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Log-Hauling Locomotive.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in log hauling locomotives, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 7, 1898
Creator: Fletcher, William Andrew
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Handle-Bar.

Description: Patent for "handle-bars for bicycles, velocipedes, and the like; and the primary object is to enable the successful use of animals' horns in the formation thereof and to provide for the adjustment and securing of such handle-bars in either a raised or lowered position or at any point within range of a circular adjustment" (lines 8-15).
Date: September 6, 1898
Creator: Martin, John L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drawers-Supporter.

Description: Patent for a new and useful drawers supporter, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 20, 1898
Creator: James, Thomas S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non-Refillable Bottle.

Description: Patent for improvements to non-refillable bottles to prevent tampering and/or re-filling of container with alternate substance. Item is designed to be used on any ordinary bottle.
Date: August 19, 1902
Creator: Allen, Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Splint

Description: Patent for an improved splint.
Date: July 3, 1900
Creator: Hughes, James, Gilbert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electrically-Actuated Sawmill Set-Works

Description: Patent for an electrically-actuated sawmill set-works that regulates movement of the clutch-stop and set-shaft, which determines the extent of knee-movement including illustrations.
Date: October 16, 1900
Creator: Carroll, William M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cheese-Cutting Gage.

Description: Letter Patent for gage "for cutting articles in bulk, such as whole cheese" (lines 9-10); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 1, 1900
Creator: Pittman, J. P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Roller-Truck.

Description: Patent for a roller truck that is comprised of "plurality of rollers, a suitable framework upon which said rollers operate, and an improved means of retaining them in position in said framework." (lines 14-17); including illustration and instructions
Date: May 8, 1900
Creator: Sotey, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Making Artificial Fuel

Description: Patent for process of creating artificial fuel and the resulting product.
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Steiner, Robert
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace-Fastener

Description: Patent for a trace fastener for whippletrees. This is a device that "provide[s] a simple, efficient, reliable fastener which will when in use, at all times and under all circumstances, hold the trace in connection with the end of the whiffletree [sic] and which will prevent undue wear on the cockeye or hole in the end of the trace." (Lines 9-16)
Date: April 2, 1901
Creator: Nichols, Charlie M. & Burnett, Charles M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Life-Preserver.

Description: Patent for life preserver worn on the human body and inflated with a valve attached to rubber tubes. Includes illustration.
Date: July 30, 1901
Creator: Graham, George
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bicycle Support

Description: Patent for a bicycle support, which can be attached to different bicycles and carried in the pocket.
Date: June 17, 1902
Creator: Moss, Eric
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Well Drill.

Description: Patent for a new rotary oil drill with improvements to anchor the drill-pipe, improve oil flow, and prevent blow-outs of the drill-pipe.
Date: July 3, 1903
Creator: Decker, Harry R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mill-Carriage-Wheel Guard.

Description: Patent for a new mill-carriage-wheel guard "to prevent obstruction falling on the wheels or on the [railroad] track, this guard also carries scrapers in front and in rear and on each side of the wheel, whereby the obstructions are scraped off the track." (Lines 23-28) This guard can be used with a wood-working machine carriages and/or rail.” Illustration is included.
Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Zimmerman, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for improved car couplings "of the Janney type, capable of readily coupling on short curved, and adapted to be either coupled or uncoupled without going between cars. A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the parts may be readily set for automatic coupling, or to prevent coupling." (Lines 13-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Armstrong, James P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pan Lifter and Turner.

Description: Patent for a pan lifter and turner using a bent handle, a curved plate is secured at the end of the bent handle; extending upward from the curved plate with a series of teeth to engages the crimped rim of a pan for lifting. At both ends of the curved plate provided with curved notches or recesses to receive and engage the rim of a pan for turning. Illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mode of Straining Saws by Atmospheric Pressure.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the reciprocating saw by simplifying the arrangement of cylinders, pipes, and exhaust pumps to produce the necessary vacuum, including illustration.
Date: August 14, 1855
Creator: Brown, A. & Coffin, Abel, Jr.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pen-Cleaning Attachment for Inkstands.

Description: Patent for innovations in "pen-cleaning attachments for inkstands" (lines 9-10). It is a lip that extends past the top of ink-wells, and is meant to prevent blotting. The attachment is "an annular expansible body portion of spring metal adapted to be fitted in the mouth of an ink-well" (lines 93-95)
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mucilage-Bottle.

Description: Patent for a mucilage-bottle that has a brush which stays in the bottle, and is held in place with a cork. A spring is in the neck, and is compressed when the cork is inserted. This mucilage-bottle will not get clogged with dried mucilage.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Taylor, George Watson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Refuse-Carrier Frame.

Description: Patent for a support frame for devices that carry refuse from the saw mill to the burning pile, with instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 19, 1891
Creator: Zimmerman, Joseph W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dredging Apparatus.

Description: Patent for an improved dredging apparatus that plows or scoops, and has "an endless traveling elevator, the latter, being arranged in a rigid frame that is supported at a suitable angle, and the scoop being hinged to the lower end of said frame so that it works horizontally, or practically so" (lines 9-14).
Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Hyatt, Frank A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gage for Adjusting Planer Knives.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gauge for planer knives. This design is "for use in planing and other mills where side heads are used to supply the need of a convenient appliance for holding the side heads in best position for filing, sharpening, or setting the bits, to afford a strong machine for holding the side heads firmly and securely in any position that the work[person] may desire while sharpening or adjusting the bits to the desired pattern" (lines 30-38).
Date: June 17, 1884
Creator: Thompson, Francis B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Screw.

Description: Patent for a new and improved screw. This design consists in "[a] screw, the body and shank of which are of corresponding diameter throughout their length, the shank terminating in a rounded end, and the shank and body being provided with a longitudinal straight channel extending throughout their lengths, one of the terminal shoulders of the channel being removed" (lines 4-10).
Date: June 10, 1890
Creator: Ericson, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department