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Knee-Pad

Description: Patent for a knee pad, designed mainly for those who work in cotton fields. Illustrations included.
Date: March 6, 1907
Creator: Chambers, William Roleigh; Chambers, Solomon Roe & Chambers, Wade Hampton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Frame

Description: Patent for a quilting frame. This invention is constructed to be suspended from the ceiling so as to be able to lift the quilt when not in use. Illustration included.
Date: March 16, 1906
Creator: Gaines, Wister F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boll-Weevil or Other Insect Destroyer.

Description: Patent for improvement to the machine set forth in the patent granted to John S. Doak and Alexander G. Farrington on April, 1902, No. 696419. (Page 1, lines 12-14.) The improvements are to use “a pair of troughs connected to a truck and provided with upwardly-projecting wings on their outer edges, spring-arms attached to the truck and pressing normally against the wings and the outside parts of the troughs, spiral springs adjustably mounted on the truck and pressing against the spring-arms, and means for forcing insects from growing plants into the troughs.” (Page 3, lines 74-83.) Illustration is included.
Date: March 28, 1905
Creator: Doak, John S. & Farrington, Alexander G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Locking Device

Description: Patent for "a device for locking the frames of loose-leaf binders...which will not be readily bent or broken." (lines 11, 12, 21 & 21), including instructions and illustration.
Date: March 23, 1905
Creator: Hall, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sheep-Dipper.

Description: Patent for a sheep dipper that does not drown the animals. It "may be readily operated without requiring that the entire weight of the sheep under treatment be lifted by the operator; and furthermore to provide a device which may be supported upon wheels and made portable, and which is provided with simple and efficient means for conveying the sheep into and from the vat containing the dip" (lines 12-19).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Sieker, Edward Armin & Schmidt, Adolph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk-Breaker.

Description: Patent for a stalk-breaker that breaks "the stalks into small pieces and which will be under the control of the driver so as to be thrown in and out of gear at will, and in which the breaker mechanism will be so constructed that it will give when an unyielding substance is run against, thereby preventing breakage or damage to the machine" (lines 13-20).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: James, Will S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent for an improvement in churn by using a combination of a sliding bar, a cord secured to the dasher-shaft, and vertical rods to create a mechanical movement that would wind and unwind the cord in order to operate the churn. Illustration is included.
Date: March 3, 1891
Creator: Crouch, Riley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department