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Wire Splicer and Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire splicer and stretcher. This design "consist[s] of a suitable body . . . provided with a series of perforations and having its ends turned in opposite directions, one end being tapered to an edge and notched and the other end being pointed" (lines 24-28).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Lea, John Houston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a new and improved wire stretcher. This design consists in "a frame having two arms, one carrying a fixed clamp and the other a roller, a windlass mounted on said frame having a rope passing over said roller and adapted to be fixed to an end of wire, and a central clamp consisting of a rigid bar on the frame between its arms, a notched clamp pivoted thereon, and a ring for retaining the clamp" (lines 6-14).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Ainsworth, Phineas Hardaman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ant Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved ant trap. This design consists in "[a]n ant-trap, comprising the body and the inward-projecting tubes having the protecting-caps on their inner ends, the outer faces of the caps being convex and provided with apertures of greater diameter than the bore of the inner end of the tube" (lines 90-95).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: McCallum, Walter Randolph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Cleaning Gun Barrels, Flues, &c.

Description: Patent for a new and improved gun-barrel cleaner. This design consists in "[t]he combination of a flat shank having a hole in its intermediate portion, a pivot-bolt having its middle round and its ends square, and a cleaning-head secured upon said bolt, said head consisting of two parts, one part being secured upon each end of said bolt" (lines 4-9).
Date: February 22, 1887
Creator: Simpson, John Speake
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metallic Shingle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved metallic shingle. This design calls for "[t]he ends of the shingles adjacent to the groove [to be] turned up to provide a guard which, when the joints are made between the shingles, prevents the water from obtaining access to the roof-boards, and directs it down the shingle to the bead, where the water is drained off" (lines 80-86).
Date: March 22, 1887
Creator: Harry, Hugh W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wash Board.

Description: Patent for a new and improved washboard. This design consists in "a suitable base-frame, a series of alternately right and left handed spirally-grooved rollers journaled therein, an inclined forked frame straddling and pivoted to the base-frame, a lever for securing the adjustment of said forked frame on its axis, a rubber, and rocking spring-arms journaled in said forked frame and connecting the same and the rubber" (lines 92-100).
Date: March 22, 1887
Creator: Stone, Charles M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Deep Well Pump.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well pump. This design consists in "the timber bed arranged on the bottom of the well, in combination with two superposed metallic cylinders connected by a stock, said stock being provided at the bottom with inwardly-turned flanges made fast to said bed" (lines 55-60).
Date: March 22, 1887
Creator: Clark, Alexander Evans
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Saw Buck and Drag Saw.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saw-buck and drag-saw. This design consists in "[t]he combination of the saw-buck having cross-piece, the swinging arm pivoted to and laterally movable on said cross-piece, the upper-end of said arm being provided with a slot, the saw, the saw-carriers . . . having spindles, the forward-carrier being provided with a tenon, and the saw-frame pivotally mounted on the spindles of the saw-carriers" (lines 74-82).
Date: March 22, 1887
Creator: Nitsche, John Emil & Kowalewsky, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hay-Press

Description: Patent for improvements in the construction and design of hay presses.
Date: November 22, 1887
Creator: Flato, Friderich W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harrow.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harrow. This design "consist[s] of a central longitudinal beam having perforations, the jointed toothed frame pivoted to supports on the beam, the handles connected at their forward ends to the said beam, the brace-rods pivoted to the handles and to a cross-bar resting on the beam, and the vertical bolt adapted to the perforations in the beam to adjust the cross-bar thereupon, and thereby raise and lower the handles" (lines 85-94).
Date: November 22, 1887
Creator: Wilson, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department