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Apparatus for Grain Drying and Coffee-Roasting

Description: Patent for "an apparatus in which grain or fruit may be dried, coffee roasted, and the water evaporated from sugar." (lines 9-12)
Date: February 9, 1883
Creator: Dunn, William W.
Item Type: Patent
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Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap whose specially designed cylinders play a crucial role in tiring the animal while it is struggling to escape the trap doors Ultimately, succumbing to exhaustion and hastening its drowning in the trap's water reservoir.
Date: January 14, 1913
Creator: Link, William A
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flexible Wire Mat.

Description: Patent for a flexible wire mat that is portable, loosely woven to shake out dirt and mud, and which prevents the edges form curling up to trip people.
Date: November 28, 1911
Creator: Shelton, John F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerial Navigating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an aerial navigating apparatus with more details of combinations, construction, and presentation of parts.
Date: July 25, 1911
Creator: Flanagan, Henry.
Item Type: Patent
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Piano

Description: " I have invented a new and useful Piano, which relates to other instruments of similar types utilizing sounding boards. To provide sound waves that may be controlled so as to increase or diminish the volume of sound produced by the instruments..." Norcross, Levi. (1910). Piano. United States Patent Office. Retrieved from http://edit.texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth508385/view/#page/3/mode/1up.
Date: 1910/04/12
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Item Type: Patent
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Design for a Jar.

Description: Patent for ornamental design on jar depicting the logo for the Jersey-Creme drink company
Date: May 4, 1909
Creator: Jersey-Creme Company
Item Type: Patent
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Harness Saddle

Description: Patent is for "improvements in harness saddles" (lines 6-7) that will "not injure animals' backs and which will be automatically adjustable to a back of any size or shape."
Date: February 2, 1909
Creator: Edelbrock, Frank E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design for a Post for Fences

Description: Patent for a design for new, unique, and decorative fence posts.
Date: April 21, 1908
Creator: Shelton, John F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Destroyer

Description: Patent for an insect destroyer. This invention is designed to destroy insects on growing cotton plants. Illustration included.
Date: September 5, 1903
Creator: Butz, John F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Electroplating Small Metallic Articles.

Description: Patent for "apparatus for electroplating small metallic articles, and more particularly certain small clamps used in building fences" (lines 8-11), including illustrations.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Shelton, John F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cylinder-Cock

Description: Allows the cylinder cocks on a steam engine to be opened or closed using a coiled spring instead of steam or air pressure to ensure it is opened only when the engineer wants.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Galey, John Martin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Checkrein Attachment

Description: Patent for checkrein attachment. This invention is intended for use with harnessed horses. Illustration included.
Date: July 29, 1903
Creator: Clary, John A. & Butler, Hard
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vending-Machine.

Description: Patent for device to improve price display, movement of goods, and correct coin measurement of coin-controlled vending machines.
Date: July 7, 1903
Creator: Scheble, Eugene Stiles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Toy Figure or Doll.

Description: Patent for a new model of doll or toy figure made partially from eggshells. Includes illustration.
Date: June 2, 1903
Creator: French, Carrie A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boltless Fish and Bed Plate for Railway Rails

Description: Patent for "fish-plates and bed-plates so constructed that rails can be secured in place without the necessity of making holes in the ends of the rails [...]; and the object is to simplify rail-joints and make the ends of the abutting rails stronger and to repair broken rails" (lines 10-17).
Date: October 6, 1902
Creator: Crawford, William, R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crude-Oil Burner.

Description: Patent for crude-oil burner that has excellent combustion, it is simply constructed to to make it easier to use, and requires little or no attention. It is adaptable to be used in fire-boxes (cooking and heating stoves, furnaces, and ranges).
Date: December 2, 1902
Creator: Bateman, Talbot O.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Planter, Cotton Chopper, and Cultivator

Description: Patent for the improved construction, arrangement, and combination of parts of a combined planter, cotton chopper, and cultivators.
Date: November 29, 1902
Creator: McKenzie, John D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton and Cane Cultivator

Description: Patent for Cotton and Cane Cultivator. Laterally-movable hoe that can be thrown in and out of action.
Date: October 18, 1902
Creator: Dodd, John A. & Dodd, J. A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Elevator Gate

Description: Patent for an elevator gate that will automatically be raised or lowered upon ascent or descent of the elevator, with illustrations.
Date: October 7, 1902
Creator: McNaught, Ira S,
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shears-Sharpener.

Description: Patent for improvement to shears sharpeners for barbers, with illustration. The device provides a means to hold the blade while the user is honing it, and could be made at a low cost.
Date: September 23, 1902
Creator: Rossler, Konrad
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ballast Spreading Car

Description: Patent for improvements on the ballast spreading car, including plows placed underneath for more efficient spreading of ballast material.
Date: August 26, 1902
Creator: Scott, William R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fuel Compound.

Description: Patent for "Ricker's Crude-Oil Brick Fuel," a petroleum compound meant to replace coal.
Date: August 26, 1902
Creator: Ricker, James Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department