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Horse-Detacher

Description: Patent for a horse detacher for use on wagons that prevents accidental separation.
Date: July 23, 1912
Creator: Backermann, Henry G.
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Mail Bag Catcher and Deliverer

Description: Patent for a mail bag catcher and deliverer. "This invention relates to mail bag catchers and deliverers and the principle object of the invention is the provision of simple and efficient mechanism of the character which may be readily and conveniently thrown to operative and inoperative position and wherein the saddle bars and their respective guards may be aligned with the track and car" (lines 9-17). Illustrations included.
Date: May 18, 1912
Creator: Freeman, Richard J.; Elder, Ralph R. & May, Alex, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring

Description: Patent for a spring for footwear that helps facilitate foot movement such as walking, running, jumping, etc. Illustrations included.
Date: December 5, 1907
Creator: Backermann, Henry G.
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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

Hydrocarbon-Burner.

Description: Patent for hydrocarbon-burner "adapted to be used in stoves, both heating and cooking" (lines 17-18). The device "may be attached to any stove" (lines 24-25). The "invention consists in the novel construction of the burner and particularly the cap" (lines 27-28) as well as "other novel features" (lines 29-30).
Date: September 8, 1903
Creator: George, Charles Hentz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal-Shears

Description: Patent for "a machine of this nature specially designed for slotting sheets of metal in the formation of devices for plaiting cloth, a further object of the invention being to provide a machine that will be easy and simple of operation and may be operated with accuracy and into which the plate may be inserted and from which it may be removed with facility" (lines 8-17).
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Hackett, Harry J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Generator

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design of steam engines.
Date: April 9, 1901
Creator: Thompson, Samuel F. & Barnes, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fertilizer-Distributing Attachment

Description: Patent for an inexpensive attachment for "drilling compost, manure, or other fertilizing material &c., &c" (lines 9-10). It is designed to be attached to any farm-wagon including illustrations.
Date: October 2, 1900
Creator: Schlabach, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vechicle-Top Support.

Description: Patent for "supports for the bows of folding vehicle-tops, and has for its object to provide an improved device of this character for application to one end of the shifting rail of the top, so as to receive the bows and cushion them against injury in folding and when the vehicle is passing over a rough roadway." (Lines 8-15) Illustration included.
Date: May 15, 1900
Creator: Buchanan, Sanford McElroy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tongue-Support.

Description: Patent for a new and useful tongue support, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Wright, George Washington
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful washing machine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 20, 1900
Creator: Schumacher, Hermann G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grinding-Machine.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in grinding machines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 2, 1899
Creator: Post, Bernhard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse - Releaser.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in "devices for releasing fractious animals from vehicles" (line 15 -16).
Date: March 8, 1898
Creator: Grossman, Amanda I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Tanning Hides.

Description: Patent for "an improved process of tanning hides in an expeditious and economical manner, and to produce a fine quality of leather" (lines 8-11). The limed and haired hides are baited thrice, afterwards the hides are packed into "tanning-vats with bark and covering them with a solution of alum and water" (lines 80-82). The hides are then leached in salt water and scoured and dried.
Date: July 14, 1896
Creator: Rogers, John Charsley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department