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Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements in baling-presses by using a “duplex baling-press wherein the power is alternately applied by novel mechanism to the two baling-plungers in such manner that only one plunger at a given time is operating to compress the bale, and at the completion of the stroke thereof the other plunger is operated to compress its bale, the arrangement being such that the plungers are alternately engaged and released by the power mechanism and are automatically returned to operative position after they have been released.” (Lines 9-21.) Illustration is included.
Date: September 18, 1900
Creator: Watkins, William D. & Pruit, Trose P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Washboiler

Description: Patent for a wash boiler used to wash clothes with steam and water. Illustrations included.
Date: August 9, 1906
Creator: Morton, Milo A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ironing - Machine

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in ironing machines for household use to"produce a simple, effective, and inexpensive ironing-machine especially adapted for household or family use" (line 27 - 29).
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Walter, Geo. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk - Cutter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in stalk-cutters to "provide a simple, light, and durable machine by means of which three rows of stalks may be cut in one passage of the machine across the field" (line 13-16).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Acre, William Floyd & Wafford, William Penn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas Apparatus.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in apparatus for manufacturing gas from air and hydrocarbon, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 6, 1898
Creator: Gearing, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination-Tool.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in a combination tool, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 14, 1898
Creator: McCarty, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hoisting Bucket

Description: Patent for a clam-shell hoisting bucket that automatically opens and closes as it is lowered and elevated.
Date: October 21, 1902
Creator: Gearing, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow Attachment for Cultivators

Description: Patent for a harrow attachment for cultivators. "This inventions relates to a harrow attachment for plow or disk cultivators" (line 12-13). Illustration included.
Date: August 10, 1903
Creator: Mauldin, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Picker

Description: Patent for a cotton picker. This invention consists is a "pneumatic apparatus for conveying cotton when picked from the plant, and comprises a suction-fan and casing therefor, which latter has pipes and through which air is drawn" (lines 15-19). Illustration included.
Date: February 10, 1904
Creator: Bennie, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knee-Pad

Description: Patent for a knee pad, designed mainly for those who work in cotton fields. Illustrations included.
Date: March 6, 1907
Creator: Chambers, William Roleigh; Chambers, Solomon Roe & Chambers, Wade Hampton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sand Box

Description: Patent for a sand box. This invention "relates to sand guards for vehicle wheel hubs, and has for its principal object to provide a guard" (8-10). Illustration included.
Date: August 3, 1907
Creator: Underwood, Thomas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Draft Appliance

Description: Patent for a draft attachment to be used with a animal-drawn vehicle to hitch a third horse to the vehicle if need be. Illustrations included.
Date: June 2, 1909
Creator: Gaines, Wister F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stalk Cutter

Description: Patent for stalk cutter. This invention consists of rotating knives that severs the stalks into several pieces for use as fertilizer. Illustrations included.
Date: June 23, 1909
Creator: Davis, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for "an improved frame for carrying the rolls of cloth from which a quilt is to be made in a horizontal position, so that they are adapted to be stitched together, with the batting between them, by the aid of an ordinary sewing-machine." (Lines 8-14) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Howard, Thomas B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie Opener.

Description: Patent for "a simple and durable device by means of which the buckles or securing devices on cotton-bale ties or bands may be readily opened and the band removed from the bale without destroying the buckle or the band, so that they may be again used." (Lines 11-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 1, 1897
Creator: Gaskill, Clinton R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Stalk Puller.

Description: Patent for an improved machine for pulling cotton-stalks by making “the pulling-wheel turned in a direction to cause its side engaging the cotton-stalks to move rearwardly or in a direction opposite to that in which the machine is advancing” (lines 87-91), illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Womack, Lewis L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay Press

Description: Patent for an improvement to hay press designs resulting in a "simple, durable, and effective press" (line 13). Instructions and illustrations are included.
Date: August 10, 1897
Creator: Couch, John Calvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Motor.

Description: Patent for a new and improved engine. This design "is to convert a given rotary into a vertical reciprocating motion, and to provide means whereby the stroke of the reciprocating motion may be increased or diminished, according to the use or work to which the machine may be applied; and to these ends the novelty consists in the construction, combination, and arrangement of the same" (lines 10-18).
Date: November 11, 1884
Creator: Groves, Isaac N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department