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Rail Connection

Description: Patent for a rail connection. This invention consists of heavy fish-plates and screw bolts that are supported between adjacent cross ties
Date: August 6, 1909
Creator: Grass, Henry
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Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for cotton chopper. This invention is on a wheel mounted frame and is adjustable for cutting out sections at desired intervals. Illustration included.
Date: November 15, 1906
Creator: Walter, William Thomas
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Coffee-Pot

Description: Patent for a simplified coffee pot that extracts coffee by using boiling water and the receptacle without changing the structure of the device.
Date: July 4, 1905
Creator: Haley, William L.
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Pump

Description: Patent for a water pump. Illustration included.
Date: February 13, 1903
Creator: Park, Henry Jackson & Darrough, Rufus Clark
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MILK-COOLER.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of water evaporation milk-coolers to make them more easily taken apart and arranged for shipping and preventing ants from entering the device and getting in the milk. Descriptions of the parts of the device and illustrations are included.
Date: June 10, 1902
Creator: Whaley, William L.
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Pump.

Description: Patent for rotary pump designed to counterbalance thrust at each step by a "series of lifting-wheels mounted upon a common shaft" (lines 10-11) in order to minimize wheel thrust.
Date: October 22, 1901
Creator: Baker, Josheph W.
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Sash-Fastener

Description: Patent for improving the design so that when it is closed it forms loops for holding the window's curtains, while also being inexpensive and strong.
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Durant, George W.
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Attachment for Ice-Boxes.

Description: Patent for an attachment for ice-boxes which is "a vessel for the reception of ice and having a surrounding series of compartments for the reception of the matter to be refrigerated" (lines 11-14).
Date: April 3, 1900
Creator: Moyes, Aceph B.
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Wrench.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in wrenches, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 5, 1899
Creator: Rollins, Edgar C.
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Two-Piece Box.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in two piece boxes, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 28, 1899
Creator: Armstrong, Martin
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Rotary Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved rotary engine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 10, 1899
Creator: James, William Francis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hunting-Knife.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in hunting knives, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 5, 1899
Creator: Shelton, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Life-Boat.

Description: Patent for an improved life boat that "consists principally of a central closed hull equipped with propelling machinery, and floats extending on the sides of the said hull and rigidly secured thereto, to support the hull in position." (Lines 12-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 1, 1896
Creator: James, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Canal or Ditch Digging Machine.

Description: Patent for a canal or ditch digging machine that has a carriage and a mechanism that draws the carriage across the ground, and a boring-tool beneath the carriage. The boring-tool can bore at an adjustable angle.
Date: August 20, 1895
Creator: Hoefs, Otto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump-Strainer.

Description: Patent for a pump-strainer that cleans and separates water or other liquid that is drawn from wells or reservoirs.
Date: May 28, 1895
Creator: Durant, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretching and Splicing Tool.

Description: Patent for a wire stretching and splicing tool used when repairing barbed wire and other wire fences. It connects the ends of broken wires by bringing them together and twisting them. It has a wire gripping device, an adjustable end that corresponds to the wire gripper, a way to separate the above listed parts and bring them back together again, and a clamping device.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Bauve, Odelon Joseph la
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Post-Driver.

Description: Patent for a machine that drives posts and "can be placed on the running gear of a vehicle in such a manner that it can be readily adjusted to operate on posts at either side of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle" (lines 14-18). It can be easily adjusted and is simply constructed.
Date: April 18, 1893
Creator: Harris, Stephen G.
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Oar Lock Attachment.

Description: Patent for an oar-lock attachment that allows the oar to be removed but not easily disconnected, using a hook on the oar with a spring plate and an eye on the boat gunwale, with illustrations.
Date: December 20, 1892
Creator: Livingston, Joseph R.
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Insecticide

Description: Patent for an insecticide specifically for insects that burrow into the shucks of corn. "The general object of my invention is to provide a compound capable, when affected by moisture incidental to the sweating of the corn in the crib, of generating a poisonous gas which will permeate the shucks and reach and destroy the insect within the shucks, where it cannot be destroyed by simply sprinkling the corn with a poisonous powder or solution" (lines 17-25).
Date: September 13, 1892
Creator: Carter, Joseph John
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Support for Wire Fences.

Description: Patent for improvements to supports for wire fences, so that wooden posts and other supplemental devices are not necessary. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 1, 1891
Creator: Weeks, Frank B.
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Electro Medical Belt.

Description: Patent for a new and improved electro-medical belt. This design "consists in a belt or support constructed of multiple-ply electro-conductive belting, which [the design] make[s] by inserting a conductor or conductors between the folds of a multiple-ply band with suitable contact-points at the surface, a sling supported by and movable on the belt for carrying the electric generator, also constructed of the electro-conductive belting, and having detachable connectors between its contact points and those of the belt-contact plates, consisting of disks or plates provided with tongues" (lines 18-29).
Date: April 1, 1890
Creator: Shelton, William J.
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