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Improved Hay and Cotton-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay and cotton press, "the operation of which shall be such that the platen, in starting, moves quickly, but as it approaches the end of its movement its velocity decreases, and its power proportionately increases." (Lines 15-18) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 10, 1868
Creator: Carey, Stephen Q.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Pulling Stalks.

Description: Patent for improvements in machine for pulling stalks in which it “can break the stalks in small pieces and guide the stalks into the pulling-section of the machine; the pulling-section may be adjusted to suit the average height of the stalks and bodily raised and lowered at any time to permit the pulling-section to be carried out of the way of obstructions when occasion so demands.” (Lines 11-21) Illustration is included.
Date: May 24, 1904
Creator: Kirkpatrick, George Milton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plumb-Level.

Description: Patent for a plumb-level with combined compass and line sights.
Date: November 24, 1903
Creator: Bradshaw, William B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton, Berry, or Vegetable Picking or Dairy Stool

Description: Patent for a stool strapped to the user so as to facilitate an ease in picking cotton, berry, or vegetables. Illustration included.
Date: July 20, 1903
Creator: Farley, John C. & Prince, Hyman
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planting Attachment for Cultivators

Description: Patent for a planting attachment for cultivators. This attachment is designed to raise and lower equally to contours of the land. Illustration included.
Date: February 11, 1903
Creator: Benton, John W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Fence Machine

Description: Patent for a wire fence machine. This invention is designed to tie wires to the line wires and line wires to the stay. Illustrations included.
Date: December 18, 1902
Creator: Baumgartner, Blassie
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hammer

Description: Patent for a hammer
Date: December 15, 1902
Creator: Rowe, George Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fruit or Vegetables Slicer

Description: Patent for a fruit or vegetable slicer.
Date: May 13, 1902
Creator: Lallement, Julius A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for improvements “in axle-nut wrenches in which the wrench comprising an angular socket portion adapted to extend partially within the wheel-hub to engage the nut,” (lines 81-83) so that the nut may be unscrewed by rotating the wheel. Illustration is included.
Date: April 15, 1902
Creator: Haines, Samuel Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Painter's Elevator

Description: Patent for painter's elevator.
Date: March 28, 1902
Creator: Murphy, E.H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Percolator.

Description: Patent for a percolating tea- or coffeepot that segregates the tea or coffee within the body of the pot so that the material doesn't float freely in the liquid.
Date: February 25, 1902
Creator: Seney, Joshua C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Detacher.

Description: Patent for improvements in horse-detachers to "increase their strength, durability and efficiency and to provide one adapted to enable a horse to be readily released from a pair of shafts and capable facilitating hitching and unhitching." (Lines 12-16). Illustration is included.
Date: October 29, 1901
Creator: Haines, Samuel A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft-Equalizer.

Description: Patent for improvement in draft-equalizer “to drive a plurality of animals abreast, and is arranged so that neither of the animals need travel upon ploughed ground. It is also designed to obviate the usual unnecessary looseness of the draft connections and to provide for an adjustable tension upon the connection between the opposite equalizing-bars.” (Lines 12-19) Illustration is included.
Date: June 18, 1901
Creator: Shipman, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for invention relating "to improvements in automatic car-couplings" (lines 9-10) for railroad cars.
Date: April 16, 1901
Creator: Priddy, Miles C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washing-Machine

Description: Patent for a new and improved design and construction for washing machines.
Date: April 9, 1901
Creator: Davis, John Lafayette
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator and Planter.

Description: Patent for improvement to the "manner of mounting and adjusting the swinging frames [of planters], and to enable the said swinging frames to be readily adjusted vertically" (lines 12-15).
Date: November 6, 1900
Creator: Graves, Elbert G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bucksaw.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvements in bucksaws to provide a simple construction to secure the saw-blade detachably in position and to tighten the same to any degree of operation." (lines 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 12, 1900
Creator: Henry, Hugh
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame-Hook.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful invention of hame-hook that can be easily and quickly applied to harness-hame." (line 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 5, 1900
Creator: Plumhoff, Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Check Book.

Description: Patent for an improvement to check books and covers.
Date: April 10, 1900
Creator: Exline, Marcus P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disk-Plow Attachment.

Description: Patent for
Date: August 8, 1899
Creator: Lovett, John I.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse-Detacher.

Description: Patent for a new and useful horse detacher, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Haines, Samuel Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting-Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and useful quilting frame, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 13, 1899
Creator: Phillips, William Manson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Traction-Engine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful traction engine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 13, 1899
Creator: Chappel, John M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Changeable Gear For Bicycles.

Description: Patent for a new and useful changeable gear for bicycles, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 29, 1898
Creator: Maxwell, Fietcher Edgar
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department