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Apparatus for Killing Rodents

Description: Patent for an apparatus for killing rodents "that may be used effectively for the destruction of all animals that burrow in the ground; and it consists in a furnace for the generation of sulphurous odors or other suffocating gases and a pump for forcing the gases into the burrows of the animals . . . ."
Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Palmer, Austin D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth-Auger.

Description: Patent for an earth-auger that allows a hole to "be bored in ordinary soil in much less time than with the ordinary auger. It readily bores in ground in which the ordinary auger will not bore - viz., dry, hard, and packed soil, gravel, and concrete beds."
Date: September 12, 1882
Creator: Porter, Thomas & Gillilland, George Washington
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wrench. This design "consists in the combination of the main bar, which is provided with a head having a suitable recess to catch over nuts, with a sliding head, which has two surfaces to act in connection with opposite ends of the head, but out of line with each other, and a spring-actuated catch, which catches in suitable ratchets made in the main bar, so as to hold the sliding head in position" (lines
Date: May 22, 1883
Creator: Hamrick, Jerome Miller.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sheep-Dip.

Description: Patent for "a new composition of matter for the treatment of 'scab' on sheep or for other animals subject to like diseases" (lines 9-11) which lists the ingredients and measurements and instructions.
Date: June 19, 1883
Creator: Carpenter, Peter M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Earth-Auger.

Description: Patent for an earth auger.
Date: August 11, 1885
Creator: Porter, Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vermin Exterminator and Process of Preparing the Same

Description: Patent for improve animal exterminator consists of wheat or other grain saturated with a solution of strychnia in water, the grain afterward being coated with a solution.
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Donovan, Cornelius, A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dish Drier.

Description: Patent for a new and improved dish-drier. This design consists in "[t]he body having perforations and having side projection and spout, in combination with the cover, false bottom supported from the main bottom of the drier, and having the uprights and cross-pieces" (lines 75-80).
Date: September 10, 1889
Creator: Wilson, Alice J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roof Screw.

Description: Patent for a new and improved roof screw. This design consists, "[a]s a new article of manufacture, [in] a screw consisting of a threaded shank having an integral head, an enlarged collar or flange on said shank below the head thereon, and an elastic cushion on the shank immediately below the enlarged collar or flange, for the purpose described" (lines 60-66).
Date: September 23, 1890
Creator: Corley, Daniel B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adding-Machine.

Description: Patent for am adding machine by using two disks, one a units-disk with pins in multiples of ten, one a tens-disk, is an annular disk with pin surrounding the units disk, an outwardly spring-pressed holder having a beveled outer end frictionally engaging the pins of the tens-disk and a carrier having oppositely-beveled ends engaged a supplemental pin and one pin on the tens-disks, teeth in the adjacent faces of the holder and carrier, and an idle-gear between them to enable the adding operation. (Lines 50-62) Illustration is included.
Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Wright, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tire-Heater.

Description: Patent for improvements in “tire-heating furnace where tires of various sizes may be heated either independently or continuously and having certain other highly advantageous characteristics.” (Lines 7-13) Illustration is included.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Cook, Nathan H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton choppers and thinners by using a combination of “a rectangular frame having the transverse arch, the axle having the ground-wheels and the drive-gears mounted on the axle, a stirrups shafts, cogs, rotary cutters, and a bifureated cam” (p. 2, lines 85-92) to construct the chopper. This new construction will “provide means for easily adjusting the knives or cutters, and for regulating the distance between the stands of cotton.” (Page 1, lines 12-15) Illustration is included.
Date: December 1, 1891
Creator: McCaul, James L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-lock.

Description: Patent for improvements in the means for securing nuts on their bolts. The invention is "especially adapted for use on railway-rails in which the locking devices are subjected to severe and continual jarring" (lines 13-16) including illustrations.
Date: March 29, 1892
Creator: Terry, David Crockett
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam Cooking Stove.

Description: Patent for a new and improved steam stove. This design "is to provide a stove . . . that can be used on a gas-stove base, a lamp-stove, an ordinary cooking-stove, or even over a camp-fire, and which when so used will provide an apartment for baking or warming and another apartment for steaming, the steam being generated within a surrounding boiler and by the heat that has been used to heat the oven" (lines 11-20). It consists in "a casing divided vertically by a transverse boiler-body, chambers in the sides of the lower-half of the casing . . . and a transverse pipe" (lines 34-38).
Date: April 12, 1892
Creator: James, Will S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adding-Machine

Description: Patent for "a simple, cheap, and efficient device of this character which may accomplish with facility and case all the purposes for which it is intended" (lines 13-16).
Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Wright, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler

Description: Patent for a device used for cooling milk consisting of "a vessel adapted to contain any desired quantity of milk, of a cloth or fabric covering enclosing said milk receiving vessel and provided at an intermediate portion of it's length with a series of openings or perforations, and means of saturating said inclosing cloth with water" (lines 13-19).
Date: January 24, 1893
Creator: Nerger, Charles G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Rope Fastener

Description: Patent for improvements in design for wire rope fasteners, includes Illustrations.
Date: January 31, 1893
Creator: Widmer, Louis John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Holder for Ink-Bottles.

Description: Patent for a holder for mucilage bottles, ink bottles, or similar containers. "The invention consists of a wire rest or holder bent to form a horizontal base and upwardly projecting clamping-arms" (lines 16-18).
Date: February 21, 1893
Creator: Corley, Daniel B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine-Brake.

Description: Patent for a break that "the device may be brought to a stop either gradually or instantaneously as may be desired. The break is a reciprocative one and comprises a rubber or other elastic or yielding wheel designed to engage the periphery of the fly wheel of the motor and a lug, tooth or analogous provision for engagement with a tooth of a ratchet wheel on the said fly wheel; in operating the break the rubber wheel is first brought into contact with the fly wheel and then by continued movement of the brake lever the said lug or projection enters a tooth of the ratchet wheel and stops the revolution of the same" (lines 14-27).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Boulte, Adolph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Condenser.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and compact steam-condenser that is meant to be used in tea factories and similar places where distilled water is needed, and has the minimum amount of back pressure.
Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Steinbarth, Carl
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cutting-Table.

Description: Patent for an improved trimming-table that easily measures, holds, and cuts or trims fabrics. It consists of a table with measures, keepers that are attached to the top of the table with a stem, and an arched front portion that ends in a foot-piece.
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Jones, Vina
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Window-Sash.

Description: Patent for an improved window sash that is meant to "provide means for securing a sash in its frame whereby it is capable of free movement, and at the same time is dust-proof, wind-proof, rain-proof, and snow-proof" (lines 9-13). The sash does not rattle and cannot be displaced from the outside.
Date: June 6, 1893
Creator: Roach, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretching Spool-Carrier.

Description: Patent for a wire-stretching spool-carrier that can be easily mounted to the back of a wagon and can stretch wires to the desired amount of tension. Coils are on the mount on the wagon.
Date: August 14, 1894
Creator: Williams, Thomas P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Track-Raiser.

Description: Patent for an improved track-raiser used during constructing and repairing railways. It is a jack that raises and holds a rail in place.
Date: October 16, 1894
Creator: Steed, Thaddeus Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kitchen Utensil.

Description: Patent for a kitchen utensil that can be used for washing dishes, scraping cooking vessels, and cleaning ornamental glass and silver.
Date: June 11, 1895
Creator: Adair, Annie E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department