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De-Aerator

Description: Patent for improvements in de-aerators such as "forcing the water into the tank and spraying the same against the cylinder to cause the air and gases to separate from the water, and means for causing a vacuum in the upper end of the tank from which a suction pipe extends to allow ready escape of the separated air and gases" (lines 27-33) including illustrations and instructions.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Strite, Frank S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water-Gap Gate.

Description: Patent for new and improved water gap gates to protect gates and barriers during natural interference, thereby preventing livestock injury.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Sattler, Adolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Can Spout.

Description: Patent for an oil can spout that is used as a connection to a dispensing can which serves as a spout and as a stopper. This spout is easily installed and removed when desired, this spout also prevents accidental removal while handling.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Melvin, Joe D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peanut-Planter.

Description: Patent for a peanut planter that dispenses a single peanut from the seed cans in to the feed wheel's cells.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Wilson, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Rocking-Chairs

Description: Patent for attachments for rocking chairs such as a rotary fan and platform for the rockers of the chair among other items including illustrations and instructions.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Ryan, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap.

Description: Patent for a "self-setting" (line 16) trap with a "tilting platform" (line 17) including an illustration. The trap is designed to retain the animal and is made for easy removal of the animal.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Trull, Harvey L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sleeping-Shirt.

Description: Patent for a sleeping shirt designed to secure infants to the bed by removable shoulder flaps.
Date: September 9, 1913
Creator: Johnson, Ira A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect-Destroying Machine

Description: Patent for an agricultural machine to remove insects (especially boll-weevils) from cotton plants.
Date: September 9, 1902
Creator: Dyer, Charles V.
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Bundle-Tie

Description: Patent for a bundle tie particularly designed for mail packages. Illustrations included.
Date: September 9, 1909
Creator: Price, Thomas M. & Richard, Jay S.
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Insect Destroying Machine

Description: Patent for "certain new and useful Improvements in Insect-Destroying Machines,"(lines 6-7) including description and illustrations.
Date: September 9, 1904
Creator: Doak, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Trap

Description: Patent for an animal trap with a unique construction. It can be used for many animals but is specially made for salamanders or other burrowing type animals.
Date: September 9, 1902
Creator: Hetherington, Sam
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Life Raft.

Description: Patent for boat state rooms that convert into life rafts.
Date: September 9, 1884
Creator: Adams, John R.
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Projectile.

Description: Patent for a new and improved projectile. This design consists "[i]n combination with the ellipsoidal projectile having a truncated base, a plano-concave sabot or driver whose plane face is contiguous to the base of the projectile, and whose periphery is grooved for the attachment of the charge-container" (lines 75-80).
Date: September 9, 1884
Creator: Hopson, Lucien
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved cotton press. This design "consists in the combination of a shaft which is journaled upon the top of the press-frame, and provided with a driving-pulley, a clutch which is feathered upon the shaft, and which is operated by a lever which projects in the line of travel of the beater, a drum provided with a ratchet, a spring-pawl, and the brake by which the descent of the beater is controlled" (lines 13-21).
Date: September 9, 1884
Creator: Voigt, Robert
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Improvement in Running-Gears for Wagons

Description: Patent for an improvement on running-gears for wagons.
Date: September 9, 1879
Creator: Gibson, William T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Solar-Time Instrument.

Description: Patent for a new and improved solar-time instrument with "the telescopic tube provided at one end with a lens, and at the other end with a removable diaphragm having horizontal and vertical lines marked thereon" (page 2).
Date: September 9, 1879
Creator: Hayford, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Speed and Time Recorders.

Description: Patent for improvements in recording instruments to "document of all the movements of a locomotive while in charge of the engineer, to record any stoppages that may be made; the duration of such stoppages, and any backward motion of the locomotive at any point during the trip." (Lines 7-13) Illustration is included.
Date: September 9, 1879
Creator: Richardson, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Fence-Post Sockets.

Description: Patent for improvement in fencing where posts are held more securely with galvanized plates, sockets, and wires.
Date: September 9, 1873
Creator: Durant, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Permutation-Locks. [PAGES MISSING]

Description: Patent for an improvement to combination locks. "It consists of various devices, which are operated by a revolving wheel having a number of projections or pins upon its periphery, which differ so materially from each other in shape that they can be easily recognized by day or night by the touch alone." (Lines 13-19) Illustration included.
Date: September 9, 1873
Creator: Hall, Phildello W.
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Improvement in Hay and Cotton Presses.

Description: Patent for a press that reduces the bulk of cotton, "allowing it to be baled into convenient form for transportation. It consists in a novel mode of attaching the side of the press-box, so that they can be speedily thrown down from the cotton after compression to allow its convenient manipulation. It also consists in a new mode of connecting the follower with its superposed lever, so that it can be readily turned up out of the way when the cotton is being filled into the press-box. It also consists in a peculiar mode of combining lever and the two followers to clamp and press the cotton in between them as if in a vise." (Lines 13-26) Illustration is included.
Date: July 22, 1873
Creator: Nelson, David A.
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Topical Remedy

Description: Patent for a topical remedy for the local treatment of rheumatism, neuralgia, paralysis and gout.
Date: September 9, 1890
Creator: Blume, John H. & Loving, Christopher
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Extension-Table

Description: Patent for "an improvement in center tables, seeking to provide a simple convenient construction of extension-table, Which can be easily extended or contracted, by which the objectionable center leg can be dispensed with, and in which the main or center portion Will be firmly supported at all times" (lines 7-13).
Date: September 9, 1890
Creator: Smith, Lewis G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hen's Nest.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hen's nest. This design "relates to that type of hen-nest wherein a tilting platform is employed to protect the setting hen from intrusion while permitting her to freely pass to and from the nest. The objects of [the] invention are to improve the prior construction and to provide novel means whereby the hen setting or hatching chamber is separated from the passage containing the tilting platform by a division-wall having a rear doorway, in such manner that the eggs are isolated and in a measure hid and protected while the hen is seeking food" (lines 8-20).
Date: September 9, 1890
Creator: Manlove, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow. This design consists in a plow-beam "having a downwardly-projecting extension or arm at its rear end and a plow-standard pivoted to the beam in front of said extension, of a plate connecting said standard and extension and adapted to slide vertically thereon and an adjusting screw for operating said plate" (lines 1-7).
Date: September 9, 1890
Creator: Swiedom, Ernst J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department