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Armor for Pneumatic Tires.

Description: Patent for a new and useful armor for pneumatic tires.
Date: April 12, 1898
Creator: Hansell, Robert Clark
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artesian Well Borer.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artesian-well borer. This design "will be actuated by the weight of the connecting-rods and sink-wells in rock, gravel, earth, or sand without the use of water" (lines 13-16). It consists "[i]n an earth or rock auger, the combination, with a tube and a shank reciprocating in said tube and adapted to operate the auger, of dogs adapted to be projected through the tube by the reciprocation of the shank to engage the well-casing and hold the said tube from rotary movement" (lines 62-68).
Date: January 20, 1891
Creator: Logan, Thomas H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Articulating Plate

Description: Patent for "new and useful articulating plate" (lines 5-6), including illustration and instructions.
Date: April 11, 1900
Creator: Driskill, T. F.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Fruit, Foliage, and Flowers.

Description: Patent for a new and improved method of making artificial fruit. This design "consists in cutting out a piece of lace or netting of the desired shape, forming the lace or netting into a bag, stuffing the bag with cotton or wool . . . picking the cotton or wool up through the meshes of the lace or netting, cutting narrow strips of tissue-paper, and applying them in layers until a covering similar to pasteboard is formed, drying the article, painting the article, sinking the article in a bath of wax heated to a point beneath boiling . . . letting it drain off, and finally applying a paint finish" (lines 34-47).
Date: May 24, 1887
Creator: Eve, Emma H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Fuel

Description: Patent for artificial fuel.
Date: September 29, 1902
Creator: Russi, Charles & Cadena, Celedonio
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Fuel

Description: Patent for artificial fuel made from coal.
Date: May 6, 1904
Creator: Thomas, Adelaide M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Leg.

Description: Patent for an artificial leg that has an improved ankle joint and a socket for the stump. It is also more comfortable than other artificial legs.
Date: February 12, 1895
Creator: Chapman, Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Leg.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial leg. This design "consists in certain improvements in the construction and arrangement of parts in artificial legs, so as to make them more durable, easier of repair, and more comfortable to the wearer" (lines 11-15).
Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Wolf, Peter M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Stone.

Description: Patent for a process of manufacturing artificial stone in which “it will not cracked by reason of exposure and which may be readily engraved, impressed or otherwise marked to form letters, characters, emblems and etc….” (Lines 16-20). No illustration.
Date: August 28, 1900
Creator: Johnson, Jesse W. & Hendrix, Albert S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Stone.

Description: Patent for artificial stone made of a special combination of cement that hardens and stays hard under water. It also does not conduct heat.
Date: March 19, 1895
Creator: Power, John H. & Power, Rufus M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Stone

Description: Patent for artificial stone.
Date: September 22, 1902
Creator: Gaines, Thomas Kemp
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Stone

Description: Patent for artificial stone.
Date: November 20, 1903
Creator: Steger, Virge
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Stone Block.

Description: Patent for a new and improved artificial-stone block. This design "consists in the particular formation of the protuberances by which interlocking joints or seams of the building-blocks are attained, the object of which is to so form the prolific protuberances of said blocks as to permit joining them in close proximity on all the sides or faces of the seam, to reduce the binding material for the same and increase the strength of the same" (lines 14-22).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Graham, George M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial-Stone Composition

Description: Patent for "an artificial stone adapted for all purposes to which natural stone can be applied, and which can be given any desired shape while in a plastic state, or carved and polished after hardening" (lines 12-18).
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Blackmon, Albert M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial-StoneTomb.

Description: Patent for the concept of an artificial tomb that serves as a tomb and ornamental piece made as one. "This invention relates to certain improvements in artificial-stone tombs; and it has for its object to produce a tomb with head-stone and foo-piece all in one piece that can be built up or placed immediately over grave, so as to form an ornamental finish, at a comparatively small cost." (lines 15-22) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 6, 1880
Creator: Wilson, Hence
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Teeth.

Description: Patent for the lower set of artificial teeth, "and aims to provide retainers and combine them with the plate, so as to hold the denture in place against accidental displacement during the process of articulation, prehension, mastication, and deglutition" (lines 10-15). This invention "provides retainers which fill a vacuum in the mouth never heretofore utilized in the construction of artificial teeth and which form a rest for the muscles in their contraction incident to the movements of the jaws, and these retainers render a lower set of artificial teeth s comfortable and serviceable as if they were natural" (lines 22-29).
Date: September 17, 1895
Creator: Johnston, George A. & Carroll, Houston M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Tooth.

Description: Patent for a new and useful artificial tooth for "supplying missing teeth or crowning roots" (line 10 -11).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Carroll, Houston Monroe
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Tooth.

Description: Patent for an artificial tooth with an improved crown so that "it can be attached to the gold cap that has been made to fit the end of the root that is to be crowned, the manner of attaching being materially facilitated" (lines 15-19).
Date: February 27, 1894
Creator: Harrell, Hardy B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artificial Tooth

Description: Patent for an artificial tooth to a gold bridge. Illustration included.
Date: July 24, 1903
Creator: Priest, Frank L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Artist's Easel and Attachable Rest.

Description: Patent for a new and improved easel and rest. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the rest . . . of the bar pivoted to [a] holder by bolt, the perforated bar pivoted to [another] bar by [another] bolt, and the easel united to the [first] bar by a suitable round bolt" (lines 97-101).
Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Johnson, John Alexander
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ash Sifter

Description: Patent for receptacle of ashes and sifter to separate unconsumed particles of coal and retain dust.
Date: 1900-1-3
Creator: Hart, Sara C.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Atomizer.

Description: Patent for improvements in atomizers or instruments for distributing powders or liquids in which it provided “provision for closing the exit-passage and preserve the strength of the medicated powders or fluid and permit of the carrying of the same within the body of the device without danger of spilling.” (Lines 17-21) The rubber bulb is detachable and is used as a powder-box or as a bottle for fluid. Illustration is included.
Date: July 21, 1891
Creator: Robinson, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department