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Improvement in Sulky Plows

Description: Patent for the improvement of sully plows by regulating the depth of furrow.
Date: April 5, 1870
Creator: Boyd, John G. & Bailey, Allen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Horse-Powers.

Description: Patent for a horse-power with a master-wheel, communicating, through a pinion, crank, and pitman.
Date: April 18, 1876
Creator: Andrews, Henry K.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Gin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton gin. This design consists of an "endless wire-gauze band or apron, bound at its sides with strips of flexible material, such as leather . . . and provided on its inner side with slats, in combination with the saw-shaft, the condenser-roller, and the upper roller, around which the band passes, provided with longitudinal channels . . . in [a] cylinder and [a] wiper" (lines 81-92).
Date: June 14, 1881
Creator: Edgar, Valentine K.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved attachment for plows. This design "has relation to devices for guiding or directing shovel-plows, sweeps, or cultivator-plows, and thus release in a great measure the strain upon the arms of the plow[person] consequent upon directing the plow in its proper course; and it consists in the detailed construction of a device or attachment of that class" (lines 12-19).
Date: August 29, 1882
Creator: Welborn, Wisp J.N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ribbon and Lace Show Cabinet.

Description: Patent for a new and improved showcase for merchants. This design obviates "the necessity of frequent handling of the goods . . . and much time is saved in the exhibition of them, and in taking account of stock, and the cabinet aids in selling the goods, as they are exhibited by it to a greater advantage than when laid out upon the counter in boxes or kept in boxes placed in an ordinary show-case" (lines 80-87).
Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Lowry, Lucien P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Colter Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved colter attachment for plows. This design "consists of a slicing colter or knife attachments to the mold-board, the object of which is to slit or cut the furrow-slice into narrow strips at the same time that it is turned up by the mold-board" (lines 7-11).
Date: December 19, 1882
Creator: Mann, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed Planter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved seed planter. This design "relates to machines for dropping or planting cotton, corn, or other seed, and has for its object to provide a device embodying simplicity, convenience, cheapness, and efficiency. To this end it consists in certain improvements in construction and operation of the same" (lines 12-18).
Date: March 13, 1883
Creator: Lowder, John Ellis
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for a seed planter, with illustrations. "The object of this invention is to facilitate the planting of seeds, and also to promote convenience in adjusting and operating the planter" (lines 22-24).
Date: May 8, 1883
Creator: Wise, David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stalk cutter. This design consists in "a stalk and weed cutter, the combination, with the oblique side knives, of the transverse slotted bars, springs, and the guide and pressure bars having vertical arms passing through the slots of the transverse bars, and connected to said springs . . . [and] the runner-frame, having oblique wings and front and side knives, the standards and bar, cross-bars, cross-springs, and adjustable pressure and guide bars" (lines 80-92).
Date: July 17, 1883
Creator: Cook, Emmanuel Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Stretching and Removing Fence Wires.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for stretching and removing fence wires. This design "is to provide a simple, effective, and inexpensive machine for stretching the wires of fences along the fence-posts, and straining the wires taut while they are being fastened to the posts, and also for removing the wires from the posts when required, as in removing or resetting a fence" (lines 8-14).
Date: January 8, 1884
Creator: Killough, John N.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Locomotive Wheel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved train wheel. This design "relates to locomotive drive-wheels; and it has for its object to so construct the same so as to avoid all slipping of the wheel upon the rail, as is usually the case when the locomotive is first started. A further object of the invention is to provide a wheel which shall be simple in its construction and durable in use" (lines 9-16).
Date: May 6, 1884
Creator: Mann, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Power.

Description: Patent for motors “designed for running light machinery – such as well-pumps, churns, sewing-machines, washing-machines, &c.; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement of parts, as will hereinafter fully described, and particularly pointed out in the claims” (lines 10-15) including instructions and illustrations. “These motors are simple, durable, and efficient, and are not likely to get out of order” (lines 72-73).
Date: June 17, 1884
Creator: Wise, David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for an improved car coupling that is automatic and safer than regular couplings.
Date: June 29, 1884
Creator: Myers, Newton J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Remedy For Chicken-Cholera.

