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Rotary Drill.

Description: Patent for a rotary drill that more effectively dislodges disintegrated material from the drill's cutting device during well-drilling.
Date: June 15, 1915
Creator: Hughes, Howard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air Pump.

Description: Patent for improvements in air pumps pertaining to their ability to inflate pneumatic tires.
Date: May 25, 1915
Creator: Messerli, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Pump

Description: Patent for an automobile air pump that can be power driven from a car motor. This pump can be driven from the rear wheel of a car.
Date: July 15, 1915
Creator: Causey, Thomas S. & Kelley, Robert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Caustic-Soda Process.

Description: Patent for mixing anhydrous sodium-sulfate with saw dust, heating the mixture in a furnace to 880 degrees Celsius and letting it partially cool. This process will convert the sodium-sulfate to sodium sulfide which when combined with the saw dust creates a liquid which will not oxidize because of the saw dust. The saw dust prevents the mixture from becoming volatile. When lime is added to the mixture then caustic soda is created.
Date: September 7, 1915
Creator: Hirt, Jules Hector
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wax.

Description: Patent for improving wax to be used by shoemakers consisting of gasolene [sic], rosin and pine tar. The improved wax adheres to the shoe leather and the threads making both the leather and the seams waterproof and more supple. This wax product does not blacken the hands of the shoemaker.
Date: May 18, 1915
Creator: Vest, Harvey P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flue-Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a portable flue cleaner for boilers. Through a nozzle on the cleaner, the flue cleaner uses the steam from the boiler to remove dirt, dust and soot. The dirt is forced out of the boiler when the steam escapes.
Date: August 17, 1915
Creator: Leonard, Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ventilator.

Description: Patent for a ventilating cowl for buildings for fire prevention by causing smoke and sparks to pass outside of a building or deflate to the surface below. The cowl is cone shaped with a deflecting surface and has several rings through which smoke and sparks can pass through to the outside.
Date: November 30, 1915
Creator: Ashorn, Inshrish
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Poultry-Coop.

Description: Patent for coop for poultry and similar animals that can be kept in a sanitary condition. The coop has a removable container that holds the refuse and can contain disinfectant. This container sits below the mesh floor of the coop.
Date: August 31, 1913
Creator: Clippinger, Levi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Piano Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and useful piano attachment for "facilitating the adjustment of the means employed for producing said tones and for locking said means in operative position" (line 11 - 14).
Date: March 22, 1898
Creator: Moyer, Jesse Hechler
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Piano Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and useful piano attachment.
Date: March 22, 1898
Creator: Moyer, Jesse Hechler
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Governor

Description: Patent for Governor that improves upon a speed controlling mechanism, specifically for controlling a reciprocating element like an engine piston, including illustration and instructions. This application is a division of an earlier application (Serial Number: 843, 812 submitted June 08, 1914).
Date: June 29, 1915
Creator: Burrow, Edgar A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gripping Device for Well-Boring Apparatus

Description: Patent for a gripping device for well-boring apparatus that allows the rotary gripping rings to be reversed and used as new when one side has been worn down completely including illustrations and instructions.
Date: June 15, 1915
Creator: Myers, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sliding Valve for Steam-Engines or the Like

Description: Patent for a sliding valve for steam-engines or the like that is "simpler, less expensive, and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use" (lines 21-24) including an illustration and instructions.
Date: June 8, 1915
Creator: Williamson, Jason & Williamson, Elmer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring-Full for Locks

Description: Patent for a spring-full for locks that is "automatically spring actuated" (lines 12-13) by a button including illustrations and instructions.
Date: June 22, 1915
Creator: Ewing, Harry L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measuring Device

Description: Patent for a measuring device specifically created for drawing circles with chalk, with the ability to increase and decrease the size of the circles being drawn without interference including illustrations and instructions.
Date: June 15, 1915
Creator: Giese, Willy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thermostatic Fire-Extinguishing Device

Description: Patent for a thermostatic fire-extinguishing device that improves the efficiency and operation of thermostatic fire-extinguishers.
Date: June 22, 1915
Creator: Hooks, J. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pump

Description: Patent for an improved version of a pump that includes two pistons in order to eliminate both intake and discharge valves.
Date: June 15, 1915
Creator: Sherman, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher

Description: Patent for an improved wire-stretcher that is able to stretch wires while simultaneously holding the stretched wire during stapling.
Date: June 22, 1915
Creator: Kidd, B. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Non-Spillable Oil Can

Description: Patent for improvements upon non-spillable oil cans that contain "a valve-controlled inlet and outlet whereby the receptacle can be readily and easily filled and its contents prevented from spilling irrespective of what position it may be arranged when not in use" (lines 10-15).
Date: July 6, 1915
Creator: Matthews, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Burner

Description: Patent for an oil burner that can be inserted into a stove or range and function with kerosine oil as fuel. The size of the flame can be adjusted with this oil burner, and it can be installed in stoves and ranges without structural changes being made to the equipment.
Date: June 29, 1915
Creator: Jordan, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Machine for Cracking Nuts

Description: Patent for a machine that is able to crack multiple types of nuts at a rapid rate.
Date: June 22, 1915
Creator: McDonald, C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automobile Body.

Description: Patent for an automobile body that is designed for people who enjoy doing outdoor activities. Compares this design to the current design of what is called "touring cars."
Date: April 15, 1913
Creator: Saxon, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Floor Selector-Switch for Electric Door-Operating Apparatus

Description: Patent for floor selector switch for electric door operating apparatus situated at the floor/landing near the elevator shaft to close and open the elevator gate/door. It also allows the elevator operator to use a switch to operate the elevator gate/door, and also lock the gate/door so it cannot be opened by accident. All said to work quickly and quietly.
Date: May 18, 1915
Creator: Pitts, Hood
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve.

Description: Patent for an improvement in sealing capabilities for water pump valves, including illustrations.
Date: July 6, 1915
Creator: Shelp, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department