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Abdominal Supporter.

Description: Patent for a new and improved abdominal supporter. This design "consist[s] of the waist-belt, the abdominal sector-shaped pads hung from the waist-belt by elastic straps, the straps buttoned to the belt behind and to the bottom of the abdominal pads in front, the side straps connecting the abdominal pads with the pieces at the back, and the front strap connecting the two abdominal pads together with the shoulder-straps" (lines 70-79).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Gray, Harriet N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blind Stop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blind-stop. This design consists "[i]n blind-stops, the rod, consisting of two parts connected by a thin piece of metal, in combination with a blind provided with a median open-slotted tapering screw and thumb-nut" (lines 49-53).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Warren, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corn or Cotton Dropper

Description: Patent for corn or cotton dropper in which improvements are made on general efficiency, "simplicity, expensiveness, [and] durability" (lines 12-13).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Brown, William Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas Compressing Pump for Ice Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump for refrigerators. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the cylinder, having inlet at or near its lower end, a downward-closing valve at its upper end, an open-ended piston having internal ribs or projections, annular valve-seat around its upper open end, and a centrally-apertured bottom plate, of the valve having vertical movement within the piston and closing upwardly against the valve-seat, said valve being formed of the two sections . . . having hemispherical recesses and the lower section having an aperture, communicating therewith" (lines 30-42).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Farnsworth, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gate for Railway Tracks.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gate. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a shaft crossing a railway-track and provided with weighted depending ends, with rollers connected eccentrically to said ends, a gate connected to said shaft, and lever and bar apparatus for operating said weighted ends from the vicinity of the rails" (lines 41-47).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Jacobs, William Ramsey & Houston, Samuel Callahan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Poison Distributor

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in devices for sprinkling potato-vines and the like with powder - such as paris-green" (lines 15-18).
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Heaton, Lorenzo D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Seed-Planter

Description: Patent for a seed planter so that the distances between seeds can be changed from equidistant to a continuous row and vice versa and so that it can be adapted to sew both seeds and grains.
Date: December 25, 1888
Creator: Leamon, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Burglar-Alarm

Description: Patent for "a portable burglar-alarm, which may be secured in position adjacent to a window or door, so that upon the opening of the same the alarm will be tripped and the cartridge detonated" (lines 9-13).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: Mikich, Janko L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ditching-Machine

Description: Patent for "a machine for digging ditches or trenches of any desired depth or width, for purposes of irrigation or drainage or pipe-laying, or for building earth fences on lands, or throwing up fortifications, or for making other excavations of like general nature" (lines 7-13).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: Edwards, Charles Clark
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hoe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hoe. This design consists in "[a] hoe having two blades, the upper blade having a straight cutting-edge projecting from the top of the main blade at an obtuse angle to the inner face of the lower blade and entirely within the plane thereof, and the shank" (lines 79-84).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: Hefner, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock Hopple.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lock-hopple. This design consists in "the combination of the semi-circular section provided at its free end with the latch-hook and concave edge, and the semi-circular section provided with the perforated projection for the attachment of the lap-ring, and with the lock" (lines 95-100). It further consists in "the partition, the cap-piece having the central key-opening, the journaled latch-hook having the end of its journal formed to fit in the recess in the end of the key, the curved double-arm spring, the lid, and the lid-stem having upon it a block provided with the shoulders" (lines 1-8).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: White, Elisha Lafayette
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Suspension-Bridge

Description: Patent for a suspension bridge which functions are to "transmit a given pressure equally in either direction therefrom to the piers or abutments; second, to balance a given pressure irrespective of its location; third, to provide an elastic yielding road-bed or flooring which will transmit the pressure of an incumbent weight or strain; fourth, to increase the length or span over an existing conditions; fifth, to dispense with piers, except on the shore margins; sixth, to facilitate the construction and increase the life of bridges, and, seventh, to accomplish these aims with structural simplicity and economy" (lines 16-28).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: Runyon, Edwin Elijah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Top Prop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved top prop. This design consists in "the combination of a block, a supporting-arm mounted thereon, and a strap passing about the arm and bows and secured to the block. . . . [and a] plate provided with tubular hub and lug, [another] plate provided with an opening to fit the hub, an arm provided with a seat and with a circular opening to fit upon the hub, and a bolt or screw" (lines 82-87).
Date: December 18, 1888
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for "a simple, light, and durable press, which may be conveniently manipulated in either a vertical or horizontal position and readily transported in a field from stack to stack of hay. . .wherein the hay may be expeditiously and effectively baled by two persons" (lines 9-16).
Date: December 11, 1888
Creator: Freytag, Anton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Uncoupling Device.

Description: Patent for a new and improved uncoupling device for railroad cars. This design consists in "a draw-head provided with a vertically-movable coupling-pin support and lifting frame, a spring holding the coupling-pin support in raised position, a catch for holding the pin-support in lowered position, and a lever mechanism for releasing the catch and effecting the uncoupling of a car" (lines 7-14).
Date: December 11, 1888
Creator: Rutledge, William O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grocer's Bin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved grocer's bin. This design "consists, broadly, in a box or bin pivoted so that its upper open end may be conveniently tilted out for the purpose of replenishing or taking therefrom, and may as conveniently be pushed back into the casing or framing" (lines 9-13).
Date: December 11, 1888
Creator: Johnston, Lysander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tent

Description: Patent for "a simple light inexpensive tent structure which may be made of any required size, and may be easily and quickly pitched or struck, and will be securely anchored to the ground by the weight of its occupants, and will promote their good health, and will afford them ready exit in emergencies" (lines 9-15).
Date: December 11, 1888
Creator: Gentzen, Herman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Press

Description: Patent for "novel means for handling lint-cotton, whereby I effect the compression or packing of the cotton in he press-box by mechanical means, instead of sending men into the box to tramp the cotton down as it is thrown or fed in" (lines 9-13).
Date: December 4, 1888
Creator: Munger, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness saddle. This design "consist[s] of the central arched portion, having the central perforation and side notches, the hook having the screw and nut and lugs, and the jockeys, the latter hinged to the arch . . . and the pads" (lines 65-70).
Date: December 4, 1888
Creator: Vogtsberger, Emil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Distributer for Harbors, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved oil-distributor. This design consists "in a device for distributing oil upon the waves in the vicinity of piers and harbors, the combination, with the main tank upon the shore, of a main pipe extending from it into the water, auxiliary tanks along the main line, and perforated auxiliary lines connected with the auxiliary tanks" (lines 23-30).
Date: December 4, 1888
Creator: Lyle, John Newton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Loading Wagons.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for loading wagons. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the platform having the opening and the trap-doors, the fastening devices to secure the trap-doors when closed and to permit the same to open, and the counter-weights connected to the trap-doors" (lines 24-28).
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Bernard, Alfred Franklin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Gin

Description: Patent for an improvements in the combination of devices and overall construction of cotton gins.
Date: November 27, 1888
Creator: Brady, Peter Lewis & Brady, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department