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Improved Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for an improved millstone dress which allows "the grain [to be] more thoroughly ground, and a larger product of flour [to be] obtained from a given quantity of grain." (Lines 11-13) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 24, 1868
Creator: Gaines, James W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Closure for Cistern-Cleaners

Description: Patent for a closing mechanism for cistern and well cleaners. Illustrations included.
Date: September 9, 1909
Creator: Moore, Gervias T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring-Seat

Description: Patent for a spring seat for wagons designed to absorb sudden shocks or vibrations caused by rough terrain in order to ensure that the driver or occupant is safe. Illustrations included.
Date: April 26, 1909
Creator: Speir, William B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator Attachment

Description: Patent for a cultivator attachment. This invention is used to provide stalk-cutting the stalks and chopping of cotton. Illustration included.
Date: October 31, 1908
Creator: Nicks, John H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle -Spindle

Description: Patent for Spindles of light vehicles
Date: July 28, 1908
Creator: Thompson ,Travis .T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle Step

Description: Patent for vehicle step. Illustrations included.
Date: July 6, 1907
Creator: Lannom, Wilson A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coupling

Description: Patent for a coupler designed to connect the pipes of train cars. Illustrations included.
Date: June 21, 1907
Creator: Mc.Millan, Thomas B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seeder and Fertilizer-Distributer

Description: Patent for a planter designed to drop the seeds first and then the fertilizer directly afterwards. Illustrations included.
Date: February 8, 1907
Creator: Ingram, Jesse A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper

Description: Patent for cotton choppers. This invention is adapted to be attached to a double shovel cultivator so that the chopper will rotate so as to protect plants. Illustrations included.
Date: July 25, 1906
Creator: Connell, Alexander Hardee
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Alarm.

Description: Patent for an alarm designed to attach to windows or entryways and sound to alert residents of a burglary attempt, with illustrations.
Date: May 29, 1906
Creator: Hobbs, Francis Marion
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail Joint

Description: Patent for a rail joint. Illustration included.
Date: May 15, 1906
Creator: Bruton, David Alonzo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a pipe wrench. "One object of the invention is to provide an exceedingly simple, inexpensive, durable, and efficient" (lines 12-14) pipe wrench. "Another object of the invention is to obviate the use of link connections and yet obtain a positive binding action off the jaws upon the pipe, bolt, or other object to which the device may be applied." (lines 15-19)
Date: March 27, 1906
Creator: Coffman, Seburn E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carpenter's Jack

Description: Patent for a carpenter's jack specifically designed for "carpenters or workmen in laying flooring, putting up siding, or any similar operations" (lines 9-11).
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: McCulley, Perry J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator Attachment

Description: Patent for an attachment to a cultivator. Illustrations included.
Date: June 5, 1905
Creator: Mitchell, Wade H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planter Attachment For Cultivators

Description: Patent for a planter attachment for cultivators. Illustration included.
Date: June 27, 1904
Creator: Mitchell, Wade H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buggy Top Support

Description: Patent for a buggy top support. Illustration included.
Date: June 22, 1904
Creator: Mason, Everett H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carriage Top Support

Description: Patent for a carriage top support. This carriage top support is designed "with sufficient resiliency to take up all the jolts and strains between the body and the top" (line 16-18). Illustration included.
Date: May 25, 1903
Creator: Mason, Everett H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Tank

Description: Patent for an oil tank.
Date: November 22, 1902
Creator: Collins, Benjamin F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash Lock

Description: Patent for an invention which improves "the construction of sash locks" for "great strength and durability" (lines 11-13) including illustrations.
Date: July 1, 1902
Creator: Baker, Howard Allen
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buggy-Top Support.

Description: Patent for buggy-top support by providing a device that can “secure the folding top of any vehicle and will protect the bows from strain and breakage, when in lowered position and will also prevent all rattling of and shocks of the folding top.” (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Date: June 4, 1901
Creator: Mason, Everett H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Cattle-Guard.

Description: Patent for a new and useful railway cattle guard, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 22, 1898
Creator: Sivley, John J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fencing - Machine

Description: Patent for a new and useful Wire-Fence Machine, including illustrations and instructions.
Date: October 26, 1897
Creator: Anderson, Henry C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trap.

Description: Patent for "a trap of the character mentioned simple and efficient means for closing the entrance thereof, whereby an animal or fowl passing therethrough shall be prevented returning, and thus be held in the trap, and, further, to so construct such means as to permit the door of the trap remaining in an open position except when the animal or fowl attempts to pass out through the same, thereby affording a free passage to the interior of the trap and presenting and inducement for other animals or fowls to enter." (Lines 13-24) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 19, 1897
Creator: Williams, Lloyd Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for a baling-press meant to bale cotton. In this machine, "the power as applied to the plunger is increased in proportion to the resistance offered by the material being baled and whereby the forward movement of the plunger is automatically checked at the limit of its path and is returned to its initial positioin without effort upon the part of the operator" (lines 10-17).
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Anderson, Alva E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department