein Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rein-holder. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a base-plate and spaced posts upon one face of the said plate grooved on their adjacent sides, of a spring-actuated lever provided with a cylindrical surface at one end and a flange projecting from the outer face beyond said surface, the opposite extremity of the lever being curved to form, essentially, a hook, the cylindrical surface being adapted for engagement with one post and the hook extremity with the other post" (lines 71-81).
Date: June 4, 1889
Creator: Turman, William F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department