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Sash Holder And Fastener.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in sash holders and fasteners, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1899
Creator: Guynes, Allen Perry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton chopping wheel which can be attached to any style of plow or cultivator. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Rusk, William Thomas.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a tool that can be used for fence construction by stretching the wires to the desired tension, or for repairing fences by crimping the slack in the wires. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1897
Creator: Gardner, Robert J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for improvements to a cultivator "which, for convenience of operation, may be attached to the wheels or frame of any ordinary wagon or cart, or it may be operated independently of either of the above by attaching the draft animals directly to the main or principal beam to which the plow-points are connected." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 18, 1873
Creator: Hinckley, Jacob B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rivet-Set.

Description: Patent for an improvement in rivet-sets which having various sizes of holes and cavities for cutting and setting; it can be riveted by hand or machine. Illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Wilson, William A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Revolving Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for discharging buckshot without reloading and with the precision of firing "a single bullet fired from a barrel of proper bore to fit it" (lines 17-18), including illustrations.
Date: March 1, 1859
Creator: Haynes, William C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Screw-cutting Die.

Description: Patent for a screw-cutting die, including illustrations. The invention includes "a die-plate of special construction, adapted to cut either right or left hand threads" (lines 12-13).
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Horse-Powers.

Description: Patent for improvements made to motors that power machinery, called "horse-powers." The specific improvements made are in the arrangement of mechanical pulleys from which the motor derives power, arranged in such a way that will not significantly increase the size or cost of the machine.
Date: February 4, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for "a cheap and simple machine adapted to chop or hoe cotton and simultaneously plow or hill the same; furthermore, to adapt the chopper to form stands composed of any number of plants and at any distance apart, and, finally, to provide means for raising and lowering the plows out of and into operative position and throwing the chopping mechanism into and out of gear, which means are controlled in a convenient manner by the driver or operator" (lines 10-20).
Date: April 19, 1892
Creator: Balshaw, David
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized butter churn. This design is of "a simple and efficient device for converting a rotary into a reciprocating motion, which may be either vertical or horizontal, and is especially adapted to the various kinds of churns, washing-machines, and the like now in the market" (lines 13-18).
Date: January 4, 1881
Creator: Clark, William
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Buncher.

Description: Patent for an implement to thin and bunch young cotton plants, including illustrations.
Date: April 28, 1885
Creator: Tynes, Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Description: Patent for an improvement of a baling press where the upright framing timbers allows any quantity of cotton to be placed in the bale and creates a uniformity of weight.
Date: July 5, 1873
Creator: Müller, Joseph
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dressing Millstones.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved mode of dressing millstones for the purpose of grinding every kind of grain into meal flour &c., &c." (lines 4-7) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 4, 1851
Creator: Gaines, Edmund P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved mode of dressing millstones for the purpose of grinding wheat and grain into meal flour" (lines 4-7) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 25, 1854
Creator: Gaines, Edmund P.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Millstone-Dress.

Description: Patent for improvement in millstone-dress by “making each of the main grooves in five sections, in combination with shoulders and inclined planes” (lines 17-19), including illustration.
Date: June 26, 1860
Creator: Gaines, James, W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mill-Stone Dress.

Description: Patent for Mill Stone Dressing- the pattern on a mill stone for the better grinding of grains into flour. The furrows and grooves of the new design allow grain to be "milled... at greater speed (and)even distribution."
Date: March 8, 1870
Creator: Loy, G. W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Pump, &c.

Description: Patent for improvement to a pump "adapted for attachment to small vessels containing oil, water or any other liquid" (lines 10-12) that includes a better means of securing the pump.
Date: September 15, 1885
Creator: Phillips, Richard
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn-Power.

Description: Patent for a new and improved motorized churn. This design "has for its object to provide a means for converting a rotary into a reciprocating movement and regulating the range of the reciprocating mechanism" (lines 15-18).
Date: February 24, 1880
Creator: Britain, Thomas J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motor

Description: Patent for a new and improved motor. This design's "object is to provide a motor possessing superior advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, easy operation, and general efficiency" (lines 11-14).
Date: November 6, 1883
Creator: Watkins, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pump. This design "is to provide an engine or apparatus . . . in pumps of that class known as "force-pumps" . . . which is simple and durable in construction, and which is of large working capacity. . . . [The design] attain[s] the purposes of [the] invention by . . . the pump-buckets or caging and that part of the delivering-pipe containing the . . . valves in the plungers . . . [and] the ball-valves" (lines 9-28).
Date: October 19, 1886
Creator: Sparks, John M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Petroleum-Oil-Burner

Description: Patent for an oil burner for providing heat, light, and for cooking or baking. It super heats steam in two steam chambers to generate more heat.
Date: February 3, 1903
Creator: Demory, Alexander F. & Barron, William G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Churn.

Description: Patent is for a churn that accelerates the process.
Date: February 16, 1903
Creator: Frederick, Jeremiah G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut Lock

Description: Patent for a nut lock. Illustration included.
Date: January 11, 1904
Creator: Payne, Newton & Guynes, Allen Perry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department