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Cotton Press

Description: Patent for a cotton press.
Date: June 24, 1903
Creator: Crow, Robert Douglas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Reeling Apparatus

Description: Patent for a wheeled spool for commercial construction and telecommunications wire.
Date: May 5, 1903
Creator: Brooks, Jesse Watson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Motor

Description: Patent for a water motor. This is an invention for a type of motor operated by tidal power.
Date: February 27, 1903
Creator: Brooks, Jesse W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Compress

Description: Patent for a cotton compress. This invention "is to produce a compress which will make a condensed bale of the regulation shape and which can be operated faster than the common form of compress" (line 16-20) illustrations included.
Date: August 28, 1902
Creator: Crow, Robert Douglas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Post

Description: Patent for a fence post
Date: December 2, 1901
Creator: Wherry, William B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Truck

Description: Patent for a conventional truck designed to lift heavy freight above the ground.
Date: September 17, 1901
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lapel-Spring for Coats.

Description: Patent for improvements in lapel-springs for coats and similar articles of clothing by using a loop-shaped spring and a rod or bar pivotally connected with or hinged to both ends of the spring. It will hold the lapels of a coat or similar garment in proper position. Illustration is included.
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Crow, Robert Dlouglas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism.

Description: Patent for improvements to Automatic Feed for Saw-Setting Mechanism, "particularly adapted to advance the saw into alinement with a setting-punch by reciprocatory movement of a part of the mechanism" (lines 11-14), including illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Haltom, Samuel & Nadel, Abraham G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saw Setting and Feeding Device.

Description: Patent for a new and "useful Improvements in Saw Setting and Feeding Devices" (lines 5-7) including illustrations.
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Blast-Generator.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved automatic blast-generator designed for the use of jewelers, dentists, and other persons, and arranged to produce a steady and uniform blast and to permit of increasing or decreasing the force of the blast as required, according to the nature of the work on hand." (Lines 9-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 12, 1897
Creator: Sidwell, Aaron M., Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ironing-Table.

Description: Patent for an improved folding ironing-table that has "its top pivoted to the longer of two pairs of legs, the shorter pair designed to hold a cross bar which is adapted to support the table top about midway its length, when the table is opened and set up for use" (lines 18-22).
Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Coleman, Robert Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow that has an improved land-slide that can be "expeditiously and conveniently removed from the shank plate of the plow, and to so construct the shank plate that the share when placed thereon will be firmly held in position and be prevented from slipping vertically" (lines 10-15). The land-slide and shank-plate are firmly interlocked.
Date: May 23, 1893
Creator: Wherry, William B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Feeder and Cleaner.

Description: Patent for feeders and cleaners for cotton gins: "provide a combined feeder and cleaner for cotton gins which is not only thoroughly and effectually cleans cotton before it passes to the gin, but at the same time it regularly and positively feeds the cotton to the gin in such cleaned condition" (lines 10-15).
Date: April 25, 1893
Creator: Oliphint, Alfred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor.

Description: Patent for a churn-motor that provides "an improved churn-operating mechanism which shall be cheap and simple in its construction, easy to operate, and readily adjustable for all the purposes for which occasion may require" (lines 15-20).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: McAfee, Henry P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a simple and effective cotton chopper that leaves the plants in bunches that is easily operated and uses a reciprocating motion to rotate the blades and chop the stalks.
Date: March 7, 1893
Creator: Hyde, Frank Sule
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Belt-Tightener

Description: Patent for an improvement in belt fasteners, "especially adapted for use in connection with the running belts of planning, sizing, matching, molding and like machines" (lines 10-12) so that belts may be adjusted to tighten or loosen easily.
Date: January 3, 1893
Creator: Noble, John B. & Hensley, Joseph B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Cleaner and Condenser.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton cleaner and condenser. This design "is to produce a cheap and simple machine of this class which is adapted for use in connection with a cotton-gin and which will rapidly separate the dirt from the cotton and will also condense the cotton, so that it may be easily handled and baled" (lines 10-16). It consists in "[t]he combination of the case or frame having an inlet and its lower end and a hinged downward-curved hood at its upper end with the endless carrier mounted in the said case or frame with its higher end within the curved hood" (lines 47-52).
Date: June 7, 1892
Creator: Wherry, William B. & Smith, William F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fanning-Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements in fanning-machines by making the fanning-machine portable, so that it “can be placed upon a table or other support or attached to a bed, chair, lounge, or seat of any kind;” (lines 18-21) it also can keep away flies and insects from people. Illustration is included.
Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Wallace, James T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spring motor. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a motor with a drum attached to one of its shafts . . . the spring which bears upon the stop and which is rigidly secured to the frame at its outer end, the stop being pivoted . . . [and] a rod provided with a cone bearing laterally against said spring for increasing or decreasing the friction of the spring against the drum" (lines 73-84).
Date: February 11, 1890
Creator: Wallace, James T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Elevator for Cotton-Cleaning Machines

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design in elevators for machine for cleaning cotton.
Date: May 22, 1888
Creator: Wiggins, Ransome Hundley
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Cleaner and Condenser.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton cleaner and condenser. This design "is to provide a machine that will take the cotton as it comes from the gin and clean and condense it at one operation; and to this end the novelty consists . . . in an inclosing-shell having a foraminous drum revolving about an open-ended shell which has a longitudinal opening in its periphery, so as to remove the sand and dirt, and . . . in a foraminous drum revolving within a semicircular wire cage, whereby the cotton will be carried around in rolls on the drum and inside of the cage, so as to remove the leaf and trash" (lines 16-28).
Date: August 9, 1887
Creator: Hess, Daniel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination, in a coupling for air-brakes, of the movable arm having the recess or socket, and the pivoted arm having the shoulder or offset adapted to fit the recess and provided with the [other] arm to direct the said shoulder or offset to the said recess when the coupling-arms come together, the said shoulder and recess forming the terminals of the air-pipes at the ends of the cars" (lines 92-100).
Date: February 8, 1887
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the draw-head provided with a flange upon one of its sides, ways for securing said draw-head in place and allowing it a longitudinal movement, an abutment which is secured to said ways upon one side, a hook which is pivoted in the draw-head on the side opposite to the flange, which hook is provided with a weight for keeping it normally closed, and which has a notch formed upon its pivotal end, and a latch which is pivoted to one side of the draw-head" (lines 64-74).
Date: December 30, 1884
Creator: Haltom, Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Landside for Plows.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow landside. This design "consists in a landside for plows made with a slotted flange to rest upon the forward side of the plow-standard, and a flange to rest upon the bottom of the furrow, whereby the plow will be made stronger, more durable, and more effective, and will be made to run steadier . . . The object of this invention is to increase the strength and durability of plow-plates, and obtain the efficiency and steadiness of ordinary turn-plows without their weight" (lines 21-31).
Date: August 21, 1883
Creator: Wherry, William B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department