UNT Libraries Government Documents Department - Browse

ABOUT BROWSE FEED

Can-Opener

Description: Patent for a new and improved can opener. This design "consists of can-opener comprising a blade or cutter vertically adjustable to allow it to be forced into a can-head to be cut" (lines 34-36).
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Connett, Matthew F.
Item Type: Patent

Adjustable Rack for Railway-Cars.

Description: Patent for improvements on racks in railway-cars including more storage for smaller items, an adjustable rack for children or elderly persons to be able to reach without needing to stand on the car seat, a titled hinge that allows a rack to be pulled for ward and pushed back, and other improvements.
Date: August 2, 1898
Creator: Butler, Michael
Item Type: Patent

Gearing For Bicycles.

Description: Patent relating to "a new and useful improvement in gearing for bicycles and the like, and has for its object to so construct and arrange a device of this description as to avoid sudden shocks or jars which are occasioned by unevenness in the road-bed over which the machine is traveling, and also to enable the rider to exert a sudden force upon the pedals without straining the framework or wheels of the machine" (lines 9-18).
Date: August 17, 1897
Creator: Godfray, Ernest H.
Item Type: Patent

Harness-Hame Attachment.

Description: Patent "to provide a hame of strong and durable construction, simple in its arrangement, and having means of ready application of the necessary devices used in connection with harness attachments" (lines 14-18).
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Davis, Isaac Polk
Item Type: Patent

Disk Cultivator

Description: Patent for an improved "disk cultivator that will be adapted for the various purposes to which such devices are ordinarily applied. The invention consists in certain details of construction and combination and arrangement of parts" (lines 13-18)
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Brock, Andrew L.
Item Type: Patent

Lemon-Squeezer.

Description: Patent for a new lemon squeezer design for "table purposes" (line 15) and "to provide a sanitary lemon squeezer" (lines 19-20) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 14, 1911
Creator: Carroll, Frank
Item Type: Patent

Composition Pulp Plaster and Process of Manufacturing Same.

Description: Patent for "a composition pulp plaster designed as a substitute for ordinary lime-plaster and equivalent materials and particularly adapted for use in warm moist climates, where the ordinary lime-plaster lacks durability and is rendered non-adherent. A further objective of the invention is to provide a cheap substitute for plaster which will be not only waterproof, but also fireproof and gas-proof or practically impervious to air" (lines 9-18). It includes instructions for manufacturing the plaster with various proportions of the ingredients depending on the purpose.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Blake, David H. & Ray, Jeramiah P.
Item Type: Patent

Tool-Handle

Description: Patent for a tool handle for "hoe-handles, rake-handles, and other like farming implements."
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Pederson, Fred
Item Type: Patent

Oliver.

Description: Patent for an improved "oliver," a blacksmith's hammer operated by foot power or another mechanism. It provides improved means for mounting the hammer, adjusting the blow of the hammer or cushioning it, and arranging the hammer at different positions when not in use.
Date: December 27, 1898
Creator: Raiza, William J. & Souther, Alsom
Item Type: Patent

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator

Description: Patent for a simplified and "improved cotton-chopping mechanism which may be readily applied to a straddle-row cultivator of ordinary construction, whereby the cotton may be plowed and chopped at one operation" (lines 10-14). It also allows for the chopping mechanism to be adjusted to regulate the chopping operation and provides better support of the mechanism while operating.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter,William H.
Item Type: Patent

Paper-Hanging Machine.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Paper-Hanging Machines" (lines 5-7) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Phillips, Jay V. & Bean, E. J.
Item Type: Patent

Canopy-Frame.

Description: Patent for "a simple, compact and efficient extensible frame adapted to be supported for use either in connection with a bedstead or door and window openings, &c" (lines 9-13). It is constructed to be arranged in multiple positions and "to support the fabric of the canopy in the desired position without risk of tearing or otherwise injuring the same" (lines 15-18).
Date: May 2, 1899
Creator: Baggett, Charles Bennett
Item Type: Patent

Compound For Treating Seeds.

Description: Patent for a new and useful composition of matter to be used for killing weevils in corn, beans, or peas, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Thiele, Gustav
Item Type: Patent

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful cultivator, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Otenhouse, Henry
Item Type: Patent

Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined cotton seed and corn planter. The invention has "relation to improved means for adjusting the wheels laterally to provide for increasing or diminishing the width of the rows" (lines 13-16).
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Kile, William A.
Item Type: Patent

Bed-Slat Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and useful bed slat fastener, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Sonntag, Edwin C.
Item Type: Patent

Buckle Connection.

Description: Patent for a new buckle connection design "which is peculiarly adaptable to harness" (lines 10-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 21, 1911
Creator: Savage, John W.
Item Type: Patent

Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a certain new and useful improvement in game apparatus, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Hutches, Benjamin F. Jr.
Item Type: Patent

Tire-Armor.

Description: Patent for a new design "in armor or protectors for pneumatic tires" (line 13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 7, 1911
Creator: Ramsay, Henry M.; McGary, Austin & Campbell, John W.
Item Type: Patent

Bed-Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and useful bed brace, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Stoermer, Alexander Sr.
Item Type: Patent

Land Bedder And Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a new and useful land bedder and cultivator, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Parker, Middleton N.
Item Type: Patent

Advertising Device.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in advertising device, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Hefley, Jefferson D.
Item Type: Patent

Telephone System.

Description: Patent for "a novel arrangement of circuits in connection with a pair of telephone-receivers at each subscriber's station, whereby the subscriber can cut out the station, so that the conversation is being carried on between two subscribers cannot be heard by the other subscribers on the same line" (lines 9-17).
Date: July 4, 1899
Creator: Bennett, William W.
Item Type: Patent