Description: Patent for “medicines for the treatment of chicken-cholera” (lines 12-13) which includes ingredients, instructions and dosage. Ingredients include Cayenne pepper, May-apple root, and blue vitriol (sulphate of copper). The medicine may be used as a preventative or as a cure.
Date: March 17, 1885
Creator: Ross, George Washington & Ross, James Dewitt
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bedstead.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead. This design consists of a frame with tension wires "extending diagonally across the bed-frame to the side pieces thereof at points intermediate between the corner posts, and independent tension devices to which the ends of the wire are connected, whereby a longitudinal and lateral strain is exerted upon the bed-frame when the wires are adjusted" (lines 1-7).
Date: November 24, 1885
Creator: Clowers, William B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bedstead Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bedstead brace. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the side rails, the end rails, and posts, of the hooks secured to the inner faces of said posts, the eyes on the inner sides of the side rails and located a slight distance apart, the wires secured to the hooks and passing through the eyes, the plates having openings, through which the wires pass and the screw bolt and nut connecting said plates" (lines 60-68).
Date: December 29, 1885
Creator: Durham, John William & Alexander, Winston Buchanan
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design "relates especially to devices intended for use in coupling or connecting girths to saddles in stock countries or elsewhere where it is desirable to quickly adjust the saddle onto a horse . . . in drawing [a] strap to tighten the girth the inner portion, by reason of the friction of the parts passing through the rings, becomes rolled or creased up and straightened out, and loosens the girth in a short time . . . [the] invention seeks to overcome [these] objections" (lines 12-36).
Date: April 27, 1886
Creator: Newman, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "has relation to that class of car-couplings in which the open ends of a coupling bar or link are engaged by hooks in the draw-heads; and it consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of such a coupling, in which the hooks are projecting from the under sides of arms pivoted upon the draw-heads and dropping down by their gravity, and in which the said hooks project into registering recesses in the upper side of the draw-head" (lines 23-33).
Date: June 29, 1886
Creator: Boyers, Robert L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the suspended rolling gate [and] the toggle-jointed levers . . . connecting the gate with a fixed point" (lines 102-104). It further consists in a lever "pivoted at one end to a fixed point, the lever pivoted to [another] lever near the outer end of the latter, the lower end of the lever being attached to the free end of the lever, the pivoted hand-levers fulcrumed on opposite sides of the gate, and the rod connecting the inner ends of the said hand levers with the connected ends of the [other] levers" (lines 1-8).
Date: August 3, 1886
Creator: Lewis, John Coleman & Rainey, Willain Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved jack. This design "relates to devices for raising fence-corners in repairing the same, and for lifting weights generally; and the object of [the] invention is to produce a simple and powerful device whereby a single operator can greatly increase his [or her] capacity for lifting heavy objects" (lines 8-14).
Date: November 30, 1886
Creator: McNabb, James M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design "consists in a frame which is adapted to be placed over the ant-hill, so as to surround the entrance thereto, and provided with parallel surrounding flanges or sides which converge to each other and lead to an exit-spout . . . [and] is to provide an ant-trap which is adapted to catch the ants both on their attempt to leave the hill or to return to it, whereby the entire colony may be exterminated" (lines 9-21).
Date: January 4, 1887
Creator: Wise, David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire tightener. This design consists in "the combination of the disks or sections connected by the central bar, the oppositely-pointing lever-arms, the transverse pin fitting into corresponding openings in the disks or sections on one side of the central bar, the locking-pin adapted to fit into any two corresponding openings of the concentric series of openings made in the disks, and a rope or similar device connecting the wire to be stretched with the disks and their connections" (lines 93-103).
Date: April 26, 1887
Creator: Boyd, James W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Fastener

Description: Patent for Sash-Fastener. "My invention relates to sash-fasteners for holding and locking a window-sash either in an open or closed position." (lines7-9). With illustrations.
Date: March 27, 1888
Creator: Williams, Harry I.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department