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Clock-Level.

Description: Patent for a clock level that is made up of a wall-plate that is attached to the wall, arm braces that are attached to the wall-plate, thumb-screws in the lower shelf-plate, a shelf-plate, levels, plates secured to the edge of the shelf, and leveling nibs.
Date: January 8, 1895
Creator: Marshall, William J.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clock Striking Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clock-chimes. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the chime of bells in the clock case, of the wheel having the lateral pins, the rock-shaft, a lever extending from the rock-shaft and engaging the said pins, and the hammer arms respectively connected with the rock-shaft by the short arm" (lines 21-26).
Date: September 22, 1885
Creator: Witherspoon, Frank.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clock-Winding Mechanism.

Description: Patent for "an improved mechanism for the periodical automatic winding of clocks by water power, and has for its object to provide an apparatus that will be adapted to utilize the power afforded by the gravity of water discharged at regular intervals from a tank, which is in an elevated position and is supplied with water by rain fall or other means" (lines 8-16).
Date: September 26, 1893
Creator: Everhart, Martin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Closet-Cistern and Valve Therefor

Description: Patent for "a cistern which needs no valve to start the siphon to work and to construct a valve which can be operated by a rod which runs up through the supply-pipe, thus doing away with the stuffing-box for a rod for operating the valve" (lines 11-16).
Date: April 23, 1901
Creator: Wilkes, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Closet Seat Catch

Description: Patent for a closet seat catch.
Date: July 7, 1902
Creator: Alexander, Francis Marion
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth-Bolt Clamp.

Description: Patent for a clamp "to hold the folds of a bolt of cloth in position and to prevent the same form being unwound except when desired." (Lines 23-25) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 30, 1897
Creator: Leveritt, Nicholas T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth Bucket or Vessel.

Description: Patent for a cloth bucket or vessel to place milk or water in to keep it cool when ice is not available. One places the bucket in the shade and the air circulates freely through the bucket. The bucket is thick enough that it will not drip, but is breathable to allow aeration and evaporation.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Slack, Robert A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth Cutting Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cloth-cutting machine. This design "relates to cloth-cutting apparatus, and particularly to that class wherein the fabric or other material to be cut is operated upon by revolving cutters; and it has for its object to provide devices of this character which may be enabled to cut the goods by a continuous forward movement of the said cutters" (lines 9-15).
Date: August 18, 1885
Creator: Monday, Robert Owens
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth Measuring Device

Description: Patent for a cloth measuring device. Illustration included.
Date: June 1, 1904
Creator: Taylor, Wiliam A. & Churchwell, Theodric R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cloth measuring machine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 2, 1900
Creator: Williams, Ellia Pinkney
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Description: Patent for for a new cloth-measuring machine design, including illustrations.
Date: August 3, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth-Measuring Machine.

Description: Patent for a cloth cleaning machine to "furnish bagging-reels, so constructed that the bagging can be conveniently unwound from the roll, measured automatically, and again wound into a roll" (lines 13-17).
Date: January 20, 1880
Creator: Dodson, Orson W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth Measuring Reel.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cloth-measuring wheel. This design "consists in the peculiar combination and arrangement of the cutting-board with two standards, whereby the said cutting-board is made to act as a sufficient brace for the frame, as well as to perform the offices of a cutting board. The invention also consists in means for producing a variable tension on the cloth as it passes from the roll to the reel, whereby the tendency of different thicknesses of cloth to wind the cloth in greater or lesser lengths than the register indicates is compensated for and corrected" (lines 27-39).
Date: January 3, 1882
Creator: Peters, James H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cloth Rack.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clothes rack. This design "essentially consists in constructing a vertical rectangular revolving frame, each side of which carries a tier of racks. Each of the racks is provided with a support on which the bolt of cloth or similar material may be readily turned, and has pivoted parallel to and in front of said bolt a roller, which retains the same in place, and over which the free edge of the cloth passes from the lower surface of the bolt, and which, in addition, facilitates the unrolling of the cloth" (lines 21-32).
Date: August 4, 1885
Creator: Palmer, William Washington
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes Hook.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clothing hook. This design utilizes elastic, vulcanized rubber end-pieces for the hooks to hold the article of clothing more effectively. These end-pieces can be produced more cheaply than their threaded-metal counterparts, which require screwing on.
Date: March 29, 1881
Creator: Delany, John L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Line.

Description: Patent for a clothes line that improves on a clothes line previously granted to Lane and Kelly (No. 449,480) that improves how the wire sections connect so that the clothes can be easily attached and detached because there will be less pressure on the clamping loops.
Date: May 9, 1893
Creator: Lane, Fernando G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes Line

Description: Patent for a clothes line. Illustration included.
Date: December 8, 1903
Creator: Owens, Solon Arther
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin

Description: Patent for device for holding clothes leveraging spring medal wire and hooks at the ends.
Date: July 11, 1900
Creator: Towers, C. R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin

Description: Patent for "a clothes pin or clasp which will have a clamping-spring action and which can be conveniently manipulated to apply or remove it to and from a holding position and one wherein the clamping members mainly he within the same plane" (lines 7-13).
Date: May 21, 1901
Creator: Horsley, Robert L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a clothes pin made from spring metal that "automatically adapt[s] itself to lines of different thicknesses, and whereby the pin may be used to retain an exceedingly thin article in engagement with the line as effectually as an exceedingly thick article, the pin being capable of holding a bit of lace and likewise a heavy blanket or quilt" (lines 11-18). It is especially designed for use with metal clothes lines.
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Jones, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes Pin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clothespin. This design "has for its object to provide an improved pin that can be readily adjusted to any desired position upon the line, and which can be turned at any desired angle to clamp the clothes. The pin is constructed, preferably, of resilient wire—preferably galvanized or otherwise treated to prevent rusting of the same—and may be made in various sizes. [The design] form[s] the pin with an eye or ring portion, through which the line is passed, and with two sets of arms—one set having its two portions parallel with each other" (lines 11-22).
Date: August 26, 1890
Creator: Turner, Ephraim M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes Pin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved clothespin. This design consists in "[a] wire clothes-pin composed of a pair of spring-coils connected by a loop, the free ends of the wire forming said spring-coils being extended in the direction of said loop and connected by a ring or link which affords a bearing for the said loop when the latter is inserted between the free ends of the wire" (lines 79-85).
Date: August 27, 1889
Creator: Stewart, John Adkerson
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a simple, metallic, and inexpensive clothes pin that can be used with a rope or wire line. It can be attached easily but will not blow off. It does not rust or tear the clothes.
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Crump, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department