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Button.

Description: Patent for a new and improved button. This design consists "[i]n a detachable button, the combination, with the hollow threaded shank of the button-head, having end serrations, and the base-disk, having a central screw, of the loose clamp-disk, applied on the screw, and having a spring-pawl or projection to engage the serrations of the shank" (lines 70-76).
Date: March 11, 1884
Creator: Matthews, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridle Bit.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle bit. This design "consist[s] of curb-plates provided with the mouth-bar and having the upper ends provided with slots and the lower ends formed with longitudinal slots, and the cheek-plates loosely fitted to the outer ends of the mouth-bar and having their opposite ends formed with openings for the attachment of the head-stall and reins" (lines 72-79).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Allen, John Hudson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Frame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved quilting frame. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the track-bar having the brackets on its ends, the continuous suspension-wire extending between the extremities of the said brackets and extending longitudinally in the rear of the track-bar, the movable block inserted between the rear portion of the suspension-wire and the rear side of the track-bar, the pulleys mounted on the suspension-wire, and the carrier-bar carrying the quilting-frame and connected to the said pulleys" (lines 62-72).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Raines, Burress Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Conveying and Cleaning Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved conveyer and cleaner of cotton. This design consists, "with the cotton pneumatic tube and the fan for producing an air-current therein, of the branch-tubes connecting the segments of the tube first named, the cotton-arresting screens, the enlarged mouth upon the tube-segment opposite the fan, the rotating cylinder mounted between said branches, the wings thereon completely filling, with the cylinder, the upper portion of the mouth and sweeping over the faces of the screens, the flexible valve, and the spring-actuated gate closing that part of the mouth" (lines 14-25).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Elam, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Distributing Poison on Plants.

Description: Patent for a new and improved machine for distributing poison on plants. This design consists in "the combination, with a wheeled-frame, a counter-shaft thereon driven from the wheels, a poison-hopper, an air and discharge pipe communicating therewith, a fan giving air-blast through said pipe, and an agitator in the poison-hopper, of wheel and belt-gearing operating the fan and agitator from the counter-shaft on the frame" (lines 112-119).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Brown, George R. & Brown, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Submarine Channel Protection.

Description: Patent for new and improved submarine channel protection. This design "consist[s] of two walls approximately parallel with each other extending across the sand-bar, and a barrier consisting of inclined wings extending from the side walls to the center of the channel, and a filling in rear of the wings" (lines 46-51).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Mauermann, Albert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator

Description: Patent for "a machine of this class which shall be simple in construction, durable, and effect ive in operation, and which may be easily manipulated" (lines 11-14).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Porter, William Daniel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut and Washer for Vehicle Axles.

Description: Patent for a new and improved nut and washer combination. This design consists, "with a threaded end on an axle-spindle, which is longitudinally grooved on opposite sides of the thread, and a radially-flanged nut made to engage the threaded-end of the spindle, of a cap-ring having an annular recess formed on one side from its inner edge outwardly, said ring being secured upon the radial flange of the nut, and a cylindrical outer shell having an inwardly-extended flange on one end, and ears on the edge of said flange, which hook over the reduced edge of the cap-ring" (lines 20-31).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Sullivan, Jonathan L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Fence.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire fence. This design "relates to wire fencing; and it consists in the construction and combination of devices . . . whereby the wire cables can be conveniently and freely supported at suitable points by spirally-coiled suspension-loops attached to certain fence-posts, so that while securely braced to remain in position the wire cable will not be subjected to chafing or other injury" (lines 8-17).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Moran, Horace S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Construction of Roofs.

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction of roofs, including instruction.
Date: March 11, 1879
Creator: Boyd, John
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Plow.

Description: Patent for improvements in the plow with a heated mold-board to prevent sticking, including illustrations.
Date: March 11, 1879
Creator: Tucker, Argyle W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Wheel-Plows.

Description: Patent for "invention has relation to improvements in attachments to sulky and other horse-plows" (para. 3). Combines a circle-plate, transverse clamp-ridge, clamps, a bearing plate, a king-bolt, a transverse sleeve, an axle, adjusting collars, and transporting-wheels on said axle.
Date: December 21, 1878
Creator: Cummins, John Randolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fumigating Apparatus for Exterminating Insects.

Description: Patent for ant extermination device. Injects gas into the entrance of (primarily) ant or insect nests.
Date: March 11, 1879
Creator: Mueller, Onno
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plaiting Apparatus

Description: Patent for improved apparatus for plaiter, to increase efficiency and ease of use with durable and simple design.
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Reynolds, Charles A. & Reynolds, Sallie A.
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Hog-Trough

Description: Patent for a feeding trough for pig sties. Illustrations included.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Wilkinson, Duke A. & Austin, Ben A.
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Fountain-Brush.

Description: Patent for a fountain brush which allows for the attachment of a wiping cloth, and featuring a spring handle.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Shanley, Michael Henry
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Appliance for Protecting Oil-Wells from Fires.

Description: Patent for an appliance for protecting oil-wells from fires. As stated within the patent, "this invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in appliances for protecting oil-wells from fires; and to this end it consists of the novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more specifically described in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the claims herein appended" (Lines 9-16).
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Cochran, James M.
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Attachment for Harrows

Description: Patent for attachment of harrows that facilitate the use of harrows in pilling cotton stalks. This device allows the harrows to be in continuous motion creating efficiency in cotton pilling.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Taylor, David T. & Barker, Felix
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Churn

Description: Patent for a churn. Illustrations included.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Brown, Herbert E.
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Mat

Description: Patent for a mat. Illustration included.
Date: March 11, 1905
Creator: Horsley, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mattress-Making Machine

Description: Patent for a machine designed to improve the creation of mattresses, with the intent of making them of uniform length, width, depth, and amount of stuffing.
Date: March 11, 1901
Creator: White, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoeing-Rasp

Description: Patent for improved horseshoeing rasp, both portable and mechanical, which removes extra hoof after shoe is applied to foot. Invention also provides smoother and trimmer hoof with shoe.
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Daggett, John P. & Hestand, Hardy
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Chicken-Roost

Description: Patent for an improved chicken roost.
Date: March 11, 1913
Creator: Conner, Joshua H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Marine Propeller

Description: Patent for a marine propeller which allows for "a reversal of the action of the wheel for propulsion in opposite directions or for turning the boat without changing the direction of rotation of the power-shaft."
Date: March 11, 1902
Creator: Burrell Cannon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department