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Automatic Railway Signal.

Description: Patent for a new and improved railroad signal. This design, "[w]hen the wheels of a passing train come in contact with the spring and bent end of the lever . . . said end is lowered or depressed, causing the movement in the same direction of the outer end of said lever, which, through the agency of the wire, will cause the ringing or sounding of the gong or bell as the wheels . . . come in contact with the end of the lever. . . .[A]fter the wheels of the last car of a train have passed the point where the lever is located, said lever will be returned to its normal position by means of the coil-spring" (lines 57-71).
Date: October 16, 1888
Creator: Ross, Albert James & Darter, John T.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Railway-Switch.

Description: Patent for a railway-switch by enabling the switch operate automatically when a train is passing by. Illustration is included.
Date: June 25, 1901
Creator: Wilson, James Newton
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Railway Switch

Description: Patent for an automatic railway switch. Illustration included.
Date: March 18, 1905
Creator: Ditmars, Frederick R. S. & Hendrix, A. S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Railway Switch

Description: Patent for a automatic railway switch. Illustration included.
Date: October 12, 1903
Creator: Lee, Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Railway Switch Lock

Description: Patent for an automatic railway switch lock. Illustration included.
Date: April 27, 1901
Creator: Sulfer, Charles
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Recording Apparatus for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for an improved automatic passenger register and mileage recorder for vehicles that travel on rails. It consists of a roller that is actives by a time motor, a strip that the roller moves, a pressure roller, a pair of rollers that a record sheet is wound between, a mechanism that controls movements of the pair of rollers, electromagnets that are connected to the seats, armature levers that mark the electromagnets current, a bell crank lever that marks the moving record sheet, and a spring that supports the lever.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Baade, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Regulator for Pneumatic Flues

Description: Patent for a regulated valve to automatically maintain air pressure in a pneumatic conveyor flue. Excessive air pressure causes a secondary valve to open and vent the pressure while at the same time impeding air flow downstream.
Date: May 28, 1901
Creator: Caffey, Charles B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Repeating Railroad-Signal.

Description: Patent for an automatic repeating railroad-signal designed to be used with semaphore and other train-signaling apparatus. It eliminates mistakes made in notifying the central office and automatically reports "any change in the position or color of the signal to a central office over the ordinary telegraph-wire" (lines 14-16). The signal is a wheel that operates a key to send a message to the central office.
Date: January 28, 1896
Creator: Innes, Robert Hayward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Rotary Hydraulic Casing-Spear.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Automatic Rotary Hydraulic Casing-Spears" (lines 5-7) which "relates to improvements in well-boring apparatus" (lines 13-14).
Date: December 26, 1905
Creator: Johnston, Horace G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Service Cock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic service cock. This design "furnish[es] an improved automatic valve to form the connection between the water-main or distributing pipe and the service-pipe of a building for regulating the flow and pressure of water in such service-pipe and preventing overpressure" (lines 7-12).
Date: December 20, 1881
Creator: Freeman, William R.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Silt And Sand Separator.

Description: Patent for an automatic silt and sand separator that settles and discharges sand, slimes and any foreign matters.
Date: March 15, 1904
Creator: Allen, Charles.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Stopping Mechanism for Engines.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in automatic stopping mechanism for engines.
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Hunter, Victor Emmet
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Street Car Coupling

Description: Patent for automatic street car coupling.
Date: March 10, 1903
Creator: Cary, Lewis C.; Caldwell, Julia & Swiney, Everett E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Telephone-Directory.

Description: Patent for a new and useful automatic telephone directory, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 17, 1899
Creator: Neuendorff, John B.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Telephone-Exchange System.

Description: Patent for "a simple system and arrangement which is especially adapted for a telephone exchange, which enables the instruments to be connected by a single wire, which dispenses with the use of an operator at the central station, which has automatic means for registering the messages sent by each subscriber, and which is provided with an automatic switching device by means of which one subscriber may connect with any other" (lines 10-19).
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Serdinko, John
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Track Sweeping and Oiling Attachment for Street-Cars.

Description: Patent for improvements in automatic track sweeping and oiling attachments to street cars by having a transverse shaft carries a hub which has a series of brushes. When “the street car moves forward, the brushes on the transverse shaft are revolved, which sweep the rails and keep them clean.” (Lines 90-93) Illustration is included.
Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Nesmith, Robert Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Trip Gear for Power Presses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved trip-gear for power-presses. This design "consists in providing the lever connected with an ordinary reversible gearing with a cord and weight, so that when in its normal position and not in use the small friction-wheel will not come in contact with either face of the large friction wheel. The upper end of the press is provided with a notched metallic plate connected with the reversing-lever, so that when the follow-block in its upward passage passes the said plate the lever will be released, and, falling back into its normal position by the press, is immediately stopped" (lines 24-36).
Date: December 1, 1885
Creator: Wilson, Martin M.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Type-Writing Machine.

Description: Patent for improvements to the type writer which allow for automatic, proper spacing between letters and words; will automatically return the carriage to the beginning of the page; and will automatically feed the inking ribbon so that the entire surface is used. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 13, 1897
Creator: Templeton, Allison
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Valve

Description: Patent for an automatic valve. Illustration included.
Date: July 19, 1904
Creator: Pinkerton, Henry S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Vehicle - Brake.

Description: Patent for a new and improved automatic vehicle brake.
Date: May 10, 1898
Creator: Elliott, Joseph Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Wagon-Brake.

Description: Patent for a new wagon brake design which allows the break to be automatically set, with illustrations.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Elliot, Joseph Samuel
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Water Trap for Cisterns and Other Receptacles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved water-trap. This design consists in "the combination, with a bent main pipe, of a vessel secured on the said main pipe and connected at its top with the interior of the said main pipe, a pin held on the bottom of the said vessel, a fixed sleeve provided with a spiral groove and engaged by said pin, a grooved pin held in the said fixed sleeve and resting at its top end on the bottom of the said pin, a roped connected with the said grooved pin, and a weight held on the said rope to counterbalance the said main pipe and vessel" (lines 103-114).
Date: August 7, 1888
Creator: Pickering, Charles H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automatic Weighing-Machine

Description: Patent for "an automatic weighing-machine possessing simplicity, accuracy, and capable of continuous and automatic operation" (lines 13-16).
Date: March 12, 1901
Creator: Perry, Frank S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department