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Toy Projectile

Description: Patent for toy arrows and similar projectiles "which may be safely shot or projected by children without danger of the arrow injuring any object or hurting the child" (lines 12-15). Additionally it can be used to kill flies without smashing them.
Date: April 9, 1918
Creator: Pewther, Judson C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Device for Dressing Down Bearings

Description: Patent for a tool that dresses down bearings. Railroad engine journals and their corresponding bearings show wear over time. When replacing bearings into such a journal, without adaptation of the bearing there will be an improper fit, resulting in "hot journals" or "hot boxes". This tool adapts a bearing to a proper fit for the journal into which it will be installed.
Date: December 12, 1922
Creator: Mitchell, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe-Cutter

Description: Patent for improvements to pipe-cutters that can cut pipes of different sizes.
Date: February 19, 1918
Creator: Hime, Clint T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Core-Operating Device

Description: Patent for bale core operating device which improves the bale core quality around which the bale is formed, including illustrations.
Date: July 16, 1918
Creator: Taft, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chimney-Cowl

Description: Patent for low cost chimney cowl improvements to insure proper draft and prevent fires.
Date: March 12, 1918
Creator: Burch, Robert S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Distilling Oil

Description: Patent for a new and improved process of distilling oil by inventor James E. Biggins.
Date: October 23, 1917
Creator: Biggins, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment For Coffee-Roasters

Description: Patent for coffee roaster attachment to aid in storing coffee after particle separation and also as a filter. The intention was to have this particular device be an attachment for many coffee roasters.
Date: February 12, 1918
Creator: Liberto, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Single Trigger Mechanism For Double-Barrel Guns

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvement in Single Trigger Mechanism For Double-Barrel Guns (lines 5-7)."
Date: April 2, 1918
Creator: Lindsay, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peanut-Roasting Device.

Description: Patent for a peanut roasting device that uniformly roasts peanuts. The peanut roaster is an automatic device that rotates through batches of raw peanuts in pre-determined intervals.
Date: August 6, 1918
Creator: Peckham, Samuel C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drier

Description: Patent for inventing an low cost and efficient apparatus for a drier. The primary use is for drying fertilizers and animal hair, but can also be adapted for other commodities.
Date: August 27, 1918
Creator: Luther, Calvin R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Garment-Protector.

Description: Patent for an easily detachable garment protector "for use with trousers and overalls to protect them from wear and from becoming soiled while in use" (lines 10-13) including illustration.
Date: July 2, 1918
Creator: Spencer, William Levi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hopper-Door.

Description: Patent for a hopper door especially designed to be used "with a vertically movable weighing hopper adapted to receive and weigh cotton seed" (lines 10-12). The specifics of how the door is hinged and operates is especially important to the design.
Date: July 16, 1918
Creator: Peck, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sectional Rim

Description: Patent for a sectional rim, which provides a sectional demountable tire rim with interlocking means to easily actuate and separate so that the tire can be removed from or applied to the rim.
Date: May 31, 1921
Creator: Williams, Harry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Means for Reducing Wear in the Working Barrels of Pumps

Description: Patent for a means of reducing wear in the working barrels of pumps. The pumps made in this wat are specially adapted for operations in water or oil wells where the fluid being pumped is is mixed with sand and sediment.
Date: March 4, 1919
Creator: Carmichael, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sound-Producing Maching

Description: Patent for "sound producing instruments and sound imitators and comprises an assemble of a plurality of sound producing instruments all unified through a central control for us in connection with theaters and particularly moving pictures."
Date: September 10, 1918
Creator: Illo, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fireplace Guard

Description: Patent for a fireplace guard. This fireplace guard is designed to prevent accidental fires.
Date: July 23, 1918
Creator: Haley, Ernest T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Burner

Description: Patent for an oil burner. This oil burner is designed to consume fuel in a cheaper and more economical manner.
Date: March 14, 1922
Creator: Mills, Virgil H. & Mills, John H. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process for Making Cattle Food

Description: Patent for providing "a process whereby cattle food may be economically produced from sotol which, when combined with certain other food products, will produce an equivalent to alfalfa and which can be produced at a cost far below that required to provide a feed of the same amount of alfalfa &c., &c." lines 17-23
Date: February 26, 1918
Creator: Thatcher, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Truck

Description: Patent for a transportation truck. This truck is designed to better secure drums and barrels so that they can withstand tough roads.
Date: October 1, 1918
Creator: Golding, Charles D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Foldable Landing Gear for Aeroplanes

Description: Patent for foldable landing gear for airplanes. This landing gear is designed to be folded into the body of the plane, by the pilot.
Date: September 21, 1920
Creator: McCarroll, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drilling Apparatus

Description: Patent for a drilling apparatus for wells. This drill is designed to be applied to a rotary and used with a pipe tong to screw and unscrew pipe joints.
Date: October 25, 1921
Creator: Reeves, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electric Battery

Description: Patent for an electric battery. This battery is designed to be more efficient and run for a longer time, without adding water.
Date: October 24, 1922
Creator: Holmes, Frank M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pipe-Perforator

Description: Patent for pipe-perforator made for well screens. This perforator is designed to provide staggered rows of perforations.
Date: November 29, 1921
Creator: Dunsworth, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Carbureter

Description: Patent for a carburetor. This carburetor is designed to be used with crude oil, and to be easily constructed and operated.
Date: September 6, 1921
Creator: Walker, Sanders
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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