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Apparatus for Retailing Shot.

Description: Patent for a new and improved round dispenser. This design "consists in a receptacle or multiple bin the several compartments of which are provided with valves controlling exit-openings, whereby any desired quantity of shot, descending by gravity from the appropriate compartment, may be directed into the scale-pan of a scale without the necessity of lifting the receptacle or bin or any part of its contents" (lines 35-43).
Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Stokes, Micajah
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Scouring Water-Ways.

Description: Patent for an improved apparatus for scouring water-ways by using water-discharge pipes and air-discharge pipes arranged at each side of the vessel. When “vessel is slowly moved forward while the water and air forcing pumps are working,..... direct force of the water-jets and air-jets will agitate and scatter and lift the dislodged particles and float them much higher and longer than would be the case were the water-jet pipes alone used.” (Lines 63-75) Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Holden, Elbridge G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Sizing Ores or for Other Uses

Description: Patent for an apparatus for sizing ores. This invention is to "accomplish and accurate or approximately accurate sizing or classification of ores or granular materials in a rapid and thorough manner and with as large a capacity as possible" (line 15-19) illustrations included.
Date: June 23, 1903
Creator: Swain, Seth Russell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Stamping Envelopes

Description: Patent for "a means whereby with one motion a stamp will be supplied from the'apparatus, moistened, and placed in position upon a letter, wrapper, or parcel adapted to receive it, and wherein a number of stamps may be consecutively placed when and as desired" (lines 10-15).
Date: September 24, 1889
Creator: Helland, Hans & Matzow, Frantz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Stretching Fence-Wires.

Description: Patent for a portable manually operated apparatus that is designed to stretch wire-fence strands at right angles to tighten the full length of the strand without "kinking or twisting the fence-strand or driving staples or analagous fastenings into the fence-post" (lines 16-21) while the fence strand is tight. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 14, 1897
Creator: Pyeatt, Jessie Newton.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Testing Errors of Refraction

Description: Patent for an eye testing device that has a movable lens, a measuring device for correction, and two different cards with test type on them which are fed into the machine during testing for astigmatism and myopia, presbyopia, and hyperopia to determine the level of correction needed in glasses.
Date: July 2, 1907
Creator: Bahn, Gustavus Adolphus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for the Manufacture of Ice.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ice maker. This design calls for "two or more sheets of galvanized iron or other metal set in a tank of fresh water, one on either side of the evaporation-pipes, and held in a position parallel to each other by anchors or yokes that connect them" (lines 15-20). This eliminates the need for strong (ammoniacal) brine and is a faster, more reliable, and less leaky ice-making process than previous ones that used said brine.
Date: March 2, 1880
Creator: Zilker, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for the Treatment of Cotton.

Description: Patent for a machine that puts gins and condensers in a line, which sit over a flue. "The lint cotton in bat form being delivered from all of the condensers in independent bats to a common conveyer, the bat cotton increasing in thickness upon the common conveyer and in its travel to a press, compress or other receptacle, receiving the different bats from the different condensers, one bat lying smoothly upon the other, until at the discharge end of the common conveyer, the bat in which the lint is evenly distributed and which is of considerable thickness, will be conveniently discharged" (lines 13-24).
Date: May 22, 1894
Creator: Zedler, Friedrich
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Transmitting Power.

Description: Patent for a new invention which uses a combination of radiation and levers in order more efficiently transmit power. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 8, 1870
Creator: Williams, Blasius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Transmitting Sound-Waves

Description: Patent for transmitting sound waves by magnetic induction and to "furnish an apparatus by which these different vibrations can be heard at the receiving end" (lines 20-22). Includes descriptions and illustrations.
Date: October 17, 1911
Creator: Harvey, Fred Brown
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Apparatus for Treating Ankylosis of the Knee

Description: Patent for an apparatus for treating knee ankylosis that is ready to use at a moments notice "without unnecessary or nervous shock to the invalid to apply the requisite heat, extension, and flexion to an afflicted part to render it supple and restore to its natural functions". (lines 11-15).
Date: September 19, 1905
Creator: Norwood, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department