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Carbid-Feed Valve

Description: Patent for carbid-feed valve for acetylene generators whose improved form allows for balanced feeding whether closed or open.
Date: January 14, 1913
Creator: Ballard, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas-Engine

Description: Patent for a gas engine designed with "both reciprocating and rotary motor elements" (line 10) and to minimize back pressure. Illustrations included.
Date: August 6, 1908
Creator: Patterson, John E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap primarily intended for capturing rodents. Illustrations included.
Date: August 19, 1907
Creator: Pierce, William Z.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trap

Description: Patent for a trap. This design is for a live trap. Illustration included.
Date: August 19, 1907
Creator: Pierce, William Z.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for an acetylene-gas generator that consists of “a suitable frame, a receptacle positioned within said frame, and a gas-bell” (lines 11-13), as well as a gasometer and carbide feed. As a result, the gas generator “will continually furnish dry, cool gas and at a substantially even pressure at all times” (line 22-24). Illustrations included.
Date: June 4, 1907
Creator: Hays, Parx Orr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene-Gas Machine

Description: Patent for an acetylene gas machine designed to " automatically feed different grades of carbid successfully in variable quantities according to the amount required" (lines 9-11).
Date: August 14, 1906
Creator: Wallace, William A.; Bosley, Lee Wooden & Bosley, Daniel O.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Train Signaling System

Description: Patent for trains that use an alarm system that alerts the engineer if there is an issue with the automatic air-brakes in any of the train cars. This alarm system allows for users in any car to alert the engineer and does not diminish the effectiveness of the air brake system.
Date: June 12, 1906
Creator: Gerard, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Whiffletree Connection.

Description: Patent for a whiffletree connection which takes up all wear and prevents rattling, including illustrations.
Date: February 13, 1906
Creator: Dickerman, Oscar C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Guard-Rail Clamp

Description: Patent for a simple, durable and adjustable guard rail clamp for securing guard rails to the main rails of a railroad track "as at bridge approaches and opposite to frog points" (lines 11-12) without the use of drill bolt-holes.
Date: November 28, 1905
Creator: Butcher, Jasper; Thomas, James L. & Butcher, Jasper
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene Gas Generator

Description: Patent for acetylene gas generator. Illustration included.
Date: November 21, 1905
Creator: Hays, Parx Orr
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon

Description: Patent for a wagon. This invention provides new and improved running gear. Illustrations included.
Date: October 21, 1903
Creator: Emberger, Ferdinand
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dental Instrument.

Description: Patent for a dental-instrument holder which suitable handle allows to hold a clamping rod firmly while reaching out the difficult cavities and surfaces during the teeth cleaning.
Date: September 1, 1903
Creator: Harrell, Hardy B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crude-Oil Burner.

Description: Patent for "a crude-oil burner especially adapted for use in cooking and heating stoves and in fireplaces;" including illustrations.
Date: June 24, 1902
Creator: Landis, John A.; Johnston, William A. & Bosley, Lee Wooden
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trap

Description: Patent for a trap for the catching of small animals that can also be applied towards large animals and marine life, with illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1902
Creator: Holland, William J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Seat.

Description: Patent for creating a seat "to provide a spring-mounted seat for wagons which shall be strong and durable, not liable to become deranged by rough usage, which shall be comfortable for the rider, and which can be manufactured at a comparatively small cost" (lines 13-18).
Date: February 18, 1902
Creator: Holland, William J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

End-Gate Fastener

Description: Patent for a fastener to hold end gate and sideboards of wagon in place and attached to body of wagon. Allows for adjustment.
Date: January 21, 1902
Creator: Nichols, Walter B.; Nichols, Edward A. & Schad, Frank X.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Stacking and Loading Device.

Description: Patent for "improvements in hay stacking and loading devices, the object of the invention being to provide means for erecting penannular stacks; and the same consists in the construction and arrangement of the parts, which includes a crane, its supporting means, and a hay-fork" (lines 10-16) including illustration.
Date: August 27, 1901
Creator: Nichols, Robert J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock

Description: Patent for "an improved lock for sliding doors. It is furthermore designed to provide an improved seal-lock especially arranged for car-doors and constructed to be automatically locked by the closing of the door and to give the latter an initial start or opening when the lock is being released, so as to facilitate the opening of the door and prevent sticking thereof" (lines 9-17).
Date: July 23, 1901
Creator: Ozment, David Brewer
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Hub

Description: Patent for lightweight and sturdy metal wheel hub for wooden spokes, including illustration.
Date: July 23, 1901
Creator: Holland, William J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Brake

Description: Patent for an invention that relates to innovations and improvements to railroad car-brakes.
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Boyers, Thomas Albert.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spoon.

Description: Patent for a spoon designed to avoid spilling liquids, including illustrations.
Date: March 5, 1901
Creator: Holman, Clara Belle
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Floating Body.

Description: Patent for improvements to balloons or floating bodies in order to provide for a floating body "consisting of a flexible air or gas receiver, made to imitate or resemble animate or inanimate objects, so as to assume when inflated the shape of a human head or bust, birds, statues, animals, or any other desired object" (lines 14-19), including illustrations.
Date: November 20, 1900
Creator: Bailey, Edward Gray
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Means For Automatically Inflating Pneumatic Tires.

Description: Patent for new and improved means for "pumping air into the tires and actuated from the wheel when the latter is in motion" (lines 18-20), including illustrations.
Date: July 17, 1900
Creator: Mills, John Andrew
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Axle

Description: Patent for vehicle-axle "with removable spindles which when they become worn may be easily and quickly removed and replaced by new ones." (lines 13-15); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 29, 1900
Creator: Andrews, W. H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department