UNT Libraries Government Documents Department - Browse

ABOUT BROWSE FEED

Nut Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut-lock. This design "consist[s] of a strip of metal having the looped portion adapted to embrace the bolt, and having the downwardly-bent spring portion or end forming a biting-edge, the rearwardly-extending straight portion bent upward . . . to form a bearing point or edge, which is also adapted, in conjunction with the edge to grip the fish-plate . . . the forwardly-extending straight spring portion overlapping the straight portion, the inner curved edge of which lies in the path of the edge of the nut when the latter is turned upon the bolt" (lines 76-89).
Date: January 14, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Machine for Bending and Embossing Sheet Metal

Description: Patent for "new and improved machine which is simple and durable in construction, very effective in operation, and especially designed for simultaneously curving and embossing sheet-metal plates for use as cornices, metal shingles, &c" (lines 8-13).
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Baldwin Jr., Benjamin J.
Item Type: Patent

Tire Tightener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tire tightener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the spokes, the felly, and the tire . . . of the plates, each provided with rearwardly-extending apertured portions, forwardly-projecting fingers, and semi-socketed portions on their lower faces, the upper face of the plate being straight, its lower face inclined, the upper face of the plate inclined, and the lower face thereof straight, whereby when said plates are fitted in place, they will wedge between the felly and the shoulder of the spoke, said socket portions adapted to fit over said shouldered portion of the spokes" (lines 8-21).
Date: April 29, 1890
Creator: Mayo, William Archer
Item Type: Patent

Hame Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame fastener. This design consists, "with the bar provided with a rack and longitudinal ways, of the housing provided at each end with downwardly and inwardly projecting lugs engaging said ways, and a spring provided with a stop, the link seated in a groove on the housing provided with a finger-hold, and an offset on said link adapted to strike against a projection on the spring for limiting the movement of said link" (lines 64-73).
Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee.
Item Type: Patent

Top Prop.

Description: Patent for a new and improved top-props for carriages. This design consists "[i]n combination with an arm having perforations and slot, plate provided with arm, pin, and bolt, and arms . . . secured, respectively, to the arm and the carriage-top" (lines 76-80).
Date: May 20, 1890
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Feed-Trough

Description: Patent for "a stock-feeder which shall permit of the feeding of a measured quantity of food to cattle in the barn or stable from a point remote, so as to enable the farmer or any of the members of his family to feed the cattle from the dwelling without going out into the weather" (lines 7-13).
Date: August 19, 1890
Creator: Reed, Francis O.
Item Type: Patent

Fly Wheel.

Description: Patent for a design for "improvements in balance or fly wheels, and is adapted to be applied to many different classes of machinery" (lines 15-17). Includes illustrations.
Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Cameron, Neill A.
Item Type: Patent

Machine for Pulling Stumps.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stump-puller. This design consists, "with the main beam, of the rigid crosstree arranged transversely of the same and provided at its end with loose casters, and a pivoted axle or tree terminating in axle-bearings and provided with wheels, and means for adjusting the pivoted crosstree with relation to the beam and rigid crosstree" (lines 11-18).
Date: December 9, 1890
Creator: Perkins, Jesse Isaac
Item Type: Patent

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire-stretcher. This design "has reference more particularly to that class of devices which are adapted to be applied to and removed from the wires at will" (lines 9-11). It consists in "the rigid bar, hooks . . . pivoted to the bar, and a laterally projecting arm" (lines 69-71).
Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Reed, Francis O.
Item Type: Patent

Washing-Machine.

Description: Patent for an improvement in washing-machines by using a novel arrangement of the rollers, the tub-supporting frame, the horizontal swinging rubber, and a series of closely arranged longitudinal spiral springs; so that “the pressure upon each separate article can be adjusted or regulated by the judgment of the [operator].” (Lines 12-14) Illustration is included.
Date: April 7, 1891
Creator: Bennington, William J.
Item Type: Patent

Bale-Box Attachment.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-presses, in which “it comprises two presser-rollers between which the cotton as it comes from the gin, is compressed, yielding bearings for one of the said presser-rollers, two guard-bars, one for each presser-roller, to prevent the cotton being carried out by the rollers, the ends of the guard–bars being threaded to receive nuts by means of which the attachment is clamped to the baling-box, and a conveyer to transfer the cotton from the gin to the said rollers.” (Lines 22-32) Illustration is included.
Date: May 12, 1891
Creator: Sanders, William
Item Type: Patent

Bed-Drawer Attachment for Bedsteads.

