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Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a simple, efficient, and reliable car-coupling that is meant to be especially safe. When the cars become uncoupled, the coupling is automatically reset to couple another car, and it can be easily applied to a drawhead to a car in use.
Date: February 5, 1895
Creator: Schneider, Adolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compensating Pump-Spring.

Description: Patent for an improvement on the inventor's previous patent (No. 450,657). The improvements include getting rid of the sleeve, and "employ[ing] volute springs instead of the straight flat springs formerly used; [the inventor] also dispense[s] with the links and connect the inner ends of the springs to long pitmen which have a pivotal connection with the suction rod at a point above the springs; [the inventor] furthermore provide[s] a means for adjusting the tension of the springs without altering the connection of the same with the suction rod" (lines 23-31).
Date: April 11, 1893
Creator: Black, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Antifriction Clasp.

Description: Patent for a new and improved anti-friction clasp. This design "is to provide means whereby the wear due to the rubbing of inclosed rods or ropes against an inclosing casing may be reduced to a minimum and whereby the central alignment of the rods or ropes with respect to the inclosing casing may be accurately preserved" (lines 11-17). It consists in "a series of friction balls or rollers mounted therein and projecting from the periphery thereof and being divided into sections adapted to be clamped at any point around the rod or rope" (lines 97-101).
Date: October 25, 1892
Creator: Black, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Anti-Friction Sucker-Rod Coupling.

Description: Patent for an anti-frictioin sucker-rod coupling. This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in sectional sucker-rods for artesian, oil, and other wells, and has for its object to provide an improved construction of coupling-joint for connecting the sections of the rods together.
Date: January 26, 1892
Creator: Black, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compensating Pump-Spring.

Description: Patent for improvements in compensating pump-springs by “storing up in the downward or idle stroke of the suction-rod, a power which is expended during the upward stroke to assist the crank in lifting the rod; and at the same time reducing the power required to drive the pump, equalizing the resistance, increasing the efficiency and generally prolonging the life of the entire mechanism.” (Lines 36-40) Illustration is included.
Date: April 21, 1891
Creator: Black, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department