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Gin Saw.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton-gin saw. This design's "object is to provide means for enabling the ready and convenient detachment of the teeth for substitution or other purposes, whereby superior advantages in point of simplicity, inexpensiveness, durability, and general efficiency are secured" (lines 10-15).
Date: October 30, 1883
Creator: Mann, Charles Wesley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car Coupling.

Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "form[s] the central opening of the draw-bar with a tup-bar having rearwardly a spiral spring. The forward end of this tup-bar is inclined forwardly somewhat at an angle at the top, so that when the said bar is pushed forward by the spiral spring at its rear end, the coupling-pin will rest upon this forwardly-projecting end of the bar, while the link will rest beneath, so that in dropping the pin will rest within the link, and not on the outer side, which would be the case if this bar were square" (lines 15-26).
Date: December 15, 1885
Creator: McAllister, Sanders F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bit-Brace.

Description: Patent for "an improved form of brace having a V-guide which is substantially right-angled and mechanism mounted therein for driving a bit so arranged that the crank-arm of the handle may turn in a corner without striking the wall or without striking the wall or without striking a plane support should the guide rest thereon when boring a hole." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 29, 1897
Creator: McClellan, Stephen
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Bit-Brace with Right-Angled V-Guide Frame.

Description: Patent for a bit-brace with right-angled V-guide frame, with description and illustrations.
Date: June 8, 1897
Creator: McClellan, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Brace for Boring Holes, &c.

Description: Patent for a brace for boring holes through window sashes. It was invented "to enable [the inventor] the more quickly and better to apply my "sash lock", patented July 19, 1892, and numbered 479,152, but may be used for other purposes" (lines 20-23).
Date: February 13, 1894
Creator: McClellan, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash-Fastener

Description: Patent for a new sash fastener, so that the fastener itself is improved upon by the implimentation of a half-hollow cylindar. "The purpose of this cylinder is more for appearance than any actual service, because when the lock is put on the rail of the sash, as shown in Fig. 1, part of it will be seen through the glass from the outside, and the cylinder can be made ornamental and would look much neater than the lock would without it" (lines 87-89)
Date: July 19, 1892
Creator: McClellan, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Root-Puller.

Description: Patent for a root puller for pulling up Mesquite tree root clumps.
Date: September 27, 1910
Creator: McGehee, George T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press.

Description: Patent for a hay-press where "the plunger or traverser is arranged in a suitable frame and is drawn toward its rearward position by means of a spring. rods are connected to the opposite sides of the plunger or traverser, and these are in turn connected to a cross-head, which in turn is connected with a pitman provided on its outer end with a hook that engages mechanism to give it a motion which imparts a reciprocating motion to the plunger" (lines 15-25).
Date: September 8, 1896
Creator: McIntosh, Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand Seed-Planter.

Description: Patent for an improvement in hand-seed planters, designed especially for cotton-seed. The seeds are spit out the bottom through a series of springs, pins, and plungers.
Date: May 11, 1897
Creator: Merwin, Charles F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design "has for its object to construct a plow with a detachable point, which may be removed from the plow in an easy and convenient manner and which may be held securely attached to the plow without the use of bolts" (lines 8-13). It consists in "the combination of a pair of clamping-plates, a seat or base-plate having a downwardly-extending flange secured between the front ends of said plates, said base-plate being provided with a transverse slot, the mold-board and point provided at their meeting edges with flanges" (lines 85-91).
Date: August 26, 1890
Creator: Messer, Jeremiah C.
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Agricultural Implement

Description: Patent for an agricultural implement. This invention allows for the interchangeability of different blades. Illustration included.
Date: October 2, 1906
Creator: Messer, Jeremiah Clark
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Improvement in Washing-Machines.

Description: Patent for a new improvement to washing machines.
Date: July 21, 1874
Creator: Mitchell, Daniel Chasteen
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Planter

Description: Patent for a new improved planter. "It consists in the peculiar construction and combination of devices, that will be more fully set forth hereinafter, and particularly pointed out in the claims" (p. 1; lines 10-13) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 6, 1885
Creator: Morris, John Edwin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door.

Description: Patent for a door "that can be secured in either open or closed position either from the exterior or interior of the building on which the door is mounted" (lines 9-12) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 19, 1914
Creator: Niemann, Otto
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Fire-Extinguisher for Cotton-Gins.

Description: Patent for an improved, simple, and durable fire extinguisher that can be used quickly conveniently, and effectively to extinguish a fire in a cotton gin. The extinguisher is built into the gin. The gin has a hole in its top, a lint chute on one side, a valve that closes the hole, a valve that closes the lint chute, a connection between the valves, and a rope that connects the valves to a guide.
Date: May 30, 1893
Creator: Northcraft, Edward
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Cotton Loading and Weighing Device.

Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and efficient cotton loading and weighing device for wagons. It can be easily put onto or removed from any wagon. This invention has a unique way of "clamping-loop or wire support by means of which the main inclined beam or support of the device is firmly and securely upheld and braced with relation to the tail-gate of a wagon with which said clamping frame or loop is adapted to engage" (lines 25-31).
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Paolucci, Henry Emanuel
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Pneumatic Conveyor and Cleaner.

Description: Patent for "a pneumatic cotton conveyer and cleaner designed for carrying seed-cotton from a wagon or the like to a gin-house or warehouse or other receptacle or place of storage and for cleaning the cotton while the same is being so conveyed." (lines 8-13) including illustrations.
Date: July 10, 1900
Creator: Parker, Joseph A.
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Churn.

Description: Patent for a new and useful churn, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 27, 1900
Creator: Parker, Joseph Andrew
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Cotton-Distributer.

Description: Patent for "a new and improved cotton-distributer to provide a means for equalizing the distribution of cotton to a series of connected receptacles and for retaining the cotton in the receptacles until it is desirable to deliver it to the hoppers or feed devices for cotton-gins." (lines 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 10, 1900
Creator: Parker, Joseph Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement In Horse-Power Mill.

Description: This patent is for a new improvement with how a horse can be attached to a horse-power-mill to do the necessary work needed on a farm. As the horse moves around the machine moves with it.
Date: May 7, 1878
Creator: Pitts, William C.
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Adjustable Arch for Cultivators

Description: Patent for an adjustable arch for cultivators.
Date: October 27, 1903
Creator: Porter, Harrison B.
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Cultivator

Description: Patent for a durable cultivator. Illustration included.
Date: March 22, 1904
Creator: Porter, Harrison B.
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Well-Tube Holder

Description: Patent for a well tube holder for removing pipes from wells and holding them in place. Illustrations included.
Date: May 3, 1910
Creator: Preston, Lyman L.
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Tire-Tightener.

Description: Patent for improvements in tire tighteners by using wedges with longitudinal ridges, longitudinal tapering ridges or webs, together “with a wheel-rim, clamps arranged in pairs upon each side of the felly-joint, the clamps consisting of plates have a fluted or corrugated inner surface …., the extension of the registering plates being connected by transverse bolts.” (lines 37-45) Illustration is included.
Date: March 31, 1891
Creator: Reeves, Alexander Marion
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department