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Brake.

Description: Patent for a new brake design that forms part of the driving mechanism of a sewing machine. The design has been adapted to include a plurality of small rollers that exert different amounts of friction on brake wheels.
Date: July 13, 1913
Creator: Gaines, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wire-Fastening Clip.

Description: Patent for improvement in wire-fastening clips by constructing the clip using “a collar, a finger carried by the collar and extending above and below the collar, and a set-screw to engage with the finger below the collar.” (P. 2, lines 8-11.) This clip can be “adjustably secured to the fence-post in such manner that it may be readily raised and lowered, whereby the wires may be spaced as desired without necessitating boring of the post.” (Lines 17-21.) Illustration is included.
Date: May 21, 1901
Creator: Dunk, John H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Apparatus

Description: Patent for a folding game table apparatus for playing bowling type games.
Date: December 3, 1912
Creator: Warren, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Tie Buckle.

Description: Patent for an improved style of buckle for tying cotton bales. Includes illustrations.
Date: January 6, 1903
Creator: Howlett, Payton L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sash - Lock

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in Sash Locks to "provide a device of this character whereby the sash will be automatically locked in all its adjusted positions, thereby dispensing with the employment of sash cords and weights (line 13-17).
Date: November 16, 1897
Creator: Crocker, Lauren A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adjustable Handle for Sweep-Stocks and the Like

Description: Patent for adjustable handles for sweep stocks, plows, cultivators, and related equipment.
Date: February 26, 1907
Creator: Hoerhold, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Milk-Cooler.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in milk coolers, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 26, 1898
Creator: Estelle, Rhodes
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Oil Mill Seed Huller

Description: Patent for a cotton oil mill seed huller. This invention is designed to prevent the breaking or drilling of knives by foreign matter. Illustrations included.
Date: February 8, 1910
Creator: Kappler, John G. & Gaines, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewing-Machine Table

Description: Patent for a sewing machine table intended to extend the top of the sewing machine. Illustrations included.
Date: May 26, 1908
Creator: Saettler. Ernest C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Valve-Gear for Engines.

Description: Patent for a valve gear for steam engines that can reverse or stop the rotation of the engine shaft, with illustrations.
Date: June 19, 1906
Creator: Hanser, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horse Detacher

Description: Patent for a new and useful horse-detaching device. This design is to "provide an exceedingly cheap and simple device wich can be applied to all classes of vehicles" (line 8 - 10).
Date: January 11, 1898
Creator: Ponton, Joseph P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vegetable-Cutter

Description: Patent for a vegetable cutter. Illustrations included.
Date: June 22, 1909
Creator: Spacek, Joseph P.
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Baling Press

Description: Patent for the "new and improved Baling-Press which is very simple and durable in construction, and is very easily operated by hand or other power" (lines 4-10) including instructions and illustrations. Patent for a new baling-press, including illustrations.
Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tramper Attachment for Cotton-Presses

Description: Patent for "an improvement in tramper attachments for cotton-presses, and has for its object to provide a tramper of simple, durable, and economical construction, which may be readily applied to any press, and which is designed to be operated by steam" (lines 8-14).
Date: March 12, 1889
Creator: Schkade, August
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow Gage.

Description: Patent for a new and improved plow gauge. This design "may be adjusted as desired without loosening the connection of the share with the plow-stock, and that when it is desired to shift or change the stock, it may be readily done by running off [a] nut and swinging the bar and shoe forward on the hinge and entirely free from the bolt connections of the plowshare" (lines 73-80).
Date: September 18, 1883
Creator: Holt, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press

Description: Patent for "an exceedingly rapid baling of the hay, to provide for the easy transportation of the press and the power employed in connection therewith, and to provide for the adjustment of the size of the baling-chamber" (lines 9-13).
Date: February 25, 1890
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for improvements to a press that bales hay. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 15, 1891
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a plow that improves on a previous patent granted to the inventors (No. 507,854). The improvements are that the "stock may be used in connection with any form of share needed for working a crop" (lines 14-16) and the plow provides "a sweep-stock with a point which will be integral with its shoe or foot-bar, and which will assist in holding the share in position" (lines 20-23).
Date: April 28, 1896
Creator: Symmank, Herman & Matthijez, Ernst
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Insect Trap.

Description: Patent for a new and improved insect trap. This design is "for catching such insects as are attracted by light, more especially cotton-flies, potato-bugs, and the like" (lines 11-13). It consists "of a frame having a bottom provided with an approximately star-shaped opening, the transparent walls mounted in the frame and forming re-entrant angles and providing entrance-openings and being adjustable to vary the size of the entrance openings, a receptacle arranged beneath the opening in the bottom of the frame, and a lamp arranged within the frame" (lines 72-80).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Edwards, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace.

Description: Patent for a trace in which the "portion of the trace in which the eye is located, and which is adapted for engagement with a single tree, will be rendered as durable as any other portion of the trace" (lines 9-13).
Date: March 28, 1893
Creator: Saettler, Ernest S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metallic Railroad-Tie

Description: Patent for an improvement on metallic railroad ties that is "simple and durable in construction, very effective in operation, and arranged to prevent the spreading of the rails and displacement of the ties in the railroad-bed" (lines 9-12).
Date: December 13, 1892
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plow.

Description: Patent for a strong, durable, and adjustable plow that has an improved sweep stock. The plow has an "implement for holding sweeps, half shovels, bull tongues, &c., all of which are needed in the proper cultivation of corn, cotton and the like; and a further object of the invention is to do so construct a sweep stock as to prevent it from choking by weeds" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Symmank, Herman & Matthijez, Ernst
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cultivator.

Description: Patent for a cultivator "in which all of the plow shanks will be adjustable to or from the center line of the frame in order that the cultivator may be adapted for working different kinds of plants" (lines 19-23). It is laterally adjustable, and the tongue is vertically adjustable.
Date: December 5, 1893
Creator: Mattijetz, Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Replacer.

Description: Patent for improvements in car-replacers by using a jack-screw with a swiveled rest secured on top. The swiveled rest consists of an oblong box having rollers projecting above its upper edge. A windlass with a rope is journeyed in the jack-screw, passing through the swiveled rest, over a pulley and out of one end of the rest; the rope end having a hook or other suitable means for connecting it with the car. When the windlass is turned, “the car-body is moved laterally upon the rollers until the car-wheels are in line with the track.” (Lines 46-47) Illustration is included.
Date: September 8, 1891
Creator: White, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department