Description: Patent for improvement in bed-drawer attachments for bedsteads by “having bed-drawer arranged to slide beneath the usual mattress-support.” (Lines 8-10) Illustration is included.
Date: September 22, 1891
Creator: Mabee, Leonia
Item Type: Patent

Hame.

Description: Patent for a hame of simple and inexpensive construction, including illustrations.
Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Lee; Broad, Thomas & Martin, John
Item Type: Patent

Hame-Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new kind of fastener for draft animal harnesses that is inexpensive and has no springs or buckles. Illustration included.
Date: November 17, 1891
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements to double plows, so that they are pivotally connected and can move independently of the other. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 27, 1891
Creator: Payne, Hiram Ezkiel
Item Type: Patent

Shoe-Fastening.

Description: Patent for the improvement of shoe fastenings by making them out of leather and with more fashionable eyelets. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 11, 1891
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel McCleary
Item Type: Patent

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design is "to provide a stirrup of simple and inexpensive construction, to form the buckle for attaching the side straps integral with the hanger in such position that the stirrup will hang at right angles to the saddle-skirts, and, further, to hinge or pivot the foot-rest at one end to the hanger and supported at its opposite end by means of a spring-controlled catch that automatically releases the foot-rest by means of a lever and prevents the rider's foot from hanging in the stirrup and the rider being dragged should he [or she] be thrown from [the] horse" (lines 17-29).
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Turping Implement.

Description: Patent for a new and improved turfing implement. This design "is to produce a . . . handle . . . together with improved means for threading the needle (lines 10-12). It consists "with a tubular needle having a longitudinal slit, the outer end of the needle being open and its upper side being formed into a tongue near its inner end, which is bent upwardly and whose extremity projects into the needle, of a handle into which the needle is passed and a presser-foot adjustably connected at its inner end to the handle and having its outer end turned up and provided with an opening" (lines 85-93).
Date: June 21, 1892
Creator: Robinson, Laurence Benjamin
Item Type: Patent

Churn.

Description: Patent for a churn that consists of an upright frame, an adjustable central ring, a dasher rod, and devices for operating the rod.
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Martin, William F.
Item Type: Patent

Type-Writing Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple, reliable, and easily operated attachment for a type-writing machine that continuously feeds paper to the type. "Several sheets, as they are printed may be severed in equal lengths, without disturbing the engagement of the continuous web with the paper-cylinder and feeding-devices" (lines 13-17).
Date: July 25, 1893
Creator: Smith, John D.
Item Type: Patent

Hame.

Description: Patent for a hame that has an improved fastening device that easily secures trace chains or tugs to the harness. It is easily adjustable.
Date: September 26, 1893
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent

Gate-Closer.

Description: Patent for a simple and inexpensive gate closer that can be used with any gate and is easy to use. It consists of an arm that is secured to the gate, an adjustable wedge that sits between the arm and the gate, a weight connected to the arm, fastening devices, a slot on the wedge, pulleys mounted in a casing, and chords.
Date: October 10, 1893
Creator: Dickson, Thomas C.
Item Type: Patent

Gate.

Description: Patent for an inexpensive, simple, and improved construction for sliding gates that is easily opened and closed with minimal effort. The gate slides back and forth on a track which is set in a frame above the gate.
Date: March 27, 1894
Creator: Smith, Stansbury J.
Item Type: Patent

Elevated Railway.

Description: Patent for improvements in elevated railways: "provide simple means for regulating and adjusting the weight of the car so as to throw the preponderence thereof upon either the upper or the lower track or to equally divide the weight so that each track bear a like proportion" (lines 12-17).
Date: April 10, 1894
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Item Type: Patent