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Clothes Pounder

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Clothes-Pounders. The invention "has its object to provide a simple and effective clothes pounder in which the air as well as the water is used as an agent in removing the dirt from the clothes" (line 12- 16).
Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Allen, William Robert
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Apparatus for Preserving Meat, &c.

Description: Patent for "an improved apparatus for use in fumigating substances used as food; and also for impregnating water with sulphurous-acid gas, for the purpose of preserving such substances by the antiseptic quality of sulphur" (lines 9-14). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: January 15, 1878
Creator: Ames, Theodore George
Item Type: Patent

Well Bucket.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well-bucket. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the upper bucket and the lower external bucket, the former having a central vertical tube adapted to receive the rod for operating the valve of the lower bucket, and the spring arranged around the said rod" (lines 5-10).
Date: June 23, 1885
Creator: Arnold, James S.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a wire-stretcher meant for making barbed wire fences that is more efficient than other wire-stretchers. It has a bent plate, a split hook swiveled to the plate, a rotatable rod that goes through the plate, stretching wire that is secured to the rod, and the split hook is attached to the wire.
Date: October 9, 1894
Creator: Austin, John W.
Item Type: Patent

Wire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-tightener. This design consists, "with a curved metallic bar having a central groove in its convex side, and aligned openings of different diameters in the sides of the groove, of the looping-pin having two tapering arms at an angle to each other and of different sizes" (lines 78-83).
Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Austin, John W.
Item Type: Patent

Metal-Cutting Shears.

Description: Patent for simple and effective metal-cutting shears that cuts hot or cold metals. The shears are mounted on a frame, and a hand-operated lever forces the upper shear down.
Date: November 20, 1894
Creator: Autrey, Benjamin P.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for improved sash-fasteners, which relates to sash-fasteners, the object being to furnish a simple and effective substitute for the ordinary sash weights and locks.
Date: September 13, 1881
Creator: Barb, Gustavas Henry
Item Type: Patent

Roller Baling Press.

Description: Patent for improvements to a roller baling-press.
Date: March 27, 1900
Creator: Bates, Edmond Franklin
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and useful washing machine, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 6, 1900
Creator: Biggs, Daniel
Item Type: Patent

Plow Slide.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow slide. This design consists in "[a] combination tool for use with plows, consisting of a suitable bar having one end turned upward, provided with a beveled edge at the other end, a suitable cross-strap, and having openings at the sides, and bent ends adapted to the nuts used in a plow" (lines 70-75).
Date: October 7, 1890
Creator: Bowers, Thomas Martin
Item Type: Patent

Folding Wagon-Box Step

Description: Patent for a new and useful folding wagon-box steps. This design is to "provide a novel, simple, and safe device of the character indicated which is adapted for compact and convenient folding into a close package when not in use" (line 11-14).
Date: January 25, 1898
Creator: Brown, Marvel C.
Item Type: Patent

Mud Shoe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved mud shoe. This design has for its object "to provide a device adapted to be worn over the ordinary boot or shoe and afford a convenient means for keeping the same out of the mud, dirt, or water; and the novelty consists in the detail of the construction and combination of the several parts" (lines 18-24).
Date: November 13, 1883
Creator: Carroll, Samuel T.
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for an improved window-sash lock.
Date: August 1, 1882
Creator: Carson, William C.
Item Type: Patent

Soil survey of Denton County, Texas

Description: Text describes climate, agriculture, and soils of Denton County, Texas.
Date: 1922
Creator: Carter, William T. (William Thomas) & Beck, M. W. (Miles Walter)
Item Type: Book


Description: Patent for an improvement to gates. This model consists of a gate mounted at the middle on a vertical post pivoted at top and bottom.
Date: July 10, 1883
Creator: Cope, Mason L.
Item Type: Patent

Hay Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hay-press. This design consists, "in combination with the plungers and their rack-stems, the cog, the brackets . . . curved as described, and having the flange, combined with the ways . . . and the anti-friction rolls, operating each on the rear of one of the rack-stems . . . [which are] combined with the brackets, detachably secured to the press, their forward ends constituting in connection with the rear plate of the press guide-ways for said stems" (lines 80-100).
Date: June 14, 1887
Creator: Cope, Mason L.
Item Type: Patent

Improvement in Combined Sower, Planter, Cultivator, Scraper, and Gang-Plow.

Description: Patent for "a strong, simple, durable, and effective machine, which shall be so constructed and arranged that it may be readily adjusted for use as a gang plow, seed-sower, seed-planter, cultivator, and cotton-scrape, and which will do its work thoroughly and well in either capacity." Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 7, 1870
Creator: Eddleman, James P.
Item Type: Patent

Baling Press.

Description: Patent for a bailing press used in the milling and processing of cotton.
Date: January 10, 1882
Creator: Ensinger, Louis
Item Type: Patent

Electric Belt.

Description: Patent for an electric belt producing "an exceedingly gentle and moderate [current], so as to insure the precise remedial results desired" (lines 91-93) including illustrations.
Date: August 27, 1889
Creator: Everett, Charles
Item Type: Patent


Description: Patent for a new and improved fence. This design "is to provide a simple and improved fence which can be built with superior facility and economy, and utilize trees in range with the fence, and which will furthermore possess advantages in point of inexpensiveness, durability, and general efficiency" (lines 12-17).
Date: July 28, 1885
Creator: Ferguson, John Stephenson
Item Type: Patent