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Improvement in Jack-Screws and Clamps Combined.

Description: Patent for an invention "to combine a jack-screw or lifting-jack with a clamp, so that they may be interchangeably used." (Lines 19-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 20, 1873
Creator: Jackson, Thomas R.; Jackson, Asberry C. & Watson, Claudius S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mill-Carriage-Wheel Guard.

Description: Patent for a new mill-carriage-wheel guard "to prevent obstruction falling on the wheels or on the [railroad] track, this guard also carries scrapers in front and in rear and on each side of the wheel, whereby the obstructions are scraped off the track." (Lines 23-28) This guard can be used with a wood-working machine carriages and/or rail.” Illustration is included.
Date: April 28, 1891
Creator: Zimmerman, Joseph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saw-Hammering Machine.

Description: Patent for a simple hammering machine for circular saws that "carries the saw in such a way that it may be held at any necessary or desired angle to suit the operator, which has a sliding anvil adapted to be adjusted so as to come opposite the various parts of the saw, which is provided with an adjustable hammer adapted to be brought opposite the anvil, which is constructed so as to cause a blow to expand both sides of the saw equally, and which in general is intended to facilitate the quick and efficient hammering of a saw" (lines 12-23).
Date: July 18, 1893
Creator: Dillon, Thomas H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Percussion-Shells.

Description: This patent was created for individuals to be able to hit an object with the instrument and the oject immediately explodes on impact. It then produces an excessive amount of explosions. The invention is made out of shells with sections assembled together infused with different substances, and connected by a fuse.
Date: April 9, 1878
Creator: Urquhart, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feed-Trough.

Description: Patent for improvements in feed-troughs in which a controlled amount of feed can be placed in a feed box, and in which the latter will be fed as rapidly as consumed and the unconsumed feed will be protected. (Lines 11-14) Illustration in included.
Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: Webb, William James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pan Lifter and Turner.

Description: Patent for a pan lifter and turner using a bent handle, a curved plate is secured at the end of the bent handle; extending upward from the curved plate with a series of teeth to engages the crimped rim of a pan for lifting. At both ends of the curved plate provided with curved notches or recesses to receive and engage the rim of a pan for turning. Illustration is included.
Date: February 10, 1891
Creator: Ericson, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trunk-Strap Fastener.

Description: Patent for a device "whereby a trunk-strap after having been tightly drawn around a trunk or other article of baggage can be fastened without the use of the usual buckle," (lines 10-14) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 13, 1891
Creator: Webb, William James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining Sulfur.

Description: Patent for a method of mining sulfur and other things that have similar melting points that is less expensive and more efficient than previous methods. A machine sprays hot fluid at fissures where the mineral exists, melts it, and carries it away in the stream.
Date: April 27, 1897
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo & Carroll, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pen-Cleaning Attachment for Inkstands.

Description: Patent for innovations in "pen-cleaning attachments for inkstands" (lines 9-10). It is a lip that extends past the top of ink-wells, and is meant to prevent blotting. The attachment is "an annular expansible body portion of spring metal adapted to be fitted in the mouth of an ink-well" (lines 93-95)
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Higgins, Pattillo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Carrier.

Description: Patent for a log-carrier with an improved construction from a previous patent (No. 539,380). Improvements include a change in "the angle of strain of the draft-chain as the lever approaches the horizontal position...when the load is elevated" (lines 34-37). It also maintains "a uniform leverage without the use of guide-rollers or other means" (lines 54-56), and balances the sliding tongue so that "the team is relieved of the weight thereof" (line 62).
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Carroll, Joseph Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mucilage-Bottle.

Description: Patent for a mucilage-bottle that has a brush which stays in the bottle, and is held in place with a cork. A spring is in the neck, and is compressed when the cork is inserted. This mucilage-bottle will not get clogged with dried mucilage.
Date: January 12, 1897
Creator: Taylor, George Watson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boring-Bit.

Description: Patent for a boring drill. The invention creates a new means "for connecting the constituent members of the head so as to provide novel means for assembling the head with a driving element" (lines 19-22).
Date: June 10, 1913
Creator: Larnce, John B.; Townsend, S. L. & Keith, Aubrey R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Burner

Description: Patent for an improvement on Oil Burners.
Date: April 9, 1902
Creator: Robertson, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Craft.

Description: Patent for a "bathing float equipped with propelling means" (lines 10-11) and a "depressible platform combined with ... a diving rudder" to allow the front part of the craft to dive underneath the water (lines 13-15).
Date: April 27, 1915
Creator: Caldwell, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Furnace.

Description: Patent for improvements to furnaces which use oil-fueled, stationary or locomotive boilers.
Date: July 6, 1915
Creator: Wilson, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hoisting Hook.

Description: Patent for "certain new and useful Improvements in Hoisting-Hooks" (lines 5-6) including specifications and illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1915
Creator: Lee J. Black
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ignition-Tube Heater

Description: Patent for "fire prevention, or explosions, by gas or oil surrounding the heater of the ignition-tube of a gas engine." (lines 11-14) including illustrations.
Date: August 10, 1915
Creator: Kincade, Elmer C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

File-Cabinet.

Description: Patent for combination safe or revolving file cabinet to provide a safe operable means for compartments of batches of papers. Illustration is provided.
Date: August 10, 1915
Creator: Whitlow, Alamander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rice Harvester

Description: Patent for an improved rice grain harvester. This harvester gather only grain, not straw or stalks, in order to prevent the grain from gathering dampness or moisture over long periods of time.
Date: July 11, 1916
Creator: Motte, James N. & Katz, Adam
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Mechanical Movement

Description: Patent for "an object to provide a chain and sprocket movement with improved means for maintaining the chain in operatively taut condition and relation to the sprocket wheel" (lines 13-17), including illustrations.
Date: November 9, 1915
Creator: Stine, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Firearm

Description: Patent for an improved firearm. This firearm that can transform from a rifle to a shotgun using separate barrels but the same stock mechanism.
Date: April 25, 1916
Creator: Burnaman, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hen-Nest

Description: Patent for an improved hen nest. This nest prevents hens from roosting when the keeper chooses by the ability to turn the nests from horizontal to vertical.
Date: July 25, 1916
Creator: Hebert, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Detector for Wireless Telegraphy

Description: Patent for an improved detector for wireless telegraph machine through the use of minerals such as copper, sulfur, and zinc.
Date: November 9, 1915
Creator: Lorenz, Charles O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Capping-Machine

Description: Patent for a capping machine. The object is to provide a machine of the character specified, designed for placing friction caps or covers of cans containing canned materials and for sealing the covers or caps in place on the cans, and arranged to be capable of use with cans of varying size.
Date: August 31, 1915
Creator: Peppers, Jerry Coatts
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department