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Apparatus for Destroying Insects.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for killing ants. This design "consist[s] of frame, levers, pivoted arms, piston-rod, piston provided with valves and openings, air-tight iron chamber having opening pipe, furnace provided with double lid, lugs, pipe, clamp, and wedge . . . whereby the flame as well as the poisonous vapors are injected into the insect chambers" (lines 50-58).
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Gray, Hiram Balderston
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus For Destroying Insects

Description: Patent for an apparatus for destroying boll weevils on cotton. Illustration included.
Date: November 14, 1903
Creator: Jones, Albert Lee
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Dispensing Oil, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and useful apparatus for dispensing oil, &c.
Date: May 17, 1898
Creator: Haye, August
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Distilling Wood.

Description: Patent for improvements in wood distillers "wherein the liquids of the woods are extracted by subjection in a closed heated chamber or retort and carried by vaporization through the process of distillation to condensation" (lines 18-22).
Date: December 24, 1889
Creator: Spangler, Samuel H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Electroplating Small Metallic Articles.

Description: Patent for "apparatus for electroplating small metallic articles, and more particularly certain small clamps used in building fences" (lines 8-11), including illustrations.
Date: August 25, 1903
Creator: Shelton, John F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Extermination of Boll Weevil

Description: Patent for Apparatus for Extermination of Boll Weevil. A vehicle which can carry a furnace to generate noxious fumes with insecticides and cool those fumes to produce a toxic atmosphere around effected plants.
Date: May 4, 1903
Creator: Taylor, J. T.; Taylor, James T. & Taylor, James Thomas
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Extracting Oils

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement "in a novel process and combination of devices or apparatus for extracting the oil from cotton seeds and other oil bearing seeds" (lines 8-12). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: December 14, 1886
Creator: Baumgarten, Christian.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Feeding Seed-Cotton to Gins

Description: Patent for an improvement to seed feeders "to improve and simplify the feed mechanisms of such machines or apparatus and provide means whereby a number of rigidly depending chutes
Date: December 20, 1892
Creator: Murray, Stephen D.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Filling Bottles.

Description: Patent for an "apparatus for filling bottles with crude petroleum, turpentine, and other liquids; and its object is to provide an improved construction which shall possess superior advantages with respect to efficiency in operation" (lines 14-19).
Date: May 5, 1896
Creator: McKay, Felix Early
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Floating Vessels.

Description: Patent for a mechanism for raising, and hauling into deeper water, a floating vessel that has run aground.
Date: November 12, 1901
Creator: Debose, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Forcing Beer from Kegs.

Description: Patent for a new and improved apparatus for forcing beer from kegs. This design "relates to an improved method of keeping atmospheric pressure upon beer or other aerated liquid contained in a keg or similar receptacle, so as to prevent the same from becoming stale or flat from the evaporating of its dissolved gas. It consists in improvements in the apparatus by means of which the above-stated result is accomplished; and it further consists in the construction and novel arrangement of parts" (lines 16-25).
Date: September 14, 1886
Creator: Surratt, George & Heyman, Harry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Forcing Liquids from Barrels.

Description: Patent for a new and improved device for extracting liquids from sealed containers. This design utilizes a bellows apparatus, and "by simply compressing [it] air is forced into the space in the barrel or vessel above the liquid, when the pressure of this air will exhaust the liquid through the faucet at the bottom under pressure" (lines 65-70).
Date: October 16, 1883
Creator: Park, Hardy B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Freezing Wine.

Description: Patent for a device that cools wine and liquor. The device "will produce the desired results in much shorter time than is now employed by the common method and apparatus" (lines 11-14).
Date: May 9, 1893
Creator: Wadhams, Arthur
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Grain Drying and Coffee-Roasting

Description: Patent for "an apparatus in which grain or fruit may be dried, coffee roasted, and the water evaporated from sugar." (lines 9-12)
Date: February 9, 1883
Creator: Dunn, William W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Description: Patent for improvements in apparatus for handling and cleaning seed-cotton by “conveying cotton through a pneumatic tube and for automatically delivering therefrom to each of a series of gins an amount of cleaned cotton graduated at all times to the need of each gin. The flow of the main current in the tube is not interrupted by the several subtractions.” (Lines 17-23) Illustration is included.
Date: June 2, 1891
Creator: Elam, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Handling and Cleaning Seed-Cotton.

Description: Patent for improvements in apparatus for handling and cleaning seed-cotton that “use a pneumatic tube, through which cotton is drawn by an exhaust-current.” (Lines17-19) Illustration is included.
Date: June 16, 1891
Creator: Thomas, Robert S.; Hardwick, Saunie W. & Elam, William E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

APPARATUS FOR HANDLING AND CLEANING SEED COTTON

Description: Patent for an improvement to the method of cleaning seeded cotton.
Date: November 12, 1889
Creator: ELAM, WILLIAM E.; THOMAS, ROBERT S.; CRAWFORD, DWIGHT H. & HARDWICK, SAUNIE W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Handling Brick.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling brick "whereby the number of brick handled by a single hand may be greatly increased" (lines 9-11) including illustrations.
Date: January 3, 1888
Creator: Aber, Edgar
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Handling Cotton.

Description: Patent for an apparatus for handling seed-cotton. This apparatus is designed to move seed-cotton to gin-feeders, then from the condenser to the press, and also for conveying seeds and motes to an area of deposit.
Date: June 19, 1890
Creator: Eberhardt, Theophilus Charles.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department